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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Benny Hill Jazz, Music, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 7 to 9:30 pm
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Cinematique: The Immigrant, Film, Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington, 7 to 9 pm, $8
More information ComedyNOW, Comedy, Theatre Now, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm
More information Discovery Science: Marble Rollercoaster, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 3:30 pm, Admission
More information Extended Behind the Scenes Tour, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $23/$21
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Heather Rogers, Music, Costellos, Downtown Wilmington
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 pm, $13/$11
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Preschool Science: Marble Rollercoaster, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 10 am, Admission
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information Story Time by the Sea, Kids, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, 10 to 11:30 am, Free
More information Wine Tasting at the Cafe, Fun, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 5 to 6:30 pm
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Monica Lewinsky, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Thursday, July 24, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Boardwalk Blast and Fireworks: JackJack 180, Music, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, 6:30 pm, Free
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Fins and Family Tour, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $16/$14
More information Fried Lot, Music, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 7 to 9:30 pm
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 pm, $13/$11
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Kim Dicso, Music, Costellos, Downtown Wilmington, 9 pm
More information Live Music on the Pier, Music, Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach, 6 to 9 pm
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Parent Tot Swim Class, Kids, Fit for Fun Center, Downtown Wilmington, 11 am, $25
More information Phatlynx, Music, Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar, Carolina Beach, 7 to 9 pm, Free
More information Sea Turtles, Kids, Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wrightsville Beach, 10 am
More information Sharks baseball hosts Petersburg, Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:05 pm, $8/$6/$5
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information StoryCOOKS: Blueberry Muffin Cakes, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 10 am, Admission
More information The Baby Boomer Band, Music, Rucker Johns Restaurant, Monkey Junction, 6 to 9 pm
More information Trivia at the Harp, Fun, Harp Irish Pub, Midtown Wilmington, 8:30 pm
More information Wine Tasting with Pious, Fun, Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington, 3 to 8 pm, Free
More information stART with a Story: Press Here, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 3:30 pm, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Pat Oliphant and Jennifer Lopez, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Friday, July 25, 2014

More information Adventures in Art: Kool Aid Painting, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 3:30 pm, Admission
More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Cape Fear Blues Cruise, Music, Henrietta III Riverboat Cruises, Downtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm
More information Cape Fear Blues Festival, Music, The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
More information Clay Whittington, Music, Costellos, Downtown Wilmington, 10 pm
More information Downtown Sundown Concert: 20 Ride (Zac Brown), Music, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6 pm, Free
More information Extended Behind the Scenes Tour, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $23/$21
More information Fourth Friday Artwalk, Arts, Arts Council of Wilmington and NHC, Downtown Wilmington, 6 to 9 pm, Free
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Hammerheads Soccer hosts Phoenix, Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm, $12/$10/$8
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Kennedy Park, Music, Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
More information Live Music, Music, Harp Irish Pub, Midtown Wilmington
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Parents' Night Out, Kids, Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington, 6 to 10 pm, $7.75/ hour
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information Superb Soccer Stars, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 2:30 pm, Admission
More information The Merry Widow (opera), Theater, UNC-Wilmington, University Area, 8 pm
More information Toddler Time: Squish Painting, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 10 am, Admission
More information Town Summer Concert: 40 East (modern country), Music, Mayfaire Town Center, Lumina & Mayfaire, 6 pm, Free
More information Travis Shallow, Music, The Pub , Lumina & Mayfaire, 6 to 9 pm
More information Travis Tritt, Music, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Midtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm, $42.50/$65
More information Two Docs and a Bay, Music, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 7 to 9:30 pm
More information Wine Tasting on Castle, Fun, Wilmington Wine, Downtown Wilmington, 5 to 8 pm, Free
More information Wine Tasting w Ernie, Fun, Divine Wines, Monkey Junction, 4 to 7 pm, Free
More information Wine Tasting with Pious, Fun, Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington, 3 to 8 pm, Free
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach

Saturday, July 26, 2014

More information Aquarist Apprentice, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $28/$26
More information Astronomy Adventures Learning Center, Kids, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 1 to 4 pm, Admission
More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Brent Stimmel, Music, Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Canoeing the Salt Marsh, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 9 am, $25
More information Cape Fear Blues Festival, Music, The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
More information Carnivorous Plant Hike, Nature, Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach, 10 am
More information Downtown Dinner and Drinks Tour, Tour, Historic District of Wilmington, Downtown Wilmington, 3 pm, $65
More information EUE Studio Tour, Tour, EUE Screen Gems Studios, Midtown Wilmington, 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, $12
More information Family Fun Night, Kids, Airlie Gardens, Lumina & Mayfaire, 5 to 8 pm, $5 Adv/$9 Day Of
More information Farmers Market at CB, Fun, Carolina Beach Lake Park, Carolina Beach, 8 am to 1 pm
More information Farmers Market on the River, Fun, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 8 am to 1 pm, Free
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Guided Architectural Walking Tour, History, Historic Wilmington Foundation, Midtown Wilmington, 10 am, $10
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Hidden Beneath the Sand: Fort Fisher Archeology, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, 11:30 & 1:30 , Free
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 to 3:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information John and Lean, Music, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 7 to 9:30 pm
More information Live Music on the Pier, Music, Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach, 7 to 10 pm
More information Machine Gun, Music, Wild Wing Cafe, Lumina & Mayfaire, 10:30 pm
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Parents' Night Out, Kids, Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington, 6 to 10 pm, $7.75/ hour
More information Reverbnation, Music, Hell's Kitchen, Downtown Wilmington, 9 pm
More information Sharks baseball hosts Fayetteville, Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:05 pm, $8/$6/$5
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information The Merry Widow (opera), Theater, UNC-Wilmington, University Area, 8 pm
More information The Music Man Jr Auditions, Theater, Hannah Block Historic USO, Downtown Wilmington, 10 am
More information Wine Tasting with Pious, Fun, Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington, 11 to 7 pm, Free
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, Kevin Spacey and Sandra Bullock, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Sunday, July 27, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Boogie in the Park Concert Series: Selah Dubb, Music, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, 5 to 8 pm, Free
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Cape Fear Blues Festival, Music, The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
More information Carnivorous Plant Hike, Nature, Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach, 10 am
More information Clay Crotts, Music, Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm
More information EUE Studio Tour, Tour, EUE Screen Gems Studios, Midtown Wilmington, 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, $12
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Historic Downtown Marketplace, Fun, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 10 to 3 pm
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 to 3:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information L Shape Lot, Music, Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington, 3 pm
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Overtyme (classic rock and beach), Music, Bluewater Grill, Wrightsville Beach, 4 pm
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information Summer Movies at CB: Hoot, Film, Carolina Beach Lake Park, Carolina Beach, Dusk, about 8:45 pm, Free
More information The Merry Widow (opera), Theater, UNC-Wilmington, University Area, 3 pm
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Norman Lear, Irv Cross, Peggy Fleming and Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Monday, July 28, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Camp B-Movie: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Film, Brown Coat Theater, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, Free
More information Donna Merritt, Music, Costellos, Downtown Wilmington, 9 pm
More information Extended Behind the Scenes Tour, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $23/$21
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Go Green Engineeer: Imagination Dominos, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 3:30 pm, Admission
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Little Sprouts: our earth, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 10 am, Admission
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Open Mic Nite, Music, Juggling Gypsy, Midtown Wilmington, 8 pm
More information Spiritual Book Club: My Story by Elizabeth Smart, Books and Talks, Old Books on Front, Downtown Wilmington, 6 to 8 pm, Free
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information Superb Soccer Stars, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 11 am, Admission
More information Trivia at Hell's, Fun, Hell's Kitchen, Downtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm
More information Turtle Talk, Nature, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, 7 pm, Free
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Dick Ebersol, Sally Struthers and Soulja Boy, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Blues Jam, Music, The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Fins and Family Tour, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $16/$14
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:15 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 to 3:30 pm, $11/$13
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Kids Cooking Club, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 3:30 pm, Admission
More information Kure Beach Market, Fun, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, 8 am to 1 pm, Free
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Sharks baseball hosts Peninsula, Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:05 pm, $8/$7/$6/$5
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information Surf Fishing Workshop, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 8 am, $15
More information WilmingtonBiz After Hours, Network, Halligan's Public House, Lumina & Mayfaire, 4:30 TO 7 PM
More information Wine Tasting on Front, Fun, Fortunate Glass, Downtown Wilmington, 6 to 8 pm, Free
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Benny Hill Jazz, Music, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 7 to 9:30 pm
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information ComedyNOW, Comedy, Theatre Now, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm
More information Discover Science: Marshmallow Towers, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 3:30 pm, Admission
More information Extended Behind the Scenes Tour, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $23/$21
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:15 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 to 3:30 pm, $11/$13
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Kiss Me Kate, Theater, Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, $29
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Me & Mr B, Music, Costellos, Downtown Wilmington, 9 am
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Preschool Science: Sink or Float?, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 10 am, Admission
More information Sharks baseball hosts Wilson, Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:05 pm, $8/$6/$5
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information Story Time by the Sea, Kids, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, 10 to 11:30 am, Free
More information Wine Tasting at the Cafe, Fun, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 5 to 6:30 pm
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Bud Selig, Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Anka, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Delta Burke and Anita Hill, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Thursday, July 31, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am, $16/$18
More information Boardwalk Blast and Fireworks: Mark Roberts Band, Music, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, 6:30 pm
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, Free
More information Fins and Family Tour, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $16/$14
