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news & views .......... 4-7 4 live local: Gwenyfar Rohler talks Target

Fall Preview pgs. 8-9 And, so, we welcome another season! oK, maybe not today, but considering the temps are finally falling, we can prepare for fall’s september 21st arrival, and welcome a time of year filled with activities to enjoy! From nonprofit rallies and walks, to film festivals and concerts, to theatre productions and lectures, check out encore’s Fall preview in the center spread. For even more ideas on how to stay busy in coming months, check out our lengthy calendar, too, pages 48-54

and big-business political donations.

6 op-ed: ALG’s Howard Rich discusses the numbers of limited government.

7 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd reports on news of the strange and odd.

artsy smartsy .......... 8-25 8-9 theater: Carly Yansak reviews Opera House Theatre Company’s ‘The Secret Garden’; Anthony Lawson interviews himself about his upcoming Guerilla Theatre production.

10 art: Lauren Hodges gets the scoop on the first annual ArtsBlast and upcoming Art Walk.

13 gallery guide: Find out what exhibitions

Left: Contra Tiempo will be the artist-in-residence at UnCW this fall; photo courtesy of Courtney reilly, UnCW.

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If you’re not already an encore fan on Facebook, you should be! We’re running a contest on encore’s Facebook page that is simply quite awesome. Just head over to www.facebook. com/pages/Wilmington-NC/encore-magazine/62587327524, 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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non-fiction piece for encore for a year? Want the chance to showcase your comicstrip 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 multi-paneled 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



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Editorial intErns: Carly Yansak, Justin Lacy, Claire LaSure, Marco Raye ChiEf Contributors: Adrian Varnam, Gwenyfar Rohler, Anghus Houvouras, Claude Limoges, Jay Schiller, Lauren Hodges,

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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!

late-night funnies

“Last night in only his second Oval Office address, President Obama announced the end of Operational Iraqi Freedom. He said we have given the Iraqis a Western-style government. Well, we certainly have, haven’t we? Their economy is in shambles, their Congress is corrupt, the country is broke, welcome aboard!”—Jay Leno “I just got back from vacation. I went on vacation the same time as President Obama. We both had to get away from it all and not do anything of significance. And now we are back and still not doing anything of significance.”—Craig Ferguson

are hanging at local galleries.

15 film: Anghus takes on a grab-bag of summer movies not worth a full review.

16-18 music: Marco Raye interviews Dark Star Orchestra about their upcoming show at Greenfield Amphitheatre; Adrian Varnam gets the scoop on Apache Relay’s new rock ‘n’ roll sound; Justin Lacy previews Raleigh’s first annual Hopscotch Music Festival.

20-25 soundboard: See what bands and performers are playing in venues all over town.

28-29 fall prevew: See black box.

grub & guzzle .......... 32-36 32 dining feature: Carly Yansak previews the upcoming nonprofit event, Epicurean Evening, featuring chef competitions in honor of raising funds for the Methodist Home for Children.

33 food for thought: Evan Folds discusses taking the ego out of eating.

34-36 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.

extra! extra! ............ 40-55 40 eco-life: Claire LaSure starts a new ‘green’ column, debuting with the recycled stylings of Flea Body’s in Castle Hayne.

42 book club preview: Tiffanie Gabrielse introduces the first fall encore book club read, ‘Cape Fear Rising.’

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

48-55 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.

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Live Local. Live Small: Taking on Target’s and other big-box stores’ political donations


n January of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are indeed people and, therefore, contributions made to political campaign advertising by corporations would be protected as “free speech.” Within seven months of the ruling, the “Target Boycott” had begun as a reaction to a $150,000 donation to an advertising campaign for Tom Emmer, gubernatorial candidate for Minnesota. Best Buy has also made sizable contributions to the group at $100,000. Much of the publicity around the Target Boycott has focused on Emmer’s positions regarding both unions and marriage. Many shoppers are outraged to discover that their money has been spent backing

by: Gwenyfar Rohler a political agenda to which they object. I wonder how Best Buy’s shareholders feel knowing that $100,000 has gone to political advertising instead of dividends? There has been a lot of publicity around the Target Boycott—my favorite item is a flash-mob video posted on YouTube. Apparently, a group of people have written a song, choreographed a dance and staged it with a full band in a Target store. My friend Rebecca moved to Chapel Hill a little over a year ago, before the Live Local column began in encore. She called last week to catch up, and the topic of the “Target Ain’t People” flash-mob video and boy-

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“Whatever the opinions about Emmer’s platform, the outcry against corporate auctioning of our electoral process is good.” cott surfaced. “Yeah, I guess if you shop at any of those places, they’re all giving money to politicians like that,” she lamented. “Well, if that’s what you believe, then that should be a great motivation for you not to shop there,” I responded. “Because it’s your money they are spending. So, if you don’t want your money going to those causes, why would you give it to them?” She sighed and said, “Yeah, but there are things you just can’t get anywhere else.” I took a deep breath. “Rebecca, I am really sorry because this is going to sound like a lecture, but I just wrote a column about this topic a few weeks ago for encore—about trying to find the things in small businesses that you normally would go to big-box stores to purchase—envelopes and such. It can be done elsewhere.” If we as a society believe like Rebecca— that all corporations are “giving money to politicians like that”—I’m dumbfounded by why many continue patronizing the company with business. As a small business owner, I do not have $100,000 laying around to give to Bev Perdue’s campaign—or to whomever her challenger may be in the next

election. But, there is a larger question at stake here, and one that has been raised repeatedly since the Supreme Court ruling. If Target, a company headquartered in Minnesota, can do this, what prevents BP (British Petroleum) or Shell Oil (Royal Dutch) from doing the same? Inspired from the pun made of its name, Target is still an American-owned company and so is Best Buy (though trying to find a “Made in the USA” product in either of their stores seems almost hopeless). Are we really ready to give up our government to the highest bidder on the international market? Whatever the opinions about Emmer’s platform, the outcry against corporate auctioning of our electoral process is good. Be part of the solution: Boycott big and go small, go local, where money stays in the community, for our community. Gwenyfar Rohler is the author of “The Promise of Peanuts: A real-life fairy tale about a man, a village, and the promise that bound them together.” Available at; all profits go to Full Belly Project (

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Recovery Semantics: The need to stick with limited government is in the numbers


o the eight million Americans who have lost their jobs during the Great Recession, the so-called recovery our nation is currently experiencing has not been very “stimulating.” In fact, it has been downright depressing—and conditions are not likely to improve anytime soon. With virtually all economic indicators retreating and a barrage of job-killing tax hikes scheduled to take effect in 2011, a dreaded “double-dip” recession is imminent—despite repeated assurances to the contrary from the administration of President Barack Obama. Also, with trillions of taxpayer dollars still being spent, lent, pledged and printed in the name of supporting this phantom “recovery,” government continues to amass a debt so large that its interest payments alone will consume more than a third of federal income tax revenue by 2015. Far from preventing an economic collapse, the costly federal interventionist policies of Obama and former President George W. Bush have sown the seeds for a larger, longer economic downturn—mirroring the failed “government-first” approach of the



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by: Howard Rich

Chairman for Americans for Limited Government

is it going to happen. The official U.S. unemployment rate remains stuck at just under 10 percent, while the broader “un-

Last month, the U.S. economic growth rate for the second quarter was revised downward from 2.4 to 1.6 percent, with roughly the same anemic rate of growth predicted for the third quarter. 1930s that managed to turn a recession into full-blown depression. Just as government cannot tax and spend its way out of bad economic times (then or now), the Obama administration cannot talk its way out of them either. Although, that has not stopped the authors of “Obamanomics” from attempting to do so. A year ago U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declared that the U.S. recession was over—a sentiment that was echoed by Obama’s top economic advisor in December of 2009. In April of 2010, Obama’s other top economist said that there would be no “double-dip” recession, comments which prompted a flurry of rosy rhetoric from the White House. “We can say beyond a shadow of a doubt, today, we are headed in the right direction,” Obama said during a speech back in May. “All those tough steps we took, they’re working, despite all the naysayers who were predicting failure a year ago.” Around this time, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also predicted a “Summer of Recovery,” in which the U.S. economy would create “between 250,000 and 500,000 jobs a month.” Clearly, that hasn’t happened—nor

deremployment rate” is stuck at 16.5 percent. Neither rate has moved for months, although both are about to start moving again, albeit in the wrong direction. Last month, the U.S. economic growth rate for the second quarter was revised downward from 2.4 to 1.6 percent, with roughly the same anemic rate of growth predicted for the third quarter. Meanwhile, existing home sales plunged by 27.2 percent—the largest one-month decline ever—and new home sales fell by 12.4 percent to their lowest level ever. Just as it did in 1929, the U.S. government is on the verge of turning a recession into a depression by virtue of its costly excess interventionism. In 1930 a year after the stock market collapsed, the U.S. unemployment rate stood at 8.7 percent. In 1932—after an ill-conceived government tariff, massive public works program and the largest tax hike in American history— the unemployment rate had nearly tripled to 23.6 percent. Six years later, after the implementation of Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” it was still at 19 percent. Also, let’s not forget government’s starring role in the years leading up to this crisis—a decade of overspending and politically-correct lending practices that pumped trillions of dollars into mortgages for people who simply could not afford them. Amazingly, Obama and his allies still cannot read the handwriting on the wall, as just a few weeks ago Vice President Biden reiterated that there was “no doubt we’re moving in the right direction” economically. Despite the rhetoric of “recovery,” America’s economic hole is clearly getting deeper. The only way out is a return to the free market, limited government principles on which our nation was founded. Let’s hope our elected officials realize that before it is too late.

d r i e w e h t f o s w e n Chuck Shepherd digs up the strangest of the strange in world news


Professional Training Required: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced in August that it had contract work for up to 2,100 language specialists to transcribe wiretaps, with immediate needs in the Atlanta field office for 144 Spanish experts, along with 12 for Vietnamese, and nine each for Korean, Farsi and “Ebonics.” Ebonics is recognized by some linguists as the “nonstandard” form of English spoken by African-Americans. (In one example cited by the Associated Press, offered by Stanford professor John Rickford, “th” endings are pronounced as “f,” e.g., “both” as “boaf.”)

The Continuing Crisis

Texas State Rep. Joe Driver, an 18-year House veteran whose website notes his opposition to “big spending habits of liberals in government,” was revealed in August to have been routinely double-billing the government for travel expenses and to have been genuinely surprised to learn that voters and colleagues might find that improper. Wrote the Associated Press: “Driver insists he thought the double-billing was perfectly appropriate until talking about it with the AP,” at which point he appeared to change his mind. “Well, it doesn’t sound (appropriate) now (if) you bring it up that way,” he admitted. “(To learn that) pretty well screws my week.” For at least five years, Driver had been collecting from the government for expenses already reimbursed by his re-election campaign. Every weekend for the last four years, parishioners from the New Beginnings Ministries church in Warsaw, Ohio, have gathered in front of The Fox Hole strip club in nearby Newcastle and tried to shame customers by photographing them and posting their license plate numbers on the Internet, and brandishing hellfire-threatening signs. Recently, however, Fox Hole’s strippers joined the duel, congregating on Sundays in front of New Beginnings, wearing bikinis and “see-through” shorts, dancing scandalously, squirting each other with jumbo water guns, and wielding their own Bible-quoting signs to greet the day’s worshippers. The Los Angeles Unified School District has laid off nearly 3,000 teachers in the last two years, faces a $640 million annual shortfall, and runs some of the country’s worstperforming classrooms. However, in the last three years, it has opened three luxurious “Taj Mahal” schools costing $1.1 billion, including the $578 million, amenity-rich, architecturally grand Robert F. Kennedy school, opening in September. “New buildings are nice,” said one California Board of Education member, but not “when they’re run by the same people who’ve given us a 50 percent dropout rate.” Included in these elegant palaces are a stateof-the-art swimming pool, manicured public park, a restaurant-quality kitchen, modernis-

tic towers, a cushioned dance floor and of course lavish offices for teachers and administrators. An Indian in the western Brazilian state of Rondonia lives completely isolated from humans the last survivor of his never-contacted tribe. However, the government has taken the unprecedented step of protecting 31 square miles of his habitat, monitored against trespass by technology including heat-sensitive flyovers even though developers point out that 31 square miles of farming could produce food for many more Brazilians than “one.” The man was spotted 15 years ago, appearing to be about 30 years old (and leaving one of the spotters with an arrow in the chest), but has left only clues since then, and three years ago, the government stopped looking for him.

Democracy in Action

Wisconsin law permits independent candidates five-word statements to accompany their names on the ballot, to signal voters just as the words “Republican” and “Democrat” are signals, but Milwaukee Assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin was ruled in July to have gone too far with her statement (“NOT the ‘whiteman’s bitch’”) (her capitalization and punctuation). Griffin said the decision baffled her since “everyone” she spoke with understood exactly what she meant. Mark Reckless, elected to the British House of Commons only two months earlier, apologized in July for failing to vote on a budget bill that required a late-night session to pass. He explained that he had had a drink or two while waiting for the session to begin and barely remembered what happened (except for “someone asking me to vote”).


Joseph Wheeler filed a $12 million lawsuit in August against Prince George’s Hospital in Upper Marlboro, Md., over its treatment following a June 23 car accident. He was admitted with serious injuries, but hospital staff mistakenly marked him for next-day cancer surgery, and when he protested and tried to leave, two muscular staff “security” men restrained him, dishing out even more pain. Yelled one, according to the lawsuit, “Get off the floor, bitch!” “I don’t care who you think you are. This is my camp.” (The next day Wheeler talked his way out and over to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was treated for four broken ribs, a sprained shoulder, a ruptured spleen and a concussion.) The Weirdo-American Community John Theodore Anderson (also known, in his court filings, as “John-Theodore:Anderson) filed a lawsuit in August against an Alpine, Utah, attorney who had acquired land from a man who Anderson said owed him $4,000 for “consulting” work. The attorney, and the previous owner, denied Anderson’s claim, provoking Anderson to file a lien on the land for $918 billion (a

mark-up only quixotically related to the $4,000). However, by the time Anderson got around to filing the lawsuit to defend the lien, his $4,000 claim had become $38 quadrillion (38 thousand trillion dollars).

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Least Competent Criminals

Unclear on the Concept: In Maine Township, Ill., Mr. Janusz Owca was arrested in August for choking his wife and was booked into jail and given his traditional phone call. With police listening, Owca called his wife and threatened to kill her. Veteran criminal Nathan Pugh, 49, walked in to a Wells Fargo bank in Dallas on July 26 and presented his holdup note to a teller (claiming to have a “bom”). The teller told Pugh that she could not release large amounts of money without proper ID and convinced Pugh to turn over both a Texas state ID card and his Wells Fargo debit card, both in his own name. Police arrived just as Pugh was leaving and after an attempt to grab a hostage, he was arrested. (He even failed with the hostage a woman carrying a child who still managed to take Pugh to the floor.)

Recurring Themes

More British Local Council Wisdom: Nottinghamshire County Council recently refused, for the third time, to issue a disabledparking permit to British Army Cpl. Johno Lee, whose right leg was amputated below the knee following an explosion in Iraq. Lee said a staff member told him he was “young” and that his situation “might get better.” The Romford council’s housing administrator ruled in July that, notwithstanding sweltering temperatures and kids’ summer vacations, vinyl wading pools were prohibited as safety hazards, in that firefighters could possibly trip over them if responding to emergencies. More Poor Multitaskers: A 47-year-old woman accidentally drove off a boat ramp in Sacramento County, Calif., in August and drowned, as she had become distracted on a cell phone call with her daughter. In Cincinnati in August, Colondra Hamilton, 32, was arrested after a routine traffic stop. Officers said they found Hamilton with her pants unbuttoned, a sex toy in her lap, and a computer playing a video in the passenger seat.

