Some of our highlights this week and next
The Best of the Best ArtistsState of the Art/Art of the State returns to Cameron Art Museum next weekend. Folks who enjoyed this exhibit in 2011 will be sure to return this year. You can read more about that prior exhibit HERE. This is really special. Artists from North Carolina or currently living here are all invited to submit a work of art for this open exhibit. Several hundred participated last time with every conceivable media and subject. It’s definitely a one of a kind event. The installation is one huge undertaking on the 19th and 20th as artists line up out the door. The public unveiling is Saturday the 20th at 6 pm. Details on this event and more arts events at Arts.EnjoyWilmington.com
Happy Birthday Wilmington
1739 was an important year around here. That’s when Wilmington was incorporated. And that event is being celebrated Saturday the 27th in Riverfront Park. with the Wilmington 275th Anniversary Celebration. Music, history tours, a giant birthday card (and we presume a speech or two) are among the festivities. It’s 10 am to 2 pm. Details at Celebration.EnjoyWilmington.com
Instead of a Parking Spot
How about a Park? That’s the question someone raised in San Francisco a few years ago with the first PARK(ing) Day. And now Wilmington’s downtown economic development group is asking the same question. This Friday, WDI will convert several parking spaces to mini Parks to show off what can be done with a 10 by 20 foot space. Stop by and think different.
Calling all Gardeners
What’s better than a beautiful garden? How about twelve beautiful gardens that are hidden and not normally seen? The good folks at the Latimer House hold their annual Secret Garden Tour this Saturday in “small, unique downtown gardens.” More information at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Just For Fun
A perennially popular event is the Downtown Wilmington Wine and Beer Walk. This ticketed event makes Wilmington a real movable feast as downtown bars and restaurants open up with their best potables. Tickets are available at Front Street Brewery and Fortunate Glass. The tour runs from 1 to 6 pm. Celebrate Wilmington’s 275th Birthday in the morning and enjoy its libations in the afternoon. Details at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com You’ll also find some weekly beer and wine tastings at that link.
Fun and Informative Tours
Looking for something different? Check out our tours. The Black Cat Shoppe hosts a ghost tour, a Hollywood locations tour, there’s a horse drawn carriage tour and Historic Wilmington Foundation hosts two architectural tours. Find most tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com and the history tours at History.EnjoyWilmington.com
There’s plenty more. Thalian Hall and other venues hold great theater which you can find at Theater.EnjoyWilmington.com Dead Crow Comedy (the resurrected Nutt Street Comedy) boasts great comics at Comedy.EnjoyWilmington.com And there’s Kids Stuff as well as Sports and much more. You can find it all at Events.EnjoyWilmington.com
And much, much more
We have restaurants for every palate and wallet. You can find a complete searchable listing at Dine Here (look under the binoculars for the search tool that lets you focus by cuisine or area). And you can find lodging at Our Hotels and more. Use the search function (look for the binoculars) to refine your search on all of these searches.
Find your nonprofit
We have a robust nonprofit community around southeastern North Carolina. You can find a great directory of nonprofits at www.WilmingtonGivesBack.org or find a calendar of nonprofit events at SENC Nonprofit Events.
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