More information Fried Lot, Music, Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington, 7 to 9:30 pm
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:15 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 to 3:30 pm, $11/$13
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Jenny Pearson, Music, Costellos, Downtown Wilmington, 9 pm
More information Kiss Me Kate, Theater, Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, $29
More information Live Music on the Pier, Music, Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach, 6 to 9 pm
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Moral Movie Series: Inequality for All, Film, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, 7 pm
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Parent Tot Swim Class, Kids, Fit for Fun Center, Downtown Wilmington, 11 am, $25
More information Shark Quest With Lud, Music, Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar, Carolina Beach, 7 to 9 pm, Free
More information Sharks baseball hosts Florence, Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:05 pm, $8/$6/$5
More information Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson, Sports, Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily, $50
More information StoryCOOKS: Fruit Dip, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 10 am, Admission
More information The Hermit of Ft. Fisher, Theater, Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, $25
More information Trivia at the Harp, Fun, Harp Irish Pub, Midtown Wilmington, 8:30 pm
More information Wilmington Young Professionals: Business After Hours, Network, Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington, 5 pm
More information Wine Tasting with Pious, Fun, Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington, 3 to 8 pm, Free
More information stART with a Story: What Makes a Rainbow, Kids, Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington, 3: 30 pm, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always, Free
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, Free
More information Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Mark Cuban, Wesley Snipes, Fatboy Slim and J.K. Rowling, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Friday, August 1, 2014

More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am , $18/$16
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, FREE
More information Downtown Sundown Concert: Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Music, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6 pm, Free
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Hammerheads Soccer hosts Richmond, Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:30 pm, $12/$10/$8
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:15 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am to 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Kiss Me Kate, Theater, Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, $29
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Parents' Night Out, Kids, Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington, 6 to 10 pm, $7.75
More information Summer Concerts: BLP (dance), Music, Airlie Gardens, Lumina & Mayfaire, 6 pm to 8 pm, $9/$2
More information The Hermit of Ft. Fisher, Theater, Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, $25
More information Variety Entertainment Series: The Imitations, Music, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, 7 to 10 pm, Free
More information Wine Tasting on Castle, Fun, Wilmington Wine, Downtown Wilmington, 5 to 8 pm, Free
More information Wine Tasting with Ernie, Fun, Divine Wines, Monkey Junction, 4 to 7 pm, Free
More information Wine Tasting with Pious, Fun, Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington, 3 to 8 pm, Free
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always Open
More information Dram Tree Park kayak and boat launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
More information Happy Birthday Chuck D and Coolio, celebration, EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over

Saturday, August 2, 2014

More information Aquarist Apprentice, Kids, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 2 pm, $28/$26
More information Behind the Scenes Tour, Nature, NC Aquarium, Kure Beach, 11:15 am , $18/$16
More information Blues Jam, Music, The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm
More information Brewery Tour, Fun, Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm, FREE
More information Carnivorous Plant Hike, Nature, Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach, 10 am
More information EUE Studio Tour, Tour, EUE Screen Gems Studios, Midtown Wilmington, 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, $12
More information Farmers Market at CB, Fun, Carolina Beach Lake Park, Carolina Beach, 8 am to 1 pm
More information Farmers Market on the River, Fun, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 8 am to 1 pm, Free
More information Ghost Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 6:30 & 8:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Guided Architectural Walking Tour, History, Historic Wilmington Foundation, Midtown Wilmington, 10 am, $10
More information Haunted Pub Crawl, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, 7:15 pm, $17.50 + Grog
More information Hollywood Location Walk, Tour, Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington, 2 to 3:30 pm, $13/$11
More information Horsedrawn Carriage Tour, Tour, Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington, Hourly 10 am to 10 pm, $12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12
More information Kiss Me Kate, Theater, Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, $29
More information Live Music on the Pier, Music, Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach, 7 to 10 pm
More information Machine Gun, Music, Sea Witch Cafe & Tiki Bar, Carolina Beach, 9 pm
More information Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter, History, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Free
More information Movies at Mayfaire, Film, Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
More information Movies in Midtown, Film, Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
More information Parents' Night Out, Kids, Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington, 6 to 10 pm, $7.75
More information Sharks baseball hosts Wilson (Final Season Home Game), Sports, Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington, 7:05 pm, $8/$6/$5
More information The Hermit of Ft. Fisher, Theater, Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle, Downtown Wilmington, 8 pm, $25
More information Wine Tasting with Pious, Fun, Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington, 11 am to 7 pm, Free
More information Art Exhibit: School Pride, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
More information Science Exhibit: A View From Space, Nature, Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow, Arts, Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington, Admission
More information Carolina Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
More information Dram Tree Park kayak and boat launch, Beach and Water, Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
More information Kure Beach Sand and Surf, Beach and Water, Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach, Always Open
More information Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf, Beach and Water, Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Cinematique: The Immigrant
$8, 7 to 9 pm
Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington
310 Chestnut St.
(800) 523-2820
Your heart will break as you watch this pair of sisters immigrate from their native country of Poland to New York City in hopes of a fresh start. Upon reaching Ellis Island, one of the sisters is diagnosed as ill and ends up under quarantine. The remaining sister is left to fend for herself on the streets of a less- than-welcoming New York City.
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:30 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Hollywood Location Walk
$13/$11, 2 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Benny Hill Jazz
7 to 9:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com Find all sorts of wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
ComedyNOW
8 pm
Theatre Now, Downtown Wilmington
19 S 10th St.
(910) 399-3NOW
COMEDY. Expect local, regional and national acts, comedic films, open mics, and more. The TheatreNOW bar and kitchen will be open, too, with some light grub for all those belly laughs!
Discovery Science: Marble Rollercoaster
Admission, 3:30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Extended Behind the Scenes Tour
$23/$21, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m. It’s feeding time, and you’re invited to watch. Visit the top of our largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, during an expanded tour behind the scenes. Get a birds-eye view of this 235,000 gallon tank as sharks, stingrays, moray eels and other fish swim below. Aquarists feed the animals during the tour, offering a unique opportunity for close-up viewing. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Heather Rogers
Costellos, Downtown Wilmington
211 Princess St.
(910) 470-9666
Wilmington's music bar brings a variety of performers to the stage. Find more music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Preschool Science: Marble Rollercoaster
Admission, 10 am
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Story Time by the Sea
Free, 10 to 11:30 am
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Story Time by the Sea Wednesdays, 10-11:30 AM (June 11th through August 27th) Join the Princess and her fairytale friends at Kure Beach's Ocean Front Park for stories, crafts and games. Fun activities for both boys and girls. Don't forget your camera to get a picture taken with the Princess! This free program will be held Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 am, starting June 11th and continuing through August 27th.
Wine Tasting at the Cafe
5 to 6:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com Find all sorts of wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Happy Birthday Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Monica Lewinsky
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
www.Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:30 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Hollywood Location Walk
$13/$11, 2 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
() -
It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Boardwalk Blast and Fireworks: JackJack 180
Free, 6:30 pm
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
May 23 FRIDAY 9:00 pm David Dixon Trio & The Cut Acoustic Rock & Pop Rock May 29 Thursday 9:00 pm Mighty McFly Incendiary Energy Music June 5 Thursday 9:00 pm Machine Gun Hard Rock June 12 Thursday 9:00 pm Chris Bellamy Band Easy Listen with Songs about Water June 19 Thursday 9:00 pm Eastbound Country Pop June 26 Thursday 9:00 pm L Shaped Lot Contemporary Bluegrass July 3 Thursday 9:00 pm Massive Grass & Southern Trouble Traditional Bluegrass & Country to Southern Rock July 4 Friday NO FIREWORKS No Music --- July 10 Thursday 9:00 pm Beach Billy Brothers Country Rockabilly July 17 Thursday 9:00 pm Dubtown Cosmonauts High-Energy, Upbeat Crowd Pleasers July 24 Thursday 9:00 pm JackJack 180 Pop-Rock-Party Cover Band July 31 Thursday 9:00 pm Mark Roberts Band Dance, Funk, Blues, Rock and Roll, Beach, Motown and Country August 7 Thursday 9:00 pm 40 East Contemporary Country August 14 Thursday 9:00 pm Drew Smith Band Classic Country August 21 Thursday 9:00 pm Lynne and The Wave Music to Rock Your World August 29 FRIDAY 9:00 pm Big Time Party Band The Name Says It All
Fins and Family Tour
$16/$14, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
FINS AND FAMILY TOUR Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m. A short and sweet tour behind the scenes for the young and curious. This 30-minute exploration packs in gallons of hidden fun and learning specifically for families with children 3 to 7 years old. Staff shares fin-tastic animal facts and assists in creating a fishy craft to take home. Then follow the hidden passages to the top of the Aquarium’s largest habitat for views of sharks, rays, a green sea turtle and much more. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Fried Lot
7 to 9:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Kim Dicso
9 pm
Costellos, Downtown Wilmington
211 Princess St.
(910) 470-9666
Enjoy Wilmington's Costellos with its live music. Find more music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Live Music on the Pier
6 to 9 pm
Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach
703 S. Lumina Ave.
(910) 256-5551
Oceanic's Summer Music Series brings live music on the pier every Thursday and Saturday evening during the summer. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Parent Tot Swim Class
$25, 11 am
Fit for Fun Center, Downtown Wilmington
302 S 10th St
(910) 341-4630
Parent/Tot Swim Class! Robert Strange Pool, 410 S. 10th St. (adjacent to Fit for Fun Center) Ages: 8 months - 36 months Free Class on June 19 from 11 - 11:30 a.m. Regular Session: Thursdays, June 26 - August 7 Time: Class - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 am. followed by free swim until 12 noon Cost for Session: $25 Note: Swim diapers required for the class. Call 343-3682 for more information or to register.
Phatlynx
Free, 7 to 9 pm
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar, Carolina Beach
1211 S. Lake Blvd.
(910) 458-2000
The Ocean Grill presents live music on the pier at the Tiki Bar. And when the show is over you can see the Fireworks in CB from the pier. Find the rest of the schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Sea Turtles
10 am
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, Wrightsville Beach
303 W. Salisbury St.
(910) 256-2569
July 24, from 10-10:45am at the museum we will have a volunteer from the Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project teaching us about Sea Turtles. She will describe the life-cycle of sea turtles and her experience walking the beach each week looking for new nests and "sitting" with the nests when the eggs are ready to hatch. We will read a book about sea turtles, do a craft, and have light refreshments. For elementary school-aged children. Free event. Space is limited. Call 256-2569 to register. Register by July 22 and be entered in a raffle for a special gift. On August 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. the North Carolina Coastal Federation will sponsor a Night Turtle Walk. Fee charged. See: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=zt44nadab&oeidk=a07e9diyhxx6540406e Our new Monthly Children’s Programs feature educational and hands-on components for younger children. Each program will also include light refreshments.