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The Rise and Fall of Expectations: ‘The Secret Garden’ both disappoints and redeems


s my theatre companion and I entered Thalian Hall last weekend, I brimmed with excitement and reveled in childhood memories of my adoration for the film version of “The Secret Garden.” As a child, it transfixed me into a world of mysticism and offered a touching, soft and hushed tale of escape. Written over 100 years ago, “The Secret Garden” has captivated kids and adults alike since its publication in 1911. It has also seen its fair share of movie adaptations, a television show and numerous stage performances. The story tells of a young girl, Mary Lennox, sent to live with her hunchback uncle, Archibald Craven, after the death of her parents. As complications among the characters arise, all gets solved with the help of spirits, and the whole story ends in a redemptive, sappy fit—something definitely suited to please the faint-hearted. From the minute the first curtain opened Opera House Theatre Company’s latest production, anguish beat the audience over the head, as sorrow of death belted through the deep chorus of “Dreamers.” “Soft and melodic” described the songs in the program, and while there were many that fit the description, others bathed in full choral depth suited for any typical musical. In the second act, “Wick” ventured into a cheesy-sounding ballad better suited for an ABC family-made movie. True, the appeal to a certain crowd was eminent, considering the boastful applause that erupted after the scene, but to a 20-something-year-old cynic like myself it was too over-the -top. Musical stylings aside, the show itself tended to confuse—and that’s coming from some-

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Opera House Theatre Company Thalian Hall Thurs.-Sun., 9/9-12, 8 p.m. or Sun. matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 • (910) 343-3664 one who knows the story well. The portrayal of Mary’s spirit-guardians dying in the opening scene lost its power through abstraction; one by one, each pulled out a red handkerchief and simply backed away from the main action. Though a beautiful concept, the Dreamers were effective only in small doses. Often, they cluttered the stage and became a main contributor to the confusion. “What was that about?” my companion questioned after two spirits wandered about haphazardly, singing a few melodious lines. While they provided a useful scene transition, they could have been cut down to the five who actually made sense within the story line. Lily Craven, the dead wife, was one of the influential Dreamers and a main component that moved the plot along. Played by Amy Tucker Morgan, her scenes with Archibald, portrayed by Jeff Phillips, held a genuine tenderness that brought the tension of Archibald’s loss to life. Toward the end of the second act, when attention faltered, a scene where Archibald actually felt and saw Lily’s spirit brought cohesion back to the forefront. The spirits of Mary’s parents,

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LIFE’S NOT ALWAYS A BED OF ROSES: Ariana Torello, Denise Bass and Bradley Barefoot star in ‘The Secret Garden.’ Photo courtesy of Opera House Theater Company.

played by David Lorek and Heather Setzler, provided interesting insight into the back stories of Lily’s and Archibald’s marriage, as well as Mary’s childhood in India. Despite a slow plot, the talented acting and singing saved the play. Phillips shone brightest with a bellowing voice and powerful stage presence that immediately drew the eye to wherever he stood onstage. At times, his extreme angst became overbearing and repetitive, but I attribute that to the script and not the acting. Arianna Torello, the young actress who played Mary Lennox, was delightful. She offered dual sides to her character effortlessly. She switched from a selfish, snot-nosed brat to a caring, curious cupcake with such ease that I began to think it was her natural temperament. Denise Bass, as Mary’s chambermaid Martha, brought welcoming comic relief to the cast, and exposed a Yorkshire accent with ease. Her timing and delivery of small one-liners always perpetuated a laugh from the audience. Her son Dickon, played by Jason Aycock, also provided a needed break from the play’s heavy swinging emotions. His contagious smile,

loose movements and Disney-esque voice captivated onlookers without a doubt. Richard Bunting portrayed Neville Craven, Archibald’s brother, with a believable sour attitude. Still, his performance lacked the passion to make me truly feel he was tormented by his unrequited, secret love for Lily. Beckoning the audience to use their imagination, the set remained sparse and proved effective in scenes that took place within the manor. Most boasted only one or two pieces of contemporary English furniture, and depicted an appropriate mood of emptiness and drab despair. The lighting always stayed warm and low to showcase a room illuminated by a multitude of candelabras. When it came to the namesake’s scenes, those taking place in the secret garden, I wanted more: more visual stimulation, more connection, more whimsy. I could only take so much of the characters staring off as if they were surrounded by a bed of roses. Despite my personal qualms, overall “The Secret Garden” remained charming and to some, even moving. In fact, halfway through the first act, my companion had shed a few tears. By the end of the show, the audience rose to a standing ovation. Thus, I can assume it succeeded to everyone fond of emotive love stories and family-friendly tales. For me, well, chidhood memories should never be allowed to set expectations.

Four Levels Deep: Anthony Lawson pens new play


ocal actor/director/producer Anthony David Lawson has just added another credit to his title: writer. Mr. Lawson’s first show aptly named “The Title of the Play,” opens September 9th for a three-week run at the Browncoat Pub and Theatre. Lawson not only penned this new, strange little show, but he also stars as the leading character. Given that he is, in fact, directing himself in the very show he has written, in which he portrays a writer working on a new play, we at encore felt that there was only one person who could ask the really tough questions and get to the bottom of this latest Guerilla Theatre experiment. That man is Mr. Lawson himself.

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Anthony David Lawson: So tell me, what is your show all about? Anthony Lawson: Well, it’s about a guy who’s struggling with a new play that he’s writing. The show he’s working on has a play within the play, so he starts losing his grip on reality.

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ADL: A play within a play? How far removed does that make the audience? AL: (laughs) Like four levels deep, I think. Kind of like “Inception,” huh? But I wrote this before seeing the movie. ADL: OK, so it’s all about this one guy writing? AL: Well essentially, yes. He’s having a hard time with the process but he does have help in the form of his friend/love interest played by Morganna Bridgers. Things start to get interesting when a new girl enters his life played by Wilmington stage newcomer Molly Lankford. ADL: What made you decide to start writing? AL: I’ve been writing since I was in middle school. Lots of crappy poetry and half cocked ideas for bad stories that I just ripped off from music videos. This was the first time I had the opportunity to sit down and see something trough to the end. I really have to thank Guerilla Theatre for that; they take chances on people constantly. ADL: Is there anything you would do differently the next time you write a play? AL: This show ended up being very personal. I pulled a lot of things from my past to put into this show. I will never do that again. The whole process became very tough and once or twice I began to lose a grip on reality my-

self. I even joked that the next time I would write a show filled with unicorns and ballerinas just to keep my personal life out of it. ADL: And do you have a next show in mind? AL: I do. I’m currently writing “The Unicorn Ballerina.“ ADL: Don’t you think people will judge you for writing a character in a play that you would ultimately portray? AL: No one will be able to judge me anymore than I judge myself. Most of the times I don’t even like me very much. Seriously though, I didn’t intend on playing this role to begin with. The circumstances just presented themselves in a way that it made for an interesting experiment. I would love to see someone else play my role and see if the piece still holds up. encore | september 8-14 , 2010 | 9

The Walk Continues:

ArtWalk 2010 prepares for its biggest event to date


ine years ago, Wilmington arts and antiques joined forces to create a little downtown festival called the “Art and Antique Walk.” As the antique stores began to move toward Castle Street, drawn in by the newly-minted antique district, the arts were left to walk alone. Yet, the festival began to expand. “I also wanted to focus more just on various forms of art, like literary, music, dance,” Chris Andrews, ArtWalk’s head promoter, says. “So, it made sense to drop ‘antiques’ from the name and just become the ArtWalk.” Andrews took over the event in 2004 after moving to Wilmington from Cleveland, Ohio. With years of experience promoting concerts and events under his belt, Andrews asked the Downtown Business Alliance if he could reorganize what was still the Art and Antique Walk. After getting the green light from the DBA, Andrews says he wanted to focus on two things: the local artist and the abundance of historic downtown. Since, the festival has become a tour

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ArtBlast/ArtWalk 2010 September 8th - 11th All over Wilmington! de force of creative celebration. “It is a great testament to our city, our historic downtown venues and, most importantly our artistic community, to see this event grow and show what secret gems we have been nurturing in Wilmington,” Andrews says. ArtWalk 2010 offers the biggest year yet. With a record number of participants, the attractions are almost too many to list. On the roster this year are independent film screenings, live theater productions, a visual-art festival, live musical performances, dance performances, literary readings, galleries and an art parade. Andrews has

WALK THE WALK: The 2010 ArtWalk will be a part of the first ArtsBlast, taking place September 8th -11th all over Wilmington, celebrating art in all mediums. Photo courtesy of Chris Andrews

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Here, you’ll find a collection of wondrously random information, staying true to the spirit of Wilmington’s premier printed weekly. We’ll be serving up podcasts, blogs from new writers, events, random posts—a whole mish-mash of entertainment, right at your virtual fingertips.


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been hard at work updating the calendar on the event’s Web site to make sure the public can stay in the know. “There will be such a wide range of items to observe, enjoy and purchase,” he says. “There’s something for everybody.” He is most excited about a new schedule he and the staff are calling ArtBlast. “I think that is the biggest news,” he says. “This year, I’ve created a larger five-day event that is like an umbrella that covers and includes all things artistic, and brings focus to the wonderful venues that feature and or support the arts.” ArtBlast is making its debut this year, turning the walk into a week-long celebration. Theater performances will take place at Cape Fear Playhouse at Newcastle, Front Street Brewery’s Beam Room, Nutt Street Comedy Room and Thalian Hall. DanceBlast will take place on a Friday at the Hannah Block Historic USO with Contra Dance performing on Saturday. Live music venues include Friday night jazz at Bellamy Mansion and the Soapbox. Film screenings will be at Thalian Hall and the Beam Room on Wednesday. Visual art exhibits will be held at Opera Room Bar and Gallery on Thursday, Bottega Gallery on Friday, and the New Hanover County Public Library on Saturday. A juried art exhibit will be shown on Thursday at Projekte.

The parade is a returning event, known as “The Grand Procession of Peculiar Pets,” taking place on Saturday during the ArtWalk at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of S. Front and Orange streets, making its way north along Front Street. Participants spent last week in free workshops all over town making costumes themed toward peculiar pets. “The parade was a hit last year,” Andrews says. “We can’t wait to see what everyone came up with this weekend.” Unfortunately, the recent hurricane is a reminder that any outdoor event, no matter how big, is at the mercy of the weather. Yet, Andrews maintains the importance of planning the ArtBlast, pointing out how crucial attendance at these events are to the creative community. “The beauty of art, in all of its forms, must be supported for its continued existence. Support can be in many forms, like going to a play, buying a painting or listening to a band. But when the masses of people come out to support large festivals like ArtsBlast, WE Fest, or Cucalorus Film Festival, it shows our local and state representatives the importance of assisting culture to exist, through a much-needed financial commitment. The public has to show that they care, and that’s a huge step toward getting commitment that trickles from a large festival down to the starving artist. Support the North Carolina Arts Council, and they will support us!” Visit for a complete schedule of events, venue locations and information on participating artists.

Fall Lineup for the Wilmington

Jan Lewis

Bates Toone

Gordon Webb

Cheryl McGraw

Gayle Harvey

Barbara Jamison

Jackie Malpass

Joan Croft-Jones

Pete Paterson

Jean Chasmer

Sheryl Key-Moore

Diane McCord

Martha Moore

Jenny Wright

Carol Craven

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Betsy Heckethorn Alouise Fenstermacher

Erika Law-

Terry Rosenfelder

John Parker

Anita Jacques

Maryann Formy Duval

Steve Logan

September 9th - Meeting and Program 6:30pm social, program at 7:00 Kate McCrostie’s insights into art licensing at the Arboretum on Oleander October 9th & 10th - Art in the Arboretum - terrific opportunity to buy art and to show your art in a wonderful setting - see the prospectus on our website Early December - Art Show location to be announced, great opportunity to buy local art reasonably and show your art in a high traffic area (The Mountain goes to Mohammed) Outings, Field Trips, Workshops, Classes, Other Learning Opportunities and Our Newsletter

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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

hensive Web site, www.crescentmoonnc. com, featuring art from all of our artists. We purposefully designed the site to reflect the vast art glass and metal sculpture that you find everyday at the shop at The Cotton Exchange. Our goal is to make it easy for our customers to go online to check on the availability of an item for themselves or for gifts. The new site allows our customers to place their orders online, but wait‌no putting your credit card out into cyberspace; we call you upon order notification to finalize your order and thank you personally. Remember gift-wrapping is free – always! Crescent Moon is located in The Cotton Exchange where parking is free while shopping or dining. Follow us on twitter as CrescentMoonNC or become a fan on our Facebook page!

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Hampstead Art Gallery

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 fundraiser 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.

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14712 Hwy. 17 N. • (910) 270-5180 Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, or by appt. Hampstead, NC “Beautiful; lots of variety.â€? “Love the place.â€? “Beautiful art work.â€? “Very nice.â€? “Art rocks your socks, and you know that.â€? 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.

New Elements Gallery

216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment “Turning Looseâ€? features the works of Warren Dennis of Boone and Durham artist Nancy Tuttle May through September 18th. Dennis, a retired art professor from Appalachian University, is known for his playful and sometimes provocative figurative work. His whimsically distorted figures convey a sense of “dramatic presenceâ€? within the human condition of everyday people. May is best known for her mixed media abstractions. Her utilization of color and texture create a visual symphony, and music is often a theme in her work. 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.

pattersonbehn art gallery

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,

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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 onsite.

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616B Castle St. (910) 343-4370 The Wilmington Art Association’s 2011 “Expose Yourself to the Arts� calendar is coming soon. This issue promises to be even more enticing than our last. Look for a notice about a “release party� to be announced soon! You can pre-order the calendar in advance at the bargain rate of $10. Just stop by the Wilmington Art Gallery, 616B Castle Street, to prepay and reserve your copy.


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End-of-Summer Grab Bag:

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Three movies not worth a full review


see a lot of movies—more than most people. So many, in fact, I hardly have time to review them all. I’m often asked, “Who picks the movie you have to review?” Many are surprised when I inform them that I have free editorial reign over what I choose to review weekly. I try to review movies that will appeal to a broad audience of readers. In choosing them, it’s safe to say that sometimes they don’t inspire 1,000 words. Here are three of which fall into that category: “The Karate Kid” The original “Karate Kid” is a favorite of mine. It’s a great fish-out-of-water story about a kid who moves from New York to California, gets his ass kicked and has to learn karate not just to defend himself but to learn a valuable lesson about life and friendship. Sure, it was hokey, but Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi was excellent. And like the greatest films of the 1980s, it featured Zabka (if you have to ask, don’t bother) as the villainous Aryan who just had to be taken down a notch or two. The remake does a nice job of taking the story and moving it to China. Ralph Maccio gets replaced with Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith) who travels east only to discover kids with cornrows get frowned upon. Soon, he’s getting the crap kicked out of him. Instead of Pat Morita, we get Jackie Chan. Most of his American films have him sputtering out broken English that is sometimes comedy, and often times barely removed from the days where Mickey Rooney would pop in some buck teeth and squint to portray “the Orientals.” I’ll say this much: Jackie Chan is an actor capable of greater depth than for which many give him credit. He has some wonderfully heartbreaking scenes, and he pretty much makes the movie watchable. As for the product of Will Smith’s sack, I am less-than enthusiastic. Sure, the kid is in shape—to an almost bizarre level. How many pre-pubescent kids look like they just completed day 89 of P90X? I would imagine if I was 12, I would have loved this movie. As an adult, I am pretty indifferent. I was amused by its location in China. Would it have been any less successful if they would have called it “The Kung Fu Kid”? For a kid’s movie, it could have been a lot worse. “The Last Airbender” Speaking of a lot worse… M Night Shyamalan, what the hell happened to you? You used to be this awesome filmmaker who knew how to create solid, well-paced thrillers. “The Sixth Sense” is a brilliant movie. “Unbreakable” and “Signs” may be uneven, but they are still excellent films. No, I didn’t care

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for “The Village” when I first saw it, but upon subsequent viewings, I found it more tolerable. For awhile it seemed like people were unfairly bashing Shyamalan. Turns out those people were right. High holy hell! I can’t imagine a worse theatrical experience. Wait, I can: “Lady in the Water” and “The Happening.” Shyamalan has done a lot of creative “about face,” from “inspired genius” to “hack of the highest order,” in just over a decade. Maddening! This big-screen adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon is visually stunning. But the characters who inhabit this magical world are so poorly written and directed that audiences won’t get into their story, nor care about their plight. The dialogue is so laughable, I don’t understand how the movie made it out of the editing bay. This is a career-ending moment caught in 3D. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Unlike Shyamalan, the career of Nic Cage will not and cannot die. I’m a Nic Cage apologist. Though even I have limits. After seeing him play Big Daddy in the most excellent “Kick Ass,” it was only a matter of time before the inevitable “curse of Cage” took hold. It is scientifically impossible for Nic Cage to be in two good movies back to back. If he did, the world might crack in two. I went into “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” assuming I was in for something miserable-to-mediocre. To be fair, it’s more mediocre than miserable. Co-star Jay Baruchel (“Tropic Thunder”) has been popping up a lot onscreen. This year alone he’s been in the romantic comedy “She’s Out of My League,” as well as voiced the lead character in the Dreamworks-animated film “How to Train Your Dragon.” He seems to be an actor who casting people love but audiences don’t. His squishy face is in a perpetual mug to the camera. He’s fine in supporting roles, but his life expectancy as a lead actor can be measured in nanoseconds—something I am now referring to as the “Michael Cera Syndrome.”

