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'Tis The Season Wilmington loves this time of the year.  We have tree lightings, special seasonal shows, exhibits and a host of seasonal activities for young and old.   Looking for a new idea for your Christmas Tree?...

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Very Special Around Here Tomorrow is Veterans Day.  It's a good time to take a moment and thank a Veteran for his or her service to our nation.  The folks at South Beach Grill in Wrightsville Beach will be doing this on a grand...

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Horror and laughs and art, oh my Halloween is in the air.  The Cape Fear Playhouse has all kinds of scary shows and the ghost walk takes on special spice.  Downtown holds its Art Blast.  And there're plenty of places to laugh. Enjoy...

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Celebrating the River, Cool Kitchens and a whole lot... The next fortnight is highlighted with a celebration of the river, a tour into some of our historic homes' kitchens, and North Carolina art.   Riverfest comes to town this weekend and the Back Door Kitchen...

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Special Fall Events Keep Rolling Out 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...

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A Little Something for Everybody This Month

Category : Featured Post, What To Do

Connect with Professional Peers

Interested in connecting with the area’s young professionals?  Wilmington Young Professionals meet this Thursday at Yosake to enjoy some sushi, exchange business cards and maybe find that next great opportunity.  Jackie welcomes everyone to these events.  You’ll find details at Networking.


Cinematique, our special partnership between WHQR public radio and Thalian Hall Performing Arts Center, is presenting its lineup for 2013.  A Royal Affair is the feature tonight through Thursday.  It’s the true story of royal physician Struenesee and Queen Mathilda working together for an enlightened Denmark.  Imagine that, public leaders working together for a better tomorrow.  Hitchcock is the love story behind famed director Alfred Hitchcock.  It runs the 21st to the 23rdThe Central Park Five rounds out January’s shows.  Details on these and other flicks are at  Our Films.

If you’re in Southport on February 14, then you might want to check out their premiere of Safe Haven.  Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel spent some time here in 2012 filming this movie based on the Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name.  Should be fun.  Tickets are $50 and available at the Fort Johnston Garrison House at Davis and Bay.  Wonder why Wilmington doesn’t do this? 

Marriage and Fantasy on Stage

The Marriage of Figaro is brought to Kenan Auditorium on the UNCW campus by the Mozart Festival Opera.  It’s the story of characters and their relationships: loyalty, fidelity, trust and love.  Thalian Hall will be presenting the Wilmington premiere of Xanadu.  It’s inspired by the movie of the same name and tells the story of a Greek muse descending from Mt. Olympus to Venus Beach to inspire the creation of the ultimate roller disco.  The full schedule and times can be found at  Our Theater.

Auditions for The Miracle Worker will be held February 2.  Head to the Hannah Block Historic USO and get discovered.  

Our Filming venues, ghosts, river sites are all on Tour

We like to show off our history, our natural beauty, our film locations and even our more ‘unique’ side.  Head to the Black Cat Shoppe and they’ll hook you up with Ghost Walk, Haunted Pub Crawls, and Hollywood Location Walk tours.  Head down to Wilmington Water Tours or the Henrietta and they’ll take you out for river cruises to show off a glorious sunset or the key role the river played in our history and the delicate balance between commerce and environmental sensitivity.  Click on  Our Tours  to get started.   

We Write Books

And we’re about to celebrate two of them.  Kevin Maurer comes to WHQR tonight to talk about his book “No Easy Day.”  It’s the NY Times best seller about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.  Ben Steelman will interview Kevin before a live audience.  Later this month, Old Books on Front will host Karen Bender as she launches her second book, a follow up her to best seller “Like Normal People.”  Find the details for these events at Our Books

Get Up and Dance

First United Methodist church hosts regular Contra Dances and Arabian Nights Hookah Bar hosts regular Bellydancing.  You can find their schedule at Our Dance. 

A Sousance of the Grape

Looking for just the right wine for that upcoming feast?  Maybe you want something to sip with the next romantic movie?  Or maybe a bold cabernet for the steak you’re about to grill would provide the right complement?  Our wine stores want to help you find the grape drink that works for you and they offer free wine tastings to show you what they have.  Find a schedule at Our Fun

Enjoy a Cook Off for Soldiers

Step Up For Soldiers, a nonprofit support group, is hosting the Step Up For Soldiers BBQ Cook-off on the 26th of this month.  For a nominal admission you’ll get your choice of BBQ from the 30 teams competing for the best Q and help a good cause.  Details are here.

And there’s more

There’s a large and varied music scene here.  Find music events at Our Music.  Find something for the history buff at Our History. We have lots of events for kids that you can find at Kids Events.  Or just check out the whole schedule at Our Events. We have all kinds of restaurants that you can find and search at Dine Here. And you can find lodging at Our Hotels and more. Use the search function (look for the binoculars) to refine your search.

Looking Ahead

The Cape Fear Jazz Fest is just around the corner, our farmers’ Markets return in  April,  the  Azalea Festival will be here in April, too.  And we always have the beaches.  Fnd it all at events.enjoywilmington.com  and plan your holidays with our helpful planning tool. http://plan.enjoywilmington.com.  You’ll want this for your trips here and planning at home and the office. It shows holidays and major events like the next Superbowl, 2014 Olympics, a lunar eclipse and other big events. 

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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