Sharks baseball hosts Petersburg
$8/$6/$5, 7:05 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
The regular season starts on Tuesday, May 27 and runs through Monday, August 4. The league’s annual All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be on July 13 and 14. The location of the 2014 CPL All-Star Game will be announced in the coming weeks. The league will be split into two divisions - East and West - with seven teams in each. The East will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Petersburg Generals, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. Meanwhile, the West will feature the Asheboro Copperheads, Columbia Blowfish, Florence RedWolves, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, Martinsville Mustangs and Thomasville HiToms. All together, each team will play a 56-game regular season schedule, with 28 games per club in the first half and another 28 in the second half. To order Sharks individual game or season tickets, please call (910) 343-5621. After 4:00 p.m. on a game night, any ticket purchases for that game must be made at the Buck Hardee Field box office.
stART with a Story: Press Here
Admission, 3:30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
StoryCOOKS: Blueberry Muffin Cakes
Admission, 10 am
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
The Baby Boomer Band
6 to 9 pm
Rucker Johns Restaurant, Monkey Junction
5564 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 452-1212
Rucker Johns features jazz most Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more music and Rucker John music go to Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Trivia at the Harp
8:30 pm
Harp Irish Pub, Midtown Wilmington
1423 S. 3rd St.
(910) 763-1607
Thursdays, 8:30pm. Trivia Night with Steve and Missy! Bring your team for your chance to win gift certificates and a bottle of wine. 4 rounds, multiple categories. The best trivia game in town!
Wine Tasting with Pious
Free, 3 to 8 pm
Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington
4107-C Oleander Dr
(910) 796-WINE
We host a weekly tasting every Thursday-Saturday. This is an open tasting, please feel free to drop in any time during the tasting hours. We offer a 10% discount on all tasting wines, all week. Thursday: 3pm – 8pm Friday: 3pm – 8pm Saturday: 11am – 7pm Find all of the Sampler's wine tastings and more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Happy Birthday Pat Oliphant and Jennifer Lopez
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
www.Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:30 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Wine Tasting with Pious
Free, 3 to 8 pm
Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington
4107-C Oleander Dr
(910) 796-WINE
We host a weekly tasting every Thursday-Saturday. This is an open tasting, please feel free to drop in any time during the tasting hours. We offer a 10% discount on all tasting wines, all week. Thursday: 3pm – 8pm Friday: 3pm – 8pm Saturday: 11am – 7pm Find all of the Sampler's wine tastings and more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Adventures in Art: Kool Aid Painting
Admission, 3:30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Cape Fear Blues Cruise
7:30 pm
Henrietta III Riverboat Cruises, Downtown Wilmington
00 Dock St.
(910) 343-1611
Once again, the Cape Fear Blues Cruise (one of the largest inland cruises of its kind) will be boarding at the foot of Dock Street on the historic Wilmington riverfront for a sunset excursion along the Cape Fear River on Friday, July 25 at 7:30pm. Setting this Blues Cruise apart from all others will be our Guest Of Honor, Lee Oskar. Lee is the creative force behind iconic cross-cultural hits like "Low Rider", "Spill The Wine", "Cisco Kid", and "Slippin' Into Darkness". He's invented the most innovative harmonica in the world (the Lee Oskar Harmonica). He's an award-winning composer & arranger, as well as a session musician who has performed with Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Donna Summer, Boz Scaggs, and Ike Turner (to name just a few). When you shake hands with Lee, you're meeting a masterful harmonica player and two-time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominee whose talent has shaped the sound of the American musical landscape. Blues performers for this year's Cruise include The Rickey Godfrey Band, Randy McQuay & RootSoul Project, and soloist Harvey Dalton Arnold. As you might expect, a luxury vessel of this kind has plenty of room for Blues music (3 bands!), ample space to walk about and enjoy the view (3 decks!), and easy access to your favorite beverages (3 cash bars!). Food? You bet. The best catering in town from Angie's of Chris' Restaurant with plenty of appetizers and main course items to enjoy. Plus, you can relax on The Barge while waiting to board (a new covered dock-side reception area with a bar, seating and restrooms). - Tickets are available and can be purchased NOW by visiting this link... http://capefearblues.org/cruise.html
Cape Fear Blues Festival
The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
1310 S. 5th St.
(910) 251-1888
A three day extravaganza of blues music featuring the blues cruise on Friday night and an afterparty. Music on Saturday and an all day blues jam on Sunday. 2014 Schedule of Events Friday, July 25 7:30pm: CAPE FEAR BLUES CRUISE with Guest Of Honor LEE OSKAR on the Henrietta III riverboat. Live Blues from The Rickey Godfrey Band, Randy McQuay & RootSoul Project, & Harvey Dalton Arnold on board. Catering by Angie’s. Tickets NOW AVAILABLE! Need info on the Henrietta III riverboat? Call 910- 343-1611. 9:00pm: BLUES CRUISE AFTER-PARTY at The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) with Greensboro NC Blues favorites Lawyers, Guns & Money. Info at 910-251-1888. Saturday, July 26 11am: LEE OSKAR HARMONICA WORKSHOP with legendary harmonica virtuoso LEE OSKAR at the Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd St.). Free (donations accepted at the door). Purchase a Lee Oskar Harmonica engraved by Lee! 1:00pm: ACOUSTIC BLUES at Ted's Fun on The River (2 Castle St.) with local finger-picker Spidermike Bochey and friends. More information at 910-231-3379. 4:00pm: BLUES BREAK at The Rusty Nail. Relax. Grab a cold one. Blues on the jukebox. 7:30pm: SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES CONCERT at The Art Factory (721 Surry St. / 910-399-3793) featuring the legendary LEE OSKAR & Friends! Tickets available now! Discover more about Lee at Lee Oskar Biography 9:00pm: LIVE BLUES at The Rusty Nail featuring big band Blues from Wilmington NC's Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone. Ticket info at 910-251-1888. Sunday, July 27 Noon: ALL-DAY BLUES JAM under the tent at The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) Free. Plenty of parking. Bring a lawn chair. Info: 910-251-1888.
Clay Whittington
10 pm
Costellos, Downtown Wilmington
211 Princess St.
(910) 470-9666
Enjoy Wilmington's Costellos with its live music. Find more music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Downtown Sundown Concert: 20 Ride (Zac Brown)
Free, 6 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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Wilmington Downtown hosts a Sundown Concert every Friday evening during the summer from May 23, to August 29. The local warm up band kicks things off at 6 pm and a cover band joins in the fun after the crowd is warmed up. Find all the shows at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Extended Behind the Scenes Tour
$23/$21, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m. It’s feeding time, and you’re invited to watch. Visit the top of our largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, during an expanded tour behind the scenes. Get a birds-eye view of this 235,000 gallon tank as sharks, stingrays, moray eels and other fish swim below. Aquarists feed the animals during the tour, offering a unique opportunity for close-up viewing. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Fourth Friday Artwalk
Free, 6 to 9 pm
Arts Council of Wilmington and NHC, Downtown Wilmington
221 N Front St., Suite 101
(910) 343-0998
Fourth Fridays are a celebration of the arts in the Port City. Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are a self-guided tour mostly along Front St but also from Acme on N 5th to Projekte on S 3rd. Participating galleries include: 621 N. 4thGallery Aces Gallery Acme Art Studios The Art Factory Bottega Gallery & Art Bar Cape Fear Native Checker Cab Gallery Crescent Moon The Golden Gallery Hanover Gallery at CFCC MC Erny Gallery at WHQR New Elements Gallery Projekte Gallery & Lounge Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts River to Sea Gallery Wilmington Art Association at Hannah Block Historic USO Building The 2013 dates are January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, and December 27. For more art events visit: www.arts.enjoywilmington.com
Hammerheads Soccer hosts Phoenix
$12/$10/$8, 7:30 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
Wilmington Hammerheads is a US League Soccer team. Home games are held at Legion Stadium. The home season runs April 5 to September 3. Find the full home schedule and all your sports at Sports.EnjoyWilmington.com
Kennedy Park
Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
100 S. Front St.
(910) 251-1832
Music at the Reel most evenings. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Live Music
Harp Irish Pub, Midtown Wilmington
1423 S. 3rd St.
(910) 763-1607
Live Music, every Friday at The Harp!
Parents' Night Out
$7.75/ hour, 6 to 10 pm
Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington
3529 Carolina Beach Rd
(910) 796-1896
Parent's Night Out! Drop your children off at CGA for free play, every Friday & Saturday night, from 6-10 p.m. For ages 3 - 10, boys and girls, open to members and non-members. Bring food for dinner/snack, or bring money for the healthy snack machine~all children who want to eat, do so at 7p.m. $7.75 per hour, with sibling discounts. For the safety and security of all children, NO ADULTS are allowed to stay in the facility during Parents Night Out. We do not allow cell phones for children; please leave them at home.
Superb Soccer Stars
Admission, 2:30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
The Merry Widow (opera)
8 pm
UNC-Wilmington, University Area
601 S. College Rd.
(910) 962-3000
All productions will be held on the UNCW Campus in the 295 seat Main Stage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building, Located at 5270 Randall Drive, approx. 1/4 mile past Racine Drive. Ticket availability and pricing for both the performances and the Premier Pre-Opera Opening Reception and available through the Kenan Box Office.
Toddler Time: Squish Painting
Admission, 10 am
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Town Summer Concert: 40 East (modern country)
Free, 6 pm
Mayfaire Town Center, Lumina & Mayfaire
6835 Main St.
(910) 256-5131
Travis Shallow
6 to 9 pm
The Pub , Lumina & Mayfaire
2012 Eastwood Rd.
(910) 679-8101
The Pub has live music most Friday and Saturday evenings. Find all The Pub's music and your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Travis Tritt
$42.50/$65, 7:30 pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Midtown Wilmington
1941 Amphitheater Dr.
(910) 341-4604
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Two Docs and a Bay
7 to 9:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com Find all sorts of wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Wine Tasting on Castle
Free, 5 to 8 pm
Wilmington Wine, Downtown Wilmington
605 Castle St.
(910) 202-4749
Join us Friday nights for our free wine tastings and a jovial crowd. View art from local artists, grab a glass or bottle to sip on the back deck and unwind from your day. Feel free to bring Fido – we’re dog friendly too! Find more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Wine Tasting w Ernie
Free, 4 to 7 pm
Divine Wines, Monkey Junction
6400-7 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 791-1251
We host a complimentary wine tasting every friday evening from 4 PM to 7 PM where we sample between 6 and 8 wines usually split equally between reds and whites. Each of these Friday tastings carries a theme so there is some connection between the wines that are being sampled. They might be the same varietial or all of the wines might be from the same country, etc. Whatever the theme is the tastings are designed to be low-key fun events with an educational focus to them.