ANOTHER KARATE KID: Jaden Smith added another remake to the 2010 summer movie season pumping up the ‘80s classic, “The Karate Kid.”

Farenheit 9/11

I like Michael Cera, but like Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and, now, Jay Baruchel, there’s a saturation point. 2010 showed me that I’ve already had enough of Jay Baruchel. Even saying his name right now is making me wince. Now with the summer movie season officially over, we can look back on a few cinematic tragedies (“Sex in the City 2,” I’m looking at you), some greats (“Scott Pilgrim,” “Inception”), a few good ones (“Iron Man 2,” “Predators,” “A Team”) and far more 3D than any one person should be forced to witness. If I was grading the summer 2010 movie season, I’d give it a C+. Better than average but very little to celebrate.

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The Dead Rising:

Dark Star Orchestra carry on the original jam band tradition


he legacy of the Grateful Dead (GD) spawned many jam bands that still tour today: Phish, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident and Umphrey’s McGee among them. Perhaps the one paying spot-on homage to the Dead’s origination is Dark Star Orchestra (DSO). They continue to spread catchy lyrics, unforgettable melodies and iconic stage presence to the masses by recreating Dead shows out of an enormous catalogue that spans 20-plus years. On Thursday, September 14th they will recreate one of the shows at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater—something sure to excite veteran Deadheads, as well as reveal to younger generations how the iconic jam-band genre came to be amongst the dial of popular music. In speaking with Rob Koritz, drummer of Dark Star Orchestra, he unveils the band’s inner entity with enthusiasm and ease. “It’s pretty simple,” he says. “We’re there trying to help perpetuate a particular music that is very important to all of us as individuals. When we joined this band [in Chicago, 1997], none of us knew each other. With the lineup we have now, some of the

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Dark Star Orchestra (continuing the Grateful Dead experience) Saturday, September 12th Greenfield Amphitheatre Tickets: $22/adv. or $25 DOS Available at, Gravity Records or Revolution 9 guys have been here anywhere between six months to 11 years. Our friendships have been cultivated as we’ve grown [together as musicians].” As any music lover knows, carrying on the sounds of the Grateful Dead (GD) proves no easy task. Their music remains layered, compositionally challenging and often impromptu. Not to mention, GD connect on a fundamental element, capturing a whole culture of people. “First of all, we posses the communal spirit of the music,” Koritz continues. “What it all comes down to is being able to play this music properly, and that’s all of us


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TRIBUTE OF ALL TRIBUTES: Dark Star Orchestra pay tribute to Grateful Dead shows by choosing one in its entirety and playing it live. Photo courtesy of artist.

playing as one.” Though Dark Star Orchestra work to pay tribute to the Dead, they don’t do so without adding their own distinct sound within the cover songs. They also continue to create while on the road. “We just finished recordings some songs we wrote on tour,” Koritz says. “Dino, the other drummer, produced everything. I would lay down a percussion beat, and from there everyone began compiling sounds one on top of the other, which has left us with the product we have now.” While the Grateful Dead has an older fan base, DSO faces the issue of opening younger audiences to the band’s music. Confidently Kortiz addresses the mission. “There so many different types of music to the Grateful Dead canon: country, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, swing, jazz, R&B, and psychedelic,” he says. “Everyone can grab onto something. If they give it a chance, there’s going to be that one song they can fall into.” But the questions remain: What is it about this tribute band that sets them apart from countless others? What special element do they use in their creative process, stage presence and overall mentality toward the music itself? “This group started with three people, two of whom didn’t even know each other,” Koritz explains. “And from that point

forward, there was a series of smooth transitions that, I guess, allowed our peopleskills to really blossom a lot of unique elements to Dark Star Orchestra.” Some where along the way, the surviving Grateful Dead members also added to the exchange. In fact, Koritz erupts in a sigh and a chuckle when asked about their meeting. “Most of them have played with us,” he informs. “Billy Kreutzmann played with us; Bob Weir’s played with us. Our paths have crossed quite a bit, and our experiences with them have been nothing but positive. It’s a pretty surreal feeling to play alongside an idol. It’s definitely one of the best parts of the job.” The spine-tingling fact: Only a rare few are able to take a musical dream, cultivate it and in the end see their musical icon standing next to them in full melody. Though some may think the future may not get any better, DSO takes a different approach to a burgeoning career. “We’re branching out into which Grateful Dead eras we’re playing,” Koritz explains. “In the immediate future, we’ll be playing more Europe shows that [Grateful Dead played—ones we] haven’t touched on before. Aside from our main shows, we continue making original music.” Dark Star Orchestra’s dynamic relationship may also be a key to their success. With a fully developed concept honoring their music greats, the September 14th performance will turn out many Deadheads and hopefully a lot of newcomers, too.

Evolving Sound: Nashville band redirect toward rock ‘n’ roll


t takes most young bands a few years and at least a couple records to come into their own. Call it growing pains, maturity, whatever—honing a sound and finding a collective voice can’t be done overnight. But for Apache Relay, it only took a year. Originally calling themselves “Michael Ford Jr. and the Apache Relay,” the Nashvillebased quartet first began as the studio band for Ford’s acoustic project, 1988. During the process the guys discovered they genuinely liked each other, so they committed to the band after the session, which in turn seemed like the right decision for their futures. A year later, they now have removed Ford’s name in their band title, in an effort to show solidarity and to support the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Thus, they have created a national buzz, attracted a support staff to help navigate their careers, and evolved almost quicker than the industry can keep up. Today, they churn out new material in a rock-oriented sound. Recently, I spoke with mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist Brett Moore about the growth of Apache Relay and the band’s return to his hometown of Wilmington. encore: Since we last spoke almost a year ago, you guys have had quite a year. What’s the band been up to? Brett Moore: We went into the studio in April to record some songs that sound more like what we’re doing now as a band. We just wanted to make an EP, but on that first day we recorded eight new songs, and we sort of accidentally recorded our new record. We weren’t planning on making a full-length, we just got down so much material that we believe in, it just ended up happening. Our sound has changed a lot since we first got together. The first record we all appear on together, “1988,” was really a folky project, but since then we’ve had the time to determine what our sound is as a band rather than Michael’s backing band. e: Did that progression happen organically, or did you sit down and decide that the band would take a new direction? BM: None of this has been planned. One of our band’s mottos is that as soon as you’re trying to do something, that’s when some of the magic starts to disappear. In the writing process, none of this happened because we sat down and said, “Hey, I really like rock ‘n’ roll and we should just try to play it.” It just happened. I think the new sound is a little more indicative of who we are in general. Acoustic music is definitely a part of it, but I think it’s only a sliver of the pie compared to our rock influences. The folk project feels almost like a specialized moment for us, and this is now more of our natural language.

to get focused. Starting a band is like starting a small business. So, we spent that year not only playing shows, but getting our managers and a handful of other people working for us that have been instrumental in getting us to where we are. We never would have met them or had a chance to work with them had we not taken the time off. Now that we have that infrastructure, it makes sense for us to go back to school, because a couple of the guys are really close to finishing their degrees.

by: Adrian Varnam

The Apache Relay with Sons of Bill Saturday, September 11th Soapbox Laundro Lounge 255 N. Front Street Tickets: $8/adv. or $10 DOS e: How did you grow into that in such a short time? BM: Once we started touring together, we all got to know each other and realized we made this folk record, but we all kind of wish we were making music like Wilco or Radiohead, or any of the other bands we look up to. We spent the year growing more as a band, so when this record came along—I mean, Michael is still very much the frontman and main lyric writer—it’s really grown into a four-person team. I think it was in all of our hearts to drop the name and just become Apache Relay. I think it was our manager who brought it up, and Michael said that he’d been thinking about that, too, so it just happened naturally.

RELAY FOR MUSIC: The Apache Relay bring their new rock ‘n’ roll sound to the Soapbox this weekend, September 14th. Photo courtesy of artist.

part-time. The reason we took off from school wasn’t to be done forever, it was to get our framework established and to have a year

e: When we speak again a year from now, what do you hope we’ll be talking about? BM: I think more than anything, if we have a collective wish as a band, it would be to have some kind of supporting slot tour with an artist with a nice following, just to get us in front of audiences. We hope this next year we’re just working as hard as we can. I guess that if you talk to us a year from now, I hope you’ll be talking to some really tired guys.

e: How are you feeling about the direction, personally? Any apprehension about an identity crisis? BM: I’m loving the direction we’re headed because it doesn’t feel contrived at all. I guess it’s really neat because the collective forces of Apache Relay is kind of like a stew: We all kind of listen to the same things, but we also have our own little things that we like, too. Everyone’s voices all get a chance to speak. e: How have the new songs and sound gone over with fans, family and friends? BM: It’s been going over surprisingly well. That was something that I was kind of worried about, I guess. I mean, we’ve had a short career but we’ve been blessed with some success already, and we’ve all wondered if people would feel this huge let down [because] we’ve made this record that we’re not playing that much [from] anymore. But, they’ve been really responsive. The thing about our fans is they’re not there because they want to hear mandolin or fiddle; they just like good music. e: When we last spoke, you all were taking time off from school at Belmont University. Looking back, do you believe that was the right decision? BM: We all feel like it was a fantastic decision, and we’ll stand by that forever. Now, as of the fall semester, we’re all back in school encore | september 8-14 , 2010 | 17

Three Nights of Hopscotch: Raleigh steps up with its own nationally recognized festival by: Justin Lacy

Hopscotch Music Festival Downtown Raleigh, multiple venues Tickets, limited availability: $30-$85


his will require a lot of chalk. For three nights, downtown Raleigh will be outlined into a massive blacktop game board, and then pummeled on by over 120 bands. It’s the Triangle’s biggest music festival yet: Hopscotch. From September 9th through 11th, The Independent Weekly, now in its 27th year of covering Raleigh’s arts and entertainment scene, is filling the stages of 10 different venues for a smorgasbord of local, national and international acts. For the main course, Hopscotch director Greg Lowenhagen and curator Grayson Currin are bringing in renowned hip-hop group Public Enemy, Toronto indie rockers Broken Social Scene, and Animal Collective’s Panda Bear. “When I returned from being away,”

Lowenhagen, who spent time in Austin and Chicago, states in a press release, “I realized the Triangle, with its strong music heritage and abundance of local talent, seemed ready for a different, more nationally recognizable festival to call its own.” Despite the musicianship lurking around the capitol, launching a new music festival at this caliber is understandably difficult. “Up front, the big challenge is booking,” Currin, who has served as music editor for the Independent Weekly since 2006, says. “It’s a first-year festival, and there are a ton of people out there that book shows and don’t do a good job—aren’t organized, don’t pay the bands. You’ve heard the tales. One of the big struggles was convincing bands and agents that this was a real thing. And if you’re a band, you don’t want to play

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BEFRIEND THE ENEMY: Public Enemy takes the stage Saturday night at downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza; tickets, $30. Courtesy of artist.

something that’s lame. You don’t want to play something none of you’re friends are gonna play. You want to be perceived as ‘cool.’” Currin handpicked most of the bands himself; there was no application process. Groups not selected by Currin were invited through the Band’s Bands Series, in which Hopscotch asked five Triangle groups—Future Islands, Juan Huevos, ExMonkeys, Plague and Caitlin Cary’s Small Ponds—to curate their own bills. The result is a monster of a list that snakes through the realms of rock, dance, drone, punk, folk, noise, hip-hop, classical, alt-country, and heavy metal. However diverse the genres are, the lineup is at equilibrium between local and out-of-state acts, not because of the infancy of the festival but because that’s the way Currin wants it. “It’s not our goal at all to turn our backs on local music,” Currin says. “[Lowenhagen and I] both live and work with local musicians—I live in a house with members of Megafaun, the Rosebuds and the Love Language. I’m really happy with the balance of local and national acts—that’s something I hope persists.” Persistence has been in the schematics from the beginning. Built to become more than an ephemeral event, Hopscotch is currently in a position that its creators can look confidently toward the future. “I would consider it a failure if we didn’t keep doing this in a year,” Currin says. “We made so many strides and put so much time and energy into it, I really hope it’s around for 10 years. I hope it becomes a North Carolina mainstay—something that means a lot to the area.” Music kicks off Thursday night at the nine smaller venues: Slim’s, King’s, Five Star, the Pour House, Tir Na Nog, Lincoln Theatre the

Berkeley Cafe, and the Hive at Busy Bee. On Friday afternoon, crowds will gather in the Raleigh City Plaza—a $15 million project that opened in October 2009, featuring 50-foot light towers, motion-sensing fountains, and sculptures by local artists. Receiving support from The Rosebuds—a Triangle band that got its start here in Wilmington—Panda Bear and Broken Social Scene will take the stage as the sun sets, raiding the downtown skyline with light and sound. “I think those bands are making really interesting and adventurous music,” Currin says, “which is something I hope binds the festival by and large: music that I feel like, as a music critic, really pushes things forward a bit, as opposed to the history, but living history, that is on Saturday night.” Saturday in the City Plaza, Raleigh’s The Love Language and Los Angeles noise-punk trio No Age will open up for Public Enemy—the full band in all of its political intensity—a group better known for its output in the ‘80s and ‘90s. “We went through a lot of bands,” Currin says. “The clubs are in a way a fantasy list of bands I wanted to play; the headlining acts were a bit different. It was a huge financial risk for those City Plaza shows. We didn’t want to just get some legacy act that plays these lazy shows and cashes in for something they did 20 years ago. To an extent people can look at booking Public Enemy and say, ‘That’s exactly what you’re doing.’ And, I guess, yeah, I can see that, but I saw Public Enemy play about two years ago, and it was the best show I’ve ever seen in my life. It was this energetic, bulls-onparade thing—these guys absolutely doing it in their 50s. They may not be revolutionizing hiphop, but I think hip-hop has a lot to learn from the way Public Enemy puts on shows. One of our goals was to have a bench-mark band from the past to anchor the first year. We really thought that gave us a really great foundation as a first-year festival, this appreciation of history and music as a continuum.” Visit the Hopscotch schedule and full lineup online—complete with write-ups and song samples for each band—and see how Independent Weekly is working to keep Raleigh prominent on the music scene. “I don’t know if it’ll significantly alter the scene,” Currin says. “I hope Hopscotch brings a spotlight and sense of focus to the area. This is one of the richest music scenes in the country—it might bring us some recognition and maybe some self-pride.”

