From Wahines to books to music to theater there’s a bit of everything around Wilmington these weeks. Read on for some of the highlights or go directly to Events.EnjoyWilmington.com to find everything.
Check out these highlights
It’s the ladies turn. The annual Wahine Classic surfboard competition comes to Wrightsville Beach next weekend (16th to 17th). Ladies aged 5 to 65 are invited to register and compete. Everyone is welcome to cheer them on. Over at Legion Stadium the Hammerheads continue to defend their pitch. Dayton’s soccer team is next up on the schedule this Saturday, August 9. Get the full schedule and details of all our sports at Sports.EnjoyWilmington.com (Hint: click on the little magnifying glass for more information.)
Our Special Tours
Folks around here love to show off the area. Haunted Pub Crawls, Movie Locations tours, Horsedrawn Carriage Rides, Architectural tours are among the options. And so too are tours of dining spots. But now we have a new host. Long time food and restaurant ambassador Liz Biro sold her tour business to some folks from Durham. Their Downtown Dinner & Drinks tour is set for August 16. Visit with Chefs, taste their specialties and get the insider view of our dining scene. Get the schedule and details of all the tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com.
The Live Stage
A broadway classic, a local tale, a philosophical question about what makes a ‘good person’ and auditions for American History are all in Wilmington this week and next. Kiss Me Kate won its first Tony in 1949 and has been entertaining audiences ever since with its 18 Cole Porter tunes and dynamic between two divorced stage performers. The play within a play is at Thalian Hall. Robert Harrell lived the hermit life for 17 years in the marshes around Fort Fisher. Now his story comes to the stage in The Hermit of Fort Fisher. His conventional life was not a success but he was a success in his new life. Enjoy his story at Cape Fear Playhouse. What makes a good person? Good People tells the story of a woman down on her luck who reaches out to some more fortunate acquaintances for help. What should she expect? What is their obligation? This Thalian Association production is at the Red Barn Theater. Or maybe it’s time for you to get on stage and be a star! Big Dawg is planning a touring show The Complete History of America. Auditions are held tonight and tomorrow night at the Hannah Block Center. Get the complete schedule, times, description and more for these and other theatrical events at Theater.EnjoyWilmington.com.
Were you a fan of Roger Ebert? His memoir has been turned into a film. How appropriate. Life Itself is the the Cinematique selection this week at Thalian Hall. Shakespeare fans can enjoy one of his plays on the silver screen this week. The Shakespeare Club brings the film version of Coriolanus to Thalian this Thursday. Directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes. Get the details on these and other films at Film.EnjoyWilmington.com.
We even do books
Two local authors are presenting their books this week. The Tuscarora War and pirates are written up in two new tomes. Prof. David LaVere of UNCW has completed Geography and the Tuscarora War. It’s the story of the Tuscarora war and the role geography played in causing and extending the battles. He’ll be at the Burgwin-Wright House Thursday. Retailer, Ghost Walk tour founder, and now author John Hirchak will be talking about his book Legends of Old Wilmington and Cape Fear at his downtown store. Black Cat Shoppe is the base for many of Wilmington’s most popular tours. And that’s where he’ll be discussing his book this Saturday. Find all the details about these and other book events at Books.EnjoyWilmington.com.
The Corrugated World exhibit at the Cameron Art Museum has been extended to the end of the month. Details on this and other art events at Arts.EnjoyWilmington.com
And much, much more
You can find the whole schedule on the website. It’s at Our Events. You can find history events HERE. You can find Dance events HERE. You can find Comedy events at Our Comedy. You can find wine tastings and other fun at Our Fun. You can find nature events at Our Nature. We have restaurants for every palete 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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