Remember this land is your land, find that you can succeed or get scared, hear from Donna or the Bard, walk with beer and wine, cheer foosball stars or be one, give the dogs a chance to bark or just Enjoy Wilmington. Lots of choices around here.
I’m not sure what makes it so, but we change our emphasis around here in the fall. Maybe we’re not so beach focused in the fall or maybe it’s like the CVB surveys say and our visitors are more adults and short visits. Whatever the reason, this area holds more special events and non-beach activities in the fall. You should still enjoy the beaches. They are beautiful and different now. But also enjoy our art with a ‘Paint Out,’ remember ‘this land is your land’ with a Woody Guthrie fest, note the connection between Einstein and Mozart, be entertained by Business Success or the Bard, take a wine and beer walk, ‘Panic’ at the prospect of Halloween, be challenged by Donna Brazille, remember foosball in the dorm, see the dogs bark or just Enjoy Wilmington. Read on for details or just go straight to the website and look over the entire schedule. Find all your events, restaurants, lodging and fun on the website at EnjoyWilmington.com. And don’t forget your sunscreen. The beaches are still great.
Specials that don’t repeat
It’s not every day that you can walk with wine and beer, have a panic attack (intentionally), enjoy Plein art, be encourage to let the dogs bark or get wisdom from Washington. But you can do all that in the next couple of weeks around Wilmington.
Downtown bars and restaurants will open their doors for the Downtown Wilmington Beer and Wine Walk this Saturday. It runs from 1 pm to 6 pm. Tickets are available at Fortunate Glass and Front Street Brewery. Halloween isn’t that far off and that means Panic Attack is back for another year of frights and screams. Enjoy it in the dark before Halloween and then with lights on afterwards to see how they did it. Dare ya. CNN Commentator Donna Brazille brings her insight into the Washington Political Dance to UNCW next Monday. Will we get the ship of state righted or remain on a crazy careening path? Ever watched an artist do the creative thing? You can when Burgwin-Wright House hosts Artist Paint On, a plein art event. A group of artists are inspired by the impressionists and paint outside Friday and Saturday. Woof, woof, the park goes to the dogs. Wrightsville Beach turns its park over to the dogs for Bark In The Park October 5. Find all of these special events at Our Events. Details are under the little magnifying glass.
Music: It’s Your Land
Woody Guthrie’s great ballad “This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land” is one piece of a tribute to the balladeer. Ted’s On The River hosts the event October 1, 2 and 3, that culminates with a sing-a-long of his ballad each night. Einstein: Speaking of Mozart comes to Beckwith Recital Hall with a multimedia presentation linking the two greats. That’s on the 29th. And there’s always plenty of rock, blues, jazz and more at our many private venues. Find all your music at Our Music.
For our inner athlete yearning to be set free
Foosball, that mainstay of any college dorm, has a state championship. The NC State Foosball Championship is at Break Time Billiards October 4, 5 and 6. Can you still flip your wrists and get the ball in the basket? Maybe you’ll be the champ! We’ve also got Cape Fear Roller Girls taking on Lehigh Valley and both UNCW Seahawks soccer and CFCC Sea Devils soccer. You can find more about these and other sports events at Our Sports.
Arts, fine and otherwise
This Friday brings the monthly Fourth Friday Art Walk to downtown. Crescent Moon, Cape Fear Native, New Elements Gallery, WHQR, and more will all open their doors with new art exhibitions. Some will have the artist there to talk about the creative process. Some will have some beverages and nibbles for you. You can also step around the corner to the Burgwin-Wright House and enjoy their Plein Air event, the Artists Paint Out. And of course many galleries around town have exhibits.
Find the schedule and details for all of these at Our Arts. Be sure to look under the little magnifying glasses for more details about each event.
How To Succeed In Business opens this Thursday at Thalian Hall on the main stage. Thirteen the Musical opens in the studio theater at Thalian that same evening. Over on 10th Street at Theatre Now you’ll find The Bard’s Broads, a bawdy look at William. Aspiring playwrights will want to head over to Old Books on Front for its Port City Playwrights’ Project. It’s a support group for playwrights in all stages of development next Thursday. Meanwhile, Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle Street is presenting Tartuffe by Moliere. It’s a modern take on the 16th century play. Ain’t Misbehavin’, Fantastic Fall Showcase, The Graduate and In The Next Room all open later this month.
Find all the thespian events at Our Theater. Look under the little magnifying glass for more details of each event.
On The Silver Screen
Thalian has a new film series that fans of Shakespeare will enjoy. It’s the Shakespeare Club and it features Shakespeare’s plays on film. Next up is Richard III next Thursday. The Spanish Language Film Festival continues at UNCW (look for the Pragda tag on certain film events). Cinematique presents In A World, the story of an underachieving vocal coach is motivated to become a star.
Find all the film events at Our Film. Look under the little magnifying glass for more details of each event.
And that’s not all
You can find the whole schedule on the website. It’s at Our Events. You can find our history events at Our History. You can nature events at Our Nature. You can find our books and talks at Our Books and Talks. You can find Dance events HERE. You can find comedy events HERE. Some information on our beaches is at Our Beaches. We have restaurants for every palette 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.
Our Nonprofit Event of the Week
Residents of Old Wilmington holds its heralded Back Door Kitchen Tour this October 12. Nine beautiful and creative kitchens are opened for you to visit. Proceeds go to support various downtown improvements. If you’ve ever noticed Southern Hospitality, the Venus Flytrap sculpture at the foot of Market Street then you’ve seen one result of the tour. Details at Back Door Kitchen Tour.
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