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It’s official: Fall has arrived, which means Wilmington’s annual harvest celebration gets underway this weekend with Riverfest. Check out all of the action taking place on pages 6-7, including Invasion of the Pirates gala, open to the public this year. Also, check out all the live music taking place, including Saturday night headliners, Thick as Thieves (photo left). Be safe, have a ball and happy fall!

news & views .......... 4-9 4 live local: Shea Carver interviews Brian Berger as part of a political Live Local feature, in preparation for an election year.

6-8 cover story: See black box. 9 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.

artsy smartsy .......... 10-25 10-12 theater: Shea Carver reviews Thalian Association’s ”Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”; check out the upcoming shows taking place throughout October.

14 art: Lauren Hodges gets the scoop on the upcoming Contra-Tiempo performance.

15 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions

concert tickets

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

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Have a desire to write a weekly fiction or non-fiction piece for encore for a year? Want the chance to showcase your comic-strip brilliance? Welcome to encore’s annual Fact

or Fiction Contest, offering a chance for one creative writer and ‘toonist to showcase their talents in encore for a year—with pay! Comics entries: ‘Toonists must submit several installments of their black-and-white comics, which can be single-paneled or multipaneled strips (color acceptable). The ‘toon must have a name and clear concept—the edgier, the better. We prefer ones that are current with the times, especially when delving into local topics. Creative Writing entries: Choose your subject, fiction or nonfiction, that would interest you most as a continual story in encore. Make sure your voice is clear and creative, and grammar is in check! The story can be no more than 1,000 words, please. encore will print the series every other week in the paper. For each category we will choose winning and non-winning entries to feature in our first edition of the 2011 year, so many folks will be published! Send your entries to shea@encore-





EDITORIAL INTERNS: Carly Yansak, Justin Lacy, Claire LaSure, Marco Raye CHIEF CONTRIBUTORS: Adrian Varnam, Gwenyfar Rohler, Anghus Houvouras, Claude Limoges, Jay Schiller, Lauren Hodges, Tiffanie Gabrielse, Tom Tomorrow, Chuck Shepherd, Christina Dore, The Cranky Foreigner

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new writers, new blogs

Be on the lookout for new writings and blogging each and every day, as encore cafe welcomes a host of new writers, including Carly Yansak, Justin Lacy and Claire LaSure! Yansak will cover just about everything each week in her “Anything. Everything. The World.” blog, while Lacy will be getting the inside sounds from some of the Port City’s best singer/songwriters in “ILMusic.” Lasure will great all of the style news on “The Fashion Beat.” Maro Raye has started “Smorgasbord,” a blog dedicated to all-things culinary. Log onto to read all about it!

are hanging at local galleries.

17 film: Anghus says gives “The Town” four out of five stars.

18 music: Shea Carver interviews the bluesrock duo The Pack a.d. in preparation for their upcoming show on Thursday, October 7th.

21-25 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.

grub & guzzle .......... 27-34 27 dining op-ed: Evan Folds takes on GMO salmon.

32-34 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide, and read about our

featured restaurant of the week.

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late-night funnies

“Boy, you got to like the Republicans. First they claim that Obama is not an American. ‘Where is the birth certificate?’ They claim he’s not an American, that’s the Republicans. Then they run a witch.”—David Letterman “Last night on Fox News, Sarah Palin said she would run for President, if nobody else steps up. Which explains why today, nearly every person in the country announced they were running for President.”—Jimmy Fallon “As you know, Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell has come out against masturbation. Well, she is already paying a heavy price for taking this stance. In fact, today, the powerful hand lotion lobby has endorsed her opponent.” —Jay Leno “Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is supported by 82 percent of Democrats, 64 percent of Republicans and 100 percent of Ladies Gaga.”—Jon Stewart

37 eco-life: Claire LaSure gets the skinny on Buffalo Wild Wings 10-year anniversary and clean bill of health.

38 book feature: Tiffanie Gabrielse interviews author about his saucy release, “Sex Tips from Rock Stars.”

40 nonprofit feature: Take Back the Night annual rally and march takes place October 7th, in honor of Domestica Violence Awareness Month. Check out how to be a part of it.

43 crossword: Let Stan Newman test your mind with our weekly crossword!

44-55 calendar/’toons/horoscopes/ corkboard: Find out where to go and what to

do about town with encore’s calendar; check out Tom Tomorrow and encore’s annual ‘toons winner, Jay Schiller; read your horoscope and the latest saucy corkboard ads.

Where can you listen to live bands on 2 stages, eat great food, peruse arts & crafts and custom cars, attend a skate board competition, watch ďŹ reworks, entertain the kids, run the river, go on a treasure hunt and get invaded by Pirates?

at Riverfest, of course!

OCTOBER 2nd and 3rd, 2010 on the waterfront in Downtown Wilmington

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Live Local. Live Small: Getting to know our local ballot of officials


e are moving closer and closer to Election Day on November 2nd! As part of encore’s election coverage—and to help our valued reader learn more about our potential elected officials’ commitment to our local economy—Live Local sent a survey to the candidates for County Commission, NC State Representative and NC State Senate to learn about their Live Local habits and attitudes. Last week we talked with Deborah Butler, candidate for County Commission. This week we speak with her opponent, Brian Berger ( encore: Are you familiar with either the Buy Local ILM or the national Buy Local movement? How is Buy Local important to the Cape Fear region? Brian Berger: Yes, I support both. Supporting local businesses makes sense for many reasons, and has many benefits well beyond the more obvious economic advantages of doing business locally and engaging local vendors. Using time-tested economic and social principles and practices, with clear and irrefutable evidence of benefits, dating back to the earliest civilizations, simply makes sense. ... The current economic mess, to put it bluntly, is global in scale, and there are reasons to be concerned, even for those of us who tend to be optimistic and think we will emerge from the current crisis to a renewed period of growth, eventually. Globalization is not in whole or in part a “new economic paradigm,” immune to time-tested economic concepts and behavior, as some proponents suggested during recent decades. Instead of throwing out the lessons of history based on some false notion of a new world order, we are better served embracing the advantages inherent in supporting local businesses—especially now. Benefits [include:] helping local business owners survive and prosper, spurring new job opportunities, encouraging local innovation, strengthening social ties in the community, enhancing the community itself in myriad ways, adding security through selfsufficiency by manufacturing locally, reducing energy consumption in the supply chain ... It would be an added tragedy if we fail to act, to restore local foundations for economic output and transactions. ... Across-the board low taxation and fees,

by: Shea Carver

e: What is your position on Titan? BB: I’m the only candidate who has actively opposed the $4.2 million incentives deal negotiated behind closed doors for Titan Cement since the secretive “gift” was exposed—the only candidate who has been fighting for reform since the beginning. ... No other candidate for County Commissioner has been consistent and outspoken to the extent that I have, not only opposing the Titan deal, but in proposing more farreaching and systemic changes in our local government’s approach to the economy and environment—changes that are absolutely necessary to make real progress.

including utility fees, are critical to attracting more business to New Hanover County. These policies also enable existing businesses, both large and small, to prosper and grow. Small businesses are crucial to the local economy and deserving of a pro-business environment that enables all businesses to add jobs, hire new employees and increase pay for current employees. Increased prosperity for businesses—and perhaps small businesses in particular— and more opportunities in the job market will be real results of economic development policies that are based to a greater degree on Buy Local economic concepts and less on special tax incentives for favored corporations like Titan Cement. e: Do you frequent farmers’ markets? Given the recent egg recall in the Midwest, do you see a connection between local food production and food security? BB: I really like the farmers’ market concept and have purchased on occasion goods from local farms but don’t get to go as often as I’d like. Several years ago I took up gardening again with mixed success! Given that the egg recall is just the latest high-profile food recall in recent years (i.e. peanut-based products, spinach, green onions, strawberries, etc.), it’s a healthy choice to buy local foods, and to consider how the foods we consume are produced before we consume them. Buying from local growers and producers affords an opportunity to discuss these matters directly with the people who do the growing, producing and transporting. Most local farmers will gladly talk to customers about health concerns, and the production methods and safety procedures they employ. That’s valuable information for consumers. e: Do you support the Main Street Fairness Tax currently in committee in the U.S. House of Representatives? BB: Despite its nice-sounding name, and I’m no expert on the bill, nor [am I] running for Congress; if I was, I’d need to know more before being in a position to vote on it. Putting aside the nice name, we need to consider whether this bill is even Constitutional. ...

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ON THE BALLOT: Brian Berger believes in an unequivocal overhaul of our tax system, supports Buy Local ILM and maintains himself the only candidate who has actively fought against Titan Cement from the beginning. Photo courtesy of candidate.

It’s also important to note that this bill may represent a serious threat to the many small businesses that have a Web site and conduct e-commerce. At a time when so many are unemployed, and so many small businesses are struggling, imposing new and burdensome requirements, like asking a small business to collect sales taxes, based on the sales tax in the state where a buyer lives, would be ridiculous. Current laws dictate that the buyer pay the taxes. The real issue isn’t helping local businesses—this bill would not—but the incredibly complex tax laws in this country. I support tax fairness and simplification, and would support this bill if it would move us in that direction, but what we really need is a complete overhaul of the tax laws in this country. ... That’s why I support the Fair Tax; it’s the best reform proposal to date, and if it’s not perfect, it would surely be an improvement over the current tax system.

e: How do you feel about annexation? BB: I oppose forced annexation and am committed to bringing about an end to forced annexation in NC. I proposed a resolution opposing forced annexation in 2008, and was pleased that the County Board finally took up the idea this year—a start in the right direction. Unjust encroachment on citizen’s rights by municipal governments is fundamentally wrong, and I have consistently stood tall for individual liberty and protecting the rights of citizens. e: Why should encore readers vote for you, and what should they know about you? BB: I am the only reform candidate who has fought for change and against the status quo. People are hurting in our community and the priorities of government must change. We don’t need more slick politicians and empty rhetoric. Taxpayers and small businesses are getting little in return for suffering among the highest tax burdens in NC, a burden local officials continue to increase, [which also hurts] families and seniors already struggling in a poor economy, in an increasingly unaffordable county. Government must focus on infrastructure, law enforcement, and public safety and education while leaving the bribes to foreign companies and wasteful, irresponsible spending to the private sector. As the only candidate to fight corruption, the CFPUA, secrecy in government and Titan, I have a consistent record fighting for change and a vision for New Hanover County that is suitable for the 21st century.

Some of the Port City’s ďŹ nest restaurants will offer awe-inspiring prix-ďŹ xe meals, prepared especially for this week. Where to eat: Fish Bites Crow Hill The Eat Spot Nicola’s Blackhorn Bar & Kitchen Aubriana’s Caprice Bistro Mixto Yo Sake The Little Dipper Ruth’s Chris Steak House The Basics

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Riverfest 2010: Preserving the river for future generations


ach fall, the town of Wilmington slowly ascends into its autumn groove. Boutiques throw fall ensembles into the windows, residents put out seasonal decor ,and the annual Riverfest graces the streets of downtown Wilmington. This weekend, the 2010 Riverfest kicks off yet another year of entertainment, competitions, demonstrations, exhibitions, musical performances and much more. From October 1st through 3rd, various vendors and events will stream to the banks of the Cape Fear to engage the Wilmington public and start off the season with a lively kick. Focusing on the theme “Preserving the River for Future Generations,” Riverfest raises funds for Cape Fear Community College Marine Sciences Division in the form of the Riverfest Endowment, a scholarship fund. To find out more, check out the organization online at www. Here’s what to expect of the weekend! Invasion of the Pirates! Oct. 1st - 3rd, all day 2010 Pirates’ Ball Fri., Oct. 1st, 7 p.m. Shiver ye timbers and polish the peg leg, because the Invasion of the Pirates Flotilla is about to invade our shores, so it’s time to prepare to be boarded. Blackbeard sailed these waters originally, and now it’s the modern scallywags that need to keep the plunderin’ spirit alive. Captains from all over will be sailing their vessels into the Cape Fear to show off the piracy prowess of their ships, which will be decorated in full glory, giving Wilmington a sight that hasn’t been seen since days of yore. The flotilla doesn’t just cruise in with sails but also with a bounty of goods. A treasure hunt ripe for excitement will occur, and on Friday night, a ball to celebrate the uninhibited spirit of the sea-stealing commanders takes place. This is the first year the ball will be open to the public, so anyone with a little hedonistic spirit in their blood can attend. Extravagant hats, silken shirts and eye patches are encouraged for this full-out costume gala. The jazz-blues infusion band Tommy B. and the Stingers will provide music, and tickets are $25 a person, which include wine and beer. Make sure to pillage the phone lines to get one now: (910) 777-2888.

by: Carly Yansak

Kids Zone Sat., Oct. 2nd, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wilmington isn’t made solely of the young at heart but also the literal young of age. In a hat’s off to the little ones of the area, Riverfest hosts a Kids Zone in the Cotton Exchange parking lot. It will be a haven of carnival advnetures: pony rides, face painting, Moon Bounces, games, and many more activities to make the kiddies giddy. Also accompanying the plethora of activities will be a stage hosting entertainment from morning to afternoon. Dance troupes, beauty queens, musical performers, stepdancers, and the Wilmington Glee Club are included in the line-up. Family-friendly and all around enjoyable, don’t miss the performance of Spider Mike at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd. He’s an engaging storyteller that blends folk, blues and jazz to captivate his audiences. Adventure Zone Sat., Oct. 2nd, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For the older kids that think the Kids Zone is “so last year,” heading to the Cape Fear

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vide sophisticated entertainment they so crave. Recreational activities, face painting, martial arts, dancing and gymnastics will all be headlining the jubilee. The only thing to worry about in this faction of fun is having too much of a good time! Children’s Treasure Hunt Sat., Oct. 2nd, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. All pirates have to start somewhere, they weren’t just born thieving scallywags—it took practice! Bring the little ones (14 and under, please!) down to Water and Market streets to sign up for the annual Pirate Treasure Hunt, where pillaging and looting are counted as skill, and the bounty to raid is plentiful. Follow the treasure maps as the streets are scoured for pirate plunder. The more that’s found, the more authentic the bootlegger becomes through the spoils of victory. Be sure to come with an eye for the prize, even if it’s covered in a patch! Classic Car Display Sat., Oct. 2nd, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. On Saturday morning, Sun Coast Cruisers will park their engines and tame their tires long enough for the public to gawk at the flashy splendor of their collection. With

everything from the custom-made to the restored, a multitude of cars will line the streets in a proud, stationary parade of metal and motors. Mustangs, Chargers, GTOs and many more will be there to awe with their smooth paint jobs and shiny hubcaps. Always accepting new members, the Cruisers invite anyone who thinks his or her car has what it takes. Even without a sweet ride to display, rolling through and browsing the mechanical eye-candy is free of charge all day along Market Street. Skateboard Competition Sat., Oct. 2nd, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feeling a little extreme? Need a way to exert that extra adrenaline? Head to the Cape Fear Community College riverside lot, and get pumped up by the flips and slips of Wilmington’s local boarding community. Ramps and a half-pipe will be set up to give skaters a chance to show off their ollie skills and hang tight while living on the edge—all for the sake of the crowd. The competition is open to any who want to showcase what they’ve got. Just show up early to register, with wheels in hand and feet ready to groove. Careful, though, the Wilmington public will be there, excited to catch a wipe or two. Don’t be offended if there are a few cheers when face plants are made; it’s all part of the fun! Riverfest Street Dance Fri., Oct. 1st, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2nd, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. What would a festival be without some jive time? New to this year’s Riverfest, festival-goers can shed those inhibitions and let loose their dancing shoes at the Riverfront Park on the riverwalk both Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. There’s no telling what type of tunes will be blasted to keep the crowd boogying all through the night, but it offers a chance to show off the inner prima donna that has been lurking and dying to come out. The dance is open to everyone and anyone who wants to join the pulsing crowd, so be sure to stop in and shake that thing to at least a song or two. Celebrity Tug of War Sat., Oct. 2nd, 2 p.m. It may not be “Rock of Love,” but the Celebrity Tug of War will stir up enough fame-riddled angst to satisfy our flairs for drama. Local celebrities will divide into two teams in the Cape Fear Community College

east parking lot Saturday afternoon, in order to show their muscles and gumption for the ropes. There’s no telling who will be found exerting their energy for the win, so be sure to stop by for some quality entertainment and satisfactory silliness. CG Dillagence Ship Tour Sat., Oct. 2nd, All day Sun., Oct. 3rd, All day All day and everyday of the Riverfest, attendees will get the chance to step aboard the CG Dillagence to tour the inside of the Coast Guard gem. Parked outside of the Coast Guard lot, the ship is a staple to the downtown waterways. However, this weekend only folks will have the chance to explore the gadgets and inner workings of a bonafide rescue vessel. Wrestling Show Sat., Oct. 2nd, 12 noon, 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3rd, 12 noon, 3 p.m. After all the light-hearted family-fun, funnel cakes and fresh squeezed lemonade, isn’t it a little bit of innocence overkill? Lucky for attendees, the United Pro Wrestling Association will take over the east parking lot of Cape Fear Community College Saturday and Sunday afternoons to give us some raucous balance in the form of smack-downs and full nelsons. Part of their Halloween Havok, the five shows make up the Memorial Tag Team Tournament, where all wrestlers will be defending long-standing titles. The event is sure to hold a rowdy, rough and tumble time. Fireworks Show Sat., Oct. 2nd, 9:05 p.m. “Ooooh! Aaahh!� The sounds of the crowd during the fireworks display say it all. Sparkle and pizzazz will light up the night sky on Saturday, satisfying festivalgoers aesthetic appetite. Grab the folding chairs, a blanket, or those comfy standing shoes and be sure to park by the riverwalk for this 25-minute, glittery glam show. Be on the look out for new, unique designs, too (remember the heart-shaped blasts from the 4th of July?)! Be advised: Show up a little early in order to get a good spot, because all of Wilmington loves the thrill of splashy color and vivacious booms. Paddle Board Competition Sat., Oct. 2nd, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. “Is that a surf board that guy is standing on?� “Yes. Yes it is.� For those who haven’t seen a paddleboarder, it’s someone standing straight up on a surfboard, paddling with an oar. It’s a hybrid of kayaking and surfing, with maybe even a little wake boarding thrown in. Needless to say, it’s a sport for the core-centered. There will be tons fighting

the currents on the Cape Fear River Saturday afternoon in a race from the Isabel Holmes Bridge to the Hilton and back. Paddle boarders of all kinds will compete in this mesh of balance and brawn, giving the Riverfesters something to gawk at and cheer on. Run the River 8K Race Sun., Oct. 3rd, 7:45 a.m. Had too much funnel cake on Saturday? There’s a chance to redeem those calories in the 8K River Race Sunday morning! Lace up the sneaks and head to the PPD parking deck to take a jog with runners of all ages. The race has been going on since 1978 and is hosted by the Wilmington Road Runners club, one of the oldest running clubs in North Carolina. The race is open to anyone—not just exercise junkies. Choose any pace that feels comfortable to hit the trails of New Hanover County, but if competition keeps the adrenaline rushing, then come with the desire to win! Trophies will be handed out to the top three racers, as well as to the top two males and females in each age group. Registration is open until the day of and can be done online (, as well as on site the morning of (just be sure to show a little early). Antique Car Display Sun., Oct. 3rd, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The classics may have strutted their stuff on Saturday, but the real masters are riding in on Sunday morning to show those young’ns how it’s done. The Cape Fear Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America will roll in, sporting their most polished and treasured rides. One of 18 chapters in North Carolina, the club features rides at the minimum age of 25 years old. They strive to restore the cars to their old showroom standards, to preserve the quality of classic. Anything from Ford to Corvette will gleam down the line, bringing with it an air of nostalgia. The Great Waiters Wine Race Sun., Oct. 3rd, 2 p.m. Wine, wine, wine! Allow me to offer a glorious excuse to enjoy an afternoon glass come Sunday the 3rd. Professional servers and bartenders weave through an obstacle course in the east parking lot of Cape Fear Community College during the annual Great Waiters Wine Race. The course will welcome relay teams in a timed alcohol distribution challenge. No drops can be spilled here, or they can count themselves the losers. First prize winners receive $300 and a trophy cup that, yes, can be used as a chalice. Second- and third-place prizes will also be awarded, as well as trophies for best dressed and most spirited. The race starts at 2 p.m. Arrive a little early to get a front-row seat to the action.