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a preview of tunes all over town this week

WeDNeSDAY, SepTembeR 8 BIBIs ellIsoN aND tIm BlacK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 opeN mIc w/ seaN gerarD (9pm) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 Jeremy NorrIs —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 opeN mIc w/ gary alleN —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 BaNgaraNg w/ lorD walrus & sIr NIcK BlaND —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 DJ p. FuNK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 marK HerBert & gaBrIelle —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement ZyryaB —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 DJ tIme —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington roN roNNer

—Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DualINg pIaNos & lee Hauser —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 erIc aND carey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 KaraoKe —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 Forrest taBor —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 soNs oF HIppIes —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 roger DavIs & roN wIlsoN —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 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 tru sol —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

THURSDAY, SepTembeR 9 DJ eyecoN —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 KaraoKe KoNg —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 KaraoKe w/ DJ steve —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 opeN mIc w/ gary alleN —Brass Pelican; 2112 N. New River Dr., Surf City, NC 328-4373

mIKe o’DoNNell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 roN Dallas (7pm-10pm) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 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 DJ stretcH —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJ DaNe BrItt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 roN HassoN —Costello’s Piano Bar, 211 Princess Street; 362-9666 KaraoKe —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ Battle —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ greg —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement

DJ Be extreme KaraoKe —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 lIve musIc —Carolina Ale House; 317-c College Rd., 791-9393 DJ —Flat Eddie’s; 5400 Oleander Dr., 799-7000 top 40 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 opeN mIc NIgHt —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 DJ compose —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 lIve musIc —Romanelli’s, Leland; 383-1885 DaNIel parIsH —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 alter ego, raNDy o —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 tHe seleKt —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088

garlaND masoN BaND —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 Jesse stocKtoN —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 googleZ pIZaNo —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 sea paNs (oN tHe veraNDaH terrace) —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 aDIaN cruZ —Cameron Art Museum; 3201 South 17th St., 395-5999 Kooly HIgH, mINDsoNe, JoNes —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 paco strIcKlaND —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 opeN mIc w/ Jeremy NorrIs —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 DJ ceD —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206

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DJ —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988 KaRaoKe with BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 DJ scooteR FResh —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 DJ —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 —Black Horn Bar, 15 Carolina Beach Avenue N.; 458-5255 nutt stReet open mic —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; James JaRvis & FRienDs (7pm-8pm) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 251-8500 piano show classy KaRaoKe with manDy clayton —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 DJ KaRaoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; KaRaoKe Kong 763-3172 —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; DJ “mR lee� 798-5355 —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ FiReDance & DRums @ DaRK, DJ mit —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 Ron etheRiDge & Jason woolwine psytRance (11pm) —Barbary Coast; 116 S. Front St., 762-8996 —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; DJ 763-2223 —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 KaRaoKe with BoB clayton DJ eRic (10pm-2am) —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak 792-6880 Island, NC valient thoRR, Junius, howl, vengeR DJ Dustin —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814



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Robbie beRRy —Southpaw Sports Bar, 123 Princess St.;338-1886 beach billy bRotheRs, DJ Dane bRitt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 the Design —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 the QuaRteR-life cRisis comeDy touR —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 the inDepenDents, DielectRics —Reggie’s, 1415 S. 42nd St. fRontieRs —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 machine funk w/ Dsp —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 galen anD lisa (Jazz 6-8pm) —Bellamy Mansion; 503 Market St., 251-3700

Saturday, September 11 iamhuman —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 DJ p. money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 kaRaoke with bob clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880

piano show —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 kaRaoke —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 DJ —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 DJ —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 DJ —Ronnie’s Place, 6745-B Market St.; 228-8056 DJ —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington DJ eRic (10pm-2am) —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC DJ —Odessa, 23 N. Front St.; 251-8814 DJ —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 DJ scooteR fResh —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 kaRaoke —Java Junkies Coffee Bar; 3901 B Wrightsville Ave., 399-6977 beach & shag w/ DJ Rock —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC live music —Oceanic, Oceanfront Wrightsville Beach; 256-5551

classy kaRaoke with manDy clayton —Remedies, Market Street; 392-8001 oysteRboy —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 live music —Firebelly Lounge, 265 N. Front St.; 763-0141 stephen gossin —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 machine gun —Grand Union Pub, 1125 Military Cutoff;2569133 9/11 benefit - 15 banDs —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 cockagents —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 asylum —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 foRtch (7pm-10pm) —Holiday Inn Resort (Gabby’s Lounge), 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 kaRaoke kong w/ nate —Buffalo Wild Wings, Monkey Junction; 392-7224 Rogues & upstaRts —Riverfront Farmers’ Market; Water St. Wilmington wilmington symphony oRchestRa —Kenan Auditorium UNCW Campus; 313-2584

live music —Murphy’s Irish Pub; off I-40 @ exit 385 (at the Mad Boar Restaurant), 285-8888 DR. fRankenstein, DJ Dane bRitt —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 Robbie beRRy —Smileys Tavern, 723 N. 4th Street; 399-1669 salsa w/ DJ lalo —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 DJ stRetch, live Jam with benny hill —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 sounD Dog —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 ten toes up —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 the QuaRteR-life cRisis comeDy touR —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 the apache Relay, sons of bill —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 DaviD bohn —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 two cents woRth —Little Dipper, 138 S. Front St.; 251-0433

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Jam with benny hill —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 kaRaoke —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement

RogeR Davis (bRunch) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 l shape lot (3-7), steve toDD & sam melvin (8-12) —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 susan savia (12pm-2pm), foRtch (5pm-9pm) —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822 peRRy smith (bRunch 12-2) —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 DJ p. money —Rox, 208 Market St.; 343-0402 kaRaoke —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 chRis bellamy —Shell Island Resort, 2700 N. Lumina Ave., 256-8696 “behinD the gaRage” music —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 ten toes up —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 paleo —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 Jah cReation —Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St.; 256-8500 siRens foR sleeping, pRetenD suRpRise, fRactal faRm —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 sunDay night feveR —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

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kaRaoke w/ DJ battle —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 DJbe kaRaoke ugly —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 DJ ceD —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 galen on guitaR (bRunch) —Courtyard Marriott, 100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; (800) 321-2211 foRtch (5pm-9pm) —Havana’s; 1 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, 458-2822

monday, September 13 DJ Dane bRitt —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 open mic night —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 bRett Johnson’s Jam —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 open mic night —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 DJ eyecon —Mansion on Market; 6317 Market St., 395-5028 open mic night —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 open mic w/ beau —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 open mic with viva —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255

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JaMeS JarviS & FriendS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 oPen Mic nigHt —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 dJ tiMe —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 dJ ricHterMeiSter —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 Paul griMSHaW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 KaraoKe W/ dJ BiKer roB —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 tHe dirty MugS —Griff’s Tavern @ George St.; 6320 Market St., 793-2628 KaraoKe WitH BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 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 Benny Hill —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 oPen Mic nigHt —Mellow Mushroom, 4311 Oleander Drive; 452-3773 JaMeS JarviS & FriendS (7PM-8PM) —The Harp; 1423 South 3rd St.,763-1607 ron dallaS (7PM-10PM) —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 oPen Mic nigHt —Surf’s Bar & Grill; 5500 Market St., 791-9021 dane Britt KaraoKe —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219 nutt HouSe iMProv —Nutt Street Comedy Room, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 indy MuSic nigHt —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 Benny Hill —Rucker John’s, 5564 Carolina Beach Rd.; 452-1212 KaraoKe —Rumors, 5712 East Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC live MuSic —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 root Soul ProJect —Duck & Dive, 114 Dock Street, 399-2866 atlantiS —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 tHe Bil KrauSS SHoW —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647

no toMorroW, Kontatto, tHe local SySteMS, Wall —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 live acouStic —Wild Wing Cafe, 1331 Military Cutoff; 256-3838 dJ eyecon —SideBar; 18 S. Front St., 763-1401 radio HayeS and ecHoPoint21 —Goat and Compass, 710 N. 4th St.; 772-1400 dJ “Mr lee” —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St.; 791-7595 KaraoKe Kong —16 Taps, 127 Princess St.; 251-1616 toP 40 W/ dJ val —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 caPe Fear BlueS JaM —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 darK Star orcHeStra —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 BiBiS elliSon and tiM BlacK —Aubriana’s; 115 S. Front St., 763-7773 oPen Mic W/ Sean gerard (9PM) —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 JereMy norriS —Sunset Cafe, 5500 Market St.; 791-1900 oPen Mic W/ gary allen —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 Bangarang W/ lord WalruS & Sir nicK Bland —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 dJ P. FunK —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 MarK HerBert & gaBrielle —Green Light Lounge; 21 N. Front St., Basement ZyryaB —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 dJ tiMe —Pravda; 23 N. Front St., Wilmington 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 Silver JudaS, loW StandardS, tHe BlacKS —The Whiskey, 1 S. Front St.; 763-3088 act ii —Dead Dog Saloon, 760 Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-839-3647 Sci Fi, PerPetual groove —Greenfield Lake Amphitheater JiM aSHley —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737

Show Stoppers: Concerts around the region HOUSE OF BLUES 4640 HWy 17 S., Myrtle BeacH, Sc (843) 272-3000 9/10: Citizen Cope 9/14: The Black Crowes (photo)


101 BiltMore avenue aSHeville, nc (828) 225-5851 9/8: NeedToBreathe, Matthew Mayfield 9/9: Broken Social Scene, The Wooden Birds 9/10: Tortoise, Greg Davis & Ben Vida 9/11: Rock Academy Annual Benefit Concert (11:30 am), Josh Phillips Folk Festival, The Lee Boys, Jim Avett (8pm) 9/12: Dark Star Orchestra 9/14: The Black Keys, The Whigs

CAT’S CRADLE 300 e. Main St. carrBoro, nc (919) 967-9053 9/8: Charlatans UK, Sherlock’s Daughter 9/9: Corinne Bailey Rae, Filthybird 9/10: Matt Hires, WAKEY!WAKEY! 9/11: Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson Tribute Band) 9/15: Jay Clifford

LINCOLN THEATRE 126 e. caBarruS St. raleigH, nc (919) 821-4111 9/8: Stockholm Syndrome, Amelia’s Mechanics 9/9: Hopscotch Music Fest: Lucero, American Aquarium, Max Indian, John Howie, The Rosewood Bluff 9/10: Hopscotch Music Fest: 9th Wonder All Night, Raekwon, The Away Team, Rapsody, A, Big Remo, Kaze, Joslyn Ellis, Three Tom Hardy, K-Hill 9/11: Hopscotch Music Fest: Tortoise, Bear in Heaven, NOMO, Balmorhea, Aquarelle 9/12: Badfish, Scotty Don’t, Ballyhoo, Passafire

TWC PAVILION AT WALNUT CREEK 3801 rocK Quarry rd. raleigH, nc (919) 831-6400 9/13: Kings of Leon

9/11: Ray Stevens

AMOS’ SOUTHEND 1423 SoutH tryon St. cHarlotte, nc (704) 377-6874

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9/11: Garrison Keillor’s a Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour with Sara Watkins and Robin and Linda Williams

9/8: Cavo, American Bang , Shaman’s Harvest, Atom Smash 9/9: Almost Kings, Within Reason 9/10: Fuel Reunion Tour (Original Members Performing), Another Day Falls 9/11: Zoso, “Pure Cult” 9/12: Public Enemy, Pe, Fucked Up, The Banned, Crew Grrl Order

OVENS AUDITORIUM 2700 e indePendence Boulevard, cHarlotte, nc 704-372-3600

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9/9: Pixies

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KOKA BOOTH AMPH. 8003 regency ParKWay cary, nc (919) 462-2052

ALABAMA THEATRE 4750 HWy 17 SoutH n. Myrtle BeacH, Sc (843) 272-1111

9/10: Kings of Leon

THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE 820 HaMilton Street cHarlotte, nc (704) 549-5555 9/10: Kottonmouth Kings

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER tHe aMerican toBacco diSt. 123 vivian Street durHaM, nc (919) 680-2787 9/11: Buddy Guy: Bull Durham Blues Festival

eric and carey B. —El Zarrape Cantina, 103 Lake Park Blvd.; 458-5255 dJ Juice —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 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 KaraoKe —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301 dJ —High Tide Lounge, 1800 Carolina Beach Ave., Carolina Bch; 458-0807 tantric —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 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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Events to keep the breezy days of f Southern Bluegrass Festival September 18th-19th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Battleship Park, USS NC Battleship Advance tickets through 9/15: $18 (Sat.) and $10 (Sun.); DOS: $20-25 (Sat.) and $15 Sunday. Children under 12 are free both days. Ready for a pickin’-good time at the annual Southern Bluegrass Festival? The family-fun event will feature the best pickers and fiddlers around, including headlining act Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Also taking the stage: County Farm, Movin’ on Bluegrass and L Shaped Lot. There will be local cuisine, dancing, arts and crafts, and a silent auction throughout the afternoons. A fund-raiser for the Thalian Hall Association, tickets can be purchased at 120 S. 2nd Street, M&N Equipment Rental at 323-A Eastwood Road, or online at Between the Lines: A Poetry Festival and Chapbook Release Celebration September 18th, 5 p.m. Bottega Art Gallery and Wine Bar 208 N. Front Street Free Now going into its third release, “Between the Lines” chapbook features local, regional and national writers and original poetry. Beginning at 5 p.m. on the 18th, local nonprofit Art Soup will present the release of the book, as well as a celebration of live poetry and prose. Workshops start at 5 p.m., a meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m., a poets and professor discussion at 7 p.m., readings from the chapbook at 8 p.m and an open mic at 10 p.m. To get more information about the workshops and participants, head over to for more info, or call 910-763-3737. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes September 18th Check-in at Elijah’s Riverside Deck, 8:30 a.m., event to start at 9 a.m. $25 for participants, $15 for students Sexual and gender violence takes place nationwide at a staggering rate. Thanks to organizations like Wilmington’s very own Rape Cri-


hen the leaves begin to fall and the temps take breezy 60-something, most everyone can fee from our area’s sweltering Southern summer. fall!” Which is exactly what we’re doing at encore, in or readers a host of events taking place throughou

sis Center—Coastal Horizons Center, support, encouragement and healing can take place to those who have been affected. The annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event shows solidarity as a community to honor the courage and strength of its victims and continue supporting a center that helps deal with the healing process. Everyone is invited to walk the streets of Wilmington during the Septmener 18th Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Men and women alike can join in, and, yes, high heels are by: Shea Carver and Claire LaSure welcome. To gather more information and set up teams, Thalian Association will be bringing check out for the Wilmington premier of “Buddy: registration. The Buddy Holly Story” to Thalian Hall this September and October. Contra Tiempo The show follows Buddy during a September 20th-October 2nd short time span of life in the ‘50s, UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium featuring many of his hits, like “PegFree - $18 UNCW received an arts grant from the NC gy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day” and Arts Council that allowed them to host an art- “Oh, Boy!” Also making an appearist in residence with Los Angeles-based dance ance: Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” company Contra Tiempo. The company brings and Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Reserve tickets now by calling their blend of salsa, Afro-Cuban, West African, and hip-hop dance fever to the Port City. Free the box office at Thalian at 910-632classes and salsa workshops, films and lectures 2285 or going online to www.thalianwill take place, and tickets to the company’s final performance on Saturday, October 2nd, can be purchased by calling Kenan Box Office at (910) Take Back the Night March and Rally 962-3500 or October 7th, 7 p.m. Downtown Wilmington Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Free September 23rd-October 3rd Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. matinee Thalian Hall $25 with senior, student and group discounts available The bespectacled, curly-headed rock pioneer was the inspiration behind Don McLean’s rock ballad “American Pie.” But before this 1971 hit, Buddy Holly was a slice of rock ‘n’ roll history all on his own. Attributed as a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, Holly left a major dent in the music industry despite only seeing success for a year-and-ahalf before his untimely death.

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SING AND DANCE! (above) Contra Tiempo are UNCW’s artists-in-residence for two weeks this fall. Don’t miss their saucy performance on October 2nd at Kenan Auditorium. (left) Buddy Holly left an indelible mark on American rock ‘n’ roll, and Thalian Association will be paying him homage in their fall producton, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.”

In an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, the 21st annual Take Back the Night March and Rally will take place along the streets of downtown Wilmington, beginning at the Alton Lennon Federal Building on Water Street. Supporting the theme “Break the Silence, End Domestic Violence!” participants

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will march the streets and rally to help unite and educate the community during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October). Coordinated by Domestic Violence Shelter and Serivces, Inc. and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, the keynote speaker will be Chief John Guard of Pitt County Sheriff Department. Mistress of Ceremonies Kim K. Ratcliff, news anchor for WECT and WSFX Fox 26, will take the stage, along with musician Laura McLean who will perform. Refreshments from Port City Java will be available, too. For more information contact Mandy Houvouras at (910) 343-0703, ext. #12.

