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Brooklyn Arts Center presents “Made in NC,” a handmade marketplace, from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The event features more than 50 regional artisans showcasing and selling their wares, including art, clothing, accessories and household and garden items. Food trucks will be on hand and a cash bar will be open. Admission is $5 for both days and includes a raffle ticket. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Most of the happenings listed below can be found on The Scene, our free online community events calendar.


Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with UNC-Wilmington’s music department, presents its Pro Musica Series, celebrating the works of living composers, at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Tonight’s performance features exotic and provocative compositions, based on Taiwanese ancient history and folklore, from Shih-Hui Chen. Flautist Mary Jo White, flute and guitarist Robert Nathanson, perform her newly composed work, “War Songs: From the Middle Kingdom to the Tartars.” Violinist Danijela Gualdi performs Chen’s “Returning Souls: Four Short Pieces on Three Formosan Amis Legends,” and Justin Hoke performs “Four Little Pieces for Wood,” for solo guitar. Also included on the program is David Leisner’s “Acrobats,” based on Nathan Englander’s short story, “The Tumblers,” set during the time of the Holocaust. Admission is $5 for CAM members and students (UNCW students free with valid id) and $10 for non-members.

Sea Notes Choral Society‘s annual spring concert is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Hatch Auditorium on the grounds of the N.C. Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach. This year’s concert features pieces that have either number-one hits or have received Grammy, Tony or Oscar awards. The show continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free but donations will be accepted.

Bourgie Nights hosts SuperUnplugged, featuring the music of Gabriel Kelley and Karl Mullen in a special evening of acoustic music and art, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance or at the door.

Chicago blues band Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone takes the Rusty Nail stage at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Dylan Alexander Trio opens up the show. Admission is free.


Severe” premieres at 8 p.m. tonight at Browncoat Pub and Theater. The original play by Ron Hasson is a look at someone contemplating and confronting the end of his life. The breakdown of the self, the different facets of a personality and this end-of-life journey are represented in six dream segments. The play is performed again at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students).

TheatreNOW presents Celia Rivenbark’s “Rude Bitches Make Me Tired: Slightly Profane and Entirely Logical Answers to Modern Etiquette Dilemmas” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Adapted from Rivenbark’s book of the same title by TheatreNOW Artistic Director Zach Hanner, this show takes you through how to cope with stingy check splitters, rude airline passengers, the odd dinner party faux pas, line jumpers and more. Tickets are $36 for dinner and the show ($20 show only).

Nashville-based musician Gabriel Kelley unplugs for a show with Karl Mullen at Bourgie Nights Saturday. Photo courtesy Gabriel Kelley.
Nashville-based musician Gabriel Kelley unplugs for a show with Karl Mullen at Bourgie Nights Saturday. Photo courtesy Gabriel Kelley.

Brunswick Little Theatre’s youth division, Stagestruck Players, performs the musical, “Dear Edwina Jr.,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Brunswick Center at Southport. The play follows the exploits of Edwina Spoonapple, a middle school advice columnist, and her family and friends as they produce a play in her garage designed to land Edwina in the Advice-a-Palooza Festival. Tickets are $14 adults, $10 for students and $5 for children 12 years of age and younger.

Winding River Players performs classic skits from “The Carol Burnett Show” during a benefit at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport. Tickets are $15, and proceeds benefit Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc.

The Cape Fear Academy Upper School Drama and Music departments present the award-winning musical “Chicago,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Thalian Hall. Tickets are $8 to $16 and can be purchased here.

Cape Fear Theater Arts presents “Reefer Madness,” a musical comedy inspired by the 1936 film in which a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana and travel a dark path to jazz, sex and violence, at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday at City Stage. Admission is $16 to $20. Click here for details.

Super Saturday Fun Time Kids’ Variety Show continues this Saturday from 3 to 5 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.


Christopher Rauschenberg's solo exhibition, 'Studio Photography,' comes to SALT Studios Friday. Photo courtesy SALT Studios.
Christopher Rauschenberg’s solo exhibition, ‘Studio Photography,’ comes to SALT Studios Friday. Photo courtesy SALT Studios.

A reception for “Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions” is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday at UNCW’s Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building “Mending,” on display through April 4, 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.

The Gallery at SALT Studio is proud to present Christopher Rauschenberg‘s solo exhibition, “Studio Photography,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. This will be Rauschenberg’s 106th solo exhibition. “Studio Photography” is a glimpse into many major artists’ studios through Rauschenberg’s lens. The event is free and open to all ages.

Crescent Moon hosts a Fourth Friday gallery event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event features music by Roger Davis and a demonstration from fiber artist Patricia Mattison, as well as a wine pairing with wines selected by Fortunate Glass. Admission is free.

ACME Art Studios holds an opening reception for “Silver Lining” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The new exhibition features featuring local artist Michelle Connolly, as well as Greenvilled-based mixed media artist Destry Sparks and Karl Mullen, an Irish painter, singer and songwriter from Williamstown, Mass. The event is free.

Cape Fear Camera Club presents “Visions of Green,” featuring 60 images from 24 photographers, at 7 p.m. Friday at Art Factory. Pianist James Jarvis performs original jazz compositions and musician Kate Lo will perform contemporary cover songs on keyboard. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to all ages.

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