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A plethora of genres take the stage this weekend


on’t be surprised this weekend if parking downtown is a little more difficult than usual as Riverfest gets under way. There will be a block-long beer garden, along with a host of activities and events (pages 6-7), as well as a lot of live music. “We literally have something for everyone,” Monica Caison, the president of the Riverfest board of directors, says. This includes the festival’s music lineup, which will occupy the main stage in Riverfront Park, between Princess and Market on North Water Street, across from the Federal Building. All genres will be covered. “I like all types of music,” Caison says. “Last year, our board was scared of bringing in hard rock, but variety brings different types of people out.” The line-up bounces from contemporary Christian to reggae to country. Here are a few acts to catch over the weekend. The Noseriders Friday, 9:45 p.m. The Noseriders have a theremin. That’s reason enough to see them. They use the touch-free instrument to add sci-fi psychedelics to their surf-rock instrumentals. Comprised of five Wilmington surfers, the

Thick As Thieves Saturday, 8 - 11 p.m. This year’s headliner, Thick As Thieves, describes themselves as a “musical collective, recording enclave, literary society, and religious sect.” The four-piece plays rock that lands right in the middle of heavy and pop. With guitar textures, layers of border-line punk vocals and the occasional use of keys (listen to “The Octopus”), the Boston-based group emits a sound that’s progressive but nostalgic.

by: Justin Lacy group melds the sounds of ‘50s and ‘60s ocean-dwellers, like the Ventures and the Sonics, with the electronic pop and rock of acts like Devo and the Talking Heads. Performing an upbeat set, dancing will be inevitable, and “The Twist” will reign supreme. Listen to “jOkER!” and “SCO4D” at their MySpace site. John Travolta-esque sock-hopping will ensue. Selah Dubb Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m. Once splitting their time between the mountains and the coast, Selah Dubb has now officially relocated to Wrightsville Beach. It’s a good move. Wrightsville is an ideal base for the trio, who is setting out to spread their “high-energy roots reggae” up and down the coastline. Selah Dubb has built up a catalogue of eight albums, beginning with the release of “Chant On” in 1994. In the last 16 years, they’ve had the pleasure to share the stage with Widespread Panic, Slightly Stoopid, and reggae royalty the Wailers. Dubb-heads will not be disappointed. Cool Kid Collective Saturday, 4-5 p.m. Forming in Raleigh in August 2008, Cool Kid Collective has already opened for Busta Rhymes, Incubus, Rehab, Ben Harper, Bone Thugs N’ Harmony and Corey Smith. Put all of those acts on a stage together, and that’s what CKC sounds like: rapped verses, pop melodies, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, hip-hop drums and beat-boxing. Currently signed to Dirtbag Records out of San Diego, California, this trio is breaking into the mainstream.

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Damona Waits Sunday, 1-2 p.m. Wilmington’s Damona Waits will be the most aggressive performers to take the Riverfest stage. The boys play hard, with distorted guitars, growling bass and occasional screamo vocals. A name often seen and heard in the Port City’s music shops and venues, Damona Waits has been steadily growing over the past five years into a regional act.

FROM HEADLINERS TO LOCALS: (above) Thick as Thieves will headline Riverfest on Saturday at 8 p.m., while local surf-rockers Noseriders (below) will play Friday at 9:45 p.m. Photos courtesy of artists.

For the Riverfest schedule of events, complete with a map and parking information, look for the insert in the center of encore this week. Schedules will also be available to pick up at most downtown businesses.

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Ingrid Paulicivic filed a lawsuit in September against Laguna Beach, Calif., gynecologist Red Alinsod over leg burns she bafflingly acquired during her 2009 hysterectomy a procedure that was topped off by the doctor’s nearly gratuitous name�branding� of her uterus with his electrocautery tool. Dr. Alinsod explained that he carved “Ingrid� in inch-high letters on the organ only after he had removed it and that such labeling helps in the event a woman requests the return of the uterus as a souvenir. He called the branding just a “friendly gesture� and said he did not know how the burns on Paulicivic’s leg occurred.

Cultural Diversity

BBC News reported in August that government officials in southern Sudan had unveiled a $10 billion plan that would rebuild the area’s major cities (heavily damaged during the ongoing civil war) “in the shapes of animals and fruit.� New blueprints for one state capital, Juba, show its boundaries in the shape of a rhinoceros, and for another capital, Wau, a giraffe, and for the town of Yambio, the outline of a pineapple. (Such municipal planning might appear quixotic, especially in view of Sudan’s wartime chaos, but investors can hardly ignore a country that sits on rich oil deposits.) Spousal violence continues to plague India, especially in lower-income areas of Uttar Pradesh state, but four years ago, Ms. Sampat Pal Devi, then 36, formed a vigilante group of females to fight back and has made notable progress, according to a July report on Members of Pal’s group (“gulabis� literally, “gangs for justice�) travel in numbers, wearing “hot pink� saris and carrying bamboo sticks, and try to reason with abusive husbands to improve their behavior. Originally, Pal imagined a temporary team, in place until women acquired greater electoral power, but the experience in Uttar Pradesh has been disheartening in that, often, the women elected as officials have been just as corruptible and male-centered as the men they replaced. U.S. and NATO forces in southern Afghanistan have reported feelings of revulsion at the number and ostentatiousness of local Pashtun men who publicly flaunt the 9- to 15-year-old boys that they’ve acquired as lovers. The boys dress (and use makeup) like girls, dance, hold the men’s hands, and show off in front of others of their age. According to an August San Francisco Chronicle dispatch from Kandahar, locals explain the practice as partly regional tradition and partly a response to Islamic and tribal customs that make young females offlimits to men until marriage (Local saying: “Women are for children; boys are for pleasure�). (The more fundamentalist Pashtun also point out that boys are “cleaner,� in that they never menstruate.) A 1997 election law in Brazil makes it illegal to “degrade or ridicule� political candidates or their parties, making that country’s election season not nearly as lively as the U.S.’s. However, in August, one week after a protest in Rio de Janeiro by Brazilian comedians, the vice president of the Supreme Court acquiesced and suspended the law as unconstitutional.

Questionable Judgments

Marketing Professionals Not Ready for Prime Time: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, feeling under-respected academically, commissioned an in-state firm to create a direct-mail campaign highlighting the many benefits of a Drake education. The pitch to potential students, which was rolled out in September in brochures and on Drake’s website, is called the “Drake Advantage� and is graphically represented (curiously, for an academic institution) as “D+.� Creative Sentencing: Convicted Pennsylvania embezzler Lanette Sansoni pleaded guilty in August and agreed to reimburse the victim the remaining $200,000 of the $475,000 she had stolen. Judge Joseph Smyth then sentenced Sansoni to house arrest for 21 years. She can remain out of jail as long as she works and contributes at least $750 a month for restitution. Samuel McMaster Jr. pleaded guilty to securities fraud in August in Albuquerque but struck a deal with prosecutors to enable restitution to his two dozen victims. McMaster fancies himself an expert at poker, and the judge agreed to withhold sentencing for six months to let McMaster prove he could earn at least $7,500 a month for his victims at Las Vegas poker tables.

Bright Ideas

In September, the Treviso, Italy, adult doll maker Diego Bortolin (who specializes in lifelike, precisely detailed, fully flexible, anatomically correct models of humans) told reporters that he had completed a special order for a 50-year-old businessman whom he would not name but who paid Bortolin the equivalent of $18,000 (compared to his normal price of about $5,000) to go beyond his generic “young woman� to create a replica of the very girlfriend who had just recently dumped him. The extra expenses were “because we had to replicate everything, right down to the shape of her nails and teeth� plus, the man wanted his substitute girlfriend to have bigger breasts. Sixteen condom dispensers were installed at the San Francisco County jail in San Bruno, Calif., in September, paid for by community grants, to assist in the county’s safe-sex program. (Of course, jailhouse sex remains illegal.)

Civilization in Decline

The Overprivileged, in Training: The first day of school, according to Mia Lin, 16, of Framingham, Mass., “is like a movie premiere.� That’s when she and some of her well-off friends get the opportunity to give fellow students the benefit of their informed summer fashion decisions as they jockey for position in the school’s social order. Lin told the Boston Globe that her “style� is “urban� and shoe-oriented. “I have about 90 pairs. I wear whole outfits just to accent my shoes,� including black, red and gold Supra Chad Muska Skytops, which give her, she said, “a swagger boost.� “Every year is an opportunity to redefine your style.�

Recurring Themes

Jonne Wegley joined the Army in 2009, but during basic training was distracted by troubles at home (a brother severely injured; his girlfriend aborting their child and two-timing him) and wanted out. Like others facing Army assignments (some chronicled in News of the Weird), his escape of choice was to ask a pal to shoot him in the leg, rendering him unfit for duty (but, he hoped, not too badly hurt). The reluctant pal fired one shot, which resulted in the “mangl(ing)� of Wegley’s leg and which has so far required 25 surgeries. (Sources cited by the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus, Ga.,

near Wegley’s post at Fort Benning, said there are easier legal ways to leave the Army.)

The Pervo-American Community

DNA Showcases: Michael Edwards Jr., 28, was arrested in July after an incident at a Giant food store in Gaithersburg, Md., in which he followed a customer to her car and sprayed her from a bottle whose liquid was part semen. Michael Lallana, 31, was arrested in Santa Ana, Calif., in August and charged on two separate instances of “discharging� his semen into a female co-worker’s water bottle. William Black, 28, was arrested at a Sarasota, Fla., Wal-Mart in September after he grabbed a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue off the magazine rack, retreated to another aisle, and masturbated, leaving semen on the floor. (Black said he had been overcome looking at all the “hot girls� among Wal-Mart shoppers.)

A News of the Weird Classic (April 2004)

At a special Friday evening session of the New Mexico House of Representatives in February (2004) (on health insurance taxation), Democratic leaders needed Rep. Bengie Regensberg to cast an emergency vote and sent state police to retrieve him at the Santa Fe motel where he was headquartered during the session. Troopers managed to bring him to the capitol, but reported having had to subdue and handcuff the naked, combative and “likely intoxicated� Regensberg. Read News of the Weird daily at Send your Weird News to or P.O. Box 18737, Tampa Florida, 33679

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18-25 Music

Musically Solid: “Buddy” thrives on its catalogue of ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll


jukebox musical conceived in London, 1989, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” delivers exactly what one would expect upon reading its title: a full-on concert of Holly’s rockabilly-inspired sounds that branded rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘50s. Where it succeeds remains in the confines of nostalgia, something the Thalian Association presents audiences thanks to one thick-rimmed bespectacled rock ‘n’ roll pioneer. Where it flounders is attempting a flimsy story line, penned by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson. Following 18 months of Holly’s life, from his humble beginnings playing country music in a skating rink to touring nationwide before his tragic death in 1959, the show provides theater-goers a premiere run in Wilmington, which in and of itself deserves applause. Nothing excites attendance and talent more than anticipating fresh performances. Director Tom Briggs keeps the season premiere more interesting by finding local musicians to play Buddy Holly and the Crickets. His lead casting choices of Justin Fox as Buddy, and Benjamin Baldwin, Benjamin Smith and Gary Lee Steele II as the Crickets assure a rhythmically engaging play. Without a doubt Fox understands music, as proven to anyone who has ever seen him wail on guitar in his local band Medusa Stone. His transformation into Holly remains impressive, from his short, curly locks—a far cry from his long, wild do—to his nasally-hiccup voice. Fox has graced many stages thanks to his concert roots.

by: Shea Carver

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

★★★★★ Produced by Thalian Association Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St. • (910) 343-3664 Thurs.-Sun., 9/30 - 10/3, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Tickets: $22 - 25 It shows, too, in that he’s most comfortable simply playing good music; however, his acting lacks a certain je ne sais quoi, even though he gives it a valiant attempt. Audiences get only a surface idea of how funny, if not goofy, Holly could be. Still, Fox’s musicianship makes up for what teeters in dialogue and characterization. His backup band, the Crickets, don’t exchange too much with Holly throughout the show. Therein lies a disconnect when their break up comes. More subtle exchanges and storyline liberties could ensure their connectivity outside of the music stands solid. It waivers a bit when the band unravels, as the few revelations of the their innerworkings don’t shock or seem natural. When the members speak, it’s not as commanding as it should be—but that may very well be the intent, in order to showcase Holly’s frontand-center demand.

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OH BOY! Buddy and the Crickets are played by Justin Fox, Benjamin Baldwin, Gary Steele and Benjamin Smith. Photo by Chris Ochs

Radio DJ Hipockets Duncan, played by Bradley Coxe, really threads the plot. Coxe completely revels in his character, offering the umph needed to prove KDAV’s pivotal role in Buddy Holly’s career and his homey ties to Lubbock, Texas. Coxe’s narration and articulation of the call letters never tire. Much of the cast should mock his animation and fire to keep the balance of synergy at a greater height. Other show-stoppers include firecracker Lynn O’Connell as Vi Petty, whose juice on the keys really liven parts of the show. The gorgeous, compelling Joy Gregory as Etta James also brings unexpected enlightenment. Gregory owns the stage during the little amount of time she graces it. In fact, if anything, it proves a production about Etta James should be brought to life with Gregory leading the helm. Even through mic failures she showcases a provocative voice in songs like “The Blues is My Business” and “At Last.” She not only has musical talent but indicates masterful

showmanship, as proven by her improv in the midst of technical difficulties, as she jokes about how her mic has the blues. Gregory’s stint onstage opens up the most engaging aspect of the Holly show, when he and the Crickets played the Apollo Theatre, unbeknownst to anyone there that the band was not “colored.” Apollo M.C. Colby Lewis flares pizzazz, comic timing and makes audience interaction seamless. Placing actors in the crowd would have accentuated real-time reaction, adding more gravitas to the reveal of white boys playing Harlem. Also worth mentioning during the Apollo scene and into the final act: the jingle singers, comprising a group of ladies mocking a Lawrence Welklike side show. Though the choreography did not coincide, they provide entertaining fodder nonetheless. The number one problem with “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” lies in its multiple, long scene changes. The flow falters here and keeps the audience restless. Having seen the show before in another city, I know there is a way to overcome it, i.e. keeping the radio booth visible at all times or shortening the songs during the changes; it just needs a little more finessing. In the end, however, audiences can expect outstanding music, which really is all that matters when it comes to “Buddy.” Songs like “That’ll Be the Day,” “Everyday,” “Oh, Boy!” and “Peggy Sue” showcase a set list that extends 15 tracks easily. And, yes, performances by the Big Bopper (Steve Galliam), who provides a romp of laughs with “Chantilly Lace,” and Ritchie Valens (David DiMuro), whose “La Bamba” needs less bamba and a guitar to round out his character, complete a production showcasing American rock ‘n’ roll roots. Performances continue through its final weekend. Seats seem to be filling up fast, so make reservations.

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October Stagings: Productions across Wilmington’s theatre scene


ot only will October be a month filled with harvest festivals and Halloween carnivals, but our local stages will be packed with talent, exposing us to a bagful of treats by way of theatre. Check out some of the upcoming productions not to miss, and support Wilmington’s burgeoning performance scene. “Proof” by David Auburn Through Nov. 13th, Wed. - Sat., 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. Sun. matinees. Red Barn Studio • 1122 S. Third Street $25 - $27 • 910-762-0955 The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness. Directed by Steve Bakunas, who also performs in the play with Isabel Heblich, Adam Poole and Audra Glyn Smith. “The Rocky Horror Show” City Stage by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman

by: Shea Carver Oct. 7th - 10th, 15th - 17th, 22nd - 24th, 28th - 31st, 8 p.m. performances City Stage/Level 5 • 21 N. Front St Tickets: $18-$2 • (910) 264-2602 All of our favorite characters return to the stage just in time for Halloween: Dr. Frank-nFurter, Riff Raff, Janet and Brad, and the whole crew! Don’t miss City Stage’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a story following the annual convention of visitors from the planet Transsexual. Lots of fun numbers provide singa-long good-times, including “Dammit, Janet,” “Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite.” “Frankenstein is Dead” by Justin Cioppa Oct. 14th - 17th, 21st - 24th and 28th - 31st, 8 p.m. performances Browncoat Pub and Theatre • 111 Grace St. $5-$10 • (910) 341-0001 In this terror-filled play by local author Justin Cioppa, Victor von Frankenstein has fled Europe after unleashing an unspeakable horror on his homeland. En route to the new world, his ship is caught up in a hurricane leaving him



PROOF starring Isabel Heblich and Audra Smith runs at Red Barn Studio through November 3rd, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Photo courtesy of Red Barn.

shipwrecked on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Even as he is nursed back to health by the kindly unsuspecting residents of this rural area, his dark past stalks him from the shadows. “Little Shop of Horrors” Thalian Association Children’s Theatre by Howard Ashman

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October 15th -17th, 22nd - 24th, 8 p.m. or Sunday matinees, 3 p.m. Hannah Block 2nd Street Stage 120 S. 2nd St. Tickets: (910) 251-1788 A rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. Includes Motown, rock and doo-wop songs, like “Suddenly, Seymour,” “Skid Row (Downtown)” and “Somewhere That’s Green.”

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UNCW Kenan Auditorium Presented by: UNCW Office of Cultural Arts in partnership with UNCW Office of Cultural Diversity & Inclusion and Centro Hispano

Tickets and Info at the Kenan Box Office 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643 UNCW is an EEO/AA Institution. Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by contacting the box office at least 3 days prior to the performance. Photo by Tyrone Domingo.

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3030 MARKET STREET • 910-815-3455 Mon - Sat 10-6, Closed Sundays

Saturday, October 2, 2010 6:00pm - 10:30pm

In the Riverside Garden • 510 Surry Street Historic Downtown Wilmington

Invasion of the Pirates Lighted Boat Parade

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Thursday, Sept. 30 – Women’s Soccer vs Old Dominion, 7:00pm (sponsored by Reeds Jewelers, Pawn USA, Fairfield Inn & Suites)

Friday, Oct. 1 – Volleyball vs Towson, 7:00pm (sponsored by Molly Maid, BB&T and Enterprise Car Rental)

Sunday, Oct. 3 – Volleyball vs Delaware, 1:00pm ( sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and Coca Cola)

Wednesday, Oct. 6 – Men’s Soccer vs James Madison, 7:00pm (sponsored by McDonald’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty)

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Fresh from the Farm

The Final Bow:

UNCW hosts a last show with Contra-Tiempo by: Lauren Hodges

Contra-Tiempo (pictured) Saturday, October 2nd, 8 p.m UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium Tickets: $8-$16 • (910) 962-3500

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much-needed grant from the North Carolina Arts Council afforded the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts a chance to bring in some fresh talent for the community. L.A.-based performance group Contra-Tiempo spent the last leg of summer bringing dance and movement workshops to Wilmington patrons and elementary students at Bradley Creek. As with all artistic experiences, it turned out to be a learning exercise for both teachers and students. Founding artistic director Ana Maria Alvarez spoke with encore about the workshops, the people and what Wilmington can expect from their final curtain call. encore: How has your experience been? Ana Maria Alvarez: We are very excited to be here and to have the opportunity to be working in the schools as part of our residency. A lot of our work centers around young people and arts education, so being able to work intensively with a group of students and incorporate them into our final performance is exciting and very aligned with the mission of our work! e: What has been—or will be—the best part about the residency? AMA: The best part is how many different communities we are connecting with before we share our performance work. The students at Bradley Creek have been amazing—so receptive and engaged! My favorite part is always the incredible impact our work makes on people—youth, families and community members. I have been really enjoying the work with the students and I know that after performing, I will have about five or six more “best parts.” e: What has been the most challenging? AMA: What people are saying over and over is that it is hard to get people out to dance performances. I am hoping this won’t be a challenge for us, but I am committed to connecting to as many people as possible before the 2nd of October to ensure that the house is packed, and we are able to share our work with as many people as possible. e: Seeing as you’re originally from Greensboro, how does the North Carolina arts scene compare to L.A.? AMA: Los Angeles is a huge metropolitan city. The arts scene is saturated, and sometimes it is

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hard to be heard above the noise. Here in Wilmington, the art scene is much smaller and more intimate. I feel like we are meeting tons of people ,and able to connect with folks from all over much more easily [and] in a short amount of time. e: Courtney Reilly said in an interview with us last month that Contra-Tiempo would help to open creative dialogue in the community. How much of that hope manifested? AMA: I lived all over the South and as a Cuban American, it was very rare to meet other Latinos when I was growing up. The population of North Carolina and this country has shifted tremendously. Our inability as citizens to deal with this has made it so there are people who don’t feel like they belong here or are welcome. As a Cuban American, I am so excited to come to North Carolina, because this is an opportunity to show how our work connects people. Each of us has a story, a history and experience of being silenced; yet, we are all part of something much bigger. Yesterday, we sat on a panel with several other community leaders, speaking about the immigrant experience in the U.S. and creative interventions around the issue of immigration. It was the beginning of many conversations and dialogues we will be engaged in during the residency! e: Tell us about the final performance. AMA: We are performing three pieces in addition to the performance by students at Bradley Creek, which they created under our direction! The first will be “I Dream America,” a 40-minute movement opera, seeking primarily to portray the histories, tensions, strains and commonalities between the black and Latino communities. It traverses the political landscape of immigration and Hurricane Katrina. The second is “Plastico,” a comic commentary on the “plastic” façade of Salsa, the dance

form that began as a voice for everyday people in expressing their political history, power and opinions, [which] has been transformed into a de-politicized, hyper-sexual, superficial exaggeration of the Latino body. “Against the Times” will be our signature piece. It is the first piece I created in 2005. e: Why is “Against the Times” so important to you? AMA: Salsa is a dance form deeply rooted in Cuban and Puerto Rican cultural tradition, and layered with social and political contradictions; it is a dance of resistance. Salsa has always been a patriarchal dance form, in that men are leaders and women are followers. But in recent times, the over-sexualized representations of women have become more extreme, especially in styles popularized by ballroom dancing and Hollywood films. The cast of Contra-Tiempo flips the script on who leads whom, moving resistance from being adversarial to being the fundamental key for communication between partners and empowerment for a people. e: Why should the public come out to support the show? AMA: Because it is rare that you will have the opportunity to see the kind of work we are creating. It combines Latin dance with the realities, struggles, strengths and beauty of our world, our lives and our community. We have performed internationally and all over the U.S. and now we are here in Wilmington. We promise: People won’t regret coming out for a night of inspiration, dance and community! Also, it is important that the community is part of the performance for the kids from Bradley Creek. They deserve to have a full house—a packed and enthusiastic Wilmington audience to support their work.