The Rocky Horror Show October 7th-10th, 15th-17th, 22nd-24th and 28th-31st, 8 p.m. City Stage/Level 5 Tickets: TBA What says “it’s Halloween season” louder than a visit to Transylvania with a host of wickedly absurd characters like “Dammit, Janet,” Riff Raff, Magenta and, of course, the “Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania” Frank N Furter! City Stage brings back one of the most entertainingly wacko productions in town with “The Rocky Horror Show,” taking place all through October. Expect lots of laughter and audience participation—not to mention a night of throwing all worries out the window! Ticket prices will be announced soon, as will the cast, so keep reading encore in coming weeks! Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival October 9th-10th, 12:30 p.m. Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area, Kure Beach, NC Two-day pass $30 dollars in advance, $15 for Sunday only. Children 12 and under free. Pleasure Island bursts at the reefs with family-friendly events, but perhaps none takes the cake like their annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival, slated to take place October 9th-10th. The headliner will be blues-great Leon Russell, playing alongside blues and jazz acts like Lockdown Blues Band, Laura McFayden and Stardust, Benny Hill Trio and many more! Other onsite events include a Kidz Zone, Fine Arts Plaza and wine tastings. Visit for more info or call 910-458-8434 Poplar Grove Halloween Festival October 22nd-24th, 29th-31st 10200 US Highway 17 N Free (activities priced separately) It’s become a Wilmington tradition, kicking off the candy-loving holiday and spook-infested enjoyment of ghosts and goblins everywhere! The annual Poplar Grove Halloween Festival offers holiday treats, haunted hayride and barn, kiddiefriendly fun house, cake walk, pony rides and so

much more! Be sure to dress up in the best costume imaginable on the 30th, and participate in their annual Halloween Costume Contest! Hours of the festival are: Friday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 2 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Check out all details by logging on to or calling 910-686-9518 ext. 26. UNCW Presents Douglas Rushkoff October 25th, 7 p.m. Kenan Auditorium, UNCW Now that we’re living in a new millennium, we are all most likely adjusting to the technological whirlwind that sweeps us up on a daily basis. Facebook, MySpace, Linked In and who-knows-what keeps us connected, sure. But how can we keep up at such a frenetic pace and still maintain a communicative and connective quality of life beyond the keyboard? Author and NPR commentator Douglas Rushkoff takes the Kenan Auditorium stage to discuss “Digital Nation: Living and Learning of the Virtual Frontier.” Rushkoff discusses his book and what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world of constant motion. Tickets are only $9 for the public and free for UNCW students and faculty/staff. Call Kenan Box Office at (910) 962-3500 or go to www.etix. com to purchase them. Cucalorus Film Festival November 11th-14th All over Wilmington Passes: $75-$300 Screening/workshop tickets: $10-$15 Filmmaker’s Luncheon: $100, Midnight Brunch: $40 Film buffs become completely engaged come November in Wilmington, NC. It’s the time of year when the Cucalorus Film Festival showcase tons and tons of flicks over a four-day period. This year will prove to be no different, as venues all over town abound with screenings. It seems they’ve left no genre untouched either—from dramatic features like “Dance With The One” and “One Hundred Mornings,” to documenta-

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! (above) The Holiday Flotiilla officially kicks off the holiday season in Wilmington in Novermber, after Thanksgiving. (below) The Cucalorus Film Festival welcomes a host of entries to this year’s festival, including the short “Daphne 2.0.” Don’t miss their final selection announcement in October.

ries like “The Erectionman” or “Roll Out, Cowboy,” to shorts like “Charlie and the Rabbit” and ““Daphne 2.0.” Check out their Web site at http://cucalorus. org for more information and to buy passes or tickets early. All final selections for the festival will be announced in October. 27th Annual NC Holiday Flotilla November 26th-27th, 6 p.m. Wrightsville Beach Marina, 6 Marina Street Free Wanna know when the holiday season has officially arrived in Wilmignton? Well, just look for the lights aligning the Intracoastal Waterway the weekend after Thanksgiving! They’re celebrating in twinkling glory the arrival of the ho-ho-ho and candy canes and elves and parties and, well, you get the drift. On November 26th and 27th, the annual lighted boat parade will be coasting along the Intracoastal in Wrightsville Beach. It will feature more than 30 vessels in all shapes and sizes. Likewise, an annual Festival in the Park takes place featuring arts and crafts, food and fun and more! The launch party for the flotilla takes place at the Blockade Runner on Friday, the 26th. Fireworks will also be in the mix! Visit www.ncholidayflotilla. org for more information.

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Culinary Charity: Support the Methodist Home for Children at fourth annual Epicurean Evening


rt is such a multi-faceted concept. Often times, many of its forms go forgotten. Painters, sculptors, writersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they are who immediately come to mind, but what of those other artists who are masters of their crafts, in fields that may have escaped the mass perception of â&#x20AC;&#x153;artâ&#x20AC;?? They deserve recognition and praise as much as the next. On September 9th, the fourth annual Epicurean Evening offers a chance to show appreciation to two professions that involve their talents for collective enjoyment and the greater good: chefs and social workers. Epicurean Evening proves a diversified event, offering a restaurant competition, charitable contributions, a black-tie affair, an auction and dinner party. Thirty local restaurants and their chefs will bring their most talented skills to a competition that includes categories like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Presentation,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best EntrĂŠe,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Tasteâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best in Show.â&#x20AC;? Top honors for the restaurant who scores highest across the board comes in the form of a Copper Kettle Award. Yet, the competition isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only held to bring culinary pride to chefs and restaurateurs alike. In the end, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a cause: to help the Methodist Home for Children, an organization that provides an array of community-based services to children and families in need. Their services include providing foster care, youth homes, substance abuse programs, childcare consultation, adoption, family-based counseling and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just so fortunate that the restaurants and the community have gotten behind us to help the children that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a voice to speak,â&#x20AC;? Missy Sumrell, chairwoman of the event, says. The restaurants of whom she speaks include: The Bento Box, Elijahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, The Little Dipper, Ruthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steak House, Hot Pink Cake Stand, Front Street Brewery,

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Epicurean Evening Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hilton Ballroom â&#x20AC;˘ 301 N. Water Street Thursday, September 9th, 6 p.m. AM Coffee, Pine Valley Market, Duplin Winery and Taste of Italy. Given carte blanche to bring to the competition whatever they choose makes for an even more exciting chance for supporters to taste the best from Wilmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest culinary hands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes, [they offer dishes] they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally prepare,â&#x20AC;? Sumrell notes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year, Chef Pat Green of Elijahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s did a pork and collard dish that was something completely different [from their normal menu].â&#x20AC;? A panel of celebrity judges include Chris Lubben of Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kosmic Kitchen, Mayor Bill Saffo, food writer Liz Biro of the Star-News and Gary McNair of WECT News. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feast with our eyes and noses first,â&#x20AC;? Biro states, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but flavor is the most important thing. No matter how stunning or enticing, in the end, the taste buds are the final judges.â&#x20AC;? The evening begins at six oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock, downtown Wilmington in the Hilton Ballroom. An expected 300 guests will align the tables of 10, and mill around to taste the samples, while bidding on silent-auction items. Around 7 p.m. the festivities will kick off with special keynote speaker Jerry Wainwright, former UNCW basketball coach, as well as Wilmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor Bill Saffo. A live auction will feature items up for bid on a get-away to Cocoa Beach, FL, VIP passes for â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Tree Hill,â&#x20AC;? a mountain-house retreat, fishing charters, VIP

TOP CHEF: Wilmington chefs will compete for the Copper Kettle Award in Epicurean Evening, a fundraiser for the Methodist Home for Children. Above is Lee Grossman of The Bento Box, who took the hghest honors last year. Curtesy of Missy Sumrell

seats in the Wilmington Sharkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dugout and more. Every dollar is donated to the Methodist Home for Children. Throughout the evening, a program called â&#x20AC;&#x153;One K for One Kidâ&#x20AC;? will be in effect, where for every $1,000 raised, the Methodist Home will be able to provide the basic, essential necessities for one child for an entire year. Last year, with over $60,000 raised, the Methodist Home was able to provide for over 60 new children. Both the chef and social worker are sculp-



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Taking Ego Out of Food: Eating all-natural is the only way to evolve


ost of us think about our gardens, but rarely do we stop and think about their significance. We have lost the vital connection to our food that was held so dear by our ancestors. Food is now defined by price and convenience, not health and taste—and we’re paying for it, in more ways than one. The excerpt below is from a letter to Arthur Reeves from C.S. Lewis, who was writing about J.R.R. Tolkien. It identifies a beautiful way to express what we’ve lost from food: “Tolkien once remarked to me that the feeling about home must have been quite different in the days when a family had fed on the produce of the same few miles of country for six generations, and that perhaps this was why they saw nymphs in the fountains and dryads in the wood—they were not mistaken for there was in a sense a real (not metaphorical) connection between them and the countryside. What had been earth and air and later corn, and later still bread, really was in them. We of course who live on a standardised international diet (you may have had Canadian flour, English meat, Scotch oatmeal, African oranges and Australian wine today) are really artificial beings and have no connection (save in sentiment) with any place on earth. We are synthetic men, uprooted. The strength of the hills is not ours.” The fact is: We’re materialists. We’re conditioned and indoctrinated from birth, taught to be defensive against this reality to the point that we judge ourselves and our potential into a corner. For instance, take the idea that “science” is only that which is measured by the Scientific Method, which serves as the filter for our textbooks. Are we only learning half the story—or the concept that there is more to a living organism than what is physically present? Why do living organisms reject the idea of entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics? In other words, considering gravity, why does a plant grow up? The disagreements occur when humans attempt to define what this means, but almost no one would deny the relevance of the inquiries. It’s time we paid homage to the dynamic

by: Evan Folds

Owner of Progressive Gardens

world of subtle energies and work with the life force around us that we may not always experience directly with our senses. It’s time we get off of our high horse and work with, rather than against, the principles that regulate the physical/materialistic world that we collectively pay attention to. It’s time we stopped listening to the advertising and start listening to ourselves. Human consciousness is a conundrum. We are blessed with a free will and an ability to manipulate our environments that is unique to life on Earth. We like to think of ourselves as “evolving,” but in all reality we egolve ( Consider that humanity does not survive through our biological fitness, and we are not naturally selected; we wear contact lenses, make-up, use air conditioning, etc. Arguably, the most biologically “unfit” humans reproduce the most. Make the connection that Darwin did not mention humans in the “Origin of Species.” We are not molded by nature and driven by instinct as are animals. We retain self-awareness, with our ego fooling us into thinking we are more important than everything else. In a sense, we are. Humans represent the potential of life on earth, and with this unprecedented opportunity comes a grand responsibility—a responsibility that the modern world is not collectively taking seriously. This egolution creates an air of authority and anthropocentrism (concept that human beings may regard themselves as the central and most significant entities in the universe, or that they assess reality through an exclusively human perspective) that gets us into trouble. Our abilities create confusion, sort of like a trustafarian (trust-fund baby) birthed into wealth and who never learns to grow up and take care of himself. We’re blessed with

extraordinary resources and talents, but we use them as if they’re commodities and take them fully for granted. Very literally, any time humanity decides we understand a natural system, we screw it up—every single time. Examples abound! Take the idea of “food,” when over 90 percent of our supermarkets contain processed stuff—or the idea that fundamentally modifying the building blocks of life via genetic modification (GMO) is somehow “essentially the same” as the previous organism. This phenomenon is no more obvious than in the arena of agriculture. How we have consciously created a food system that undermines the production of healthy food is a complicated story, but be assured that our

legislation makes it easier for a CEO to sit in his office and receive a Farm Bill subsidy than it is for a small farmer sweating in the field. Something is fundamentally wrong with this picture. Our food system is encouraging business and profit over people and health. We need to make the connection that we cannot synthetically replace the magic of natural systems, on our farms or in our landscapes. We need to re-think our approach and gather the “strength from the hills.” We must work with natural systems as pioneers, such as Viktor Schauberger, Wilhelm Reich, Nikola Tesla and Rudolph Steiner instructed us almost 100 years ago. We must recognize that food is made up of more than merely its physical components. Think “force food,” if you will. Try out this simple thought form. Wherever you are right now reading this, close your eyes and imagine that you are walking through the calmness of the woods. Can you “feel” it? Can you “see” it in your mind’s eye? This is the gift of humanity. This “experience” did not come from your senses—taste, touch, sight, hearing, smell—it came from your imagination, inspiration and intuition—or what defines the uniqueness of humanity on earth. Think about it. Bottom line, there’s more to life than meets the eye. We need to wake up, and we can do it. To penetrate further into this mindstyle, start by researching “biodynamic agriculture.”

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e d i u g g n i n di 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 2for-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.

cHriSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the mood for a fluffy 3-egg Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Prime Rib Sandwich or Andes Mint Cheesecake, Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cosmic Kitchen is your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Out of this Worldâ&#x20AC;? Breakfast/Lunch Destination. Evening restaurant rental is available, as well as a Personal Chef service. Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cosmic Kitchen is located at 420 Eastwood Rd, Unit 109, on the corner of Racine Dr. and Eastwood Rd. OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday 7am-4pm & 5pm-9pm. Sunday Brunch 9-2. Closed Monday. Take-out calls welcome, 792-6720. Follow us on Twitter @ CosmicKitchen.


Join the City of Wilmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Recreation Division when our Legion Stadium swimming pool goes to the dogs! Only dogs will be allowed to swim, sorry no humans in the pool! Legion Stadium pool is located at 2131 Carolina Beach Road 1SPDFFETCFOFGJUTUIF 8JMNJOHUPO%PH1BSL$PNNJUUFF $5.00 per dog per day Tues. Sept. 7th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri. Sept. 10th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sat. Sept. 11th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm For more information contact the Wilmington Recreation Division at  


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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!!

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watering hole. This Wrightsville-Beach eatery is open at 6am for breakfast, offering everything from omelets and pancakes, to shrimp and grits. Take a break from the beach and visit Kefiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, where their menu features a variety of salads and sandwiches. There is even a â&#x20AC;&#x153;working manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lunch,â&#x20AC;? 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 Poâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 www.kefilive. com 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.

Are you ready to eddie? FLAT eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upbeat, modern dining room & bar makes eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the new â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;? place to dine in Wilmington for New American Cuisine. Why FLAT eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 eddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bar serves up $2 and $3 beer and cocktail specials daily. Private dining area available. Large groups welcome. Family-style meals to go available. 5400 Oleander Drive, Wilmington . (910) 799.7000.

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A local favorite, Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;place to beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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! Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 CafĂŠ 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

Wilmingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;˘ (910) 251-0433 Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;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 Sun-Wed, 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, 458-5778. 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 MF, 11-2. Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Closed Sunday. Big Thai Two (1319 Military Cutoff Rd. inside Landfall Center; 256-6588): Lunch M-F 11-2:30, Dinner M-Th 5-9, F-Sa 5-10, Sunday 5-9.

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

SZeChuan 132 Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese

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

hiRO jaPaneSe STeakhOuSe What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and halfpriced 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 11am-10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 7941570. Please visit the Web site at

indOChine ReSTauRanT and LOunge If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), (910) 251-9229. Indochinewilmington. com.

euRO FuSiOn PReSS 102 espresso. Panini. Martini. Rome and Paris meet Manhattan and San Francisco in this new Euro-American eatery and martini bar in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington. Nestled inside the Hotel Tarrymore on the corner of Second and Dock streets, Press 102 offers the finest espresso and French press coffee made exclusively from locally roasted beans and more Panini creations this side of Tuscany. Boasting more than a hundred different wine labels and an endless

variety of freshly pressed fruit and herb inspired martini cocktails foodies also enjoy a sophisticated evening menu that includes shrimp and grits made with red-eye gravy and a perfectly grilled New York strip bathed in a basil caramel and white balsamic reduction. Glass tile and eclectic mirrors make for a cozy bar and bistro seating at Press 102 and up to 60 guests can also enjoy outdoor patio seating surrounded by flowers and passersby. Large parties of up to 120 are welcome in the Veranda Room overlooking Dock Street. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday 7am – close and Sunday brunch from 10am til 2pm. Takeout calls welcome. 399-4438. Press102. com.

FRenCh CaPRiCe BiSTRO Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing

sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant” 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-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-akind 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

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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 or call us (910) 399-2867.

lATiN AMeRicAN SAN JuAN cAfe San Juan Cafe offers the finest authentic Latin American cuisine in Wilmington. Our laidback bar is the perfect spot to relax, watch surfing movies and listen to the music of the islands, while our candle-lit dining room creates a great atmosphere to bring a date for a romantic evening. With dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela to name a few, we have something for everyone! Tues-Sat, 11am2:30pm and 5pm-10pm; Sun., 11am-4pm brunch. Closed Mondays. 3314 Wrightsville Avenue (910) 790-8661.

oRgANic loVeY’S MARKeT Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheat-free, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours: Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; (910) 509-0331; www.

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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;

Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus 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) 392-6313.

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) 762-2827

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.

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. 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.