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:30 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Cape Fear Blues Festival
The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
1310 S. 5th St.
(910) 251-1888
A three day extravaganza of blues music featuring the blues cruise on Friday night and an afterparty. Music on Saturday and an all day blues jam on Sunday. 2014 Schedule of Events Friday, July 25 7:30pm: CAPE FEAR BLUES CRUISE with Guest Of Honor LEE OSKAR on the Henrietta III riverboat. Live Blues from The Rickey Godfrey Band, Randy McQuay & RootSoul Project, & Harvey Dalton Arnold on board. Catering by Angie’s. Tickets NOW AVAILABLE! Need info on the Henrietta III riverboat? Call 910- 343-1611. 9:00pm: BLUES CRUISE AFTER-PARTY at The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) with Greensboro NC Blues favorites Lawyers, Guns & Money. Info at 910-251-1888. Saturday, July 26 11am: LEE OSKAR HARMONICA WORKSHOP with legendary harmonica virtuoso LEE OSKAR at the Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd St.). Free (donations accepted at the door). Purchase a Lee Oskar Harmonica engraved by Lee! 1:00pm: ACOUSTIC BLUES at Ted's Fun on The River (2 Castle St.) with local finger-picker Spidermike Bochey and friends. More information at 910-231-3379. 4:00pm: BLUES BREAK at The Rusty Nail. Relax. Grab a cold one. Blues on the jukebox. 7:30pm: SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES CONCERT at The Art Factory (721 Surry St. / 910-399-3793) featuring the legendary LEE OSKAR & Friends! Tickets available now! Discover more about Lee at Lee Oskar Biography 9:00pm: LIVE BLUES at The Rusty Nail featuring big band Blues from Wilmington NC's Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone. Ticket info at 910-251-1888. Sunday, July 27 Noon: ALL-DAY BLUES JAM under the tent at The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) Free. Plenty of parking. Bring a lawn chair. Info: 910-251-1888.
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Parents' Night Out
$7.75/ hour, 6 to 10 pm
Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington
3529 Carolina Beach Rd
(910) 796-1896
Parent's Night Out! Drop your children off at CGA for free play, every Friday & Saturday night, from 6-10 p.m. For ages 3 - 10, boys and girls, open to members and non-members. Bring food for dinner/snack, or bring money for the healthy snack machine~all children who want to eat, do so at 7p.m. $7.75 per hour, with sibling discounts. For the safety and security of all children, NO ADULTS are allowed to stay in the facility during Parents Night Out. We do not allow cell phones for children; please leave them at home.
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The Merry Widow (opera)
8 pm
UNC-Wilmington, University Area
601 S. College Rd.
(910) 962-3000
All productions will be held on the UNCW Campus in the 295 seat Main Stage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building, Located at 5270 Randall Drive, approx. 1/4 mile past Racine Drive. Ticket availability and pricing for both the performances and the Premier Pre-Opera Opening Reception and available through the Kenan Box Office.
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Aquarist Apprentice
$28/$26, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
AQUARIST APPRENTICE Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2 p.m. Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $28 for ages 13 and older, $26 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Astronomy Adventures Learning Center
Admission, 1 to 4 pm
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Why does the moon appear to change shape? Why does Earth have seasons? Blast off on a journey through the universe and explore planets, stars, the moon and other celestial bodies. Create your own constellation, build and use a star map, and discover the reason for the seasons! Parental participation is required.
Brent Stimmel
Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
100 S. Front St.
(910) 251-1832
Music at the Reel most evenings. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Canoeing the Salt Marsh
$25, 9 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
CANOEING THE SALT MARSH Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9 a.m. A three-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Activities may include crabbing, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults. Fee: $25 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Carnivorous Plant Hike
10 am
Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach
1010 State Park Rd
(910) 458-8206
Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of the carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus flytrap. Meet at the Nature Trail Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. For more information call 910-458-8206. Starts at: 10:00 am Meet at: Nature Trail Parking Lot
Downtown Dinner and Drinks Tour
$65, 3 pm
Historic District of Wilmington, Downtown Wilmington
Market and Water Sts.
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Carolina Gourmet has picked up the tours formerly led by Liz Biro. Sign up at tastecarolina.net
EUE Studio Tour
$12, 10 am, Noon, 2 pm
EUE Screen Gems Studios, Midtown Wilmington
1223 N 23rd St.
(910) 343-3500
Guests will get an insider’s look at the largest studio complex East of California. You’ll experience the rich history of EUE/Screen Gems and the film and television shows produced at the facility over the last three decades. Guests walk the 10-stage working lot, have access to sound stages and go behind the scenes of the CBS series “Under the Dome.” You’ll see a visual history of the North Carolina film industry in the screening theater where many famous Hollywood directors, producers and actors reviewed footage of productions shot at the studio. Times: Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm weather permitting. Location: 1223 23rd Street N, Wilmington, NC 28405 Admission: $12 for adults $10 for students and military personnel with an ID $5 for children under 12. Admission is cash only at this time. Hotline: For up-to-the-minute information and answers to your questions call (910) 343-3433. - See more at: http://studios.euescreengems.com/nc/tours/#sthash.NHCiJetk.dpuf
Family Fun Night
$5 Adv/$9 Day Of, 5 to 8 pm
Airlie Gardens, Lumina & Mayfaire
300 Airllie Rd.
(910) 798-7700
Wander over to Airlie Gardens on July 26th for a celebration of Families, Friends and Fanciful sculptures! Family Fun Night featuring A Sculpted Garden is a special after hours event where both young and young at heart will enjoy an evening filled of: ◾Garden Tours with Gary Caldwell & Holly Felice ◾Games & Crafts ◾Nature Activities with Mr. Matt Collogan ◾Entertainment by Mr. Mark ◾Food, ice cream and drinks for sale by P.T.’s Grille and Granny Niece’s Ice Cream Truck ◾Airlie Gardens Bug Zoo ◾Meet & Greet with Reilly Tickets: $5/person in advance (children age 3 & up must purchase a ticket) $9/person the day of event
Farmers Market at CB
8 am to 1 pm
Carolina Beach Lake Park, Carolina Beach
S. Lake Park Blvd.
(910) 617-9793
Join us Saturdays, May 17, 2014 through October 4, 2014 for an abundant selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods and natural soaps while listening to live music at the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Located on the shores of the lake, the market is open Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm. In addition, a selection of artists and crafters have their handmade items available each week on a rotating basis. On the three holiday weekends join us for a combination of farmer’s market and art show with over 90 vendors participating, bringing you a huge selection of unique artisan made items. And we are pet friendly!
Farmers Market on the River
Free, 8 am to 1 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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The Farmers Market on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington is held each Saturday, April 5, thru Nov. 22, 2014 with two exceptions. October 4, is Riverfest weekend and October 25, is the B2B Triathalon. Find all the Farmers Markets at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Guided Architectural Walking Tour
$10, 10 am
Historic Wilmington Foundation, Midtown Wilmington
2011 Market St
(910) 762-2511
Guided Architectural Walking Tours begin on Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00am in the Forest Hills neighborhood and in the Streetcar Suburbs (Carolina Place and Carolina Heights) and go on every Saturday through October. Tours are $10. The Forest Hills tour begins at Forest Hills Elementary and the Streetcar Suburbs tour begins at Temple Baptist Church. Call 910-762-2511 for full details.
Hidden Beneath the Sand: Fort Fisher Archeology
Free, 11:30 & 1:30
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
"Hidden Beneath the Sand: Fort Fisher Archaeology on Land and Sea." Maritime archaeologists from the NC Underwater Archaeology Branch will discuss the amazing finds in the Cape Fear region and the exciting work that is underway mapping the Civil War era shipwrecks as part of the Fort Fisher battlefield. Educational and hands-on activities will focus on the role of archaeologists in understanding Fort Fisher's history. Author Richard Triebe will also be on hand to discuss his research and new book on Point Lookout Prison and Hospital at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. The archaeology and hands-on programs run from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free to the public.
Hollywood Location Walk
$13/$11, 2 to 3:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
John and Lean
7 to 9:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com Find all sorts of wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Live Music on the Pier
7 to 10 pm
Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach
703 S. Lumina Ave.
(910) 256-5551
Oceanic's Summer Music Series brings live music on the pier every Thursday and Saturday evening during the summer. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Machine Gun
10:30 pm
Wild Wing Cafe, Lumina & Mayfaire
1331 Military Cutoff Rd.
(910) 256-3838
Enjoy local favorite Machine Gun at the Wing
Reverbnation
9 pm
Hell's Kitchen, Downtown Wilmington
118 Princess St.
(910) 763-4133
Sharks baseball hosts Fayetteville
$8/$6/$5, 7:05 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
The regular season starts on Tuesday, May 27 and runs through Monday, August 4. The league’s annual All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be on July 13 and 14. The location of the 2014 CPL All-Star Game will be announced in the coming weeks. The league will be split into two divisions - East and West - with seven teams in each. The East will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Petersburg Generals, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. Meanwhile, the West will feature the Asheboro Copperheads, Columbia Blowfish, Florence RedWolves, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, Martinsville Mustangs and Thomasville HiToms. All together, each team will play a 56-game regular season schedule, with 28 games per club in the first half and another 28 in the second half. To order Sharks individual game or season tickets, please call (910) 343-5621. After 4:00 p.m. on a game night, any ticket purchases for that game must be made at the Buck Hardee Field box office.