1701 Wrightsville Ave 910 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm is located at the corner of Wrightsville Ave and 17th street. Housed in an old gas station, we offer resident artists working in studios alongside a gallery space used to exhibit other artists work. We hope to connect artists with each other and offer many styles of work to fuel the public’s interest. Currently, Artfuel Volume 24 fetaures artwork by Michael Blaylock, Megan Brezinsky, Jeremy Lea, Scott Ehrhart, Katharine Blackwell & Shannon Geigerich. Show hangs for eight weeks

Caffe Phoenix

35 N. Front Street (910) 343-1395 Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 10pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4pm Currently exhibiting raw works on paper by 82 year-old abstract expressionist Edward Meneeley, including one which hung earlier this year in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Meneeley is represented by the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tate Modern, London, among others. This show is a fund-raiser for the biography project of the artist’s life with work sold for Art For the Masses prices. For more info, call 910-797-3501.

Crescent Moon

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

Sunset River Marketplace

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

Call Shea Carver by Thursday, noon, at (910) 791-0688, ext 1004, to inquire about being included.

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511 1/2 Castle Street (910) 251-8886 Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm pattersonbehn picture framing & design has added an art gallery to their space, featuring several local artists. Currently on display are works by Bob Bryden, Michelle Connolly, Karen Paden Crouch, Virginia Wright Frierson, Rachel Kastner, Pam Toll and Katherine Wolf Webb. We offer a large selection of works on paper in numerous media. In addition there are many different gift ideas such as hand gilded table top frames and one of a kind keepsake boxes. The gallery offers something for everybody.


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616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 The Wilmington Art Gallehas two colorful shows that you can visit until October 22nd. Mary Anne Dixon Hogue has paintings entitled “Water, Land, Sky.” Also The NONAME Artists, comprised of Alouise Fenstermacher, Ruth Brune, Barbara Bear Jamison, Carol Hovey, Diane McCord, Lynn Graham, Anne Lanier and Karan Crumley, are featured as the Special Event. This is a small group who paint together once a week—no instructor, but they learn from one another. Also, the 2011 “Expose Yourself Art” calendar will be ready for sale soon - so look for a notice of “The Coming Out Party.”

Wanna be on the gallery page?

New Elements Gallery

216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment “Color at Play”now hangs at New Elements Gallery, featuring the works of Fred Budin of Atlanta, Jane Filer of Chapel Hill and Valerie Lennon of Highlands, NC. Acknowledged as one of Wilmington’s premier art and craft venues, New Elements offers a wide variety of work by regional and nationally recognized artists. The gallery features original paintings and prints, as well as sculpture, craft, jewelry, and custom framing. Visitors worldwide make a point of returning to enjoy the distinctive collection of fine art and craft and are frequently impressed by the sheer volume of work available at New Elements, much of which is featured on the gallery’s Web site. The gallery offers art consultation services and is committed to finding unique pieces of art.

Wilmington Art Association Gallery

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332 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange (910) 762-4207 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 12-4pm Crescent Moon is joining the national celebration of American Craft during national American Craft Week October 1st-10th! We are a 2009 Niche Top Retailer of American Craft, and showcase over 75 artists specializing in art glass and metal sculpture. Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects. American Craft enriches our homes, wardrobes, offices and public spaces. It contributes to our nation’s economy, our balance of trade, and the fabric of our national history. So join us at Crescent Moon’s Celebrating Craft Here and Everywhere Artist Reception and Showcase Sunday, October 10th, 1-4pm. Meet local artists: Mike Loch, Michelle Arthur, Shelby Spencer, Ted Sample, Martha Edgerton, Anne Bartlett, Jennifer Thomas, John Cochran, Dick Bunting. Promotions on Premier artists: Rick Satava and Josh Simpson Refreshments and local food specialties. Follow us on twitter or become a fan on Facebook!

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Current Exhibit:

Flow - A watercolor exhibit now through October 16th

Next Exhibit:

Paperozzi - an all paper exhibition Join Bottega for our 2nd Annual: )BMMPXFFO)PSSPS4IPSUT'JMN'FTU BOE)BMMPXFFO1BSUZ 4BUVSEBZ0DUUIQN (Are you a filmmaker? We are looking for submissions for this event. Must be horror, under 15 mintes and viewable on DVD. Please submit to

More Halloween Fun for the Opening Reception of our Paperozzi exhibit in collaberation w/ Projekte Art Center! Friday Oct 29th

October 19th - November 20th

Weekly and Monthly Events & Specials:

*Every 2nd Tuesday of each month - UNCW’s Atlantis Poetry OPEN MIC 8pm *Every 2nd Thursday - Join the Wilmington Writers Forum for discussion & reading with Jean Jones’ favorite poets *Every 4th Thursday - Come in for alternating Poetry Workshop and Poetry Slam (changes each month, check website) *Coming in October, bi-monthly open mic night & bi-monthly casual wine education class and tasting (check website)

Who “DIGS� (Digital Interactive Game System) Mondays? Come play Nintendo

and drink!

Tuesdays: Wine is $2 Wednesdays: FREE wine tasting and music.

Thursdays: Live music or poetry Fridays: Live music or oddities Saturdays: Live music &


4 Mimosas.

Sundays: $4 Sake Bloody Mary’s and more music!

*Never a cover at Bottega

208 N. Front Street, Downtown Wilmington 910-763-3737 •

Opera Room is available for FREE PRIVATE PARTIES up on our secluded mezzanine. No room rental fee!

119 Grace Street Downtown Wilmington


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Skewed Moral Compass:

reel to reel

‘The Town’ and its lawless world


en Affleck is fast becoming one of the most engaging directors” may seem like a shocking statement to some. I’ve been a fan of Affleck for a long time, back when he was playing the villain in “Mallrats” and showing up in mid-nineties dreck like “Phantoms” (he was the bomb, yo!). When I was in college and indulging the dream of being a screenwriter, I had a picture of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon adorned above my mantle. It was supposed to be inspiration: two guys who wrote and produced their own movie to try and show Hollywood what they were capable of. Years later I found that most people who came into my house and saw the picture thought I was gay. Even when Affleck’s career was circling the drain, I remained a fan—even through that whole embarrassing “Gigli” thing, the Bennifer stuff, the tabloids and the box-office failures. Everyone loves a comeback story; Affleck’s is a good as anybody’s. How many celebrities have survived the media firestorm hurled at them like Affleck? From the ashes of his career, he has emerged as a filmmaker to be taken seriously. His latest work, “The Town,” is a spellbinding crime thriller with some fantastic performances. I’ll dive into the movie momentarily, but first I have a gripe: There’s two theaters in this town: an old one and a new one. I spend most of my time at the new one—nicer seats, better equipped to handle crowds, pretzels, mini pizzas, ticket kiosks. It’s all very cosmopolitan. I go to the old theater every so often—like last week, when I went to see “The Town.” After hearing they had done a number of renovations, I thought, fantastic! So, I got to the theater and the first thing I noticed: no ticket booth. In its place were more giant sheets of glass. I noticed a crowd in the lobby, somethng I thought a little irregular for a Tuesday night. Inside the renovated lobby, flat screen TVs twinkled, new carpet barely revealed faded footprints, and that new theater smell permeated everything. I saw two long lines at the concession stands but nowhere to buy tickets. That was when it hit me: We have to buy tickets at the concession stand. What. The. Hell. I stood in line for 10 minutes, waiting to buy tickets, as one poor girl behind the register tried to deal with a bunch of grumbling people who wondered why we had to get tickets from the same place we got salty snacks. I immediately saw the pitch meeting, when some young executive informed the board room that he had revolutionized the movie theater by removing its most iconic element: the ticket booth. I could

by: Anghus

The Town Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Jon Hamm and Blake Lively

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PERFORMANCE PIECE: Ben Aflfeck and Chris Cooper in ‘The Town,’ a movie grounded by solid performances.

just hear the validation: “Ahhh-hah! Forcing people to stand in a concession line to buy tickets means the customer will most likely buy overpriced snack food!” Looking at the other patrons, and marveling at how mercilessly slow the lines were moving, I decided then and there: I won’t be returning to the new old theater—not until I get a dedicated ticket booth. Or at least a self-serve ticket kiosk. Wait, what was I saying? Right. Ben Affleck. “The Town.” Much like his previous effort, “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town” tells the woeful story of a bunch of South Boston scumbags and the trouble they manage to get themselves in. “Gone Baby Gone” was a story of how far a community would go to save one of their own. It was dark, sad and a little bit tragic. “The Town” is a much more straightforward effort. The pitch is remarkably simple: A bank

robber falls in love with his hostage. Affleck plays said robber, Doug Macey, who is beginning to question the path he has chosen in life, including all missed opportunities. But the fact remains: When things got tough, Doug chose a different route. Now, he takes jobs with three childhood friends. With his drug-addicted girlfriend, they form a kind of makeshift family in the back alleys of Charlestown. Their latest heist went a little off book, forcing them to take a hostage named “Claire” (Rebecca Hall). When a no-nonsense FBI agent (Jon Hamm) begins to turn up the heat, Doug is forced to try and figure out if Claire is a potential witness that can put him away for the rest of his life. Thus, an awkward relationship begins. Claire is a trusting young woman who seems slightly out of place in this low-rent Boston suburb. It’s easy to see why Doug falls for her, but it begins to complicate his life. Doug the bank robber and Doug the romantic cannot co-exist. Doug wants a new life, but his old life hangs around his neck like an Albatross. There’s a lot of convenience to the plot. While the story is wildly dark and dire in tone, the general character arcs and the movie are so predictable. The third act seems less like a natural progression of the story and more like an inevitability. If the film has one major flaw, it is the reckless sense of abandon the characters exhibit. This could be the fault of the story, the script or the direction. But there was part of me that never really understood how a good-intentioned guy like Doug could ever go from bank robber from the bad side of town to trying to mow down a few hundred cops. His moral compass seems slightly skewed. Though not a complex movie, it’s a simple story of dishonor among thieves. Where the movie excels is in the performances. Affleck is excellent! Jon Hamm shows he’s capable of more than Don Draper. Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”) is a revelation in a small but effective performance. Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker”) may very well be the best blue-collar actor in show business. While we are given some fine exposition into the kind of poverty-stricken upbringing that made them into monsters, all of it feels a little disingenuous. Whether intentional or not, I never had much sympathy for Doug. I liked his story, but whether he lived or died became more of a matter of record than a matter of consequence. “The Town” isn’t a great film, but it is a good one—brutal in its portrayal of the terrible characters that live in a lawless world.

this week in film The Girl Who Played with Fire Cinematique Thalian Hall • 310 Chestnut Street September 29th, 7:30pm, $7

The second installment in the “Millennium” trilogy following “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Mikael Blomkvist is about to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society. R. October 4th-6th: “Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky,” depicting their passionate love affair. R


Subversive Film Series Juggling Gypsy •1612 Castle St. (910) 763-2223 Sundays, 8pm • Free Jason Crockett is an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Pickett Smith is a free-lance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason Crockett hates nature, poisoning anything that crawls on his property. On the night of his birthday the frogs and other members of nature begin to pay Crockett back.

The Morrison Project

Front Street Film Night Front Street Brewery • 9 N. Front Street Wednesday, 7pm • Free Documentary filmmaker Amy Morrison Williams digs deep into the painful, troubled past of her own family to understand a modern day tragedy —her father, Jean Morrison. ALL AREA MOVIE LISTINGS AND PARAGRAPH SYNOPSES CAN BE FOUND AT ENCOREPUB.COM.

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Gritty Audacity: The Pack a.d. will spit sensory venom at upcoming show


f this page could play any song from The Pack a.d., I feel confident it would spontaneously combust—the paper shredding to pieces and blistering readers’ hands with gritty audacity. For the record, I find complete satisfaction in that thought. I can honestly say I haven’t had this visceral of a reaction to music in while—it feels really good. Ya know what else feels good? Knowing that The Pack a.d. will be bringing their garage-rock duo to the Soapbox on October 7th, which means Wilmington needs to buck up. This show will be one of unforgettable stamina, whiskey-soaked riffs and layered squalls best to be enjoyed while wildly shaking down our city. Comparisons are unfair; I can’t think of a band who would want to undergo any kind of pigeon-holing. So, The Pack a.d. will have to forgive me—or rip my head off with their thrashing guitar licks, with which I’d also be perfectly fine. If Jack White were a chick, I imagine this is what he’d sound like. I am suspect to believe that somewhere beneath the confines of public knowledge, he upstarted the Vancouver, Canada, duo. Yet, such thinking amounts only to untruth. The Pack a.d.’s birth happened only after the fall of their full-on rock outfit. “[When] the band didn’t work out, we kept going with just the two of us,” both singer and guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller responded via e-mail while on tour last week. “The only inspiration was that we worked well together and didn’t seem to work well with others.” Thus, The Pack After Death (a.d.) gave life to a stronger sonic connection, even if through faulty disconnection. What keeps its pulse palpitating with venom is some of the ballsiest, bluesiest rock heard on any

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The Pack a.d. Also on the bill: Sweet Sweet Scum, Black Hellatones and Huffton Brothers Thursday, Oct. 7th, doors 9 p.m. Soapbox Laundro Lounge 255 N. Front Street Tickets: $8 • of their three releases from Mint Records, “Tintype” (2008), “Funeral Mixtape” (2008) and “We Kill Computers” (2010). Even more impressive: their nonchalance toward their stellar musicianship. “We haven’t spent our lives being musicians,” they said, taking on a collective voice, perhaps something indicative of their kinship. “It was something we just decided to do. So, we tend to play everything with a lot of passion and heart because it’s the only way we know how. If we haven’t sweated buckets [after a show,] then we feel like we haven’t really played. Music is kind of a sport to us.” From slide resonator riffs to intense drum diddles and flams, the only thing to perfectly accentuate the entire sound comes from the sexy tenor and quivering wails of Black. Altogether, they titillate listeners when they play languid, ragged blues-rock before maturing rather impishly into driving punk rhythms. Though it shouldn’t matter that they’re female, it revels in value because they’ve torn through the proverbial male-dominated industry without hesitation. They’re up there with the Joan Jetts, Chryssie Hynds and Patti Smiths, taking an unapologetic androgynous mien to rock without the insipid attitude. It’s refreshing to watch these rocksters jolt with rhythm because it’s obvious they adore doing so; they wear it, they live it, the breathe it. It’s who they are. And they’re great at it. “I never really considered before this band that there would be such a big difference based on something like gender in the industry,” they said. “It’s a fact that there have always been far fewer women in rock n’ roll than men, but that’s been slowly changing for a while now. When people write about bands or talk about them in any way, there’s always a distinction between whether they’re ‘a band’ or ‘a girl band.’ If every member is male, it makes no difference, but if every member is female, it becomes this whole other ‘thing.’”

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PACKED WITH FURY: Rock ‘n’ roll gets a jolt thanks to the Vancouver blues-rock duo The Pack a.d., playing Soapbox next Thursday, October 7th. Photo courtesy of artist.

Notions of sexuality often take on useless high regard with female rockers. Such isn’t the case with Black and Miller—at least not intentionally. Thus, it makes their music all-the-sexier, primal and maybe even vindicating. “[It] stumps me why women in music, especially rock music, get their sexuality or their motives questioned,” they said, “like because maybe they don’t fit into the preconceived category of ‘woman’ that they are therefore ‘different’ in some way. I personally don’t understand what difference it makes if you have balls or not. Shouldn’t the music industry be about, you know, the music?” Though they take on a stripped-down approach, with only drum and guitar at the helm, what they churn out comes in large doses of sound, as proven in songs like “Worried,” “They Know Me” or “Cabin.” With a multitude of music to choose from their very infantile catalogue, culminating the

perfect set list ends up a different project altogether. “Some of our favorite songs are ones that we never play live,” they say. “Generally speaking, though, neither of us listen to our albums after we’re done recording them. [However, playing] anything from our latest album is the most fun at this point.” Heading into the studio this winter, the rock mavens will take on their fourth recording. “We’ll be taking December, January and February to work on new songs,” they said. “We may be going to Detroit to record, so that’s pretty exciting.” And it will shake up their current regimen: “Get up. Drive. Sit. Wait. Beer. Wait. Beer. Set up. Beer. Wait. Play. Sell stuff. Take down. Drive. Sleep.” Without a doubt, no one will be sitting next Thursday night, as Vancouver takes over Wilmington. For the rock-steadies, the punks, the guys, the gals, the black, the white, The Pack a.d. has massive appeal. Come one, come all to rock with them at the Soapbox, October 7th. Also on the bill: local acts Sweet Sweet Scum, Huffton Brothers and Jacksonville’s Black Hellatones.