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EcoLife: Flea Body’s resale shop throws nothing away!


euse. Reuse. And reuse some more. In a time of economic recession, Flea Body’s has planted roots in one simple, green concept: Don’t throw anything away! The vintage, affordable resale shop is devoted to bringing quality, custom-made items to community members without spoiling valuable leftover materials. The smallest scraps of cut-out fabric are saved to bring life to the smiling face of a pillow pal, with recycled stuffing as huggable filling. Newspapers and grocery bags wrap up precious, polished teapots and other breakable purchases, and chipped plates and cracked mirrors become colorful and delicate mosaics. Flea Body’s business grew quickly from humble beginnings. Jody Dorsey and her mother, Bobbie Whitley, started with booths at three antique malls in Wilmington, Burgaw and Southern Pines. Dorsey tells encore that the passion for flea markets and yard sales has always been a shared family trait. “It was about the thrill of the hunt, junking and taking something, and cleaning it up and making it look new again,” she says. Thanks to gentle nudging from customers and Grandma—“‘I wish you girls would get your own store,’ she would say,” Dorsey explains—the duo began saving up for their own retail space. In May of 2008, Flea Body’s received their business license and opened a small shop in North Kerr Industrial Park; modest plans to open their doors for business one weekend a month were soon interrupted by zealous customers. “One weekend a month became two weekends a month, became every other weekend, became every weekend, then four days a week. I kept telling my mom, ‘If people are finding us back here, in the middle of nowhere, and we are doing this good, we need to get out where people can see us,’” Dorsey says. Flea Body’s finally settled into a shop that

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a couple of bodies up in the flea markets. So she put the two together and people do

CREATIVE RECYCLING: Flea Body’s sells a host of neat finds, such as (l. to r.) a 1920s-30s Depression era radio, which they gutted and kept all of the original hardware ($155) and an assortment of aprons, including one created from a 1970’s kingsized sheet ($14-$16). Photos by Claire LaSure.

remember it.” Dorsey and her mother, with the help of her husband, Craig, and aunt, Debbie Boyd, peruse auctions and rummage yard sales to find furniture, antiques and household items to clean, paint, recover and re-purpose. Or just tear apart and make anew. “It can be raggedy, it can be falling apart, and we will take and do something with it—we will turn it into something” she promises. Sale items move in and out of the shop at a swift pace, so inventory always changes. Many shop owners come into Flea Body’s to buy refurbished goods for their own stores, and Dorsey and her family can never do enough customized orders. “We can do almost anything—almost.” Dorsey smiles. “I eat, breathe, drink and sleep Flea Body’s!” She jokes about her inspiration for the infectious creativity buzzing behind the painted

suited its unique needs. Nestled off Castle Hayne Road, the building has as much of a colorful history as some of the furniture now for sale under its rafters: Wilson’s Grocery, a meat market, and a dress shop make up tenants of its past. And the name? Well, it came to Dorsey’s mother one night in a dream and just stuck, despite some confusion surrounding the in-store canine customer-greeter, Miller. “Even if the name doesn’t match what it is we are doing, it piques [people’s] curiosity,” Dorsey says. “We’ve always loved the flea markets, and Mom says we’ve always been

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store-front windows. “But, seriously, I listen to what people are looking for and what they want. When you put yourself in an environment where you constantly have to think about different ideas, the more you do it, it just starts to come naturally.” Shannon Dougherty, the creative genius behind Dorsey’s business mind-set, enjoys the transposing sceneries at Flea Body’s because “you’re being creative, using your hands and making new things, and it’s ecofriendly.” Flea Body’s trash pick-up occurs once every other week, and even then, according to Dorsey, it’s not full. When opportunity arises, they mix their own paints. Inside the supply room, among drawers of fabric, scraps of wood and an assortment of chairs and stools, are shelves of homemade colors resting in Ragu, kosher dill pickle and salsa jars, and a hodgepodge of buttons collected into baby food and jelly jars. It’s an eco-business sense worthy of a lot of savings. “It saves us money, it’s something different and it’s fun,” Dorsey continues. Though, she does invest in few new items to make resale goods more useable: zippers and hangers. Dorsey explains to encore that she would love to take Flea Body’s resale items to a bigger market and brand the name, but in the end, it’s the community members who support the business that really count. For now, she is content with the cozy shop at 5400 Castle Hayne Road, and is focused on educating people on the value in secondhand goods through ingenuity and inspiration. “I would like everybody to realize it’s not just junk,” she states. “You can take something and give it new life. I would love for people to realize that all the best stuff is not in the mall. It’s not at Pier 1, it’s not at Kohl’s or IKEA; it’s with the local mom-andpop shops who are struggling to make ends meet, [yet they use] their brains to succesfully provide services and items to their local community members.”



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The Hidden Past of Our City: encore book club takes on the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898


by: Tiffanie Gabrielse

his past summer hosted many exciting days for me. Among them: the opportunity to show book-club favorite (and previous Wilmington resident) Shawna Kenney and author Cara Bruce my hometown of Boston. Like a good host, I picked them up at the airport promptly. They were hungry from a jam-packed day of flying, so we went to the best place for a true Sicilian dining experience—a place where owner and chef Franco Graceffa will yell at customers in Italian when they don’t finish their meal. Or, he’ll serenade them if he feels the ghost of Sinatra move within. Oh, and Dolce Vita Ristorante always serves great food, too. Aside from enjoying our meal together, the conversation eventually turned toward encore’s fall book-club selection. Somewhere between a few historic buildings

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and Boston’s back bay, Kenney noticed the street names dedicated to their local founders. She then filled me in on an ugly truth: The only coup d’etat—or at least the only one believed to take place on American soil—that happened right in our own Port City. I’ll admit: At first I chalked up Kenney’s story to be just another tale of racist violence, imaging a tiny squad of butt-hurt white men, with guns bigger than their private appendages, attacking a poor black community. I thought, If it was so huge, why had I not heard about this before? And why was it not more prominent around Wilmington? When our day in Boston came to an end, I researched the tale. I was stunned as I learned more information about the chain of events that led to November 10, 1898, when a 1,000 armed Caucasian cowardly men took to the streets and horrifically murdered an untold number of African-Americans. Everything was true and more extreme than I originally assumed. Finally, I decided I would take Kenney’s suggestion for a good club read. Thus, UNCW professor and author Phillip Gerard makes his debut on our fall list with “Cape Fear Rising,” full of emotional


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historical fiction. While the book is based on actual events, “Cape Fear Rising” tells a story of a Southern city’s racial nightmare at the bend of the century. Alarmed by an expanding black middle-class, a needlessly excessive command drawn from the white establishment plans to take back “their” city. Despite being labeled “historical fiction,” the pit of this novel takes hold of the heart of racial contention in America. More than a story about racism and freedom of expression, “Cape Fear Rising”

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brings to the forefront an embarrassing moment in United States history when democracy failed. Yes, the subject matter may be a bit heavy to deal with; I had the inner-argument for a bit about including it on our reading list. Yes, it is equally as serious as it is hard to believe. Yes, Gerard‘s depiction of a time when society’s construct broke down will tell us more than many of us want to know about our past and our legacy. Yes, swimming through such a significant historical story is bound to unearth many things about ourselves and our society we don’t like. But all of this makes up what’s most important about our book club: to learn, to evaluate and to try to understand life around us fully through reading. “Cape Fear Rising” will hopefully be the kind of story that, once we finish it, we will be obligated to keep it resonating in our minds. We need to know the motivations of the fundamental troupe. We need to witness the conditions that made the city burst with revolt and riot. We all need to understand what caused such a catastrophic municipal malfunction. No matter the color of our skin, it is time we confront the past. It is time we travel back together if we are ever going to move forward into the seasons to come.


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MULTITASKING: The low-tech way by Fred Piscop ACROSS 1 Recruit’s fare 5 Neptune and Pluto 9 Caustic remark 13 Noah’s passengers 18 Grin from ear to ear 19 Trackside barrier 20 Strikeout victim of verse 21 Sort of navel 22 Mountain climber’s gadget 24 Day one 25 Ten Benjamins 26 Penny-pinching 27 Beer drinker’s gadget 29 Scoundrels 32 Act like 33 Bad spell 34 From Kilkenny 35 Techie caller 36 Make up ground 38 Emeril catchword 41 Recess game 42 Splinter-remover’s gadget 46 Important “numero” 47 Word on an oven dial 48 Sponsorship 50 German auto 51 Lie on the beach 52 Tennis great Monica 53 School-drill method 54 Data storer’s gadget 58 Conversation opener 59 Break sharply 60 President pro __ 61 Field of endeavor 62 Yangtze River boat 63 Ale alternative 65 Refrain syllables 66 Li’l Abner creature 67 Like some cows or vows 69 “Is that an order?”

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An Involuntary Intimate, Part 19: To begin again


he hands of the funeral home director were hot and dry as if the man held them under a Conair to dispel the fear of clamminess. George nodded dumbly to questions, signed papers without reading them and, then, though he did not want to, sat in an empty chapel because he had nowhere else to go. His mother’s service was scheduled for the afternoon the next day. For hours in stillness, George faced the fact that his entire family was gone. Everything else familiar was gone, too: his job, girlfriend, friends, home, even his bank account. He wondered if this was what it was like to be a ghost. No ties. Nothing. He felt as substantial as Joe Baldwin wandering along the Maco tracks, fruitlessly looking for his head. There was no reason to think that any different action in his entire life would have changed his lot one bit, except for one nagging notion. Instead of turning off the computer monitor showing Cheri-the-receptionist hemorrhaging in the ladies room, George might have called for help. He would still have been fired for putting the spy camera there in the first place. But, if he had simply made that

by: Claude Limoges call, then sitting alone in the funeral parlor’s chapel might have proven more bearable, because he might have liked himself better. As it was, he felt trapped in a funhouse full of mirrors, where every turn gave his reflection back to him: distorted, hardly recognizable. That, he decided, was the worst part of being a ghost: being trapped with who you never wanted to be. *

* * In the morning, George went to where his mother’s house had stood and walked among the rubble. He half-heartedly searched for his brother’s urn and ended up trying to gauge what temperature was needed to render a recliner a piece of charcoal. It wasn’t his brother in that urn, anyway. Chad was out at sea while his mother had cradled the ashes from her husband’s cigarette and Sal’s joint. It was like his mother to hold on, and apparently it was like his father to, at last and with flare, let go. In this respect, George was like

his mother. He was there searching for the urn because he knew that is what his mother would have asked him to do. He was picking up a door knob to examine when the sound of a car-door slam made him straighten and turn around. Cheri came around her car and stood before the ash heap. She wore a navy blue dress patterned with calla lilies and white pumps. When she started to step toward him, George shouted, “Stay there! I’ll come to you.” He dropped the door knob, picked his way through the rubble, swallowed down tears of gladness at seeing a familiar face and gave her a genuine smile. “I passed by here last night,” she said. “I don’t know why. It’s sure out of my way, but thought I might just ... I don’t know. Anyway, I saw this and thought, Oh, my God! Was he in there?” “My mother was.” “George, I’m so sorry.” Cheri closed the space between them and put her arms around him. He clenched his eyes shut and stood very still inside her embrace, afraid to breathe lest this too would disappear from him. “It’s OK,” she said softly. “Cheri, I did something really stupid.” “I know.” “Really stupid and hurtful.” “Martin told me. George, your flowers already said you were sorry.” George wrapped his arms around her, put his face into her hair and held onto her. Cheri accompanied him to his mother’s

service, and there they met up with Martin, Ruth, Nogo, his wife Alma, and Sal Mastropietro and her three kids, who dodged into every chapel while the funeral director stalked after them like a great blue heron. That George sat among friends who knew him only too well and yet still were there by his side gave George a sense of vertigo one moment and great peace the next. Most of the time he relaxed into it, but sometimes the gratitude threatened to take away his voice altogether. After the service, Sal pulled George to the side and said into his ear, “I take it back.” “What?” “That bit about you not being able to love because you don’t let anybody in. You’ve got some cool friends, George, and that one—” She nodded to Cheri. “She’s crazy about you.” Cheri caught George watching her and broke off speaking with Ruth. She gave George a smile. “Honestly,” George said, “I was sure I’d be here alone.” He scratched the back of his head, then shook it, unable to say more. That Friday evening, they all met at Martin’s and drank Ruby Reds and this time listened to Mario Lanza. George and Martin added to their Monty Python repertoire some old “Saturday Night Live” skits, with Sal chipping in as Jane Curtin, Nogo as Eddie Murphy, Cheri as Laraine Newman, and Ruth as Gilda Radner. Over the following weeks, George and Martin began to tutor again in computer skills, in exchange for anything.

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Events LELAND UNDER THE LIGHTS Leland Under the Lights 7th annual Car Show and Cruise-In, Sat., 9/18, 5-10pm, rain or shine. Brunswick Forest, Route 17 (5 minutes south of Wilmington). Exhibit spaces assigned and marked by noon, Sat., 9/18. Exhibits must be set up and vehicles removed by 2:30pm. Vendors must exhibit until close of the show. Spaces appx: 10’ x 10’, 10’ x 20’. Vendors mustprovide all displays, tables, tents, chairs, etc. Limited space for food vendors. Exhibit space fee payable to: North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, $25/10’ x 10’ space. Online registrations: www. Sponsorships also needed for the event! UNCW PRESENTS UNCW Presents proudly announces its 2010/11 season of performances and lectures, Sept-Apr., at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. Subscriptions/tickets on sale now through Kenan Box Office (962-3500) and online at Mon., 9/20: An Evening with Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man and this year’s UNCW Common Reading book, a year-long experiment, when he and his wife attempted to buy nothing, waste nothing and reduce their carbon footprint to zero • Wed., 9/22: Jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke displays his distinctive blend of jazz and West African harmonies and rhythm, inspired from playing

music during his childhood in the West African country of Benin. • Mon., 10/25: Author and NPR commentator Douglas Rushkoff discusses Digital Nation: Living and Learning on the Virtual Frontier, exploring what it means to be human in a 21st -century digital world and to understand the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations. • Wed., 11/17: Doug Varone & Dancers, one of America’s leading dance companies prized for dexterity, musicality and performance instincts, opens with the company’s triumphant work, Lux, and concludes with a new work, Chapters from a Broken Novel. Season tickets: $40 for non-UNCW students; $29 for UNCW students; $88 for UNCW employees and alumni and senior citizens; and $107 for all others. Choose-Your-Own-Serie also available: $4 off the public ticket price for ticket purchases to at least three different performances at Kenan Auditorium. SEPT. BEER DINNER Tues, 9/21, 6:30-9pm: Sept. Beer Dinner, feat. a Front Street Brewery 4-course meal prepared by our chef using local and sustainable products will be paired with four outstanding FSB brews by our Brewmaster. Proceeds benefit Cape Fear River Watch, which will be accepting new memberships, raffling a cruise on beautiful Greenfield Lake, and auctioning a tour of our great Cape Fear River! $49.99! RSVP: 251-1935 or

TIDAL CREEK EVENTS Events taking place at Tidal Creek Co-op off Oleander Dr. or (910) 799-2667. Schedule: Sun, 9/26, 4pm, Tidal Creek Annual Meeting. Welcome our new board members and hear updates on the state of the co-op.• Fri., 10/1, Alive at Five, 5pm, Last Alive at Five of the season! Tidal Creek Lawn FLU SHOTS The New Hanover County Health Department will give flu shots on Sat., 9/18. Beginning Mon., 9/20, appts. available, 8am-6pm, Mon-Thurs. Appts: 798-6646 to make an appointment. Takes only 20 minutes or less. FIRST ANNUAL ISLAND DAY First annual Island Day celebration: 9/26, 1-5pm, around the lake at Carolina Beach. A day of fun for all citizens on Carolina and Kure beaches. Think Andy Griffith but “beach style”—red checkered tablecloths, hot dogs, sack races, dunking booth, and a host of other family activities, topped off with some great music and lots of family and friends. Also needed: volunteers and help from non-profit organizations, groups and individuals that might want to provide family-related displays or activities, or simply help with event organization. Christine Higgins: 910-4587397 or Rain date 10/3. FARMERS’ MARKETS Riverfront Farmers’ Market on Sat., 8am-1pm. Remains open every Saturday (except October 2

Riverfest) through 12/18, 8am-1pm, downtown. Features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts, and more. N. Water St. (between Market & Princess streets). • 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., 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.