The Music Man Jr Auditions
10 am
Hannah Block Historic USO, Downtown Wilmington
120 S. Second St.
(910) 341-7860
Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina, will hold auditions for the first show of the Thalian Association Children’s Theater season, THE MUSIC MAN, JR. Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 10 am at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. Please prepare a traditional Broadway song to sing a cappella and be prepared to dance (no sandals or flip flops). The production, directed by Mike Thompson, with music direction by Lynn O’Connell and choreography by Katie Auletti-Smith, runs September 12-21 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. The available roles (visit thalian.org for more information): ALMA HIX, MAUD DUNLOP, MRS. SQUIRES, AMARYLLIS, CHARLIE COWELL, ETHEL TOFFELMEIR, EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN, EWART DUNLOP, GRACIE SHINN, HAROLD HILL, JACEY SQUIRES, MARCELLUS WASHBURN, MARION PAROO, MAYOR SHINN (non-singing), MRS. PAROO, OLIN BRITT, OLIVER HIX, TOMMY DJILAS (non-singing), WINTROP PAROO, ZANEETA SHINN, CONDUCTOR, CONSTABLE LOCKE, BOYS' BAND, TRAVELING SALESMAN, WA-TAN-YE GIRLS
Wine Tasting with Pious
Free, 11 to 7 pm
Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington
4107-C Oleander Dr
(910) 796-WINE
We host a weekly tasting every Thursday-Saturday. This is an open tasting, please feel free to drop in any time during the tasting hours. We offer a 10% discount on all tasting wines, all week. Thursday: 3pm – 8pm Friday: 3pm – 8pm Saturday: 11am – 7pm Find all of the Sampler's wine tastings and more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Happy Birthday Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, Kevin Spacey and Sandra Bullock
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
www.Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Cape Fear Blues Festival
The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
1310 S. 5th St.
(910) 251-1888
A three day extravaganza of blues music featuring the blues cruise on Friday night and an afterparty. Music on Saturday and an all day blues jam on Sunday. 2014 Schedule of Events Friday, July 25 7:30pm: CAPE FEAR BLUES CRUISE with Guest Of Honor LEE OSKAR on the Henrietta III riverboat. Live Blues from The Rickey Godfrey Band, Randy McQuay & RootSoul Project, & Harvey Dalton Arnold on board. Catering by Angie’s. Tickets NOW AVAILABLE! Need info on the Henrietta III riverboat? Call 910- 343-1611. 9:00pm: BLUES CRUISE AFTER-PARTY at The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) with Greensboro NC Blues favorites Lawyers, Guns & Money. Info at 910-251-1888. Saturday, July 26 11am: LEE OSKAR HARMONICA WORKSHOP with legendary harmonica virtuoso LEE OSKAR at the Community Arts Center (120 S. 2nd St.). Free (donations accepted at the door). Purchase a Lee Oskar Harmonica engraved by Lee! 1:00pm: ACOUSTIC BLUES at Ted's Fun on The River (2 Castle St.) with local finger-picker Spidermike Bochey and friends. More information at 910-231-3379. 4:00pm: BLUES BREAK at The Rusty Nail. Relax. Grab a cold one. Blues on the jukebox. 7:30pm: SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES CONCERT at The Art Factory (721 Surry St. / 910-399-3793) featuring the legendary LEE OSKAR & Friends! Tickets available now! Discover more about Lee at Lee Oskar Biography 9:00pm: LIVE BLUES at The Rusty Nail featuring big band Blues from Wilmington NC's Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone. Ticket info at 910-251-1888. Sunday, July 27 Noon: ALL-DAY BLUES JAM under the tent at The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) Free. Plenty of parking. Bring a lawn chair. Info: 910-251-1888.
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Carnivorous Plant Hike
10 am
Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach
1010 State Park Rd
(910) 458-8206
Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of the carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus flytrap. Meet at the Nature Trail Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. For more information call 910-458-8206. Starts at: 10:00 am Meet at: Nature Trail Parking Lot
EUE Studio Tour
$12, 10 am, Noon, 2 pm
EUE Screen Gems Studios, Midtown Wilmington
1223 N 23rd St.
(910) 343-3500
Guests will get an insider’s look at the largest studio complex East of California. You’ll experience the rich history of EUE/Screen Gems and the film and television shows produced at the facility over the last three decades. Guests walk the 10-stage working lot, have access to sound stages and go behind the scenes of the CBS series “Under the Dome.” You’ll see a visual history of the North Carolina film industry in the screening theater where many famous Hollywood directors, producers and actors reviewed footage of productions shot at the studio. Times: Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm weather permitting. Location: 1223 23rd Street N, Wilmington, NC 28405 Admission: $12 for adults $10 for students and military personnel with an ID $5 for children under 12. Admission is cash only at this time. Hotline: For up-to-the-minute information and answers to your questions call (910) 343-3433. - See more at: http://studios.euescreengems.com/nc/tours/#sthash.NHCiJetk.dpuf
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Hollywood Location Walk
$13/$11, 2 to 3:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Boogie in the Park Concert Series: Selah Dubb
Free, 5 to 8 pm
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Kure Beach holds its "Boogie in the Park" Concert Series Sundays from May 18 thru September 14. It's a different band each week. Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy the music. For the full schedule of this and all your music visit Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Clay Crotts
8 pm
Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
100 S. Front St.
(910) 251-1832
Music at the Reel most evenings. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Historic Downtown Marketplace
10 to 3 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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Historic Downtown Marketplace is a gathering in Riverfront Park of vendors along with musicians each Sunday throughout the spring/summer (April 20 through October 26).
L Shape Lot
3 pm
Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
100 S. Front St.
(910) 251-1832
Music at the Reel most evenings. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Overtyme (classic rock and beach)
4 pm
Bluewater Grill, Wrightsville Beach
4 Marina St.
(910) 256-8500
Bluewater holds its Summer Music Series with Live Music on the patio every Sunday through October 12. It's 4 pm every Sunday. Find all of these and more music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Summer Movies at CB: Hoot
Free, Dusk, about 8:45 pm
Carolina Beach Lake Park, Carolina Beach
S. Lake Park Blvd.
(910) 617-9793
Our FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. We kick off the season with Disney’s FROZEN (PG-2013) on May 25th, followed by TOM & JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG-2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG-2013). On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the highly acclaimed Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS (PG13 – 2013) exploring the making of Mary Poppins! On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th. This year’s Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best Picture Acadamy Award winner WEST SIDE STORY. We closeout the season on Labor Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney’s soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013).
The Merry Widow (opera)
3 pm
UNC-Wilmington, University Area
601 S. College Rd.
(910) 962-3000
All productions will be held on the UNCW Campus in the 295 seat Main Stage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building, Located at 5270 Randall Drive, approx. 1/4 mile past Racine Drive. Ticket availability and pricing for both the performances and the Premier Pre-Opera Opening Reception and available through the Kenan Box Office.
Happy Birthday Norman Lear, Irv Cross, Peggy Fleming and Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
www.Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy!
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Camp B-Movie: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Free, 8 pm
Brown Coat Theater, Downtown Wilmington
111 Grace St.
(910) 233-9914
Browncoat has its Camp B-Movie film club strictly for adults. The screenings are every Monday from June 16 through August 25. Find the full schedule and all your films at Films.EnjoyWilmington.com
Donna Merritt
9 pm
Costellos, Downtown Wilmington
211 Princess St.
(910) 470-9666
Enjoy Wilmington's Costellos with its live music. Find more music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Extended Behind the Scenes Tour
$23/$21, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m. It’s feeding time, and you’re invited to watch. Visit the top of our largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, during an expanded tour behind the scenes. Get a birds-eye view of this 235,000 gallon tank as sharks, stingrays, moray eels and other fish swim below. Aquarists feed the animals during the tour, offering a unique opportunity for close-up viewing. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Go Green Engineeer: Imagination Dominos
Admission, 3:30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Little Sprouts: our earth
Admission, 10 am
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Open Mic Nite
8 pm
Juggling Gypsy, Midtown Wilmington
1612 Castle St.
(910) 763-2223
Multimedia Open stage, featuring a variety of artforms, from Musicians, to standup comics, stupid human tricks, spoken word, and even short films. Anything goes. Signups at 8, Ongoing.
Spiritual Book Club: My Story by Elizabeth Smart
Free, 6 to 8 pm
Old Books on Front, Downtown Wilmington
249 N Front St
(910) 762-6657
Wilmington FAV's holds a book club the fourth Monday of most months: April 28: “Zealot” by Reza Aslan May 26: “Ender's Game” by Orson Scott Card June 23: “David vs. Goliath” by Marcus Gladwell July 28: “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart August 25: “Raney” by Clyde Edgerton September 22: “Man's Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankl October 27: “Pastrix” by Nadia Bolz-Weber November 17: “The Frozen Rabbi” by Steve Stern (because of Thanksgiving) Find the full schedule at Books.EnjoyWilmington.com
Superb Soccer Stars
Admission, 11 am
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Trivia at Hell's
7:30 pm
Hell's Kitchen, Downtown Wilmington
118 Princess St.
(910) 763-4133
Match wits with Vinny at the Kitchen. Find more fun at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Turtle Talk
Free, 7 pm
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Kure Beach’s new Oceanfront Park has a Turtle Talks every Monday from 7:00-8:00 pm,
Happy Birthday Dick Ebersol, Sally Struthers and Soulja Boy
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
www.Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy!
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Blues Jam
8 pm
The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
1310 S. 5th St.
(910) 251-1888
Enjoy Wilmington's blues jam brought to you by the Cape Fear Blues Society. First Saturday of every month and all Tuesday evenings. Bring your instrument and your beat. For more musical events visit http://music.enjoywilmington.com
Fins and Family Tour
$16/$14, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
FINS AND FAMILY TOUR Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m. A short and sweet tour behind the scenes for the young and curious. This 30-minute exploration packs in gallons of hidden fun and learning specifically for families with children 3 to 7 years old. Staff shares fin-tastic animal facts and assists in creating a fishy craft to take home. Then follow the hidden passages to the top of the Aquarium’s largest habitat for views of sharks, rays, a green sea turtle and much more. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:15 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Hollywood Location Walk
$11/$13, 2 to 3:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Kids Cooking Club
Admission, 3:30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Kure Beach Market
Free, 8 am to 1 pm
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Kure Beach Market Tuesdays, 8 AM-1 PM (June 10th through August 26th) Shop for locally grown produce and hand crafted goods while enjoying beautiful ocean views. The Kure Beach Market is held Tuesday mornings from 8 am until 1 pm, starting June 10th and continuing through August 26th.
Sharks baseball hosts Peninsula
$8/$7/$6/$5, 7:05 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
The regular season starts on Tuesday, May 27 and runs through Monday, August 4. The league’s annual All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be on July 13 and 14. The location of the 2014 CPL All-Star Game will be announced in the coming weeks. The league will be split into two divisions - East and West - with seven teams in each. The East will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Petersburg Generals, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. Meanwhile, the West will feature the Asheboro Copperheads, Columbia Blowfish, Florence RedWolves, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, Martinsville Mustangs and Thomasville HiToms. All together, each team will play a 56-game regular season schedule, with 28 games per club in the first half and another 28 in the second half. To order Sharks individual game or season tickets, please call (910) 343-5621. After 4:00 p.m. on a game night, any ticket purchases for that game must be made at the Buck Hardee Field box office.