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 BIBIS ELLISON AND TIM BLACK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 DJ TIME —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington OPEN MIC W/ SEAN GERARD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 KARAOKE —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJ P. FUNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 BANGARANG W/ LORD WALRUS & SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 MARK HERBERT & GABRIELLE —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement RON RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832

KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DUALING PIANOS & LEE HAUSER —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 LIVE MUSIC —Brixx Pizza; Mayfaire Towne Center, 6801 Main St. 256-9677 THE SELEKT —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 WEDNESDAY BAND —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 ACT II —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 DJ JUICE —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KARAOKE —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880

JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 NUTT HOUSE IMPROV —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 SAI COLLINS —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373 KARAOKE KONG —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 KARAOKE W/ DJ STEVE —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

DJ S T R E T C H —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 TOP 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 RON DALLAS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 MIKE O’DONNELL —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ DON’T STOP —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 ACOUSTIC DUO (7-10) —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KARAOKE —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 KARAOKE —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ BATTLE —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ —Flat Eddie’s; 5400 Oleander Dr., 799-7000

DJ GREG —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 LIVE MUSIC —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 DJ DANE BRITT —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 TOM RHODES —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 PAUL GRIMSHAW TRIO —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 BAG OF TOYS —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE BAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776

LIVE MUSIC —Romanelli’s, Leland; 383-1885 RONNIE DIGITAL & THE WAHL —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 RALPH JUSTICE —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 SEA PANS (ON THE VERANDAH TERRACE) —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 DANIEL PARISH —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 SUSAN SAVIA —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 LOGICK PRESENTS NO CLASS ON FRIDAY W/ DJ FRAY —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 RAP ON THE RIVER —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 OPEN MIC —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204

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CLASSY KARAOKE WITH MANDY CLAYTON —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 NUTT STREET OPEN MIC —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DJ RICHTERMEISTER —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DJ SIN —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 FIREDANCE & DRUMS @ DARK, DJ MIT PSYTRANCE (11PM) —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 FRIED LOT —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KARAOKE —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ “MR LEE� —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 FORTCH (6PM-10PM) —Greg Norman’s; 4930 Hwy 17, N. Myrtle Bch., 843-361-0000

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 DJ —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 DJ —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 KARAOKE KONG —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 DJ SCOOTER FRESH —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 BEACH & SHAG W/ DJ ROCK —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ DUSTIN —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ EDIE —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington SUSAN SAVIA —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607

DJ ERIC (10PM-2AM) —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLIES DANCE DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 RON ETHERIDGE & JASON WOOLWINE —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 PIANO SHOW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 TIM CLARK BAND (1PM), LIQUID PLATINUM (8PM) —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 FROGS ON A POND —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 LIVE MUSIC —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 PSEUDO BLUE, THE MAJESTICS —Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 END OF THE LINE, DJ DANE BRITT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

RIVERFEST: WILD LIFE, THE NOSE RIDERS —Riverfront Park; Water St. Wilmington NC,452-3775

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ALIVE AT FIVE! (5PM) —Tidal Creek, 5329 Oleander Dr., 799-2667 L SHAPE LOT —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 FULL DISH —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 BRAD STOCKTON —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 MARK HERBERT


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—Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 MIGHTY MCFLY —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 DJ TIME —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ S T R E T C H

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RIO BRAVO: Playing Friday Oct.1st at The Soapbox Upstairs.

THE TREBLEMAKERS —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 THE STONE WALLS —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 THE FINE NIGHT SOULS —Airlie Gardens; 300 Airlie Rd., 798-7700

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 IAMHUMAN —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.;









792-6880 DJ P. MONEY —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 DJ DANE BRITT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 DANCE DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 PIANO SHOW —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 KARAOKE —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872


MONDAY All Pizzas $5 in the bar after 5pm 22oz Domestic Draft $200 TUESDAY Live Jazz in the Bar Half Price Bottles of Wine Absolut Dream $5 • PaciďŹ co $2.50 WEDNESDAY Corona\Corona Light $250 Margarita\Peach Margaritas $4 Miller Light Bottles $150 THURSDAY Gran Martinis $7 • Red Stripe $250 FRIDAY Cosmos $4 • 007 $350 Harps bottles $250 • Island Sunsets $5 SATURDAY Baybreeze\Seabreeze $4 22oz Blue Moon Draft $3 Select domestic bottles $150 SUNDAY Domestic Draft Pints $150 Bloody Marys $4 • White Russians $4 LIVE MUSIC SEPTEMBER 30


DANIEL PARISH 5564 Carolina Beach Rd 452-1212

DJ —Ronnie’s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 DJ ERIC (10PM-2AM) —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 BLUES JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ EDIE —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington DJ SCOOTER FRESH —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

—Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 TRAINWRECK, BEACH BILLY BROTHERS, JAM SANDWICH, SOUL POWER POSSE, MERCURY FOR NASHVILLE FLOOD BENEFIT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 RIVERFEST: THICK AS THIEVES, DANIEL PARISH, SELAH DUBB, KID COOL COLLECTIVE, THE OTHER GUYS —Riverfront Park; Water St. Wilmington NC,452-3775 SOUL POWER POSSE —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 HANK BLANTON —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 SUSAN SAVIA (10AM) —Bellamy Mansion; 503 Market St., 251-3700

AGABUS —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 ENCORE —Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market; Lake Park Blvd., 28428 MIKE O’DONNELL —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 JERRY POWELL —Sweet & Savory Cafe; 1611 Pavilion Plc.,256-0115 FRED FLYNN AND THE STONES —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 N’TRANZE (1PM), SCOOT PITTMAN (8PM) —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647




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â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Trebenzioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 LIVE MUSIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 FOREST TABOR â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433 BRAD STOCKHAM â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 LIVE MUSIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Hellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 MIKE CORRADO W/ POLAR BEAR AND HARVEY ARNOLD & THE HONEY JAMES BAND â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Kefi, 2012 Eastwood Road; 256-3558 LEIGH ANNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEACH PARTY â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776


LIVE MUSIC â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 JAMES ADOMIAN & ANDY SANDFORD (COMEDIANS) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 GREG HUMPHREYS W/ MANDOLIN ORANGE (7PM), WOOLWINE, ETHERIDGE & WADE (10:30PM) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 SALSA W/ DJ LALO â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595

PERRY SMITH (BRUNCH 12-2) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Aubrianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 L SHAPE LOT (3-7), STEVE TODD & SAM MELVIN (8-12) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 SUSAN SAVIA (10AM-2PM) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Havanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 DJ P. MONEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 ROGER DAVIS (BRUNCH) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395

100 S. Front St. Downtown 251-1832




Your Downtown Sports Pub! MONDAY $10 Bud/Light Buckets $4 Jack Daniels â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Capt. Morgan TUESDAY $1 Tacos 4-7pm â&#x20AC;˘ $3 sauza $15 margarita pitchers $3 Mexican Beers $5 Top Shelf Tequila â&#x20AC;˘ $7 Patron WEDNESDAY $3 Pints (10 Drafts) $5 Jager Bombs â&#x20AC;˘ $2 wells THURSDAY Mug Night $2 Domestic Drafts w/HK MUG $5 Bombers â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Jim Beam $3 pinnacle ďŹ&#x201A;avored vodkas $3.50 MicroBrews FRIDAY $3 Select Draft â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Fire Fly Shooters $5 Red Bull Vodka SATURDAY $2.50 Miller Lt or Yuengling Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $3 Kamikaze $4 Well Drinks SUNDAY $2.50 Bud/Light Draft $8 Pitcher â&#x20AC;˘ $5 Crown Royal $4 Bloody Mary 1/2 priced select appetizers m-f 4-7pm CATCH ALL THE ACTION WITH MLB EXTRA INNINGS ON 10 HDTVs and HD big screen Your Team - Every Game, Every DAY 118 Princess St â&#x20AC;˘ (910)763-4133

1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm OPEN MIC NIGHT $ 2 Budweiser â&#x20AC;˘ $225 Heineken $ 3 Gin & Tonic 56&4%":

1/2 PRICE APPS. 4-6pm LIVE MUSIC FROM JOHNNY ACOUSTIC $ 2 White Wolf $250 Redstripe $ 50 3 Wells 35¢ Wings at 8pm 8&%/&4%":

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

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



LIVE MUSIC IN THE$ COURTYARD $ 3 Landshark â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Kamikaze $ 5 Bombs 4"563%":

LIVE MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD Rooftop open by 6pm Dance floor open by 10pm

Monday $2.50 Budweiser Draft â&#x20AC;˘$4 Wells ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4- 7 Tuesday $2.50 All Drafts $4.50 Absolut Lemonade ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Wednesday $2.50 Yuengling Draft $2.50 Domestic Bottles ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Thursday $3 Coronas â&#x20AC;˘ $4 Margaritas ½ Priced Select Appetizers from 4 until 7 Friday $3 Pint of The Day Saturday $5 Sangria Sunday $5 Bloody Marys *Drink Specials Run All Day, But Food Specials Shown Are From 4 Until 7 Only. Certain Appetizers are Excluded from Special.


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Wilmington’s Downtown Sports Pub 118 Princess Street • Downtown Wilmington • 910-763-4133

Great Food and Drink Specials Friday:


w/ Forrest Tabor and Matt Barber


Every Monday



followed by Monday Night Football with givaways and drink specials.

Every Tuesday HELL’S


8 week tournament beginning again Oct. 5- week 9 top 8 play for large prizes Also featuring NCAA GamePlan every Thursday and Saturday. Catch your favorite college teams!


NFL SUNDAY TICKETwing and beer combos

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GALEN ON GUITAR (BRUNCH) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 BLACK TUSK, NO TOMORROW, SALVACION —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 RIVERFEST: DAMONA WAITS, STEVE MARTINEZ —Riverfront Park; Water St. Wilmington NC,452-3775 DJ CED —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 DJBE KARAOKE UGLY —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 JAM WITH BENNY HILL —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 KARAOKE —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement KARAOKE W/ DJ BATTLE —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 BIBIS AND THE SPARE CHANGE BAND —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4 BRETT JOHNSON’S JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 DJ RICHTERMEISTER —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 DJ TIME —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 DJ DANE BRITT —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 OPEN MIC W/ BEAU —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 BENNY HILL —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 RON DALLAS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 KARAOKE —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC OPEN MIC NIGHT —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 JOHNNY ACOUSTIC —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 KARAOKE W/ DJ DANE BRITT —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

DANE BRITT KARAOKE —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 DJ “MR LEE” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ EYECON —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 KARAOKE KONG —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 ACE ELIJAH —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 RADIO HAYES AND ECHOPOINT21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 NUTT HOUSE IMPROV —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 KARAOKE —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 KARAOKE —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 BIBIS ELLISON AND THE SPARE CHANGE BAND —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 THE BIL KRAUSS SHOW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 OPEN MIC W/ GARY ALLEN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 DJ TIME —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington BIBIS ELLISON AND TIM BLACK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 KARAOKE —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 OPEN MIC W/ SEAN GERARD (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 BANGARANG W/ LORD WALRUS & SIR NICK BLAND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 MARK HERBERT & GABRIELLE —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement DJ P. FUNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJ JUICE —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 KARAOKE —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DUALING PIANOS & LEE HAUSER —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846

Show Stoppers: Concerts around the region THE ORANGE PEEL

101 BILTMORE AVENUE ASHEVILLE, NC (828) 225-5851 10/1: Yard Dogs Road Show 10/2: Brian Posehn (Comedian) 10/4: Rogue Wave & Midlake, Peter Wolf Crier 10/5: Blitzen Trapper, Fruit Bats & Pearly Gate Music

VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE 707 PAVILION BLVD. CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 10/1: Sugarland, Little Big Town, Randy Montana

ROAD RUNNER MOBILE AMPHITHEATRE 820 HAMILTON STREET CHARLOTTE, NC (704) 549-5555 10/6: Stone Temple Pilots (photo)


10/1: The Breakfast Club, Radio Fury 10/2: Eric Benet 10/5: The Gracious Few, American Bang 10/6: Capleton, Munga, Romaine Virgo, Kulcha Knox

TWC ARENA 333 EAST TRADE ST. CHARLOTTE (704) 522-6500 9/30: How Sweet the Sound

CAT’S CRADLE 300 E. MAIN ST. CARRBORO, NC (919) 967-9053

9/29: Electric Six, The Constellations, The Alcazar Hotel 9/30: Dead Confederate, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Aminal 10/1: Stars, Light Pines 10/2: Rogue Wave, Midlake, Peter Wolf Crier 10/3: Mae, Terrible Things, Windsor Drive, Flowers For Faye 10/4: Blitzen Trapper, Fruit Bats, Pearly Gate Music 10/6: GAYNGS, Glasser


10/1: Mavis Staples

HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWY 17 S., MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-3000

9/30: St. Judes Benefit : Jaynie Trudell, The Refried Blues Band, My Buddy Todd , Grand Strand Blues AllStars 10/1: Papa Roach & Skillet with Trapt 10/2: Frontiers - A Tribute to Journey 10/3: Gospel Brunch




9/30: Manic, Lyra Shines, Good Day Reflection, Constellations 10/1: Appetite For Destruction, Poison’d, Red White And Crue 10/2: Ratatat, Dom 10/5: Lyfe Jennings

ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 HWY 17 SOUTH N. MYRTLE BEACH, SC (843) 272-1111 10/2: George Jones


10/2: Sugarland, Little Big Town, Randy Montana

N. CHARLESTON COLSIUM 5001 COLISEUM DR., CHARLESTON, SC 843-529-5000 10/1: Jason Aldean, Lee Brice & Mcclymonts 10/2: Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leslie, Dead Confederate, The Movement

OVENS AUDITORIUM 2700 E INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD, CHARLOTTE, NC 704-372-3600 10/5 -10/10: 9 To 5: the Musical


KARAOKE —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 TEN TOES UP —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 DJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 OPEN MIC NIGHT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 RON RONNER —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 JAMES JARVIS & FRIENDS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 KARAOKE WITH BOB CLAYTON —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 NUTT HOUSE IMPROV —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 PERRY SMITH & FRIENDS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.

All entertainment must be turned in to encore by noon every Thursday for consideration in the weekly entertainment calendar. Venues are responsible for notifying encore of any changes, removals or additions to their weekly schedules.

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below Food Op-Ed

32-34 Dining Guide

FDA Goes for the Salmon! GMOs move from veggies to protein


et me start this piece off with a caveat: These words are my opinion. But, please, let me also be presumptuous: They should be every readers’, too. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) consist of organisms that have altered genetic material thanks to the use of an engineering technique called “recombinant DNA technology.” Basically, this means that genes from one life form get implemented into foreign life forms—just as nature did not intend. For those who have not heard or addressed the concept, please let this article serve as a wake-up call. It’s bad enough that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed crops, such as soybeans, corn, canola and cotton (called the “Big 4”), to enter the foodstream as genetically altered. If all goes as expected, genetically modified salmon will soon be arriving on our dinner plates, too. This could happen as early as this month. Needless to say, trout and tilapia are not far behind. The frankenfish are called “AquAdvantage Salmon,” produced by Aqua Bounty Technologies Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts ( A decision of this caliber would make the fish the first genetically modified animal allowed for human consumption. Disturbingly, there is absolutely no way to tell the difference between a salmon pulled from a river or ocean with one that has been fundamentally altered and raised artificially on a fish farm. Armed with a gene from the ocean pout— a completely different kind of fish—the new salmon, which originally hails from the Atlantic, grows twice as fast as its less endowed peers out at sea. Somehow, the FDA has concluded that the new salmon is safe to eat and safe for the environment, all without ever testing or determining it to be safe for human consumption. Let me be clear: There has never been a safety analysis of any GMO organism now being sold on the market. Never. On whose side does the FDA hail? GMO foodstuff is the brainchild of corporations such as Monsanto and Cargill, which have spent billions lobbying the U.S. government to create legislation that allows them to slither through loopholes that make them trillions. It’s a classic case of industry benefiting at the expense of people. Guess what? We’re falling for it! The bottom line

by: Evan Folds Owner of Progressive Gardens

is if we don’t pay attention, we end up eating GMO food every single day: tortilla chips, salad dressings, fast food, anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup (90 percent of the supermarket) or processed food not labeled “organic.” The list goes on and on and on. We have to take inventory of our diets versus the Big 4, and make a point to read and inspect supermarket labels. Here are things to watch out for and restrain from consuming: 1) Corn: corn oil, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn starch, corn meal, tortilla chips, gluten and sweetners, such as fructose, dextrose and glucose 2) Soy: soy protein, soy lecithin, soy oil, soy sauce, lecithin and soy isolates. 3) Canola: canola oil, rapeseed oil 4) Cotton: cottonseed oil To try and find a non-whole-food product in the supermarket that doesn’t have one of these ingredients seems near impossible. To worsen matters, GMO beets and wheat are already in line to be produced next, and in some cases are already being grown and sold on commodity markets. The question continues to stump me: How can this be? How can the basic right of choice in regards to what we put into our bodies be violated this wantonly? The answer lies in logic like this: David Edwards, director of animal biotechniology at the Biotechnology Industry organization, said, “Extra labeling only confuses the consumer. It differentiates products that are not different. As we stick more labels on products that don’t really tell us anything more, it makes it harder for consumers to make their choices.” CEO of Monsanto, Hugh Grant, added to it. “Let me tell you the Monsanto view on labeling today,” he said. “We believe very strongly—very strongly—that these products are safe. And in their safety, there is no need to label, and that’s the position that has been held by the FDA. The FDA label-



ing requirements are really triggered by, if a product is essentially the same, then there is no labeling requirement.” Does that add up? How can a fundamentally altered organism be “essentially the same”? We are so entrenched in this worldview that we cannot bring ourselves to truly see and comprehend what we are eating. This is the logic that influences our legislators in Washington, and, frankly, it’s time we give them another job. There is no more important issue than the state of our food system; in fact, it is the platform everything else is built upon. Still, it’s hard to determine where our legislators stand on the GMO food, primarily due to there being very few bills introduced specifically on the issue. But there are certainly some in Congress who “get it.” Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) have both taken stands and introduced legislation to further options in regards to food-choice and safety. Kucinich told The Washington Post recently in regards to the FDA discouraging GMO labeling: “This to me raises questions about whose interest the FDA is protecting.” It’s intriguing that these are the very candidates for president in 2008 that were vilified by the mainstream media for being

“unelectable.” Don’t trust the mainstream news; in fact, turn off the TV. As the movie network communicated almost 30 years ago, “Television is not the truth, television is a ***damn amusement park.” Besides the danger of GMOs to humanity, how can we expect that this frankenfish will not eventually make it to the ocean, if it hasn’t already? Could we be more stupid? We’re playing roulette—the Russian kind—with ourselves and nature in general. In writing this piece I found myself getting frustrated, even angry, so I decided I would give the FDA a call. The sweet woman who answered the line kindly referred me to the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)—or the arm of the FDA that regulates GMO foods. Before I let her go, I asked her what she thought of GMO salmon. She said, “My opinion doesn’t matter.” When I told her it mattered to me, she replied, “I prefer not to say.” I could tell in her voice and stutter what she wanted to say, but her hands were tied. This poor woman was merely a cow in a pen being led to slaughter. Of course, when I called the CVM all I got was an answering machine and, as of press time, no return call. I don’t say these words lightly: We are being subjected to the grandest human experiment in the history of humanity. We can do something about it. Let’s not be cows. Let’s use our buying power and choose not to support concepts that do not reinforce choice in regards to what we put in our bodies. Know this: If everyone purchased their intentions, everything would change tomorrow. [Ed. Note: At press time, over 10,000 petition signatures against genetically engineered salmon were delivered to the FDA. After three days of hearings, the FDA agreed that there’s significant concerns about genetically engineered salmon, and it must go through a rigorous public review before further consideration for approval.]

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Not your grandma’s consignment store!

6766 Wrightsville Ave. #Q Located in the Galleria Mall, near the Wrightsville Beach ABC Store

Upscale closeout and consigned home furnishings at amazing prices! OPEN: Mon- Sat 10am - 5:30pm

(910) 679-4302

NOW OPEN inside Home Again For the best in consignment fine jewelry, appraisals, repairs and custom designed jewelry! • 910 256 1850 30 encore | september 29 - october 5, 2010 |

New Saturday & Sunday Brunch

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

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

CHRIS’ COSMIC KITCHEN Serving breakfast all day as well as lunch and handmade cheesecake, Chef and Owner Chris Lubben loves to make many of his menu items from scratch. Whether you’re in the mood for a fluffy 3-egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is your “Out of this World” Breakfast/Lunch Destination. Evening restaurant rental is available, as well as a Personal Chef service. Chris’ Cosmic Kitchen is located at 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109, on the corner of Racine Dr. and Eastwood Rd. OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday 7am4pm & 5pm-9pm. Sunday Brunch 9-2. Closed Monday. Take-out calls welcome, 792-6720. Follow us on Twitter @CosmicKitchen.

C.G. DAWGS For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary

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

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

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

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

KEFI Kefi, founded in 1981 by a group of friends, has a long-standing tradition as a favorite local watering hole. This Wrightsville-Beach eatery is open at 6am for breakfast, offering everything from omelets and pancakes, to shrimp and grits. Take a break

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

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 four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Open Tuesday-Sunday, serving dinner at 5pm. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street • (910) 251-0433

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

MELLOW MUSHROOM Mellow out and relax in the comfortable atmosphere that Mellow Mushroom offers.