Charity/Fund-raisers STATEWIDE FOOD DRIVE Gov. Bev Perdue announced statewide food drive 9/10-12, for National Day of Service and Remembrance 9/11. Cape Fear Volunteer Center will be recruiting volunteers to assist on 9/11 with candeconstruction. Volunteers will assist in dismantling can food construction at Independence Mall early on 9/11. Donations or volunteering: 910-392-8180 or SAVE THE TA-TAS BACHELOR AUCTION 9/12, 5-9pm: In the fight against breast cancer, the Save the Ta-Tas Bachelor Auction at The Last Resort in Carolina Beach (600 Lake Park Blvd.) will feature 12 unmarried bachelors who strut their stuff bearing unique big prize packages to highest bidders. Proceeds benefit Coastal Care Van New Hanover County. Regist.: 5pm; bidding, 7pm. www. PENNIES 4 PINS Pennies 4 Pins is the upcoming Ocean Cure (a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing surfing camp for children facing a broad range of challenges) fundraising event, Sun., 9/19. The bowling fund-raiser will feature teams of bowlers bowling for pledges to raise money for Ocean Cure and their extensive charity surf camp schedule. 2010 schedule of 18 outreach events, budgeted at over $50,000, fundraising is critical to the continued success of Ocean Cure. Indo Jax and Ocean Cure will announce teams through newsletter on 9/15. Sign up at jack@ HISTORICAL WILMINGTON’S 5K HWF5K Run/Mile Walk for Preservation, Thurs., 9/16, 6:30pm. Brand new course, run along Wilmington’s Riverwalk! Start/finish on Nutt St. in front of the Coastline Convention Center. Runner/Walker: $25 ($30 day of race). Team, minimum of 5: $20/person. Aimee: (910) 762-2511

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THE SECRET GARDEN TOUR Secret Garden Tour feat. 15 gardens, large and small, in restored mansions and small cottages with lush landscaping, water features, mown lawns, small nooks and hidden crannies. From the downtown area to hidden gardens in the historic Westbrook-Ardmore district, 917-18, 10am-4pm. Tickets, which are good both days: $15 (before 9/13) and $18 after . Ticket is map with directions to all the gardens. www.hslcf. org, or tickets available at Transplanted Garden, House of Wine and Cheese in Leland, Curb Appeal in Southport, Barnes & Noble, Lou’s Flower Patch and A Proper Garden. 910 762-0492

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PEDALING FOR PEANUTS Blue Clay Bike Park, Castle Hayne, N.C., 9/18, Pedaling For Peanuts Mountain Bike Race. held in support of the Full Belly Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering countries by training local people to manufacture cheap, easy-touse machinery intended to increase income by adding value to local crops. Feat. a six-hour endurance race pitting riders against one another in four classes (men’s solo, women’s solo, men’s duo and co-ed duo). Cost: $40 for the men’s and women’s solo divisions $70 for men’s duo and co-ed duo. Pre-reg.: www. Competie for more than $1,000 in prizes. Austin Fenwick, (828) 243-7867. CREATING A MEMORIAL GARDEN Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and the New Hanover County Arboretum Ability Garden present “Creating A Memorial Garden,” a workshop for grieving people, 9am-noon, Sat., 9/18 in agency’s Heritage Garden, 1414 Physician’s Dr. Workshop includes a presentation showcasing small and container gardens, gardening demonstrations, a walk through the Heritage garden and labyrinth, and resource materials. Facilitators:Lorraine Perry, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter Healing Arts Coordinator and Bereavement Counselor and a New Hanover County Arboretum Ability Garden horticultural therapist. $15; 796-7991 to register. TRINITY GOLF INVITATIONAL Trinity Children Foundation present the Trinity Children Golf Invitational on 9/21, at River Landing in Wallace, NC. 9am Shotgun Start; 50/50 Cash Hole Par 3; Car Hole Par 3; Closet to PinLongest Drive; Classic Car Drawing; Raffles. MOVIN’ FOR MYELOMA 2nd annual Movin’ For Multiple Myeloma 5K Run/Walk, 9/25, 9am, Carolina Beach State Park. Proceeds support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Prizes awarded for ea. age category, as well for best costume and for the team that raises the most money! Register: Rachel Marshall 910-512-0353 or FIGHT GONE BAD CrossFit Coastal presents Fight Gone Bad 5, 9/25, 10am-2pm, 5726 Market St. An event to help raise funds and awareness for cancer research and to assist wounded veterans. CrossFit Coastal has partnered with the Livestrong Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project for one-day workout to take place throughout various affiliates nationwide. Also held: silent auction. Companies can make contributions now! To participate as an athlete: and

register with our CrossFit Coastal team. Athletes encouraged to solicit donations via email on the Fight Gone Bad Web site. After party with food (pig roast), music, refreshments, games and prizes. Item donations: Ezekiel Martinez, Ezekiel@crossfitcoastal. com. Sponsorship: SEA TURTLE BENEFIT GALA Benefit for the Sea Turtle Program on Masonboro Island, Sat., 9/25, at a historic setting overlooking Masonboro Sound.Four live bands, 5-10pm, including Jason Andre, The Castaways, Zion and John Sweeney’s Band. Seafood and local fareprovided by area restaurants and hotels.Title sponsor: Hope From Helen. Live auction and raffle, hosted by Coastal Estuarine Reserve Foundation), supported by For Masonboro Island and Goal is to preserve the natural habitat and keep the uninhabited island open for people to enjoy. Tickets: $75 (limited number available). Lisa Weeks: (910) 262-5998. 14TH ANNUAL BEACH SWEEP Pleasure Island Parrot Heads 14th Annual Beach Sweep, Sat., 9/25, as part of New Hanover County’s Big Sweep affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Begins 9am at Carolina Beach Gazebo and the Kure Beach Pier. Britt’s doughnuts, coffee and juice available. Papa Murphy’s pizza available as well as discounts at local restaurants for lunch. After, PIPH Party with a Purpose at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, 8pm. Music by Full Dish Band, raffles, silent auction with proceeds going to the American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter and American Legion Post 129. Over 21 only. www.piph. com or 910-392-2663 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) 458-2540. tess. 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.7996820 or GOLF FORE LITERACY 2010 Golf FORE Literacy Tournament, 10/11 (Columbus Day), at Cape Fear NationalBrunswick 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.golfreg. com or 251-0911. Proceeds: Cape Fear Literacy Council. ARTS AWARENESS BENEFIT SHOW The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. are currently looking for performing artists throughout the community who would like to share their talents and participate in the Arts for Awareness benefit show. Dancers, musicians, singers, artists and actors are all welcome to audition. Auditions, 10/17, 11am-2pm, Techniques In Motion School of Dance, The Village of Monkey Junction, 5543 Ste. 100. Performance: 11/13, 7pm. Tickets: $10. The Upper Room 1871, Tileston Building, 412 Ann St.Schedule audition: Lindsay Husch, LHusch@ or 910-392-6936. Proceeds: Rape Crisis Center’s services.

Theater/Auditions BROWN COAT PUB AND THEATRE PCP Talent Search, Weds., 8-10pm. Looking for dancers, spoken wordsmiths, hip-hop and R&B performers, comedy and more. Download entry form: (910) 763-4138. • Thursday Night Live, 10pm. Brand new sketch comedy show featuring the talented members of Pineapple Shaped Lamps, $5. 111 Grace St., www. or 910-341-0001 SHADOWLANDS Big Dawg Productions presents Shadowlands, an extraordinary love story based on the life of C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia. A lifelong bachelor, “Jack” Lewis is comfortable in his convictions about God and His plan, but when he meets American divorcee Joy Gresham, he finds himself re-examining his notions of life, love, faith and his place in the world. Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St. 9/9-12, 16-19, ThursFri/Sat, 8pm and Sun, 3pm. $18 general admission, $15 for students, seniors and military. Thursday performances are $10. 910-341-7228 WILLY WONKA JR. “Willy Wonka Jr.” will be staged at the Pine Valley Baptist Church on Shipyard Blvd. in Wilminton. Show dates and times: Fri., 9/13 at 6:30pm and Sat., 9/14 , 10am and 4pm. $5 Tickets availalbe at church after 9/2. exciting family-friendly musical theater event features over 60 talented local actors, ages 4 - 14 and is being produced by Kathy Snow Productions. SNEAD’S FERRY COMMUNITY THEATRE “U.S.A.” a dramatic revue by John Dos Passos. Present by Staged Readers Dessert Theatre, Sat., 9/18 & 25, Sun., 9/19 & 26, 3pm. Doors open 30 min. before; $12, incl. dessert, show, drinks. RSVP: (910) 327-2798. Snead’s Ferry Com. Ctr., 126 Park Lane. BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Thalian Association presents the Wilmington premiere of the musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” 9/23-10/3, 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 WHITE CHRISTMAS NOTICE Thalian Association will hold auditions for the Wilmington premiere of the musical “White Christmas,” Mon/Tues, 9/27-28, at Community Arts Center, 120


beverages sold on premise; donations welcoe. (910) 251-3700. WILMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 39th season, ‘A World of Music.’ Opening Night: Tour de France., Sat. 9/11, 8 p.m., at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW campus, w/music director Steven Errante. The evening is bookended by Claude Debussy’s impressionistic Iberia and Cesar Franck’s tuneful and romantic Symphony in D minor, with violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi making her Wilmington Symphony debut in Maurice Ravel’s dazzling Tzigane. 201011 season brochure: (910)791-9262 or www.

The opening night of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra sticks with its 2010-11 theme “A World of Music” by bringing Croatian-born violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi to perform Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane.” The night will be bookended by Frenchman Claude Debussy’s impressionistic “Iberia” and Cesar Franck’s “Symphony in D.” Steven Errante continues directing the symphony; tickets available at S. 2nd St. in downtown Wilmington. Ages 7-15 at 7pm sharp; no prepared material required. Ages 16 through 60s, 7:30-9:30pm. Prepare a song of your choice to sing a cappella and be prepared to dance (no sandals or flip-flops). Bring tap shoes if you have them. The production, directed and choreographed by David T. Loudermilk with music direction by Jonathan Barber, runs 12/9-19 at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington. MYSTERY ON THE HIGH SEAS Porch Theatre Company & Front Street Brewery presents “Mystery on the High Seas” dinner theater. Mutiny, mayhem, dancing, all the grub you 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. 910-232-6611. 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 CarilseMarkas. 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. 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: 9/10-11: Quarterlife Tour ($8-$10) • 9/17-18, Southern Comedy Quartet Live, taping both nights (for the film “3 Weeks in September”) HBO ($10-$12) • 9/24-25: Mark Evans ($8-$10) • 9/1-2: James Adomian (Last Comic Standing-Finalist) w/ Andy Sanford ($10-$12) • 15-16: Steve Hofstetter ($8-$10) • 11/19/20: Jesse Joyce (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing-Finalist) ($10-$12). 255 N. Front St, basement of Soapbox. 910-520-5520

Music/Concerts JAZZ AT THE MANSION Cape Fear Jazz Society and Bellamy Mansion presents jazz concerts once a month at 5th and Market streets. 9/10: Galen and Lisa. $12 for nonmembers, $8 for members. Bring blankets and chairs. Food and

COMMUNITY-WIDE DRUM CIRCLE 9/11: Community-Wide Drum/Dance Circle— “Celebration of the Song of the World,” led by West African drum and dance musician Cheick Sissoko and West African song specialist Rev. John Thornburg Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 7-8pm, activity center/gym. Bring your own drum; djembes, dunduns, sangbans, and ashikos will be available. Lucy Frankel: lularf@bellsouth. net or Bettsy Curtis: bettsyc@welcometowesley. com. Wesley Memorial UMC church office: 910791-4092. DANA AND SUSAN ROBISON Dana and Susan Robinson’s intimate voices, intricate and powerful guitar and banjo playing with a handful of fiddle and mandolin thrown in. 9/17, Surfer’s Restaurant, 1643 N. Howe St. 910-454-8252. Doors at 6:30pm, music at 7:30pm. Apps, desserts and beverages (incl. beer & wine) available for purchase throughout the evening. $15/person, or $25/couple.

NC SYMPHONY NC Symphony presents world premiere of new work by celebrated Welsh composer Gareth Glyn in opening concert, “Ceremonial Splendor.” Music director Grant Llewellyn; from Handel to Tchaikovsky. Kenan Auditorium, UNCW, Sat, 9/18, 8pm. Tickets: $25-$50. or 919-733-2750. CHAMBER MUSIC WILMINGTON Frst concert of Chamber Music Wilmington, 9/26, 7:30pm, Beckwith Recital Hall, UNCW Campus. French Impressions. Ciompi Quartet & GuestsPassion, excitement and intimacy! Start of our 16th season feat. the Debussy Quartet, Francaix Clarinet Quintet & Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro. Kenan Box Office: 910-962-3500 or

Dance SURFERTANGO SurferTango: tango-a dance for the passionate. Friday intro lessons at WAC 6:15-8:45pm. $15 per couple. Wednesday Night Tango at Midland Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr. (bar area). Lesson: 7:30pm; dancing: 8:30-10pm. $5/person; couples encouraged. WILMINGTON SINGLES CLUB 9/10, DJ Robert Clemmons, Am. Legion, Post 10; 9/17, DJ Buddy Langley, Am. Legion, Post Music, 811pm. Kathleen: 232-3315. www.wilmingtonsingles. Members, $8; guests, $10. TANGO WILMINGTON Tango Wilmington: Fri. Practicas: Carolina Lounge of Ramada Inn, 5001 Market St., 7:30-9:30pm $5 includes beginners’ lesson, 7:30Ppm. • Second Sat. Milongas: Ballroom DanceSport, 4523 Franklin Ave., 8pm lesson, 9-1 dancing, $10 • 4-Wk. Intermediate Tango Course, Ballroom DanceSport, Sun. 9/12, 23:30, $40 for the set and evening practicas, followed by 7-8:30pm practicas at Doris and Jack’s house. Ellen: CAPE FEAR CONTRA DANCERS Cape Fear Contra Dancers presents Tuesday Night Contra Dances every 2nd and 4th Tues. at 7:30-

9:30pm at the 5th Ave United Methodist Church, 409 South 5th Ave. Admission is $3; offers live band and caller, dress casually, family atmosphere with contemporary American Folk Dance. Singles and couples are invited to come. Date are: 9/14, 28. Phoebe Hood: 270-3363. NORAK CONTEMPORARY MODERN DANCE Auditions for the NORAK Contemporary & Modern Dance Company. Criteria: Dancers must perform a routine in their own style, and routine must be 1 1/2 minutes long or longer. Dancers must be able to follow a piece of choreography, then perform the piece taught to them. Sat., 9/18, 10am-2pm. Community Arts Center, 201 Second St. Housed at the Community Arts Center ( Hannah Block USO). Adult Dance Company ages 18yrs & up, Junior Dance Company ages 13-17yrs. Offers an array of classes w/ a focus on creative and expressive studies and performances. Performances have live musicians, poets, visuals and artist of all types woven into each piece. CAROLINA LOUNGE DANCE LESSONS Tues.: Shag Night. Free Shag Lessons with Brad White. Beginner 7:30pm, Intermediate 8pm. Dancing till 11pm. $5 cover. • Thurs.: Ladies Night. Free Line Dance Lessons with Barbara Braak 7:30pm. 5 cover. • 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. BALLROOM DANCESPORT LESSONS Beginner Ballroom: Choose Mon 6, 9/13; Wed., 6:30, 9/15; Sun, 5pm. 9/19; Shag Mon., 7pm, 9/20; Rumba, Tues., 7pm, 9/21; Waltz, Wed., 7:30, 9/22; Salsa II, Wed, 6:30-9/30. Enrolling now for Sept Lessons. Ballroom, Latin, Swing,Salsa. Friday Night Dance Club: Every Friday 7:30- 9:30, 9/7 Free Intro Lesson w/admission $7, $5 students w/ID. 4523 Franklin Ave, Singles/couples. Across from Cinema Dr, corner of Kerr & Franklin. www. 910 799-2001 BELLYDANCE CLASSES Bellydance classes held Thurs. evenings, 6:307:30pm at the Firehouse Pilates Studio. Marie: 910-620-3566 or

Art UNCW ANN FLACK BOSEMAN GALLERY UNCW’s Ann Flack Boseman Gallery announces 2010-11 exhibition calendar: Women’s Work: through 9/30, w/reception 9/9, 6-7:30pm, 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: 9/1330. Reception: Thurs., 9/16, 6-7:30pm, Boseman Gallery (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. • Junk to Funk, 10/14-11/5, w/reception Thurs., 10/14, 67:30pm, Boseman Gallery (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor). Department of Theatre’s professor Mark Sorensen will have eco-fashion show inspired by the book “No Impact Man,” UNCW’s common reading experience choice, displays student-made trash-to-treasure couture. Bringing together the frivolous world of fashion and the environmental need to reduce our carbonfootprint, reuse materials that will go to water, this exhibit marries opposite theories. • Meredith Connelly’s Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Show: 11/11-12/12, w/reception on

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11/11, 6-7:30pm, Boseman Gallery (Fisher University Union, 2nd Floor). Selected annually by the faculty of the Department of Art & Art History, the scholarship is endowed through the generosity of Mark Griffi s and Dave Robertson in honor of Ms. Boseman. The award, which is a merit-based honor, consists of tuition support, as well as a solo exhibition.Shane Fernando, 962-7972 . FIBER AND FABRIC “Fiber and Fabric” feat. fiber works by Jan Lewis and fabric works by Vicki Thatcher. Opening: 9/10, 6-8pm. Art Exposure: 22527 Highway 17 between Holly Ridge, NC and Hampstead, NC. www. 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 ART IN THE ARBORETUM Art in the Arboretum, Sat., 10/9-10, 10am4pmp. 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. www. PROJEKTE EXHIBITS: Eric Justin White and Justin Bernel, both founding members of The Atomic Lime Project in Greenville, NC, present “Form and Dysfunction: the

best exhibition of art and design ever.” Feat. sculptural art of Eric Justin White and the sleek furniture design of Justin Bernel. Opening reception: 9/11. Closing reception: Sat., 10/2. Both receptions begin at 6pm with both artists in attendance and consist of live music, wine tastings and light hors d’ouevres. Artwork on exhibit through 10/2.• Arts Blast Juried Art Exhibit, feat. 2D work in any medium. Takes place: 9/8-12, w/ opening reception on 9/9, 6-9pm. EVENTS: Sun., Figure drawing, 6-8pm; Mon.-Thurs., Yoga (M-T: 6:30-7:30, W-Th: noon-1pm) • First Wed. of mo.: Diva

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and 3rd sts. 762-3875. PHOTOGRAPHERS REUNION The southeastern NC photographers reunion, 9/11, 10am-5pm, 3rd floor, New Hanovery County Public Library, 201 Chestnut St. Reception: 5pm, Bellamy Mansion, 503 Market St. Showing black and white or color photos, matted or framed of southeastern NC people, places and things. ART WORKSHOPS Drawing and painting workshops with Lois DeWitt. Individual tutoring available: $25/2-hour session. Workshops: $20—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! • Watercolor, Wed., 11am-1pm. Wet and dry brush, expressive brushstroke, light and shadow washes, spray and splash! Learn watercolor basics or refresh your painting skills. • Drawing, Wed., 3-5pm, or Sat., 11am-1pm. Line, shading, composition and how to draw what you see. Learn the basics or refresh your drawing skills. • Acrylic Painting, Sat., 3-5pm. Color mixing, brushwork, gradations, light and shadow.