Surf Fishing Workshop
$15, 8 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
SURF FISHING WORKSHOP Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 8 a.m. This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
WilmingtonBiz After Hours
4:30 TO 7 PM
Halligan's Public House, Lumina & Mayfaire
3317 Masonboro Loop Rd. SUite 100
(910) 555-1212
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal is holding a WilmingtonBiz After Hours event on Tuesday July 29, from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Halligan's in Lumina Station. This is a great opportunity to meet and reconnect with people in the local business community. Appetizers will be provided and drinks will be available from the bar on a cash basis.
Wine Tasting on Front
Free, 6 to 8 pm
Fortunate Glass, Downtown Wilmington
29 S Front St
(910) -
The Fortunate Glass Wine Bar focuses on wines from all regions, with 50 wines by the glass and approximately 350 wines available by the bottle – from some of the best boutique and cult wines to everyday values that work with any budget.
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:15 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Hollywood Location Walk
$11/$13, 2 to 3:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Benny Hill Jazz
7 to 9:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com Find all sorts of wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
ComedyNOW
8 pm
Theatre Now, Downtown Wilmington
19 S 10th St.
(910) 399-3NOW
COMEDY. Expect local, regional and national acts, comedic films, open mics, and more. The TheatreNOW bar and kitchen will be open, too, with some light grub for all those belly laughs!
Discover Science: Marshmallow Towers
Admission, 3:30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Extended Behind the Scenes Tour
$23/$21, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m. It’s feeding time, and you’re invited to watch. Visit the top of our largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, during an expanded tour behind the scenes. Get a birds-eye view of this 235,000 gallon tank as sharks, stingrays, moray eels and other fish swim below. Aquarists feed the animals during the tour, offering a unique opportunity for close-up viewing. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Kiss Me Kate
$29, 8 pm
Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington
310 Chestnut St.
(800) 523-2820
Kiss Me, Kate won the very first Tony for best musical in 1949 and has been delighting audiences ever since. This raucous and riotously funny play-within-a-play features two divorced – and flamboyantly egocentric – performers starring opposite one another in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew.Eighteen of Cole Porter’s greatest songs are featured in this dazzling, charming, and romantic score, including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”, “Wunderbar”, “So in Love”, “Always True to You in My Fashion”, “Brush up Your Shakespeare”, and “Too Darn Hot”. Witty, wondrous, and wickedly entertaining, Kiss Me, Kate is a valentine to show business in all its greasepaint and glory and will have you humming long after you leave the theatre.
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Me & Mr B
9 am
Costellos, Downtown Wilmington
211 Princess St.
(910) 470-9666
Enjoy Wilmington's Costellos with its live music. Find more music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Preschool Science: Sink or Float?
Admission, 10 am
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
Sharks baseball hosts Wilson
$8/$6/$5, 7:05 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
The regular season starts on Tuesday, May 27 and runs through Monday, August 4. The league’s annual All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be on July 13 and 14. The location of the 2014 CPL All-Star Game will be announced in the coming weeks. The league will be split into two divisions - East and West - with seven teams in each. The East will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Petersburg Generals, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. Meanwhile, the West will feature the Asheboro Copperheads, Columbia Blowfish, Florence RedWolves, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, Martinsville Mustangs and Thomasville HiToms. All together, each team will play a 56-game regular season schedule, with 28 games per club in the first half and another 28 in the second half. To order Sharks individual game or season tickets, please call (910) 343-5621. After 4:00 p.m. on a game night, any ticket purchases for that game must be made at the Buck Hardee Field box office.
Story Time by the Sea
Free, 10 to 11:30 am
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Story Time by the Sea Wednesdays, 10-11:30 AM (June 11th through August 27th) Join the Princess and her fairytale friends at Kure Beach's Ocean Front Park for stories, crafts and games. Fun activities for both boys and girls. Don't forget your camera to get a picture taken with the Princess! This free program will be held Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 am, starting June 11th and continuing through August 27th.
Wine Tasting at the Cafe
5 to 6:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com Find all sorts of wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Happy Birthday Bud Selig, Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Anka, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Delta Burke and Anita Hill
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
www.Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy!
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:15 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Hollywood Location Walk
$11/$13, 2 to 3:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Behind the Scenes Tour
$16/$18, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Fridays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Free, Always
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Dram Tree Park Kayak & Boat Launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Free,
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 — Adults. $11.00 — Seniors, Students or Military. Children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. You may also pay with cash at the start of the tour.
Kiss Me Kate
$29, 8 pm
Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington
310 Chestnut St.
(800) 523-2820
Kiss Me, Kate won the very first Tony for best musical in 1949 and has been delighting audiences ever since. This raucous and riotously funny play-within-a-play features two divorced – and flamboyantly egocentric – performers starring opposite one another in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew.Eighteen of Cole Porter’s greatest songs are featured in this dazzling, charming, and romantic score, including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”, “Wunderbar”, “So in Love”, “Always True to You in My Fashion”, “Brush up Your Shakespeare”, and “Too Darn Hot”. Witty, wondrous, and wickedly entertaining, Kiss Me, Kate is a valentine to show business in all its greasepaint and glory and will have you humming long after you leave the theatre.
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am thru 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Brewery Tour
Free, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
Come learn how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson
$50, 9:30 am & 1 pm daily
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach
275 Waynick Blvd.
(910) 256-2251
The Blockade Runner offers daily Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lessons every day in the morning and early afternoon. Fee includes 1 hour rental and instruction.
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Boardwalk Blast and Fireworks: Mark Roberts Band
6:30 pm
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
May 23 FRIDAY 9:00 pm David Dixon Trio & The Cut Acoustic Rock & Pop Rock May 29 Thursday 9:00 pm Mighty McFly Incendiary Energy Music June 5 Thursday 9:00 pm Machine Gun Hard Rock June 12 Thursday 9:00 pm Chris Bellamy Band Easy Listen with Songs about Water June 19 Thursday 9:00 pm Eastbound Country Pop June 26 Thursday 9:00 pm L Shaped Lot Contemporary Bluegrass July 3 Thursday 9:00 pm Massive Grass & Southern Trouble Traditional Bluegrass & Country to Southern Rock July 4 Friday NO FIREWORKS No Music --- July 10 Thursday 9:00 pm Beach Billy Brothers Country Rockabilly July 17 Thursday 9:00 pm Dubtown Cosmonauts High-Energy, Upbeat Crowd Pleasers July 24 Thursday 9:00 pm JackJack 180 Pop-Rock-Party Cover Band July 31 Thursday 9:00 pm Mark Roberts Band Dance, Funk, Blues, Rock and Roll, Beach, Motown and Country August 7 Thursday 9:00 pm 40 East Contemporary Country August 14 Thursday 9:00 pm Drew Smith Band Classic Country August 21 Thursday 9:00 pm Lynne and The Wave Music to Rock Your World August 29 FRIDAY 9:00 pm Big Time Party Band The Name Says It All
Fins and Family Tour
$16/$14, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
FINS AND FAMILY TOUR Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. Thursdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m. A short and sweet tour behind the scenes for the young and curious. This 30-minute exploration packs in gallons of hidden fun and learning specifically for families with children 3 to 7 years old. Staff shares fin-tastic animal facts and assists in creating a fishy craft to take home. Then follow the hidden passages to the top of the Aquarium’s largest habitat for views of sharks, rays, a green sea turtle and much more. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Fried Lot
7 to 9:30 pm
Sweet & Savory, Midtown Wilmington
1611 Pavillion Place
(910) 256-0115
Sweet and Savory has music most Tuesdays through Saturdays and a wine tasting on Wednesdays. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Jenny Pearson
9 pm
Costellos, Downtown Wilmington
211 Princess St.
(910) 470-9666
Enjoy Wilmington's Costellos with its live music. Find more music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Live Music on the Pier
6 to 9 pm
Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach
703 S. Lumina Ave.
(910) 256-5551
Oceanic's Summer Music Series brings live music on the pier every Thursday and Saturday evening during the summer. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Moral Movie Series: Inequality for All
7 pm
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
Details forthcoming
Parent Tot Swim Class
$25, 11 am
Fit for Fun Center, Downtown Wilmington
302 S 10th St
(910) 341-4630
Parent/Tot Swim Class! Robert Strange Pool, 410 S. 10th St. (adjacent to Fit for Fun Center) Ages: 8 months - 36 months Free Class on June 19 from 11 - 11:30 a.m. Regular Session: Thursdays, June 26 - August 7 Time: Class - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 am. followed by free swim until 12 noon Cost for Session: $25 Note: Swim diapers required for the class. Call 343-3682 for more information or to register.
Shark Quest With Lud
Free, 7 to 9 pm
Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar, Carolina Beach
1211 S. Lake Blvd.
(910) 458-2000
The Ocean Grill presents live music on the pier at the Tiki Bar. And when the show is over you can see the Fireworks in CB from the pier. Find the rest of the schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Sharks baseball hosts Florence
$8/$6/$5, 7:05 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
The regular season starts on Tuesday, May 27 and runs through Monday, August 4. The league’s annual All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be on July 13 and 14. The location of the 2014 CPL All-Star Game will be announced in the coming weeks. The league will be split into two divisions - East and West - with seven teams in each. The East will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Petersburg Generals, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. Meanwhile, the West will feature the Asheboro Copperheads, Columbia Blowfish, Florence RedWolves, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, Martinsville Mustangs and Thomasville HiToms. All together, each team will play a 56-game regular season schedule, with 28 games per club in the first half and another 28 in the second half. To order Sharks individual game or season tickets, please call (910) 343-5621. After 4:00 p.m. on a game night, any ticket purchases for that game must be made at the Buck Hardee Field box office.
stART with a Story: What Makes a Rainbow
Admission, 3: 30 pm
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
StoryCOOKS: Fruit Dip
Admission, 10 am
Children's Museum, Downtown Wilmington
116 Orange St.
(910) 254-3534
Enjoy Wilmington's Childrens Museum with activities youngsters Monday through Friday and occasionally on the weekend, too. Generally the events are included in the price of admission or membership. Find all their events at Kids.EnjoyWilmington.com
The Hermit of Ft. Fisher
$25, 8 pm
Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle, Downtown Wilmington
615 Castle St.
(910) 341-7228
Big Dawg is proud to announce the South Eastern NC premier of this original work! - After a life-time of failure, a man leaves his home, takes up residence in a concrete bunker in the marshland of Ft. Fisher and survives for 17 years, becoming a “success” as a hermit. A new play, based on the true-life story of Robert Harrell, who touched the lives of thousands in the process of saving his own. July 31-August 3, 7-10, 14-17 & 21-24
Trivia at the Harp
8:30 pm
Harp Irish Pub, Midtown Wilmington
1423 S. 3rd St.
(910) 763-1607
Thursdays, 8:30pm. Trivia Night with Steve and Missy! Bring your team for your chance to win gift certificates and a bottle of wine. 4 rounds, multiple categories. The best trivia game in town!