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

TROLLY STOP Trolly Stop Hot Dogs are family owned with six locations. Since 1976 they specialize in homemade chili, slaw and sauces. Dogs include Smithfield (beef & pork), Southern Dog, Sabrett (all beef), Northern Dog, Carolina Packers Pork Dog (smoked sausage), Oscar Mayer 98% Fat Free Dogs (turkey) and Light Life Veggie Dog (soy). Locations are: 126 N. Front Street Open six days including Thurs., Fri., and Sat. night from 10pm-3am; 343-2999, 94 S. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach 11-5pm 7days a week, 6pm-9pm SunWed, and 6pm-3am Th-Sat. 256-1421; 4502 Fountain Dr., 452-3952. Open at 11am on Sat.; South Howe St. in Southport, 457-7017; 103A Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach, 4585778. Catering cart available all year from $300. (910) 297-8416.

ASIAN BIG THAI AND BIG THAI TWO Now with two convenient locations to serve you, Big Thai features authentic Thai cuisine in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Their delectable menu includes items such as Pineapple Fried Rice with Cashews, Roasted Duck in Red Curry, and several options for vegetarians and vegans. And don’t forget to try their famous Coconut Cake, made fresh in-house. You won’t regret it. Big Thai One (1001 N. 4th St. in the Brooklyn Arts District; 763-3035): Lunch M-F, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sunday. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588): Lunch M-F 11-2:30, Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 510, Sunday 5-9.

DOUBLE HAPPINESS Double Happiness offers the Port City fine Asian dining at reasonable prices. Now under new management, the restaurant will serve flavorful dishes, prepared by the cultural richness of authentic China. Serving items like

traditional dim sum and gourmet home-style cooking, Double Happiness is still dedicated to branding the exotic flavors of fresh ingredients and a romantic spice in all of their cooking. Their friendly staff will always go the extra mile to help diners enjoy their experience. Beer and wine is served for lunch and dinner, and Double Happiness is open Monday through Saturday, from 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm; closed Sundays. 4403 Wrighstville Avenue; (910) 313-1088.

and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at


If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne

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

HIRO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri


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

Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, (910) 815-0810.

ITALIAN EDDIE ROMANELLI’S Eddie Romanelli’s is a family-friendly, casual Italian American restaurant that’s been a favorite of Wilmington locals for over 16 years. Its diverse menu includes Italian favorites such as Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Rigatoni a la Vodka and, of course, made-

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from-scratch pizzas. Its American influences include tasty burgers, the U.S.A. Salad and a 16oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak. Romanelli’s offers patio dining and flat screen TVs in its bar area. Dine in or take out, Romanelli’s is always a crowd favorite. Large parties welcome. 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. (910) 383.1885.

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

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

JAMAICAN JAMAICA’S COMFORT ZONE Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is Wilmington’s Authentic Caribbean Restaurant conveniently located at 417 S. College Road in University Landing. We offer exquisite Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, whether they are for spicy Jamaican jerk chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections, our warm décor, atmosphere, excellent service and our smooth reggae music. Operating hours are: Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Wednesday – Saturday 11:45am – 9:00pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Check us out at www.jamaicascomfortzone. com or call us at (910) 399-2867.

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

ORGANIC LOVEY’S MARKET Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers 34 encore | september 29 - october 5, 2010 |

a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheatfree, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours: Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 5090331;

TIDAL CREEK CO-OP Tidal Creek Deli offers a wide array of exceptional and unusual organic foods, all of which taste as good as they are for you. The salad bar and hot bar incorporate flavors from around the world; each item is prepared by hand using only fresh and local ingredients. The chefs are constantly experimenting to create new and exciting dishes. Choose from made to order smoothies with almond butter and hemp milk, salads with locally grown greens or, special order a wedding cake made from scratch to your specifications. Whatever your tastes, Tidal Creek Deli is a place to rejuvenate the mind and body while enjoying the company of a friendly and relaxed organic community. Located at 5329 Oleander Drive, (910) 7992667;

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

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

HIERONYMUS Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hierony-

mus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a full-service bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 5035 Market Street; (910) 3926313.

OCEANIC 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. OceanicRestaurant. com. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. (910) 256.5551

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 is home to over 40 HD TVs and the biggest HD projector TVs in Wilmington. Covered and open outdoor seating is available. Lunch and dinner specials are offered daily, as well as the coldest $2 and $3 drafts in town. Carolina Ale House serves its full menu from 11a – 2a daily. 317 South College Road, Wilmington, NC. (910) 791.9393.

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

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Buffalo Wild Wings goes solar


ugust 27th welcomed the relocation of Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) from its old Van Campen space to 306 Old Eastwood Road. With it came a larger building, including an outdoor patio and more parking. But what makes the new BWW a landmark in Wilmington isn’t just cosmetic; it’s the enviro-friendly update that keeps it standing apart from other restaurants in town, including the new solar thermal technology used in its kitchen. The only evidence of the energy-conserving consciousness is four shining solar panels on the restaurant’s roof; otherwise, “[the customers] wouldn’t know,” Larry Alderson, owner of the store, shrugged, referring to the new solar water tank in the back of the kitchen. Not only is the new technology saving the franchise money, but it seems the wing recipe remains unscathed. It all started when BWW’s 10-year anniversary in Wilmington rounded the corner. That meant a 10-year renovation. Alderson had a weighty decision: renovate the old building or relocate to a more customer-friendly atmosphere. With the lease cost becoming too much of a worry and parking a hassle, the building broke ground. Then, Alderson’s plumber approached him about installing a closed water system from Signature Solar, a new company that offered cutting-edge hotwater heating equipment. Once he verified the system compliant with codes and laws, and ensured it would produce enough water for the busy restaurant, installation began. The process to how it all works remains

by: Claire LaSure fairly straightforward: Four solar panels on the roof circulate water, which is heated and pumped through to a tank located in the back of the restaurant. The water is not used for drinking, washing hands or cooking. It does, however, heat the potable water that comes through the restaurant. The tanks and pipes that control the heated water must constantly be read by gauges and gadgets; the water temperature always monitored. The only energy source in this equation: the sun. Alderson had builders install gas backup systems, though he hopes their use is infrequent. “I’ve been back there several times, and I haven’t heard them kick on yet,” he said. Because the solar panels only need daylight to run, Wilmington weather isn’t a big factor; rain or snow, the water still gets hot. Speaking of weather, the structure itself was built to sustain 130 MPH winds, to combat the toughest hurricane season. As with most sustainable technologies, the upfront cost of Alderson’s project, at $38,000, was substantial. Despite the expense, Alderson explained that his main initiative for adding the solar panels was to save money. “I’m a business man, I’m always looking for ways to save money without hurting the creature comforts.” The benefits will turn up in the long-run. “Loosely based on what we think we’re going to save and the difference from the cost


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and the tax cuts, we think it will probably pay for itself in two to three years,” he explained. Because of their green efforts, Alderson estimated the tax cuts received were roughly 30 to 40 percent. The outcome hopefully positions BWW against rising fuel costs and a significant drop in electricity and gas bills in the coming months. Seemingly, implementing green strategies resulted in the snowball effect. As construc-

tion continued, Alderson began to ask, “What else can we do?” Concerned for the “creature comforts,” his wanted to make sure guests felt at ease without wasting precious resources. All of the lighting came with CFL light bulbs, which, although small, can have a huge impact on utility bills. They use nearly 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. Made from 100 percent recycled materials, the flooring in the kitchen is expected to be much more low-maintenance, comfortable and durable for the staff. Alderson also came up with the idea to dig a deep well on the three-acre property to provide an irrigation system, so public water would not be used for landscape watering. The restaurant also teamed up with e2America, or Energy Efficient America, a company based in Carolina Beach that supplies Intelligent Management Systems for commercial HVAC use. The computerized air monitoring technology reduces the electric consumption of energy by allowing only one unit to kick on at a time, preventing peaks in energy use. In the end, Alderson’s anniversary with BWW came with an updated, clean bill of health—and a smaller carbon footprint. Welcome to 21st century dining.


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Mere Mortals: Rock stars give advice on s-e-x


hile in Manhattan one evening my best friend and I were enjoying a few martinis in a trendy bar. Out of no where, a man approached, sat beside us and crossed my proverbial boundary of space. My first reaction was to throw my martini in his face and laugh, but it was too damn delicious, and it cost me $15. Instead, I kept it simple: “I’m married. I don‘t like you. Go away.” It worked, but I couldn’t help wonder, If I were single, what about his approach did he think would work? Who did he think he was—a rock star or something? This kind of incident is just what internationally renowned author Paul Miles witnessed before he hung up his head phones as a DJ in premier rock club Cherry in Melbourne, Australia. He watched sex and rock ‘n’ roll join hands night after night while others left broken-hearted and ready for a cold shower. Always prone to wild ideas, and inspired by author Neil Strauss, it came as no surprise that Miles would complete the world’s first extensive study of rock stars concerning sex, appropriately titled, “Sex Tips from Rock Stars.” Since the head-banging, feathered-hair and leather-sporting days of the ‘70s, rock stars have possessed a fascinating

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Sex Tips from Rock Stars By: Paul Miles Omnibus Press $19.95 power to attract any woman they want. They’ve seen sex in all its most fantastic forms, all around the world. They’ve had opportunities that many could only dream about, and to the fans that idolize them, it’s this supremacy that has made rock stars more inhuman than human. Until now. Within “Sex Tips from Rock Stars” many of music’s most celebrated multi-platinum rockers share their do’s and don’ts on a seriously uncensored long list of sexual topics. A scholarly cocktail for the body and mind, “Sex Tips from Rock Stars” is part eroticism, part biography and a dose of comedy shaken to form a self-help book that makes the “Kama Sutra” look PG-13. From divorce and dating, to where to find the best “finish” of the night, author Paul Miles believes “Sex Tips from Rock Stars” will provide readers an abundance of practical tips and tongue-incheek pointers on every single aspect of sex. The happy ending? Feeling as if we’re backstage at a concert speaking with our idols. Last Monday over coffee, I had the opportunity to obtain a sneak-speak with Miles at the Marriott Islandia in New York about his ground-breaking work, available in October. “The feedback so far has been positive,” he said. “A few people think its derogatory


toward women, but it’s just not the case. It’s light-hearted. It doesn’t go down that line. ... [Y]eah it’s obvious there’s wild and crazy stuff in it the average Joe misses out on, but rock stars are mere mortals. They’re human. Some of the things they say are decent and chivalrous. They have the same feelings we experience and because we’re

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hearing their own words, in a way, they become characters. Readers can grow to like some more than others. It’s surprising how they come through.” Married for 20 years and with two adult children, Miles also discovered a few pointers of his own throughout the process of writing this titillating and tantalizing book. Communication and listening top the list of characteristics of importance. “It’s key to an ongoing relationship,” he noted. “It builds trust. Readers will (hopefully) take on board the advice and maybe be creative and wiser by learning through some of their pitfalls. For example, a lot of rock stars push the importance of safe sex because they have come across—figuratively not literally—all sorts of people.” Unexpectedly informative, thoroughly entertaining and not to be confused with a “how-to” guide, “Sex Tips from Rock Stars” is perhaps the most politically incorrect and honest description of the birds and the bees the world has yet to meet. An enjoyable journey meant for all, readers will notice the relative absence of multiple strong female vocals—not because Miles is sexist, but because, well, let’s face facts: Men need it more than women. Put bluntly, there are many guys out there that just don’t get it. I’d bet another $15 martini that dude in the bar is definitely one of them. Visit, or join his Facebook fan page for more information.

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Breaking the Silence:

Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc. prepare for awareness month


ccording to the Web site for Wilmington’s Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc. (, “Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the U.S., more common than automobile accidents, muggings and cancer deaths combined.” Though a statistic of which to take heed, it’s also a reality that domestic violence isn’t only a female-oriented problem; it affects everyone, from males to children, families to friends of victims, and of all backgrounds, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and races. Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc. (DVSS, Inc.) staffs a group of people who tirelessly ensure a safe, comfortable environment for all people affected by harmful malevolence. By focusing on empowerment and education, as well as encouraging and providing safety to individuals facing an abuser, the organization’s dedication provides options and offers immediate guidance when needed. “Domestic violence is a cycle of systematic abuse and control,” Mandy Houvouras, court advocate for DVSS Inc., told encore last week. “There are many factors that victims must overcome in leaving an abusive relationship—from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, to financial control, isolation, threats and manipulation of children.” Ensuring that sensitive and compassionate assistance remain at the forefront of every case, DVSS Inc. staff educates their clients on all fronts when it comes to a plan-of-action, which especially includes the after-effects of a victim’s departure. “Victims may experience increased threats and physical abuse after ending the relationship,” Houvouras informed. “For these reasons, it is imperative that victims of domestic violence create a safety plan.” Thus, October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month helps spread the word. Each year DVSS Inc. plans a host of events around town to inform of support and raise awareness for the cause. From Wednesday Appreciation Days—“during which DVSS, Inc. sends “thank-you cookies” to area agencies who work to assist victims of domestic violence”—to a basketball fund-raiser and workshops, the cause will be front and center of the Wilmington community in coming weeks. Their biggest family-friendly event, the 21st annual Take Back the Night March and Rally, will be held Thursday, October 7th and is open to the public. Houvouras was kind enough to answer a few questions about the event and

by: Shea Carver share insight into available volunteer opportunities at DVSS Inc. e: Tell me about your annual Take Back the Night rally—when it began, its purpose, and the importance of having support from the public. MH: Take Back the Night originated at the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women, held in Belgium in 1976. Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. honors this tradition each year with a march and rally held in downtown Wilmington. Our goal is to create an event that brings awareness to the issue of domestic violence, while empowering those who have been victims. By marching together, the community makes a statement that abuse will not be tolerated. e: What will the rally entail, and what is your main message you hope the public, victims and supporters walk away retaining? MH: The march portion of the event will begin at 7 p.m. in front of the Alton Lennon Federal Building on Water Street. Law enforcement officers will lead the march through the streets of downtown, as survivors, friends, family, and community allies walk in unity against intimate partner violence. Following the march, participants will gather on the steps of the Federal Courthouse for an empowering candlelight vigil. Mistress of Ceremonies is Kim Ratcliff, esteemed co-anchor of WECT-TV6/WSFX-Fox 26 Carolina in the Morning. Chief John Guard of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Department will be the event’s keynote speaker. Music will be provided by Laura McLean, a longtime supporter of Take Back the Night. Additionally, the Silent Witness Exhibit will be on display. These life-size silhouettes represent women who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. The event will conclude with the song “Lean on Me,” sung by guest vocalist Jeri Holliday. The theme of the 21st annual Take Back the Night March and Rally is “Break the Silence…End Domestic Violence.” Our hope is that participants realize that for change to occur, domestic violence must be a subject we can talk about. e: How can the public be involved with your

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organization should they wish to partake in more volunteer work for the cause? MH: Those interested in donating their time may complete a volunteer application available on the agency Web site,, by clicking the link “How Can You Help.” Volunteer training workshops are held in February, and September each year and are required for those who wish to work directly with clients and their children. Additionally, donations of clothes and household items are accepted at Vintage Values locations in the community, with 100 percent of proceeds going toward services for those affected by domestic violence. Vintage Values has three convenient locations including stores in University Landing Center, on Castle Street and on S. College Road in Monkey Junction. A wish-list for the domestic violence shelter is posted on the DVSS, Inc. Web site, and donations of these items are greatly appreciated and accepted at our administrative/outreach office, The Open Gate, located at 2901 Market Street. Used cell phones are also accepted at The Open Gate, which provide clients with 911 phones. Folks can also contact DVSS, Inc. regarding fund-raising opportunities. e: Anything else you wish to share with encore readers that you feel they should know about your organization or even domestic violence in general? MH: If you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic violence, please refer them to DVSS, Inc. Advocates are on call 24

hours a day, 365 days each year for confidential assistance to those impacted by domestic violence. DVSS, Inc. services include court advocacy and accompaniment, safety planning, empowerment groups, area referrals, material assistance, transportation, and emergency shelter. These services are also available to Spanish-speaking clients, and DVSS, Inc. can arrange translators for other foreign languages. Please call (910)343-0703 for further information. As always, we at DVSS, Inc. appreciate the support of this amazing community. OTHER EVENTS: Sat., 10/9, 3 p.m.: Verizon Wireless and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office will host a basketball fund-raiser at Williston Middle School. Tip-off for the game is at 3 p.m., and the event costs $3 for ages 4-17 and $5 for 18 and up. Thurs., 10/14, 8:30 p.m.: DVSS, Inc. will facilitate trainings including “Breaking the Silence in Communities of Faith: A Workshop for Clergy and Lay Leaders” at the First Baptist Activity Center. Tues., 10/19, 8 a.m.: “Healthy Business, Healthy Community Civil Workplace Protocol Summit” at New Hanover County Government Complex Through 10/28: Domino’s Pizza is sponsoring the fund-raiser “Dough Raising” Nightseach Thursday through October 28th. Domino’s will donate 20 percent of each order to benefit DVSS, Inc. Visit to download this coupon.

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AS HEARD ON TV: Memorable catchphrases by Fred Piscop ACROSS 1 Satiates 6 Lauer of Today 10 Coffeehouse order 15 Beverage on tap 19 From the top 20 Work with acid 21 Found, as a foundation 22 __ cost (free) 23 Laugh-in catchphrase 25 Family Feud catchphrase 27 Nursery supplier 28 Actress Rene 30 Opinion piece 31 To’s partner 32 Caesarean quote starter 33 Seine tributary 36 Convent leader 40 Leg bones 42 “I’m outta here!” 46 Calm under pressure 47 The A-Team catchphrase 50 Yuletide quaff 51 Corner piece 52 www.rutgers.__ 53 Family member 54 One on a pedestal 55 Squid’s defense 56 Onetime Tonight Show catchphrase 61 Profession 62 Barely passing 63 St. crossers 64 Formal decree 65 Place for socks 66 Apportions, with “out” 68 Uplift 69 Bout site 70 Bum out

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Choice lists Gil __ (Lesage novel) Since Jan. 1 Lumberjack-shirt pattern Alice catchphrase Journalist’s question “__ it the truth!” Begin angling Granola bit 500 sheets Sawbuck Seinfeld catchphrase Tough boss Icy treat Wood smoothers Urban hangouts Front-door response Yemeni port “A likely story!” Zillions Gem State capital Union contract detail Price Is Right catchphrase The Apprentice catchphrase Hold as true “The Devil and Daniel Webster” author Mitigate In great shape Predicament Deep void Fraction of an ounce Showing no emotion

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where to be, what to do in Wilmington and beyond

Events TIDAL CREEK EVENTS Events taking place at Tidal Creek Co-op off Oleander Dr. or (910) 7992667. Schedule: Fri., 10/1, Alive at Five, 5pm, Last Alive at Five of the season! Tidal Creek Lawn FAMILY AND FUN ALUMNI WEEKEND UNCW Family and Alumni Weekend includes alumni reunions, family social gatherings, musical performances, academic discussions, campus tours and sports and recreation activities, including a Midnite Madness celebration. Reg. for all events: 10/13, Schedule: 10/15: UNCW Alumni & Parents Welcome Reception, 6pm, Burney Center. Alumni and parents are invited to enjoy music, food and drinks while connecting with administrators, faculty and staff. For alumni and parents only. Limited amount of tickets available; $10 ea. w/hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. • Midnite Madness, 9pm, Trask Coliseum. Seahawk fans welcome to officially kick off 2010-11 basketball season. Pep rally event includes student games and contests, spirit group performances and team introductions. • 10/16: Golden Wing Society Reunion, 10:30am, Madeline Suite. Wilmington College classmates from 1947-60 are invited for a complimentary brunch and guided trolley tour

of UNCW to celebrate achieving and exceeding their 50 year alumni status. • UNCW Family Picnic, 11:30am, Campus Commons: Alumni, parents and students invited to join the Seahawk family for a day of fun and food. Limited tickets, $10 ea. for the general public, $5 for children under 10 and free for UNCW students with a meal plan and picnic ticket. • UNCW Past, Present & Future Presentation with Ty Rowell, 2pm, Randall Library Auditorium: UNCW historian Ty Rowell’s presentation detailing UNCW’s growth from Wilmington College to one of the top institutions in the Southeast. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged.• Legacy Pinning Ceremony, 4pm, Burney Center: Freshmen and transfer students w/ parent, grandparent or sibling who attended UNCW can enjoy aformal pinning ceremony to commemorate making UNCW a family legacy. Includes complimentary photos, snacks and refreshments. Invitation-only event is free, but reg. is rqd. • Young Alumni Reunion, 7pm, Burney Center: Members of UNCW classes 2000- 2010 can enjoy an evening of reminiscing and reuniting. Tickets: $15 ea., include hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and live music from Machine Gun. Complete details” www.uncw. edu/familyalumniweekend.

