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DgAjBO9-dBVfHqJppwWovShwFeeling adventurous, ladies?

If so, it might be worth your while to take a day trip down to Southport on Saturday to find out more about flying.

In honor of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, Brunswick Air flight school and High Tide Helicopters are holding a girls day out at Cape Fear Regional Jetport.

Held each year the week of March 8, the annual international celebration celebrates female pilots, past and present, and aims to introduce girls and women to opportunities aviation has to offer.

Brunswick Air flight school, co-owned by Barbara Olsen-Gwin, and High Tide Helicopters will be on hand Saturday to talk about why women and aviation are a winning combination.

Those attending will also go home with a gift certificate toward an introductory flight lesson.

Oh, and men can come along, too.

Not in the thrill-seeking spirit? There’s plenty of lower key activities in this week’s line-up of area arts and entertainment.

Most of the items listed below come from The Scene, where it is always free to post and peruse the latest goings-on.

The Jazz at the CAM series continues tonight (Thursday) with a performance by Lee Venters and Vermillion Sands, featuring eclectic jazz influences from Brazil and the Caribbean, original compositions, jazz and Latin classics with Lee Venters on the drums, Teddy Burgh on flute, Kevin Kolb on keyboard and Taylor Lee on bass. The show gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at the Cameron Art Museum. Tickets are $8 for CAM and Cape Fear Jazz Society members and $12 for non-members. Tickets are $5 for students with valid IDs.

Hip hop-jazz outfit Temple5 performs every Thursday at The Calico Room. Shows get underway at 10 p.m. each week, and there is no cover charge.

Jazz and blues drummer Jeff Sipe performs two nights at The Rusty Nail this weekend. Photo courtesy The Rusty Nail.
Jazz and blues drummer Jeff Sipe performs two nights at The Rusty Nail this weekend. Photo courtesy The Rusty Nail.

Drummer Jeff Sipe performs Friday and Saturday night at The Rusty Nail. Sipe plays with his jazz trio Friday and with an all-star showcase of local musicians Saturday for a blues show. Both concerts start at 8 p.m. and admission is $8.

Gravity Records hosts the MixGrotto Record Release Party from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event celebrates the local music collective and do-it-yourself record label’s 16th recording with a Sweet Sixteen theme. Prizes are given to best dressed boy and girl. Click here for details.

Jazz pianist James Jarvis performs a free concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Old Books on Front Street.

Jazz vocal quartet New York Voices celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at Thalian Hall. The Grammy-winning group mixes traditional styles with more contemporary, unexpected arrangements to create a unique sound. Tickets are $18 to $35. More information is available here.

TheatreNOW dinner theater presents “Charlie Murphy’s Fond Farewell,” a musical comedy featuring an Irish wake and authentic Irish characters, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets $18 to $28. More information and a dinner menu can be found here.

UNCW unveils its newest exhibit, "Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions," this weekend. Photo courtesy UNCW.
UNCW unveils its newest exhibit, ‘Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions,’ this weekend. Photo courtesy UNCW.

Techmoja Dance and Theater Company presents Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Red Barn. The play, which is considered to be a landmark piece in black literature and feminism, depicts the interconnected lives of seven women and their struggles as women of color. It is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a “choreopoem.” The play has a mature theme and is for adults only. Tickets are $15.

Super Saturday Fun Time Kids Variety Show continues this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at TheatreNOW. The ongoing series features Captain Plunkett, Dock the Dog and the Dock Street Kids as they unravel mysteries tied to Wilmington’s history and local attractions in Scooby Doo-style. A new “episode” happens each week. Tickets are $8.

Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions” is on view in UNCW’s Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building now through April 4. “Mending” is a southeastern regional exhibition that features work created with or about traditional media or representations of women. Artists works explore the evolving representation of women through traditional women’s media including cross-stitch, quilting, embroidery, sewing and weaving, as well as cast glass, etching, photography, handmade paper and installation. Admission is free.

Join artist James Grashow for an illustrated lecture, followed by a walk-through of the exhibition “Corrugated World: The Artwork of James Grashow” at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cameron Art Museum’s Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall. Tickets are $5 for CAM members and students and $10 for non-members.

Hilary Snow is a reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6341 or