Wilmington Young Professionals: Business After Hours
5 pm
Reel Cafe, Downtown Wilmington
100 S. Front St.
(910) 251-1832
Our next Wilmington Young Professionals event will be at the Reel Cafe Roof on Thursday, July 31st from 5-7pm. Sundresses, Shorts and Flipflops encouraged. :) We'll be networking summer style, so dress casual and comfortable. This is an open networking event for anyone who works or lives in the Wilmington area.
Wine Tasting with Pious
Free, 3 to 8 pm
Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington
4107-C Oleander Dr
(910) 796-WINE
We host a weekly tasting every Thursday-Saturday. This is an open tasting, please feel free to drop in any time during the tasting hours. We offer a 10% discount on all tasting wines, all week. Thursday: 3pm – 8pm Friday: 3pm – 8pm Saturday: 11am – 7pm Find all of the Sampler's wine tastings and more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Happy Birthday Mark Cuban, Wesley Snipes, Fatboy Slim and J.K. Rowling
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy!
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:15 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
The Hermit of Ft. Fisher
$25, 8 pm
Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle, Downtown Wilmington
615 Castle St.
(910) 341-7228
Big Dawg is proud to announce the South Eastern NC premier of this original work! - After a life-time of failure, a man leaves his home, takes up residence in a concrete bunker in the marshland of Ft. Fisher and survives for 17 years, becoming a “success” as a hermit. A new play, based on the true-life story of Robert Harrell, who touched the lives of thousands in the process of saving his own. July 31-August 3, 7-10, 14-17 & 21-24
Kiss Me Kate
$29, 8 pm
Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington
310 Chestnut St.
(800) 523-2820
Kiss Me, Kate won the very first Tony for best musical in 1949 and has been delighting audiences ever since. This raucous and riotously funny play-within-a-play features two divorced – and flamboyantly egocentric – performers starring opposite one another in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew.Eighteen of Cole Porter’s greatest songs are featured in this dazzling, charming, and romantic score, including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”, “Wunderbar”, “So in Love”, “Always True to You in My Fashion”, “Brush up Your Shakespeare”, and “Too Darn Hot”. Witty, wondrous, and wickedly entertaining, Kiss Me, Kate is a valentine to show business in all its greasepaint and glory and will have you humming long after you leave the theatre.
Wine Tasting with Pious
Free, 3 to 8 pm
Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington
4107-C Oleander Dr
(910) 796-WINE
We host a weekly tasting every Thursday-Saturday. This is an open tasting, please feel free to drop in any time during the tasting hours. We offer a 10% discount on all tasting wines, all week. Thursday: 3pm – 8pm Friday: 3pm – 8pm Saturday: 11am – 7pm Find all of the Sampler's wine tastings and more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Behind the Scenes Tour
$18/$16, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Brewery Tour
FREE, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
See how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Downtown Sundown Concert: Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Free, 6 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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Wilmington Downtown hosts a Sundown Concert every Friday evening during the summer from May 23, to August 29. The local warm up band kicks things off at 6 pm and a cover band joins in the fun after the crowd is warmed up. Find all the shows at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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Join us as we traverse 275-year old alleyways littered with the spiritual debris of privateers and cutthroats. Stroll beneath a canopy of centuries old live oaks, their cryptic limbs dripping with Spanish moss, and hear tales of murder and mayhem. And if you dare, tread upon the unmarked graves of thieves, murderers and other less pitiful souls. Come hear the dismal accounts behind our most unfortunate wretches and discover the poor lost souls that still linger in the Port City. Hear tales past and present, including the most recent encounters with these spirits (many of which have occurred during past tours). We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 Adults $11 Seniors, Students or Military Children 6 and under are free Tickets may be purchased at sign just prior to start of tour using Cash or Traveler's Checks. Departure Tours leave rain or shine & meet riverfront at Market and Water Streets.
Hammerheads Soccer hosts Richmond
$12/$10/$8, 7:30 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
Wilmington Hammerheads is a US League Soccer team. Home games are held at Legion Stadium. The home season runs April 5 to September 3. Find the full home schedule and all your sports at Sports.EnjoyWilmington.com
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am to 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all the film at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Parents' Night Out
$7.75, 6 to 10 pm
Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington
3529 Carolina Beach Rd
(910) 796-1896
Drop your children off at CGA for free play, every Friday & Saturday night, from 6-10 p.m. For ages 3 - 12, boys and girls, open to members and non-members. Bring food for dinner/snack, or bring money for the healthy snack machine~all children who want to eat, do so at 7p.m. $7.75 per hour, with sibling discounts. For the safety and security of all children, NO ADULTS are allowed to stay in the facility during Parents Night Out. We do not allow cell phones for children; please leave them at home.
Summer Concerts: BLP (dance)
$9/$2, 6 pm to 8 pm
Airlie Gardens, Lumina & Mayfaire
300 Airllie Rd.
(910) 798-7700
Airlie’s Summer Concert Series begins May 2nd and runs every 1st and 3rd Friday through September 19th. Concerts are from 6pm-8pm each scheduled evening. Concerts are open to the general public and admission is free for Airlie Members. General admission parking is offsite at the Old Cinema 6 at 5335 Oleander Drive across from Jungle Rapids. A free trolley service will run throughout the evening from the Cinema to the Gardens. Concert tickets are now available for purchase online and at the Airlie Gift Shop. Tickets are $9/Adults, $2/Children(4-12), Free for children under 4 years.
Variety Entertainment Series: The Imitations
Free, 7 to 10 pm
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Friday Variety Entertainment Series Various Friday evenings (May 30th through September 19th) Variety of dates, variety of entertainment - bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy the show!
Wine Tasting on Castle
Free, 5 to 8 pm
Wilmington Wine, Downtown Wilmington
605 Castle St.
(910) 202-4749
Join us Friday nights for our free wine tastings and a jovial crowd. View art from local artists, grab a glass or bottle to sip on the back deck and unwind from your day. Feel free to bring Fido – we’re dog friendly too! Find more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Wine Tasting with Ernie
Free, 4 to 7 pm
Divine Wines, Monkey Junction
6400-7 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 791-1251
We host a complimentary wine tasting every friday evening from 4 PM to 7 PM where we sample between 6 and 8 wines usually split equally between reds and whites. Each of these Friday tastings carries a theme so there is some connection between the wines that are being sampled. They might be the same varietial or all of the wines might be from the same country, etc. Whatever the theme is the tastings are designed to be low-key fun events with an educational focus to them.
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Dram Tree Park kayak and boat launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Always Open
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Happy Birthday Chuck D and Coolio
EnjoyWilmington.com, All Over
Box 1169
(910) 762-4030
www.Plan.EnjoyWilmington.com is your year round guide to planning with holidays, celebrations, major events such as the Superbowl and these fun birthdays. Enjoy!
Movies at Mayfaire
Mayfaire Cinema 16, Lumina & Mayfaire
900 Town Center Dr
(910) 256-0556
The movies from Hollywood. Find all your movies around Wilmington at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Haunted Pub Crawl
$17.50 + Grog, 7:15 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Hoist a pint or three inside the bowels of old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers & make ye laugh so hard ye’ll swab the decks. From the disreputable obsession of the merry wench Gallus Meg to the barbarous haunts of a notorious madman, ye’ll be beggin’ to be keelhauled before it’s all over. Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Heed thy advice! Aargh! This unique 2.5-hour adventure is closed to ye cabin boys & girls so in order to touch this booty ye must be 21 or older & prove it. All guests MUST sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form before the start of the tour. Tours leave at 7:15 PM & journey to at least four haunted pubs. Limited space means tour sells out early! Pre-purchased tickets are required as tour sells out early. Advance purchase ye tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe at 8 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington
Movies in Midtown
Carmike Cinema 16, Midtown Wilmington
111 Cinema Drive
(910) 815-0266
The movies from Hollywood. Find all the film at http://film.enjoywilmington.com
Behind the Scenes Tour
$18/$16, 11:15 am
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems and access to exhibits is hidden behind the Aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany Aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Parents' Night Out
$7.75, 6 to 10 pm
Carolina Gymnastics, Midtown Wilmington
3529 Carolina Beach Rd
(910) 796-1896
Drop your children off at CGA for free play, every Friday & Saturday night, from 6-10 p.m. For ages 3 - 12, boys and girls, open to members and non-members. Bring food for dinner/snack, or bring money for the healthy snack machine~all children who want to eat, do so at 7p.m. $7.75 per hour, with sibling discounts. For the safety and security of all children, NO ADULTS are allowed to stay in the facility during Parents Night Out. We do not allow cell phones for children; please leave them at home.