Hampstead arts owner Jan Lewis will be showcasing her latest intricate fabric art at artexposure, a unique art center of southeastern, nc, locate dat 22527 Highway 17, between Holly Ridge and Hampstead. Jan’s works are delicately woven into colorful arrays featuring natural and synthetic materials woven to showcase landscapes and abstract designs. Don’t miss the opening of her show, along with fabric works by Vicki Thatcher, 6-8 p.m. Made, 7-10pm. Second Wed: Poetry in the Projekte, 7-10pm • Thurs., Thursday Theater, 7-9pm • Fri., Art Class, 10-11am and 2-3pm. • First Fri., Drum Circle, 7-9pm. Fourth Fri. Artists Receptions, 7-9pm. • Fri.Sat.: Projekte Rock, 8:30-11pm. • Sat., Art Class, 10-11am, and Wine Tastings, 6-8pm. Projekte, 523 S. 3rd St. Bonnie England: 910-352-0236. theprojekte@ PHOTO CRITIQUE SESSION Photo Critique session for budding Photographers. Sat., 9/11, 10am-5pm. Main Public Library, Chestnut

SILVER COAST WINERY Silver Coast Winery displays the works of Amy Hautman, 9/17-1/15/2011. Hautman shows fine technical mastery of watercolor and oil mediums in precise brushstrokes of large scale flowers, enticing doorways, luscious grapevines and dramatic landscapes. She vividly portrays the emotional power of nature. All proceeds from sales at show will be donated to Carolina Health & Humor Association, dedicated to promoting health, healing and well being through humor for 24 years. 6680 Barbeque Rd NW Ocean Isle Beach, NC. (910) 287-2800. www.

FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY NIGHTS Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 2010, 6-9pm on the fourth Friday of each month: 9/24. No admission. All ages. Several downtown galleries, studios and art spaces will open their doors to the public in an after-hours

celebration of art and culture. The Art Walk is a selfguided tour featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more. Includes opening receptions, artist discussions, live music, wine, food and other traditional artactivities; 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. Hours: 11am-5pm, weekdays, or by appointment. Hangs through October. 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, 7pm. Events and games scheduled throughout the night. Dress up as favorite movie star or iconic figure on 10/29, and stroll the red carpet. Scary movies, pumpkin bowling, tarot card reading, photo boothsl, live musical performances, costume contests and more! Prizes, candy and Halloween-inspired 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. 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: Fri., 9/24, 6-9pm. Artwork on exhibit 8/17–10/16 • EVENTS: 9/10: Art Soup event. • 9/18: Between the Lines Poetry Festival • Mon.: Open Paint and Create (bring art in progress). • Tues: Starving Artist Night •

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up in a small frontier town, and her quest for the man that did her wrong soon provokes the ire of the local Sheriff. • 9/10, “ENDURE”—After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lloyd must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it’s too late. • 9/11, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” by Michael Moore. Documentary of a unique perspective on how government and big business responded to the attack on the World Trade Center. • 9/15, “Froth”—A romantic comedy about guys, girls and the daily grind. • 9/22, “Earthwork,” award-winning documentary about real life crop artist Stan Herd, who built a massive environmental artwork in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on land owned by Donald Trump. • Free! 9 N. Front Street. 7pm. Chris Andrews: (910)251-1935 or

Thurs., noon and evening yoga, 6pm; $5 members, $8 non-members. • Tai Chi, every Wed., noon, $5 members, $8 non-members per class • Corner of South 17th St. and Independence Blvd. Tues/Wed/ Thurs/Fri: 11am-2pm, Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm.Museum members free, $8 non-members, $5 students with valid student ID card, $3 Children age 2 -12. www. or 910-395-5999.

Sports/Recreation WILMINGTON WATER TOURS Tours every Tues/Wed: Black Water Adventure, 10am12:30pm, $15-$25. Explore the Cape Fear history and scenic roots, and see Osprey nests, crocodiles and all the nature around you! • Eagles Island Adventure, $5-$15, 2-3:30pm . This is a mini-version of the Black Water Adventure that will still give you a scenic eco-tour in a shorter amount of time. • Sunset Cruise, 6:30- 8:30pm, $15-$35. Cruise the Cape Fear River sunset while listening to music and unwinding from your day. Heavy hor d’oeuvres buffet and one complimentary drink included. • Thurs-Sat: Black Water Adventure, 10am-12:30pm, $15-$25 • Hour Cruises , $5-$10, 2pm-4pm. Similar to Eagle’s Island Adventure • Sunset Cruise, 6:30-8:30pm, $15-$35 (offered Sat/Sun) • Sun.: Sunday Brunch, 11am-4pm, $20-$45. Providing a vareity of brunch items included in the price. Every Sunday is a new location, including Bald Head Island, Masonboro Island, Carolina Beach and Lock & Dam No.1. Wilmington Water Tours, 910338-3134 or NATURE CRUISE 9/15,17; 9am-1pm: Cape Fear Naturalist guides participants on a birding expedition of Hutaff Island, Audubon-managed bird sanctuary located north of Rich’s Inlet and Figure Eight Island in southeastern North Carolina. Explore remote untouched coastal beach environment and observe several unique water and shorebirds. Light lunch served; deport from Blockade Runner dock, Wrightsville Beach. $75/person AIRLIE KAYAK ECO-TOUR Airlie Gardens will recommence the popular kayak eco-tour program, Fri., 9/9, 9am-noon. Tours are scheduled to coincide for the best tide and the boats leave from the Airlie dock. Eco tours, in partnership with Hook, Line & Paddle (, are designed to give participants a guided kayak tour through Bradley Creek, focusing on flora, fauna, and ecosystem of Bradley Creek, and discussion about coastal conservation issues. Reg: $50 for twelve per tour. Incl: kayak, personal floatation device (PFD), paddle, instructor, and snack. 910-798-7707.

LUMINA THEATRE MOVIES All screenings at Lumina Theater, UNCW. Times and admission varies per show. • 9/23, “Which Way Home” (2010 Academy Award Nominee for “Best Feature Documentary)—Follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “ The Beast.” 7pm, free. • Sat., 9/25, 8pm. Micmacs—Bazil experienced a random mine explosion that made him an orphan when he was young. That a bullet lodged in his brain holds him in constant fear of sudden, unexpected death, he sets out for revenge, along with his friends, a motley crew of junkyard dealers. Free w/ UNCW Student ID, $4 GA. THREE-DAY FILM PRODUCTION WORKSHOP Three-Day Fil Production Workshop: 9/24-26, 9am6pm. Location TBD. Producer Tom Kane offers the definitive course for aspiring producers, directors, production managers, assistant directors, writers,


With a torrid racial past, Wilmington stands today amid an integrated city of citizen, some of whom still deal with open wounds when it comes to the sensitive topic of racism. Thus an eight-week course, featuring historian and acclaimed author Dr. Tim Tyson (“Blood Done Sign My Name”) and African-American historian studies performer and gospel vocalist Mary Williams, will take place at Williston Middle School Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through November 4th.

AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT Men’s City Amateur Golf Tournament, Wilmington Municipal Golf Course: 9/25 & 26. $75/player. Entry fee includes greens fees each day, lunch each day (players only), prizes/awards and a tee gift. Carts are not included. Participants must have a verifiable USGA index of 11.0 or less to play in this tournament. (910) 791-0558 CITY AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT 9/25 & 26—now accepting entries. Tourney at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course, 311 Wallace Ave. Participants must have a verifiable USGA index of 11.0 or less to play in this tournament. $75/player. Entry fee includes: greens fees each day, lunch each day (players only), prizes/awards and a tee gift. Carts are not included. 791-0558.

Film FRONT STREET FILM NIGHT Free of charge, meet filmmakers, support the local film community and enjoy 1/2-price apps. • 9/8, “A Night of Inspired Shorts”—Local writer, director, cinematographer and editor Craig Thieman will showcase short films he’s been producing over the past several years: “On My Way Home,” “Let It Shine,” “Emily,” “Milk Bum” (festival winner) and “Love Letter” (festival finalist). Following: “Shade”—the story of a woman with a rare genetic defect that causes her to live in darkness. One sunny day, she faces a choice that could cost her her life. “Al’s Beef”—Bloodied, barefoot and branded, a mysterious woman shows

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actors, documentarians, indy filmmakers, industry executives, and anyone wishing to begin a career in film or video production. or 541-324-3364. SUBVERSIVE FILMS Showing at the Juggling Gypsy, 1612 Castle St., 8pm, free admission. • 9/19: Gogol Bordello Non-Stop • 9/26: The Decline of Western Civilization KIDS FILM SUBMISSIONS WANTED The 16th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival is searching for films of all genres made by kids and for kids under the age of 18. Selected film’s will screen at KIDS-ALORUS, a short film 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 film and a list of the title, runtime, description of film, director’s age, name and contact information. Submissions must be postmarked by Fri., 10/1, and mailed to: Cucalorus Film Festival c/o KIDS-ALORUS, 815 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Lectures/Readings POMEGRANATE BOOKS Reading & Booksignings: Tom Hudgin, 9/14, 7pm, author of “The Andros Connection.” Story revolves around an international crime ring that begins on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington and continues to the Bahamas and Colombia, South America. • Rick Rothacker, 9/28, 7pm,author of “Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte’s Big Banks.” Follows two of the nation’s largest banks—Bank of

America and Wachovia—from their origins to their rise to the top of the financial world and on to their current status. • Children’s Bilingual Storytime, 9/18, 11am: “Curious George”: first in English, then en espanol!Pomegranate Books4418 Park Ave. • 910452-1107. GUNS, GOLD AND CIVIL WAR Presenting the Teaching American History Series with Pulitzer Prize winner TJ Stiles speaking on “Guns, Gold and the Civil War.” Free and open to the public. Fri., 9/17. UNCW, Kenan Auditorium.

Classes/Workshops POWER BREAKFAST SERIES The Business of Sports, 9/21. Breakfast and networking, 7:30-8:30, w/panel discussion, 8:3010am at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water St. Wilmington would seem to be an ideal place for minor league and college sports programs. $35/seat or $350/a table of 10. RSVP: 910-343-8600 x201 or ALPHA COURSE St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St. 2010 Fall ALPHA Course: “Is there more to life than this?” Alpha is a program which will help answer this and many other questions of the Christian faith. Wed., 9/8.; dinner starts at 5:30pm and program begins at 6:15pm. (910) 762-9693. 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 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. 9/9-11/4, 6:30pm at Williston Middle School, 401 South 10th St. or 799-6820. TECHNIQUES IN MOTION Techniques in Motion upcoming class schedule: Tues, Pilates, 7:45-8:45pm. • Wed., Adult Hip-Hop Workout, 7:45pm-8:45pm • Thurs, Adult Tap, 78pm. • 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 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. 9/13: What is Truth and What Can We Believe? Explore modern foundations of knowledge and see if there is any credible basis for belief. Ideas guaranteed to shake your thinking. • 9/20: What is the Basis for Morals? We will look at various ethical models, how they have all been brought into question, and what modern ethical theory and science tells us. • 10/4: What is a Humanist life? How do we “do” 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

11/24, 9am. Instructor: Ellen Longenecker • Wed., 9/22-11/24, 7pm. Instructor: Ellen Longenecker. • Thurs., 9/23-12/2, 7pm. intermediate/advanced classes.Instructor:Yuna Shin. • Fri., 9/24-12/3, 9am. Instructor: Jamie Annette. Halyburton Park: 4099 S. 17th St, Wilmington. (910) 341-0075 or www. FALL WOMEN’S HERBAL CONFERENCE Women from across the Southeast will gather at the 6th annual Southeast Women’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. 877-SEWOMEN. 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.

Clubs/Notices HOBBY GREENHOUSE CLUB 9/10-11: Hobby Greenhouse Spring Plant Sale in Forest Hills. All plants grown by members; portion of profits go to scholarships for local community college horticulture students. Free. Fri. and Sat. 9am–6pm. or email . NORTH BRUNSWICK NEWCOMERS MEETING North Brunswick Newcomers Club meets Fri., 9/10, at Zion United Methodist, 6864 Zion Church Rd., Leland. Socialize 9:30am, meeting at 10am. Speaker is Muriel Pearson of theVisitors and Convention Bureau in Wilmington.Donated prizes from local businesses for the winners of our “Getting to Know Your Neighbor Hunt.” (910) 383-3500. FALL CSA SIGNUP! Fall CSA sign-ups have begun! Enjoy a box of veggies from Herbie and Cottle Organics once a week for 12-weeks for $300 (cash or check only please). Sign up in Progressive Gardens through mid-September. Program begins the second week in Sept. NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED! The Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals announces its call for nominations for the 2010 National Philanthropy Day awards reception through 10/1. Nominations can be submitted from the Cape Fear Region. Nomination forms: Awards categories include: Individual / Family Philanthropist of the Year; Philanthropic Organization of the Year; Professional Fundraiser of the Year; Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year; and their newest category Youth Fundraiser of the Year. Winners honored at the breakfast on 11/4 and featured in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Awards reception breakfast: Thurs., 11/4, at Wilmington Hilton Riverside, downtown Wilmington. Breakfast and networking at 7:30am and awards ceremony at 8:30am. Leigh Muscle:

RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL SELLER PROGRAM RASP class: 9/10, 6-7pm, in the Police Training Room in Carolina Beach Hall. Developed to assist permittees in training employees/volunteers on the responsible sales and service of alcoholic beverages. Pleasure Island Chamber: (910) 458-8434.

CORVETTE SHOW Cape Fear Corvettes will hold its 3rd annual Corvette Show on Sun., 9/19, at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington. Dash plaques for the first 100 Corvettes registered. Trophies for Corvettes in all age groups and many categories such as best paint, engine, interior and more. Lots of great door prizes, food and music. Registration at 9am, judging at noon and trophies at 3pm. $20/Corvette; show free to the public.

HALYBURTON CLASSES All classes $65 for 10-wk sessions. Pilates w/Ellen Longenecker: Wed., 9/22-11/24, 6pm $65/person for 10-wk session. • Thurs., 9/23-12/2, 6pm, intermediate/advanced classes. • Yoga classes: Tues., 9/21-11/30, 6pm. Instructor:Yuna Shin • Wed., 9/22-

MOTHERS AND MORE YARD SALE Mothers & More yard sale, 9/25, 7am-noon, 3513 Whispering Pines Ct, off Masonboro Loop Rd. Gently used baby and children’s clothing and gear as well as other adult clothes and household items. www.

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