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY RALLY National Coming Out Day Pride Rally: Sun, 10/10, 5:30-9pm, riverwalk downtown. Open to everyone, no matter orientation. Live music, comedy, poetry,


Taking place the weekend of the 9th and 10th is Pleasure Islandʼs annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival, featuring headlining act Leon Russell. Local and regional musicians will also perform, inlcuding Lee Venters and Vermilion Sands, El Jaye Johnson and the Port City AllStars and more! Food and arts and crafts vendors onsite, too! Get tickets now: (910) 458-8434. DJ, keynote speaker and other entertainment. Various food and organization vendors (Adoption/ Foster care, local politics, health providers, etc.). TR

Nunley: or 910-538-0234. SEAFOOD, BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL 10/9-10: Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival held at the Ft. Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach, feat.legendary blues great Leon Russell, among many more blues and jazz acts, like Lockdown Blues Band, Laura McFayden and Stardust, Lee Venters and Vermillion Sands, El Jaye Johnson and the Port City AllStars, Benny Hill Trio and more! Tickets: 2-day pass, $30 in adv.; $15 for Sun., Children 12 and under, free. Family-friendly, lawn chairs welcome! Also on site: Kidz Zone, Fine Arts Plaza, wine tasting and more. www.pleasureislandnc. org/seafoodbluesandjazzfestival.asp. Tickets: 910-458-8434 BACK DOOR KITCHEN TOUR The Residents of Old Wilmington 5th Annual Back Door Kitchen Tour takes place during Riverfest Weekend, with nine kitchens in homes in Wilmington’s famed historic district featured on Sat., 10/2, noon-5pm. Homes can be visited in any order on self-guided walking tour. Homes include: Phoebe and Terry Bragg at 410 S. Front St.; Chandler Keys at 411 S. Second St.; Ann and Robert Erb at 308 S 3rd St.; Melissa and Richard Ulstad at 309 Castle St.; Alisa Harris at 515 S. South 2nd St.; Kathy and Chris Wilson at 120 S. Fifth Avenue; Phillis and David Thompson at 208 S. Fifth Ave.; Sharon and Curt Stiles at 212 S. Second St; and Karen and Tom Behm at 303 S. Second St. Sample gourmet food tastings, prepared by local restaurants, served in several of the homes. Kitchen designers and equipment representatives present to answer questions, and tabletop settings and floral centerpieces will also be featured. Original painting of the back door and garden at the Bragg home by artist James Davis raffled off at 5pm on the day of the tour; tickets $5, sold at the Bragg’s home. Tour tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Babes in arms are free. or 910-762-4916. PAWLEY’S ISLAND FESTIVAL Through 10/3: 2010 Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art marks the 20th Anniversary. Nonprofit organization’s mission is to create and enhance cultural awareness while enriching the quality of life for residents and visitors alike by providing quality performances, programs, and educational opportunities in music and the arts. Feat. Wine Gala fundraiser, followed by two weeks of music, w/headliner Steve March Tormé, the son of legendary jazz vocalist Mel Tormé, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Cool John Ferguson, Marco Sartor and Judy Carmichael. Also includes a Film Festival held in conjunction with Coastal Carolina University, Chalk Under the Oaks w/workshop by Lee Jones, renowned street artist, as well as a Gallery Crawl feat. trolley rides to area galleries. Tickets to Wine Gala, 9/24: $100/person. Sampling of fine wines from over 80 renowned wineries, mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live entertainment and a silent auction. Gala at 7pm, 9/25, Litchfield Plantation. www.pawleysmusic. com or 843-626-8911. OKTOBERFEST 9th Annual Wilmington Oktoberfest at Racine Commons, Fri, 10/15, 4pm, through Sun., 10/17, 5pm. Tickets are $5 (free for kids 10 and under!) and proceeds benefit Cape Fear Literacy Council.German food, beer, music, kids activities, and of course the wiener dog race! Rachel Forman: or call 251-0911. Volunteers needed throughout the weekend; duties include face painting, pumpkin painting, food service, beer service, and more. Volunteers receive free admission and a food plate for their help.

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LIGHTHOUSE BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL 10/16, Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre. Over 70 international breweries all in one place! Admission includes a glass to sample as many different beer styles as you would like. Free shuttle service available to the greater Wilmington area after the festival. Live music with Acoustic Syndicate and Onward, Soldiers. Food vendors will be onsite as well. Portion of the festival proceeds will benefit “The Carousel Center”. VIP tickets: $40 allows entrances noon. $30, general admission at 1pm. www. POPLAR GROVE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL Poplar Grove Halloween Festival: 10/22-24 and 29-31! Hrs: Fri., 6pm-midnight; Sat., 2pm-midnight; Sun., 2pm-10pm. Feat. haunted hayride and barn, rides, games, food, nonscary kiddie fun house, pony rides, cake walks and so much more! Costume contest: 10/30. Free, w/activities priced separately. (910) 686-9518 ext.26 or pgp@poplargrove. com FARMERS’ MARKETS Riverfront Farmers’ Market on Sat., 8am1pm. Remains open every Saturday (except October 2 Riverfest) through 12/18, 8am1pm, downtown. Features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts, and more. N. Water St. (between Market & Princess streets). • Pine Valley Market’s Farm Fresh Saturdays: 5/22, and every Sat., from June-August. A local farmer from Clinton will have a variety of local and regional produce. Castle Hayne farm flowers, too. www., 3520 S College Rd. • Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market on Wed., 8am-1pm. Everything is locally grown or made: in-season fruits and vegetables, plants, cut flowers, eggs, cheese and mroe! Through 12/15, rain or shine.

10200 U.S. 17, a mile from the I-40 bypass.(910) 686-9518ext. 26. • Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market, Monday, 8am-1pm, through 9/6, feat. vendors of local produce, shrimp and seafood, etc. • Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market open every Saturday, 8am-1pm, feat. over 40 vendors, 75/25 farmers to arts and craft vendors, selling everything from produce to flowers, jewelry to photography.


A golf tournament held at the Masonboro Country Club, hosted by the Carolina Beach Benevolent Fund, takes place on the 2nd. All proceeds will benefit the Nephcure Foundation, dedicated to finding causes and cures for two kidney diseases. There will be a Mercedes-Benz hole-in-one contest, “closest to the pin” contest and more! Call (910) 458-2540 for more information and costs.

Charity/Events CAPE FEAR RIVER WATCH October First Saturday Seminar: Stream Restoration w/Steve Mott (Mott Landscaping), 10/2. He’ll talk both about stream restoration in general and local stream restoration in specific and will then lead all interested in a walking tour of the restored stream site. 617 Surry St., w/pancakes and coffee at 8:30am. • Organization Fund-raising Opportunity: Raise monies for your group or charity and also support the Cape Fear River Watch by selling beautiful “coffee table”

books about Wilmington. or 910-254-1342. CB POLICE BENEVOLENT FUND On Sat., 10/2, the Carolina Beach Police Benevolent Fund hosts Golf Tourney at Masonboro Country Club, 535 The Cape Blvd. Feat. Mercedes-Benz Hole In One Contest, Closest to the Pin Contest, Helicopter Drop 50/50, $10,000 Putting Contest and Longest Drive Contest. Benefits Nephcure Foundation, an organization committed exclusively to support research seeking a cause and cure for two potentially devastating kidney diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). (910) 616-4664 or (910) 458-2540. tess.casals@ EL CENTRO El Centro Latino has begun its annual 100 club campaign to support our services to the Latino Community of the Wilmington area. El Centro Latino provides outreach to the community in the form of legal services, job placement, and connection to English classes for free and most of our staff is volunteers or interns from UNCW. Help raise $10,000 to pay for rent for the next year by making $100 tax deductible donation and have businesses promoted at at Festival Latino on11/6 or on our website. Festival Latino is held at Hugh MacRae Park and should have an attendance of over 25,000 people this year. We will have Latin Music, Singing, Dancing, Food and a Kid’s Fiesta with a Pi?ata every hour. This is a huge cultural even! (910)341-0007. NASHVILLE FLOOD BENEFIT Nashville Flood Benefit: Beach House Bar (7219 Market Street), 10/2, 2pm-6pm, to help those in Nashville,TN, who were affected by the flood. Live bands, raffles and more! $5 donation. PayPal donation at TAKE BACK THE NIGHT 10/7, 7pm: 21st annual Take Back the Night March and Rally: “Break the silence, end domestic violence!” In an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, event will begin at 7pm, Alton Lennon Federal Building , Water St. March proceeds through historic downtown, returning to the federal courthouse for the rally portion of the event, beginning at 7:30pm.Chief John Guard, of Pitt County Sheriff Department, will be the event’s Keynote Speaker, and Kim K. Ratcliff, News Anchor for WECT and WSFX Fox 26, will serve as the Mistress of Ceremony. Music provided by Laura McLean, Professional Guitarist. Refreshments offered courtesy of Port City Java. Held each October by Domestic Violence Shelter and Serivces, Inc. and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council to unite and educate the community during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. SAVE THE BUBBLE BENEFIT Carrabba’s Italian Grill will be serving Surf & Turf for the YWCA Save the Bubble Benefit, Fri., 10/8, 11:30am and 12:30pm. Takeout service begins at 11am. Enjoy a delicious lunch, win raffle prizes and support the YWCA for only $25/person. Local WECT news anchor Kim Ratcliff hosts. Menu includes salad, bread, vegetables, dessert, and a

drink. The YWCA pool was built in 1979 to provide health and wellness services to the community. In 2002, through generous donors and supporters, the YWCA pool was renovated and covered by the removable bubble. The Save the Bubble Benefit funds will be used to replace the YWCA bubble. The bubble is placed on the pool SeptMay to continue swim lessons, water aerobics, lap swimming, lifeguard training and other services that promote healthy lifestyles.799-6820 or 17TH ANNUAL JEDRY OPEN HOUSE 17th annual Jedrey Open, hosted by the nonprofit Jedrey Family Foundation, which raised over $12,000 last year to assist for local families suffering with cancer and enduring financial burdens. Schedule: 10/8: Kick-off celebration at Buffalo Wild Wings at Monkey junction, 7pm • Sat., 10/9: Washer tournament and Pig Pickin’ Raffle to be held at the Wilmington Moose Lodge, 2-10pm. Live music, food and raffle. $10/person • Sun, 10/10: Shotgun Golf Tournament at Wilmington Municipal. Teams of 4, $100/person. 910-619-8745 or AMM DANCE IN MEMORY OF ANNIE MCLEOD 10/9, sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta will be hosting a dance showcase in an effort to raise funding for the AMM scholarshipm founded after 22 years old Annie Morgan McLeod, who was tragically killed March 30, 2008 from a drunk driving accident. Showcase takes place at Rolland-Grise Middle school (4412 Lake Ave) , noon-3pm. Types of dance will include jazz, hip hop and will include solo and group performances. Audience will judge competition; grand prize for the winner along with many raffles and give- a-ways. AMMscholarship@ GOLF FORE LITERACY 2010 Golf FORE Literacy Tournament, 10/11 (Columbus Day), at Cape Fear National-Brunswick Forest in Leland. Putting and driving range open at 8:30am; continental breakfast served. Captain’s Choice Shotgun Start at 10am. $125 play/$500 a team and include continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf, cart, contest activities, lunch, awards, prizes, golf balls and more! www.golfforeliteracy. or 910-251-0911. All proceeds benefit Cape Fear Literacy Council. KI SPA In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ki Spa Salon opens its doors to breast cancer survivors, offering them a complimentary spa treatment, 6-9pm, Thurs, 10/14. Survivors can schedule a manicure, a half-hour massage or a mini-facial at no charge. Complimentary refreshmentsserved, anda chance to win a gift basket and other great prizes from local businesses. 910-509-0410.

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throughout the month of June 2011. All shows at City Stage, downtown Wilmington. (910)264-2602. TACT TACT 2010-2011: “ Little Shop of Horrors,” 10/1517, 22-24. • 10/25, 5pm: TACT auditions: “Honk the Musical.” Open to ages 8-18. Be prepared to sing and dance. Directed and choreographed by Suzzan Ralke-Smith w/music direction by Linda Carilse-Markas. Performances: 12/10-12, 17-19 • 11/3: Fall Worksop for ages 7-11, feat. showcase at end of 5 weeks. Educators: Timothy Allan Mills and Denice Hopper. Performances on 12/4 and 11. Theme: “A Year with Frog and Toad.” Whimsical story features an unlikely friendship between a cheerful Frog and a rather grumpy Toad and the life lessons they learn during the four seasons of one year. All events at at the Hannah Block 2nd Street Stage, 120 S. 2nd St. BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE 2010-11 2010-11 Season Schedule: The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30pm, 10/15-17, 22-24, and 3pm Sun. matinees. Limited seating; call for reservations. Tickets: 1-800-754-1050, ext 416 • The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad from ‘The Wind in the Willows,’ presented by Stagestruck players, youth theatre. 7:30 pm, 2/25-27, 3/4-6, and Sun. matinees, 3pm. Both theatre productions at Odell Williamson Auditorium Event Center, Brunswick Community College, Thom Clemmons:910-5244869 • Musical Review in Franklin Square Park. Free show under the stars, 5/2011 (dates TBA.)

Comedy can handle. Sunny Skyzies has done everything she can to keep her struggling travel agency afloat, and now she’s promoting an exclusive cruise package traveling to Playa del Ventosa—but there is no such beach! Runs Thurs. Sept, 6:30pm at Front St. Brewery. 9 N. Front St. $35. Menu: fresh summer salad, Jerk chicken w/pineapple salsa and chimmichuri flank steak, calypso black beans and rice, and Key Lime mousse. • Thurs., 10/21 and 28, 6:30pm: Clue! Mystery Dinner Theatre Halloween Special. Face-paced, family-friendly whodunnit adaptation of CLUE. Suspicious characters, deadly weapons and sinister rooms. Adults: $40 or Kids: $20. 910-232-6611 or porchtheatre. comFront Street Brewery Restaurant, 9 N. Front St., downtown. Costumes welcomed! Celebrity and youth judges to pick the best dressed! Prizes include:complimentary nights at Angie’s Bed and Breakfast in Historic Downtowns Wilmington, iPod, collection of Celia Rivenbark’s books, and gift certificates to local eateries! 910-232-6611. SNEADS FERRY COMMNUNITY THEATRE Snead’s Ferry Community Theatre will hold auditions for ‘Greetings’ by Tom Dudzick, Thurs., 9/30, and Fri., 10/1, 7pm. Snead’s FerryCommunity Center, 126 Park Lane. Five characters needed: 2 women 20s and 50s-60s; 3 men in 20s-30s and 50s-60s. Show dates: 11/12-14 & 19-21. Katina

Greeves: 910-328-2534 BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Thalian Association presents the Wilmington premiere of the musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” through 10/3, Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington; Thurs-Sat, 8pm; and Sun., 3pm. “Buddy” chronicles the three years in which the rock ’n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly became the world’s top recording artist, feat. timeless hits as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day” and “Oh, Boy.” Director: Tom Brigg. Music Direction: Jonathan Barber,. Stars Justin Cody Fox as Buddy Holly, with Benjamin Baldwin, Benji Smith and Gary Steele as The Crickets. $25 w/senior, student and group discounts offered. 910-632-2285 or CITY STAGE THEATER City Stage Announces it’s 2010-11 season and new box office number for ticket reservations: (910) 264-2602. Keep an eye out for information about our new Web site, and online ticket purchasing options! For now visit The Rocky Horror Show: 10/7-10, 15-17, 22-24, 28-31. • Santaland Diaries: 11/26-28, 12/3-5, 1012. • Chicago: 12/30- 1/2, 1/7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 2830. • Three Penny Opera: 2/10-13, 18-20, 25-27. • The Little Dog Laughed: 3/10-13, 18-20, 25-27. • Godspell: 4/7-10, 15-17, 22-24. • Altar Boyz: 5/5-8, 13-15, 20-22. • Point Break Live! Will run

COMEDY COMPETITION Cabineer’s Promotions presents Promoters Comedy Competition, 10/9, Wilmington Sportsmen’s Club. Hosted by Comedian DS Sanders from BET’s Def Comedy Jam. Casting upcoming comedians from all over the east coast for a chance to win a multi comedy tour, cash prize and to perform for promoters from surrounding cities. Audience participation welcome. $10 adv. through 10/4; $15 adv. or $20 at the door after. 910-200-3683. NUTT ST. COMEDY ROOM Every week at Nutt St: Tues. and Wed. Improv with the “Nutt House” troupe ($5 cover and $1 Front St draft beer);Thurs. Open Mic Stand-up; Fri. and Sat.: Nationally Touring Comedians:. Schedule: 10/1-2, James Adomian, 8pm; doors, 9pm.Tickets $10/$12 • 10/8: Scott Angrave. 8pm, doors; 9pm show. Tickets $8/$10 • 10/15-16: Steve Hofstetter . 8pm doors; 9pm show. Tickets $8/$10 • 10/29-30: Todd Barry. 29: one show at 8pm, doors; 9pm, show. 30: two shows, 1st, 7pm doors and 8pm show; 2nd, 9:30 doors; 10pm show. Special event-tickets $15 advance/day of. • 11/12-13: Justice League of Comedy. 8pm,doors; 9pm, show. Tickets $8/10 • 11/19-20: Jesse Joyce. 8pm doors; 9pm show . Tickets $10/$12 • 12/3-4: Vic Henley . 8pm doors; 9pm show. Tickets $10/12. 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts CAPE FEAR CHORALE The Cape Fear Chorale, under the direction of Jerry Cribbs, is currently accepting new members for Fall 2010. 910-791-2121 or www.capefearchorale. org to request information. NC SYMPHONY AUDITIONS NC Symphony auditions for Second Young AllStars Orchestra: Exclusive chamber orchestras for advanced high school musicians are led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn in partnership with the Triangle’s Philharmonic Association.

