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12–3 p.m. The Perfect Wedding Planner Magazine presents dozens of local vendors. Think food, music, formal wear, transportation and more. Admission: $5. Holiday Inn Resort, 1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. Info: (910) 793-4044 or www.theperfectweddingplanner. com/wedding_show.html.
Aquila Theatre presents Wuthering Heights
Kids Comedy Workshop
4 p.m. Improvisation and comedy games for ages 8 and up. Create and tell stories through dialogue, articulate ideas, work with peers and develop vocabularies. Free. Myrtle Grove Public Library, 5155 South College Road, Wilmington. Info: (910) 798-6393 or www.nhclibrary.org.
2–4 p.m. New Takes on an Old Story: Irish History. Dr. Paul Townend presents an overview of Irish history: Who were the Irish? Ireland and the Vikings; Alcohol and the Irish; and the Globalized Irish. Live entertainment includes UNCW’s Irish Dance Club Slainte and the Port City Irish Band. Food provided by The Harp. Free. NHC Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington. Info: (910) 798-6371 or www.nhclibrary.org.
3/1 Homebrew Competition Awards
7 p.m. Piper Kerman on her critically acclaimed memoir-turned-Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, in which she recounts the year she spent in prison serving time for a crime she committed ten years prior. The book is a compelling conversation about the women she met while incarcerated, raising issues of friendship and family, codes of behavior, and the almost complete lack of guidance for life after prison. Admission: $10. UNCW Burney Center, 601 South College Road, Wilmington. Info: (910) 962-7722 or uncw.edu/presents/ UNCWPresentsPiperKerman.html.
3–7 p.m. Awards ceremony for the Lower Cape Fear Homebrew Competition. Overall “Best of Show” will be brewed and distributed by Front Street Brewery. Live music by The Coastline Collective. Admission: $5. Ziggy’s by the Sea, 208 Market Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 2511935 or ziggysbythesea.com.
3/1 & 8
6 p.m. Kick off Wilmington native Orlando Jones’ 2015 Comedy Tour with laugh-out-loud fun. Admission: $30. TheatreNOW, 19 South
Salt • March 2015
7:30 p.m. Aquila Theatre presents Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, the legendary story of passion and revenge between ill-fated lovers Catherine and Heathcliff. Admission: $27–29. Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road NW, Bolivia. Info: (910) 755-7416 or www.bccowa.com.
Tenth Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 399-3669 or www.theatrewilmington.com.
Cape Fear Beer Fest
Piper Kerman Lecture
7 p.m. Joseph Sheppard discusses Jane D. Wood and 1930s Depression relief efforts. As chairman of the women’s Block Messenger System during the Depression, Wood led efforts to enable people to grow food to feed their families by organizing a neighborhood cooperative and individual gardens. Donations appreciated. Latimer House, 126 South Third Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 762-0492 or www.hslcf.org.
Encore Restaurant Week
Eight-day culinary celebration featuring more than thirty restaurants throughout the Port City; prix fixe menus at special prices. Various locations in Wilmington, Leland & Wrightsville Beach. Info: (910) 791-0688 or www.encorerestaurantweek.com.
Coastal Consumer Showcase
4–7 p.m. Explore an array of products and services in the Southport-Oak Island area. Food samples, seminars, giveaways, Chinese auction and more. Free. St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road, St. James. Info: (910) 457-6964 or www.southport-oakisland.com.
Jazz at the CAM
6:30–8 p.m. Live music by Doug Irving Trio. Admission: $5–12. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South Seventeenth Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 395-5999 or www.cameronartmuseum.org.
Art Opening Reception
6:30–8:30 p.m. Opening reception for David A. Norris’ A Copious Plenty: Sketching and Drawing the Lower Cape Fear, watercolors on toned paper with pencil, gouache and ink. Artful Living Group, 112 Cape Fear Boulevard, Carolina Beach. Info: (910) 458-7822 or www.artfullivinggroup.com.
8 p.m. (Thursday – Saturday); 3 p.m. (Sunday). City Stage performs A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard, a tragic comedy about a young woman who is beaten by her husband and survives with severe brain damage. Explores family dysfunction and the nature of love through co-dependent relationships. Also runs 3/13–15 & 3/20–22. Admission: $18–25. City Stage, 21 North Front Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 264-2602 or www.citystagenc.com.
Full Moon Cruise
Taps & Casks
6–8 p.m. Enjoy the sunset and watch the full moon rise over the Cape Fear River aboard a 49-passenger power catamaran. Light appetizers included; cash bar available. Admission: $24.50. Wilmington Water Tours, 212 South Water Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 338-3134 or www.wilmingtonwatertours.net. 6–9 p.m. Preview the Cape Fear Beer Fest with a special rare Casks tasting event. Ironclad Brewery will serve up select specialty brews
The Art & Soul of Wilmington
The Art & Soul of Wilmington