The Hermit of Ft. Fisher
$25, 8 pm
Cape Fear Playhouse on Castle, Downtown Wilmington
615 Castle St.
(910) 341-7228
Big Dawg is proud to announce the South Eastern NC premier of this original work! - After a life-time of failure, a man leaves his home, takes up residence in a concrete bunker in the marshland of Ft. Fisher and survives for 17 years, becoming a “success” as a hermit. A new play, based on the true-life story of Robert Harrell, who touched the lives of thousands in the process of saving his own. July 31-August 3, 7-10, 14-17 & 21-24
Brewery Tour
FREE, 3, 3:45 & 4:30 pm
Front Street Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
9 N. Front St.
(910) 251-1935
See how FSB makes its delicious microbrews. Brewmaster Kevin Kozak and Asst. Brewer Tim Boissey offer tours of the brewing facility every day between 3 pm and 5 pm. Ask the hostess upon arrival
Science Exhibit: A View From Space
Admission,
Cape Fear Museum, Downtown Wilmington
814 Market St.
(910)798-4350
Since the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite Sputnik in 1957, satellites have dramatically changed the way we study our planet. A View From Space, a new, bilingual (Spanish and English), highly interactive, hands-on science exhibit, will allow visitors to see the world from a satellite’s perspective. They can track a hurricane from space, send a satellite spinning into orbit around a model Earth, study incredible images of our planet captured by NASA’s Earth Observing System, and more. A View From Space is designed to introduce visitors to the latest and greatest of the Earth observing satellites and give them an appreciation for the value of studying Earth from space. A View From Space was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Kiss Me Kate
$29, 8 pm
Thalian Hall, Downtown Wilmington
310 Chestnut St.
(800) 523-2820
Kiss Me, Kate won the very first Tony for best musical in 1949 and has been delighting audiences ever since. This raucous and riotously funny play-within-a-play features two divorced – and flamboyantly egocentric – performers starring opposite one another in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew.Eighteen of Cole Porter’s greatest songs are featured in this dazzling, charming, and romantic score, including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”, “Wunderbar”, “So in Love”, “Always True to You in My Fashion”, “Brush up Your Shakespeare”, and “Too Darn Hot”. Witty, wondrous, and wickedly entertaining, Kiss Me, Kate is a valentine to show business in all its greasepaint and glory and will have you humming long after you leave the theatre.
Ghost Walk
$13/$11, 6:30 & 8:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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Join us as we traverse 275-year old alleyways littered with the spiritual debris of privateers and cutthroats. Stroll beneath a canopy of centuries old live oaks, their cryptic limbs dripping with Spanish moss, and hear tales of murder and mayhem. And if you dare, tread upon the unmarked graves of thieves, murderers and other less pitiful souls. Come hear the dismal accounts behind our most unfortunate wretches and discover the poor lost souls that still linger in the Port City. Hear tales past and present, including the most recent encounters with these spirits (many of which have occurred during past tours). We have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 30 active sites the tour varies nightly. So join us on a family safe, 90-minute journey you will not soon forget. Cost $13.00 Adults $11 Seniors, Students or Military Children 6 and under are free Tickets may be purchased at sign just prior to start of tour using Cash or Traveler's Checks. Departure Tours leave rain or shine & meet riverfront at Market and Water Streets.
Carolina Beach Sand and Surf
Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
Center of Town
(910) 458-8434
Wrightsville, Kure, and Carolina are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a guide to parking in Carolina Beach: http://www.carolinabeach.org/site_new/pages/parking.html
Art Exhibit: School Pride
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole June 29-November 2, 2014. Nationally renowned artist Willie Cole is creating new installations investigating the closing of sixteen Cape Fear area schools and other aspects of desegregation in southeastern NC and its impact statewide. Cole states that the visual intent of this exhibition is to create “a multi-gallery installation that reflects the real or physical history of desegregation in North Carolina through the use of conceptual or emotional triggers and historical documents.” Cole will look deeply into historical and found objects – from students who attended these schools, from regional museums, and from area families. Together, the juxtaposition of these objects will demonstrate a powerful narrative of the struggle of a community for equality in education. In their search for source material, museum staff and volunteers have spent hours digitizing photographs from alumni and teachers from these schools. Ultimately, the story that has emerged is one of pride: school pride, community pride, and pride in the battle well fought for educational equality.
Dram Tree Park kayak and boat launch
Dram Tree Park, Downtown Wilmington
602 Surry St
(910) 341-7852
Dram Tree Park provides a convenient input spot for your boat, canoe or kayak. Be careful, the currents are treacherous under the bridge.
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter
Free,
Fort Fisher, Kure Beach
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S
(910) 458-5538
Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter. Wednesdays through Sundays, a costumed guide will provide tours of the fort and small arms weapons demonstrations. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of Fort Fisher. Free
Kure Beach Sand and Surf
Always Open
Kure Beach Downtown, Kure Beach
K & S Lake Blvd
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Carolina, Wrightsville and Kure our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a link to a guide to Kure Beach public access: http://www.townofkurebeach.org/vAccess.html
Horsedrawn Carriage Tour
$12 Adult/$5 Child Under 12, Hourly 10 am to 10 pm
Black Cat Shoppe, Downtown Wilmington
8 Market St.
(910) 251-6663
Our carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. We are located right across from Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street.
Wrightsville Beach Sand & Surf
Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
1 Atlantic Ocean
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Kure, Carolina and Wrightsville are our three great beaches. Try each and enjoy its unique experience. Here's a map to Wrightsville Beaches 44 public access points: http://www.towb.org/Portals/0/BeachAccess.pdf
Art Exhibit: Corrugated World the Artwork of James Grashow
Admission,
Cameron Art Museum, Midtown Wilmington
3201 S. 17th St.
(910) 395-5999
James Grashow's art is on exhibit March 8 to August 20
Aquarist Apprentice
$28/$26, 2 pm
NC Aquarium, Kure Beach
900 Loggerhead Rd.
(910) 458-8257
Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $28 for ages 13 and older, $26 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Blues Jam
8 pm
The Rusty Nail, Downtown Wilmington
1310 S. 5th St.
(910) 251-1888
Enjoy Wilmington's blues jam brought to you by the Cape Fear Blues Society. First Saturday of every month and all Tuesday evenings. Bring your instrument and your beat. For more musical events visit http://music.enjoywilmington.com
Carnivorous Plant Hike
10 am
Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach
1010 State Park Rd
(910) 458-8206
Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of the carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus flytrap. Meet at the Nature Trail Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. For more information call 910-458-8206. Starts at: 10:00 am Meet at: Nature Trail Parking Lot
EUE Studio Tour
$12, 10 am, Noon, 2 pm
EUE Screen Gems Studios, Midtown Wilmington
1223 N 23rd St.
(910) 343-3500
Guests will get an insider’s look at the largest studio complex East of California. You’ll experience the rich history of EUE/Screen Gems and the film and television shows produced at the facility over the last three decades. Guests walk the 10-stage working lot, have access to sound stages and go behind the scenes of the CBS series “Under the Dome.” You’ll see a visual history of the North Carolina film industry in the screening theater where many famous Hollywood directors, producers and actors reviewed footage of productions shot at the studio. Times: Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm weather permitting. Location: 1223 23rd Street N, Wilmington, NC 28405 Admission: $12 for adults $10 for students and military personnel with an ID $5 for children under 12. Admission is cash only at this time. Hotline: For up-to-the-minute information and answers to your questions call (910) 343-3433. - See more at: http://studios.euescreengems.com/nc/tours/#sthash.NHCiJetk.dpuf
Farmers Market at CB
8 am to 1 pm
Carolina Beach Lake Park, Carolina Beach
S. Lake Park Blvd.
(910) 617-9793
Join us Saturdays, May 17, 2014 through October 4, 2014 for an abundant selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods and natural soaps while listening to live music at the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Located on the shores of the lake, the market is open Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm. In addition, a selection of artists and crafters have their handmade items available each week on a rotating basis. On the three holiday weekends join us for a combination of farmer’s market and art show with over 90 vendors participating, bringing you a huge selection of unique artisan made items. And we are pet friendly!
Farmers Market on the River
Free, 8 am to 1 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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The Farmers Market on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington is held each Saturday, April 5, thru Nov. 22, 2014 with two exceptions. October 4, is Riverfest weekend and October 25, is the B2B Triathalon. Find all the Farmers Markets at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com
Guided Architectural Walking Tour
$10, 10 am
Historic Wilmington Foundation, Midtown Wilmington
2011 Market St
(910) 762-2511
Guided Architectural Walking Tours begin on Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00am in the Forest Hills neighborhood and in the Streetcar Suburbs (Carolina Place and Carolina Heights) and go on every Saturday through October. Tours are $10. The Forest Hills tour begins at Forest Hills Elementary and the Streetcar Suburbs tour begins at Temple Baptist Church. Call 910-762-2511 for full details.
Hollywood Location Walk
$13/$11, 2 to 3:30 pm
Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington
All along Water St.
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It’s lights camera action! Join one of Hollywood East’s most entertaining & self-important Directors on a name dropping, movie & TV extravaganza through one of America’s largest living film sets; Wilmington, North Carolina! See real locations & actual sets for some of Wilmywood’s biggest movies & TV Shows. This 90 minute fun-filled walking tour will have you laughing and crying, and you better do it on cue if you ever want to work in this town again! Please advance purchase tickets at The Black Cat Shoppe, 8 Market Street, downtown Wilmington. Find all your tours at Tour.EnjoyWilmington.com
Live Music on the Pier
7 to 10 pm
Oceanic Restaurant & Grill, Wrightsville Beach
703 S. Lumina Ave.
(910) 256-5551
Oceanic's Summer Music Series brings live music on the pier every Thursday and Saturday evening during the summer. Find the full schedule at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Machine Gun
9 pm
Sea Witch Cafe & Tiki Bar, Carolina Beach
227 N Carolina Beach Ave
(910) 707-0533
Enjoy local favorite Machine Gun at the Wing. Find all your music at Music.EnjoyWilmington.com
Sharks baseball hosts Wilson (Final Season Home Game)
$8/$6/$5, 7:05 pm
Legion Stadium, Midtown Wilmington
2131 Carolina Beach Rd.
(910) 341-4604
The regular season starts on Tuesday, May 27 and runs through Monday, August 4. The league’s annual All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be on July 13 and 14. The location of the 2014 CPL All-Star Game will be announced in the coming weeks. The league will be split into two divisions - East and West - with seven teams in each. The East will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Petersburg Generals, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. Meanwhile, the West will feature the Asheboro Copperheads, Columbia Blowfish, Florence RedWolves, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, Martinsville Mustangs and Thomasville HiToms. All together, each team will play a 56-game regular season schedule, with 28 games per club in the first half and another 28 in the second half. To order Sharks individual game or season tickets, please call (910) 343-5621. After 4:00 p.m. on a game night, any ticket purchases for that game must be made at the Buck Hardee Field box office.
Wine Tasting with Pious
Free, 11 am to 7 pm
Wine Sampler, Midtown Wilmington
4107-C Oleander Dr
(910) 796-WINE
We host a weekly tasting every Thursday-Saturday. This is an open tasting, please feel free to drop in any time during the tasting hours. We offer a 10% discount on all tasting wines, all week. Thursday: 3pm – 8pm Friday: 3pm – 8pm Saturday: 11am – 7pm Find all of the Sampler's wine tastings and more wine tastings at Fun.EnjoyWilmington.com