Accepted students will participate in a week of intensive rehearsals with Maestro Llewellyn and intimate sectional rehearsals with North Carolina Symphony musicians before a final public performance. Two orchestras will be formed this concert season, the first offering a winter performance in Meymandi Concert Hall on Sun., 1/30, 2pm, and the final program will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Robert Ward’s Symphony No. 3 and close with Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony, No. 35. Spring orchestra will perform in Edenton Street United Methodist Church. Sun, 5/15, 2pm. Church’s organist, Josh Dumbleton, will perform Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the Young All-Stars; program will also include the music of Haydn and Mozart. NC high school students, ages 14-19, audition at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions for winter orchestra: Sat., 10/9; spring orchestra, Tues., 2/8, and Sat2/12. Participation fee: $50. Application: JAMES GILES Fri, 10/8, 7:30pm, James Giles, piano. Giles has commissioned and premiered works by William Bolcom, C. Curtis-Smith, Stephen Hough, Lowell Liebermann, Ned Rorem, Augusta Read Thomas, Earl Wild and James Wintle. Most of these new works are featured on Giles’s Albany Records release American Virtuoso. A native of NC, Giles studied with Byron Janis at the Manhattan School of Music, Jerome Lowenthal at the Juilliard School, Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music, and Robert Shannon at Oberlin College. Available at Box Office, an hour before: $5 general public / free to students with valid UNCW ID. UNCW Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts building. CHAMBER DUO CONCERT Mon., 10/11, 7:30pm, featuring cellist Emanuel Gruber and pianist Kelko Sekino, piano$5 general public or free to students with valid UNCW ID. UNCW Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building. Tickets are available at the Cultural Arts building box office starting at 6:30 pm, Mon., Oct. 11. DEPT OF MUSIC JAZZ CONCERT UNCW’s Dept of Jazz Concert held Wed., 10/13, 7:30pm, at UNCW beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building, Randall Dr. Tickets: 6:30pm, 13th at box office. Feat.: Jerald Shynett, trombone; Jim Ketch, trumpet; Stephen Anderson, piano; Jeffry Eckels, bass; and Ross Pederson, drums. TAKE THE LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL Winoca Records presents “Take the Lake Music Festival” at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 10/30, 1-10pm, feat. best local and regional music acts: Onward, Soldiers, Charlie the Horse, Mandolin Orange, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Dirty Bourbon River Show, The Kingston Springs, Rayland Baxter and more. Local and/or organic food and drinks. Wide range of community organizations on site with booths set up to educate the greater Wilmington population about the creative endeavors abound in their community, including Full Belly Project, Cucalorus and more. Family event; children under15, free. Day-long passes: $20 at www. Portion of the proceeds used to reinvigorate the collective efforts of the creative community in Wilmington, “Creative Wilmington,”

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6:30-8pm, Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, corner of South 17th St. & Independence Blvd. BALLROOM DANCE SPORT Ballroom Dancesport Classes: 9/30 Salsa II 6:30; 9/30 Salsa Beginners 7:30; 10/18 Beginner Ballroom 6:15;10/18 Shag 8pm; 10/19 Cha-Cha 7pm;10/20 Wedding Prep 6:30; 10/20 Beginner Ballroom 7:30; 10/1 Friday Night Dance Club & Every Friday 7:30-10:30, $7. $5/college w/ID. Less than 1 mile from UNCW. 4523 Franklin Ave, Singles/Couples. Across from Cinema Dr, Kerr & Franklin. 910 799-2001 WILMINGTON SINGLES CLUB 10/1: DJ Robert Clemmons, Am. Legion, Post 10 • 10/8, DJ Buddy Langley, Am. Legion, Post 10 During Oct. bring canned or dry food for “Singles Fighting Hunger.” Members $8/guests $10. Kathleen: 232-3315. CONTRA TIEMPO UNCW feat. an educational and community residency with acclaimed Latin dance company, Contra Tempo for two weeks, through 10/2. Feat. live performances, master classes, free Salsa workshops, films, lectures and an in-school artist residency at Bradley Creek Elementary School. Los Angeles-based dance company fuses Salsa, Afro-Cuban, West African and hip-hop to create an invigorating blend of physically intense and politically astute dance-theater. Ensemble has a passionate commitment to educational outreach, all for free during UNCW residency. Performance: Sat., 10/2, at Kenan Auditorium, feat. three critically acclaimed Contra-Tempo works, as well as a new work by students from New Hanover County schools. Courtney Reilly: 910-962-2082 or TANGO WILMINGTON Tango Wilmington: Fri. Practicas: Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn, 5001 Market St., 7:30-9:30pm $5 includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30Ppm. After, move to Projekte, 3rd and Castle

streets, downtown, for more dancing! .• 4-Wk. Intermediate Tango Course, Ballroom DanceSport, Sun. 10/10, 12/14, 2-3:30, $40 for the set + evening practicas (followed by 7-8:30pm practicas at Doris and Jack’s house. Ellen: CHA-CHA/SWING LESSONS New Hanover County Senior Resource Center: Weds, through 10/6 12:30:Beginner Ballroom; 10.13-11/3: 12:30:Beginner Ballroom; 1:30:ChaCha, 2:30, Swing. 2222 S. College Rd, Singles/ Couples, Advance Register: 799-2001 CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Tues.: Shag Night. Free Shag Lessons with Brad White. Beginner 7:30pm, Intermediate 8pm. Dancing till 11pm. $5 cover. • Thurs.: free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak—Beach, 7:30pm and country, 9:30pm. $5 cover. Coming Thurs, 11/4: Band of Oz, 8:30pm. • Fri.: Salsa Night. Begins with Argentine Tango Lessons, 7:30pm. $5 cover. Salsa Lessons, 9:30pm & DJ Lalo. Open till 2:30am. • Sat.: Salsa w/DJ LaLo, free, 9pm till close. Carolina Lounge, 910 791-7595.

Art NO BOUNDAIRES No Boundaries International Artist Colony presents “No Boundaries Retrospective” at The Art Gallery of the Cultural Arts Building on the UNCW campus. A 12-year retrospective showcasing all participating international artists since 1998. Opening reception gala: Thurs., 9/30, 5-7pm, at UNCW Cultural Art’s Building. Hangs through 11/5. • “Special Selections Sale and Fundraiser” featuring original artworks on paper and canvas created by participating artists from previous art colonies. Projekte Gallery, 523 South 3rd St. Free to public; 75 percent cost of each purchase price is tax deductible. Paired w/wine tasting and live music provided by Kim Dicso on Fri, 10/1, 6-9pm. • A renowned artist from our Wilmington sister city in Belize, as well as artists from Spain, Brazil, Australia, Scotland,

through Women’s Work: through 9/30 in Warwick Center Lobby Gallery. Meditation on what “Women’s Work” traditionally was, what it is now and what that term is coming to mean.Part of WILD (Women in Labor Daze), a week-long event celebrating motherhood through music, art, theater, comedy and more.• Photo Stories: Through 9/30. Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor. The UNCW Photography club and student creative writers are combining their efforts for this exhibition to explore that moment when the shutter drops. About the interrelatedness of the arts and of the source of creativity itself, the narrative in this exhibit won’t be told frame by frame but will braid. Shane Fernando,(910) 962-7972 or

and the United States will paint on Bald Head Island 11/5–19, at the seventh No Boundaries International Art Colony. The goal of No Boundaries is to give artists and the community a forum for free expression and cross-cultural dialogue. No Boundaries is essential to the global community in its ability to imagine and realize a future filled with diverse voices that are heard with empathy. The fruits of this dynamic meeting will be shared with the public in an exhibition at Acme Art Studios with an Exhibition Gala, Sat., 11/20, 6-10pm. LET’S FACE IT Elizabeth Darrow’s “Let’s Face It,” new figurative paintings in oil, fresh array of characters, both humorous and poignant, set in her colorful world of gesture, pattern, and texture. 621N4TH Gallery. 621 North 4th St., (910) 520-3325. 621n4th.comHours: 11am-5pm, weekdays, or by appointment. Hangs through October.


CALL TO ARTISTS Art Soup, a nonprofit arts organization, is currently assembling a regional artists directory on its Web site, Any interested artists can send three simple bits of info for free listing/link: name, genre of art, and a link to their Web site to be included. Send info: Film, Visual, Performance, Literary, etc. Ongoing project will be continually updated as a tool for galleries, buyers and other artists to find, locate, purchase and network with Cape Fear area creativists. info@art-soup

“No Boundaries Retrospective” hangs in the Art Gallery at the Cultural Art Building on UNCW campus, with an opening reception on the 30th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The retrospective covers 12 years of international artists traveling to Bald Head Island to paint, share their work and create cross-cultural dialogue over a two-week period. The 2010 event takes place 11/5-19. UNCW ANN FLACK BOSEMAN GALLERY UNC Wilmington’s Ann Flack Boseman Galleryannounces its 2010-11 exhibition calendar, covering a diverse collection of media. Hanging

CAPRICE BISTRO ART SHOW New work by Darren Mulvenna & Jay Edge in the Sofa Lounge at Caprice Bistro. Local artists and a local art space merge with a fresh layer of perspective, as both artists work at Caprice, earning their bread and paint here. Opening reception: Works on display through October. 10 Market Street. PROJEKTE Projekte presents new exhibition from founding members of The Atomic Lime Project in Greenville, NC. “Form and Dysfunction: the best exhibition of art anddesign ever” creatively couple the impressive sculptural art of Eric Justin White and the sleek furniture design of Justin Bernel . Closing reception, Sat, 10/2, 6pm. Live

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music, wine tastings and light hors d’ouevres. Allencompassing art center and lounge. • Projekte is pleased to host “The Creative Exchange,” second Sat., 2-5pm, starting 10/8. Artists are encouraged to set up a table displaying their crafts and/or artworks to either sale or to exchange with other artists.Booth rental: $15 and artists keep all profits. Artists must provide own display table and/or walls or other fixtures. Space limited and pre-reg rqd. Free and open to the public. 523 South 3rd St. 910-352-0236 CALL TO ARTISTS Bottega and Projekte galleries present “Paperazzi,” a co-curated exhibit consisting of 2D nd 3D works of art created entirely on paper by local and regional artists. Paperazzi’s opening is paired with an entertainment filled evening of Masquerade and Mayhem to take place at both venues Friday, 10/29, beginning at 7pm, with events and games scheduled throughout the night. Guests and artists are encouraged to dress up as their favorite movie star or iconic figure on October 29th, as the red carpet will be rolled out and the papparazzi will be out in full force to photograph the starlets throughout the evening. Planned activities: scary movies, pumpkin bowling, tarot card reading, photo boothsl, live musical performances, costume contests and more! Prizes, candy and Halloweeninspired refreshments served. Interested artists should send 3-5 .jpeg images of any medium on paper to either or by 10/5. Artwork on exhibit at both galleries through 11/21. ART IN THE ARBORETUM Art in the Arboretum, Sat., 10/9-10, 10am4pm. Works of fine art will enhance nature’s color palette when two days of visual arts, crafts and music happen amidst some of the area’s loveliest acreage. Showcasing dozens of new and returning painters, sculptors and artisans at 6206 Oleander Dr, part of the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension complex. Lve performances by popular local musicians, artists’ demonstrations and a plant sale to benefit the Ability Garden program. Tickets: $5 ea.; under 14 free. Available at the Arboretum. Artists who want to exhibit: 910-798-7670.

BOTTEGA EVENTS EXHIBIT: “Flow,” a watercolor exhibition. Participating artists: Cindy Agan, Elizabeth Bender, Lon Bennett, Edgardo Bianchi, Marianne Fischer, Janette K Hopper, Robbie Kass, Clair Martin, Teo Ninkovic, Amber Whittington and Michele Wuensch. Artist reception: Artwork on exhibit 10/16 • EVENTS: Mon.: Ninetendo Game Night and Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). • Tues: Starving Artist Night • Wed. Weekly Wine Tastings • Fourth Friday Poetry Slams, 7pm. • Thurs, 10/14: Wilmington Writers Forum & Jean Jones presents poetry. • Fri 10/22: 4th Friday Gallery Walk, 6pm • Thurs 10/28: Poetry Slam • Fri 10/29: Paperozzi Opening reception and “Paparazzi Party”/live music • Sat 10/30: Halloween Horror Short Films & Halloween Party! • Call to artists: Now taking submissions for “Horror Shorts” for our Halloween event on Oct 30th to: bottegaartbar@ Films must be less than 15 mins, on DVD and submitted by October 15th. 208 N. Front St. 910-763-3737, www.


The Cape Fear Museum offers free entry to New Hanover County residents on the first Sunday of every month. Be sure to take advantage of all the museum offers, from its many exhibits, “Grooming,” “Going to the Movies” or “Land of the Longleaf Pine,” as well as their numerous activities. Museum is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

SPECTRUM ART GALLERY Spectrum Art & Jewelry will be hosting a kids of all ages craft activity with gallery artist Kristin Gibson as part of American Craft Week. Silk Painting , 10/8, 10am-2pm. Materials fee $5/person. All supplies provided, participants take home finished pieces. Proceeds donated to Dreams of Wilmington. Open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. www.

WALLS FINE ART GALLERY Oil Painters of America presents Walls Fine Art Gallery as 2010 Eastern Regional Exhibition Host. The exhibition will run 10/14-11/13. Oil Painters of America has a membership of over 3200 artists. With three levels of membership, each attained through a jury process, the organization is focused on the preservation of representational art by providing support and promotion to their members and the art through education, exhibitions, and marketing. Two-day, non-sale, preview, 10am6pm, 10/14, and 10am-3pm on 10/15. Sales begin at the opening, 10/15, 6-10pm. Exhibition will include 90 juried member and signature member paintings, as well as paintings by master signature members. OPA member exhibition submission instructions are available: http:// Walls Gallery: (910)343-1703 or ACME ART STUDIOS Through 10/16: Allan Nance, 40 Years Painting America—A Retrospective. Opening Fri., 9/24, 6-9pm. Live Music by Roger Davis and others. Show closing party, Sat., 10/16, 3-7pm. Inspired from driving back roads and sleeping in a motor home—seeing the loss of buildings, farms and homes that generations before created. Feat. paintings of “The Vanishing American Scene. “ ACME Art Studios, 711 N. 5th Ave. 791-8956 or 620-5367 ART FOR THE MASSES

Sat., 11/20, 11am-5pm: 10th Art for the Masses, featuring local fine art for $25-$250. A one-day event for local fine artists to sell their work directly to the public. No gallery, no middleman, no wine, no cheese, just hardcore capitalism. Artists set-up: Fri., 11/19, 3-8pm. Location to be determined. Reg fee, $75; deadline: 5pm, 10/29. Jenni Harris: aftm@

Museums BATTLESHIP Needed: Volunteers for Ghost Ship 2010, 10/8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30. Tours: 7-10:pm nightly. Volunteers must be available during the entire event time slot, but not every night. Schedueling of specific nights will come at a later date. If the event runs past 10:00pm, volunteers are expected to stay until the last tour group has finished. Volunteers must be available before each night they are working for costumes and make-up, and to attend the rehearsals which will be set at a later date. Depending on the size of the group the Battleship will give a sizeable donation to the organization that provides the groups. Hwys 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Hours: 8am-5pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend) and 8am-8pm (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day). Ticket sales stop one hour before closing. BURGWIN WRIGHT HOUSE 18th century Burgwin-Wright House Museum in the heart of Wilmington’s Historic District, is the oldest museum house in NC, restored with 18th and 19th century decor and gardens. Colonial life is experienced through historical interpretations in kitchen-building and courtyard. 3rd and Market St. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Last tour, 3pm. Admission rqd. (910) 762-0570. NC AQUARIUM EXHIBIT: Thank the ocean through a breathtaking new exhibit. The Aquarium installed its “Thank You Ocean” exhibit showcasing photography of sting rays, waves, fishermen and such by worldfamous photographers Scott Marshall, Logan

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Mock-Bunting and DJ Struntz. Admission: $8 ages 13-61; $7 ages 62 and up; $6 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children under 2; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. EVENTS: Behind the Scenes Tours, Mommy and Me, Canoeing the Salt Marsh, Breakfast with the Fishes and more! Pre-register for all programs! 910-458-7468; 900 Loggerhead Rd. Kure Beach. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Grooming: Glimpse a selection of personal grooming items, as you explore treasures from Cape Fear Museum’s collection. From wooden hair curlers to strawberry lip gloss, discover objects that help tell the stories of grooming through time. • Going To The Movies: Experience the history of a century of movie-going in the Lower Cape Fear region. Explore where people went to the movies. Discover how the theater experience has changed over the years. Watch some of the first films local residents may have seen. • Land of the Longleaf Pine: Step into the forest and be transported to a time centuries ago. Explore the longstanding presence of Native Americans in the area, discover why Europeans came to the region, and learn how people made a living from the longleaf pine. Discover colonial Wilmington, while “window shopping” in a merchant’s store and examining imported goods that arrived on ships to Wilmington’s bustling port. Explore life during the American Revolution, as you experience different perspectives on independence. 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: Weird Science, Sat., 10/2, 16, 23, 30. Explore strange and sometimes slimy science with fun, hand-on experiments.Open Sat, 10am-4pm. Free w/admission. Appropriate ages 5-12. Parental participation is required. • SciFest, Sat. 10/9, 10am-4pm. Visit hands-on activity stations throughout the museum and conduct experiments with local scientists. $3 members; $5 nonmembers. • Cape Fear Skies: Fall Constellations, Sun., 10/17, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm. Venture into Cape Fear Museum’s portable planetarium and explore the night sky in the daytime. Investigate fall constellations and discover how to locate these “seasonal pictures.” Museum closed Mondays until Memorial Day 2011. Winter hrs: Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members are always free. 814 Market St. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for more than 130 years. Interests and activities for all ages including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively children’s area, and spectacular scale models. Housed in an original 1882 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. Groups receive special guided tours. Facilities can also be booked for meetings or mixers, accommodating groups of up to 150. Admission only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/military, $3 for children 2-12, and free under age 2. Located at the north end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. 910763-2634 or LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. 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. EVENTS:10/4: Architecture Classes w/Ed Turberg, discussing architectural styles across the city and beyond. 10-11:30am. • 9/30: Reverse Raffke at the Manson. Tickets available now and include entry to event catered by Culinary Creations. Top prize $2,000. 6:30pm. • 10/2: Family Fun Day, featuring games, activities and tours, including nine-pins, hopscotch, puppet-making, storytelling and a singalong. Kids are free. 10am-2pm. • 10/10: Volunteer Potluck Picnic: Come and bring the family to a fun picnic. 5:30pm. • 10/11: Arhitectural Walking Tour w/Ed Turberg, concluding our educational series we will venture out and see Wilmington’s beautiful architecture first-hand. 1pm. • 10/24: The Art of the Wedding Expo, packed with wedding experts who will make your dream day come true. $5 entrance. 12:30-3:30pm. • 10/25: Tea Party at the Mansion w/Niki Hildebrand. Learn about tea etiquette and have delightful food and a cup of tea with friends. 2pm. 910-251-3700. www. Market St CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: PuppetArt exhibit opening, Thurs, 7/15. Hangs through 1/9/2011. Features large-scale puppets and set designs from the famous Vermontbased Bread and Puppet Theatre, and selected international puppets from various historical periods drawn from the collection of Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. PuppetArt is presented by the Cameron Art Museum in collaboration with the Port City Puppet Festival, sponsored by the Puppeteers of America Southeast Region and the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts. • EVENTS: Jazz at The CAM, w/the Cape Fear Jazz Society, Sept 2010-April 2011. Events are 6:30-8pm. Six 90-min. performances by some of the top musicians, first Thurs.each month! Schedule: 10/7: Brenda Bradley Quartet. Series tickets: CAM/CFJS members, $30; non, $50. Individual tickets: members: $7; non, $10. • Aliénor Presents: “Old & New—Bold & Blue: The Art of the Harpsichord,” Sun., 10/3, 3-5pm. Members: $10, non-members: $20. Feat. Birth of a Harpsichord a short, stop-motion documentary by filmmaker Andrea Love, followed by Preludes of Francois Couperin interspersed with new Aliénor winning compositions. Harpsichordists Elaine Funaro and Beverly Biggs perform both solos and duos on their contrasting instruments; the new and boldly painted Kingston Opus #333 juxtaposed to the elegant, late-baroque, French double manual. After, a panel discussion with Opus #333’s painter, artist Lisa Creed, as well as filmmaker Andrea Love. • CLASSES: Life Drawing every Tues., 6-9pm. Group meets in Reception Hall. Participants provide own dry drawing materials and watercolors. • Yoga, every Thurs., noon and evening yoga, 6pm; $5 members, $8 non-members. • Tai Chi, every Wed., noon, $5 members, $8 non-members per class • Hand and Wheel Pottery Techniques, Mon/Wed, 10/4-12/1, 9am-noon. Members, $250. Evenings: Tues/Thurs, 10/5-12/2, 5:30-8:30pm. Members, $250. Hiroshi Sueyoshi teaches handbuilding, wheel throwing, glazing and finishing techniques. Class size is limited. Open to all skill levels, ages 16+. •Couples Tango w/Kent Boseman, Thurs., 10/14, 28; 11/11, 18, 6:30-8pm. Members: $50/couple, non, $60/ couple. Wear loose fitting clothing and come prepared to dance in your socks. www.surfertango. com. Space limited, pre-reg by 10/12: daphne@ • Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm, Thurs: 11am-9pm. Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid ID, $3 children age 2 -12. www.cameronartmuseum. com or 910-395-5999.

Sports/Recreation WILMINGTON WATER TOURS Tours every Tues-Sat: Black Water Adventure, 10am, $25. Explore the Cape Fear history and scenic roots, and see Osprey nests, crocodiles and all the nature around you! • Eagles Island Adventure, 4pm, $10. A cenic eco-tour drifting along the Cape Fear, past Eagle’s Island. • Sunset Cruise, Wed.-Sun., 6:30pm, $35. Cruise the Cape Fear River sunset and unwind from your day. Buffet and one complimentary drink included. • Sun.:

Sunday Brunch, noon $45. Providing a vareity of brunch items included in the price.Bring ďŹ shing poles and nets. Food and one drink included. Wilmington Water Tours, 910-338-3134 or www. BOAT TOURS Masonboro Island Nature Excursion/ Shelling Tour: Masonboro Island is an 8.4-mile marine sanctuary island, renowned for its plant and wildlife diversity. Topics include shell biology, shorebirds, and barrier island ecology. 2-hrs long, $35. Departs at 9am, 11am and 2pm daily. â&#x20AC;˘ Inland Drift Fishing: Experience catching ďŹ&#x201A;ounder and Black sea bass from learned professionals. 2 hrs long, leaves from Blockade Runner Hotel dock on banks channel at 9am daily. RSVP. $25/person, includes license, rod, bait and tackle. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunset Cruise: Relax, and cruise the intracoastal water way. Destinations can include Masonboro Island, Bradley Creek, and Money Island. $25/person, departs 6pm from Blockade Runner dock daily. 910-200-4002 â&#x20AC;˘ WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH REC CLASSES Wrightsville Beach Shag Lessons, beginner and intermediate on Sun. in the Fran Russ Rec Center at Wrightsville Beach Park. No partner needed. Next session: 10/24! â&#x20AC;˘ Bridge II Lessons, Thurs, 9:30am-11:30am, 9/9-10/7 â&#x20AC;˘ Bridge Intermediate II Lessons: Thurs., noon-2pm, 9/9-10/7. Meets in the Fran Russ Rec Center. Pre-reg req â&#x20AC;˘ Tennis Lessons. All ages; classes meet Mon/Wed at Tennis Courts at Wrightsville Beach Park. â&#x20AC;˘ Yoga. Tue/Wed at 6:30pm. Classes meet in the Fran Russ Rec Center â&#x20AC;˘ Beginner Pilates: Tues/Thurs. 7:308:15am. â&#x20AC;˘ Low Impact Aerobics. Mon/Wed/Fri. 8-9am and 9-10am. Geared for seniors.; suitable to anyone. â&#x20AC;˘ Pilates 50/50: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10:1511:15am. Combines stabilizing and strengthening beneďŹ ts with ďŹ&#x201A;exibility and posture. â&#x20AC;˘ Tone & Stretch. Tues/Thurs. 8:30-9:15 am. â&#x20AC;˘ Boot Camp Mon/Wed, 5:30-6:30pm and Tues/Thurs, 6-7am. Sat: 8-9am. 17th annual Bark in the Park, 2010 HyperďŹ&#x201A;ite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships, 10/9, 11am (rain date: 10/10, 1pm). 321 Causeway Dr. No entry fee for competitors; admission free. All competitors receive a free ofďŹ cial HyperďŹ&#x201A;iteK-10 Competition Standard ďŹ&#x201A;ying disc, and top three teams receive awards.Contestants and their canine teammates will earn points for basic throws and catches, with bonus points for mid-air catches in this Distance/Accuracy event. Welcomes mixedbreed as well as purebred dogs. Pre-reg: (910) 256-7925.

Film CINEMATIQUE WHQRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cinematique takes place every week, Mon.-Wed., 7:30pm, at Thalian Hall. Tickets: $7; or at box ofďŹ ce. â&#x20AC;˘ 9/29, The Girl who Played with Fire: The second installment in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Millenniumâ&#x20AC;? trilogy following The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mikael Blomkvist is about to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafďŹ cking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society. â&#x20AC;˘ 10/4-6, Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky: The passionate love affair between Coco Chanel meets Igor Stravinsky. R â&#x20AC;˘ 10/11-13: Get Low, feat. Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party ... while he was still alive. PG-13 FRONT STREET FILM NIGHT Free of charge, meet ďŹ lmmakers, support the local ďŹ lm community and enjoy 1/2-price apps. â&#x20AC;˘ 9/29, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Morrison Projectâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Documentary ďŹ lmmaker Amy Morrison Williams digs deep into the painful, troubled past of her own family to understand a modern day tragedy â&#x20AC;&#x201D;her father, Jean Morrison. Free! 9 N. Front Street. 7pm. Chris Andrews: (910)251-1935 or citybuddha@hotmail. com. www.frontstreetďŹ MAERD â&#x20AC;&#x153;MAERD,â&#x20AC;? a UNCW senior thesis ďŹ lm about a young woman distraught by the reality around her, constantly dreams of her own demise. Seeking: Men 18-27 and 45-56, Women 18-27. Young couple

with romantic interest to play lead roles. Headshot : Allen Failla, 234 Braxlo Lane, Wilmington 28409. SUBVERSIVE FILMS Showing at the Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St., 8pm, free admission. Horror ďŹ lm month: 10/3: Frogs â&#x20AC;˘ 10/10: Leprechaun: In The Hood â&#x20AC;˘ 10/17: The Gingerdead Man â&#x20AC;˘ 10/24: Jason X â&#x20AC;˘ 10/31: Rocky Horror Picture Show. CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL 16th annual Cucalorus Film Festival passes are on sale, $75-$300. Festival takes place 11/11-14, welcoming 1,000s of ďŹ lmmakers and ďŹ lm fans from all over the world, for screenings, workshops and social events. Core venues include: Thalian Hall, City Stage Theater and Jengoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playhouse. Early selections include: Enter the Voice, The Temptation of St. Tony, brilliantlove, The Erectionman, AFilm UnďŹ nished and more! (910) 343-5995. www. KIDS FILM SUBMISSIONS WANTED The 16th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival is searching for ďŹ lms of all genres made by kids and for kids under the age of 18. Selected ďŹ lmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will screen at KIDS-A-LORUS, a short ďŹ lm block taking place during the festival 11/10-14. Films must be 7 minutes or shorter. Entries are free and should include a dvd copy of the ďŹ lm and a list of the title, runtime, description of ďŹ lm, directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age, name and contact information. Submissions must be postmarked by Fri., 10/1, and mailed to: Cucalorus Film Festival c/o KIDS-A-LORUS, 815 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Classes/Workshops HALYBURTON PARK Birding Trail Programs links birders with great birding sites across the state. Monthly exploration along the Coastal Plain Trail; appx 2-mi hike. Transportation from Halyburton included. $10/ participant. 10/21, 8am-noon: Ft. Fisher. â&#x20AC;˘ 9/29, 12:30-4:30pm, Coastal Wildlife Workshop, free! Join Mike Campbell with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission to explore wildlife near the Ft. Fisher and Federal Point area. â&#x20AC;˘ 9/30, 9am-4pm, Migratory Bird Workshop, free! Join Mike Campbell with the NC Wildlife Resource Commission to explore the various habitats in the Wilmington, Carolina Beach and Ft. Fisher areas to identify warblers, raptors, waders, shorebirds and many other species. â&#x20AC;˘ Bring your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Explorersâ&#x20AC;? out to the park and discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. $3/participant. Schedule: 9/27 and 28, 10-11am, Nature Detectives; 10/4 and 5, 10-11am, Fall in the Forest. Halyburton Park: 4099 S. 17th St, Wilmington. (910) 341-0075 or www. SOIL TO SOUL 9/29 Wheatgrass Class: Learn the beneďŹ ts and how to juice your own. $40, includes wheatgrass kit and discounts on juicers, 6-7pm â&#x20AC;˘ Wed. 10/6: Buying Organic on a budget! Know the latest â&#x20AC;&#x153;clean 15 and dirty dozen foods.â&#x20AC;? Cortney Shallow, HHC. Class by donation. 6-7pm â&#x20AC;˘ Sat., 10/9: Salt and Water Class, 4-5pm. Learn the vital importance of healthy water enhanced with minerals. $10. Must pre-register. â&#x20AC;˘ Thurs., 10/14: Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tea, 11am. Great time to talk and catch up with other Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and sample some homeade treats! â&#x20AC;˘ Sat., 10/16: Essential Oils 101: Learn the beneďŹ ts of therapeutic grade essential oil blends. $25, includes an essential oil of your choice. 11am-noon. Soil to Soul, 6005 Oleander Dr. (910) 920-9890.

253-0699 ART WITH LOIS DEWITT Drawing and painting classes with Lois DeWitt. Small classes; individual instruction available, $25/2-hour session. All classes: $20/class or $75/four sessions. Paint From A Photo, Tues., 3-5pm: Bring your favorite photo or printed image, learn basic painting skills to turn it into your own beautiful painting! Use oils, water colors or acrylics. â&#x20AC;˘ Watercolor, Wed., 11am-1pm: Learn wet and dry brush, expressive brushstroke, light and shadow washes, spray and splash! Learn watercolor basics or refresh your painting skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Drawing, Wed., 3-5pm: Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Drawing, Sat., 11am-1pm: Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Acrylic Painting, Sat., 3-5pm. Color mixing, brushwork, gradations, light and shadow. Learn the basics or refresh your painting skills. HUMANISTS & FREETHINKERS WORKSHOPS Adult education classes: Introduction to Humanism. Humanism is not just atheism, but a non-theistic positive life stance with an evolving tradition going back to ancient Greece, Buddhism, Confucius, and the Enlightenment and Romantic movements. Course leader: Michael Werner, past president of the American Humanist Association, and a faculty member of the Humanist Institute. Classes held Monday nights, 7-9pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington, Annex Building, 4313 Lake Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 10/4: What is a Humanist life? How do we â&#x20AC;&#x153;doâ&#x20AC;? Humanism? How do we build an integrated, whole life of meaning and purpose, feeding our romantic longings without losing religious/intellectual integrity? All classes are stand alone and participants can enter course at any time; register: 910-409-5507 â&#x20AC;˘ Humanist and Freethinkers of Cape Fear monthly meeting, 10/10, 5-7:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Dobkin Hall. 4313 Lake Ave. Guest speaker to be announced at our meeting. Pot luck buffet following meeting, donations always accepted. RSVP via email at FALL WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HERBAL CONFERENCE Women from across the Southeast will gather at the 6th annual Southeast Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Herbal Conference on 10/1-3, at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, NC. With over 60 classes by more than 30 teachers, the weekend focuses on herbal education, nourishing foods, wholistic sexuality, and ecology. Special guest author and internationally renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar will attend. Workshops range from beginner to advanced and cover topics such as herb walks, storytelling, classic kitchen remedies, drumming, seasonal living, self-esteem. Cost: $275, w/additional costs for meals, lodging, and intensives. Applied for continuing education credits for nurses. 877SEWOMEN.

   !2)%3Â&#x201C; Flashes of brilliance bring great ideas, as the big picture seems so easy to see. Your sensitivity to others may not be as great as usual, as you try to get your ideas across. 4!5253Â&#x201C; Unexpected ups and downs financially bring flare-ups and matters that may require quick decision; before making any moves, be sure to include others. '%-).)Â&#x201C; Busy is an understatement; requests and demands seem to be coming from everywhere. You are at a good place to take on new projects and opportunities. #!.#%2Â&#x201C; This is a good time for working; you have the mental energy to tackle that pile! Working alone may be best, since criticizing others will come too easy. ,%/Â&#x201C; Freedom and the desire for more of it leads you to try new things and push aside restrictions that you feel others are placing on you. 6)2'/Â&#x201C; Things at home may not be working out like you want, and everything seems harder than it should. Additions to the family may be contributing. ,)"2!Â&#x201C; World peace may be easier to find than a fun home atmosphere; petty annoyances keep everyone from just getting along. Compromise is key, not only at home but with your friends as well. 3#/20)/Â&#x201C; Relationships benefit from feelings that are close to the surface; make subtle changes in your personal life while you are feeling it!


  THE HISTORY OF ILM IN BLACK AND WHITE The History of Wilmington in Black and White, an 8-week course feat. Dr. Tim Tyson, historian and acclaimed author of Blood Done Sign My Name; music with Mary D. Williams, Afro American historian studies performer and gospel vocalist; and both

3!')44!2)53Â&#x201C; Realistic about your abilities and expectations; outbursts are likely if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a release for aggression and frustration that surely comes with being stoic. #!02)#/2.Â&#x201C; Pleasant atmospheres at home and at work mean making new friends and keeping existing friends and coworkers happy. Pressuring a partner into doing things just to satisfy you will spoil the happy mood.

TECHNIQUES IN MOTION Techniques in Motion upcoming class schedule: Tues, Pilates, 7:45-8:45pm. â&#x20AC;˘ Wed., Adult Hip-Hop Workout, 7:45pm-8:45pm â&#x20AC;˘ Thurs, Adult Tap, 78pm. â&#x20AC;˘ New: Musical Theatre for all ages, Wed., 7:15-8:15pm. 5202 Carolina Beach Rd. (910) 7993223. The Village at Myrtle Grove Shopping Center, Ste 5543-100

!15!2)53Â&#x201C; Struggling over which direction to take on a project or job is expected; make a decision and then act on it. Avoid chasing status symbols right now. 0)3#%3Â&#x201C; Intuition is sharp, but logic is definitely low on your radar, so take a little extra time when making decisions. Being deceitful now will bring the same back to you.

COUPON BASICS 101 Thurs, 9/30, 6-8pm, Brunswick Community College, Leland CampusHwy 74 Leland Industrial Park. Coupon Basics 101 is for the new couponer to learn the tips and techniques in maximizing the use of coupons. Cost: Four valid coupons or two can goods. WWW.BHO2020.ORGor 910-

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panel and facilitated group discussions. Course will promote healing, encourage a commitment to social justice, deepen a sense of civic engagement, and create an opportunity to improve race relations in Wilmington. Ea. class includes music, poetry, documents, stories and opportunities for discussion. Through 11/4, 6:30pm at Williston Middle School, 401 South 10th St. or (910) 799-6820. AFRICAN DRUM CLASS Weekly African drum class every Tues., $10. Activity center of Wesley Memorial United Methodist church,1401 S. College Rd., on the corner of Peachtree and College Rd. Activity center-gym. isn ext building over (across 47th street). Double doors facing Peachtree will be open, 6pm-7:30pm. Djembe, dunduns, sangbans, and ashikos available. A PLACE TO BEAD Beading classes and parties for all ages! Basic stringing and basic earring making offered weekly. Precious Metal Clay and multiple wire wrapping classes offered monthly. Special projects and advanced classes offered on weekends. Every Sunday join local artist’s for Bead Therapy. 910799-2928 or ENGLISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am. The ESOL group is sponsored by the Cape Fear Literacy Council and teaches English to Spanish speakers. Arwen Parris: 910-509-1464.

Clubs/Notices CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Club meets the third Wed. ea. month, Sept. thru June, 7:30pm on UNCW Campus in the Cultural Arts Building. for more info. YWCA Registration open for YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s YWise Kids After-School Program, K12. YWCA provides transportation from area schools to the main campus at 2815 S. College Rd. YWise Kids receive homework assistance, and participate in enrichment activities such as swimming, environmental education, multicultural programming, Girls Circle, Wise Guys, and field trips. First 25 new members to sign up for the YWise Kids Program receive a 10-time swim pass to the YWCA Pool. Space limited—sign up today! 2815 S. College Rd; 910-799-6820. www. HOLIDAY PARADE PARTICIPANTS WANTED The City of Wilmington is currently looking for community groups, school organizations, bands and businesses for the Wilmington Holiday Parade to be held on Sun., 12/5. Entry forms and parade route maps available at www.wilmingtonrecreation. com. Deadline entry: 11/17, 5pm. Max. 100 total entries will be accepted into this year’s parade so sign up early! CAPE FEAR LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING Sign up for CFLC 101 to learn more about Cape Fear Literacy Council and how you can help. Sessions: Wed., 10/6, 5:30-7:30pm; and Wed., 11/3, 10am-noon. Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Certification workshops held 11/5, 10, 15, and 17, 10am-1pm—must attend all sessions to receive certifications. English for Speakers of Other Languages workshops held 10/19, 20, and 21, 6:30-9:30pm—must attend all sessions to receive certifications. (910) 251- 0911. FEDERAL POINT HISTORIC PRES. SOCIETY The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society holds membership meetings once a month, 7:309pm, at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A N. Lake Blvd. Public invited. Schedule: 10/18: Federal Point residents who visited D.C.’s WWII Memorial discuss their trip. • 11/15: Author LeRae Umfleet discusses 1898 Wilmington race riots, as scribed in her book, “A Day of Blood.” (910) 458-0502. GAMBLER’S ANONYMOUS Wilmington Gambler’s Anonymous Meeting, 6:30pm, Cape Fear Presbyterian Church. 2606 Newkirk Ave. Casey F.: (910) 599-140

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RAPE CRISIS SUPPORT GROUP Survivor’s Group for victim’s of sexual abuse

at Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons, 615 Shipyard Blvd., starting 9/13. 12-wk program for learning to cope with abuse and to re-gain hope and a new perspective on life. Monday nights, beginning, 5:30-7pm. 910-392-6936 HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions. Daily continuous tours offered 10am-10pm. Market and Water streets. $12 for adults, $5 per child. (910) 251-8889 or www. AD/HD SUPPORT GROUPS CHADD volunteers facilitate support groups for people affected by AD/HD. Our Parent Support Group for parents of children with AD/HD meets the second Mon of ea. month at the YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear (S. College Road at Holly Tree) from 7-9pm. Adult Support Group for adults who have AD/HD themselves meets monthly on second Tues. at the same place and time. Free and available on a drop-in basis to residents of New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. Karen: PSORIASIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 2nd Sat. of month at Port City Java in Harris Teeter on College and Wilshire, 5pm. Christopher: (910) 232-6744 or Free; meet others with psoriasis and get educated on resources and program assistance. CAPE FEAR WEDDING ASSOCIATION Meet and greets the third Wed. ea. month. $25, members free. www.capefearweddingassociation. com TOURS OF WWII SITES Wilmington author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., now leads customized, personalized guided tours of World War II sites in Southeastern North Carolina. 793-6393 or History@wilburjones. com CAPE FEAR ROLLER GIRLS Love to roller skate? If you are interested in playing roller derby, being a derby referee, or derby volunteer please contact the Cape Fear Roller Girls: All skill levels welcomed! HOME EDUCATION ARTS HEArts (Home Education Arts) is a Wilmington, NC based homeschool group for families interested in using creative, integrated techniques to facilitate learning at home. We are a fully inclusive, nonsectarian group that embraces diversity. Members plan park play dates, fieldtrips, parties, classes and spontaneous activities. Meet online: HEArts_HomeEducationArts/. Sheree Harrell: 910-632-9454. S-ANON Meets Tues, 8pm. A support group for family and friends of sexaholics. Universal Unitarian Fellowship 4313 Lake Ave. 910-520-5518 or www.sanon. org YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NHC Meet the 1st and 3rd Tues. ea. month at the downtown public library, third floor, 6:30pm. Ages 18-35. TOURS OF OLD WILMINGTON Walking tours start at the end of Market and Water streets on the Cape Fear River. Times: 9am, 11am and 1pm, Wed-Sat., or Sun/Mon/Tues by appt. $12 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Seniors are $10. Provide step-on tours for bus tours and group-walking tours. Due to weather, call to check on times etc: 910-409-4300. http:// CULINARY ADVENTURES TOUR Culinary Adventures Tour with Food Writer/Chef Liz Biro. 2:30-5:00p.m. Debut of culinary walking tour that guides visitors thru downtown Wilmington’s food history with delicious stops. Tours offered Thursdays & Saturdays. Admission charge. http://; 910-545-8055 WILMINGTON TROLLEY Eight mile, 45 minute narrated tour aboard a nostalgic, motorized trolley. Downtown. 7634483

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We are just 4 of the nearly 80 dogs at Pender County Animal Control in Burgaw. Sweet boxer mix female, scruffy black and white dog, short legged female black and white dog, and shep/poss sharpei mix that was left by owners when they moved and has been there a long time. PCAC is very rescue friendly and they don’t want to have to euth but have no choice due to lack of space. Please stop by and visit the shelter if you are looking for a “best buddy.” The shelter can also always use supplies such as dog food, cat food, kitty litter, cleaning products, and lots of volunteers to spend time with the animals. The shelter is located in Burgaw off of 53 at 3280 New Savannah Rd. Contact Officer Clewis for any info on the animals. Shelter hours are Monday - Friday 1p-4p and Saturdays 12n - 4p.


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