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Rachael Goolsby leads a special New Year's Day session at Longwave Yoga on Friday. Courtesy photos.
Rachael Goolsby leads a special New Year’s Day session at Longwave Yoga on Friday. Courtesy photos.

With a New Year comes new resolutions.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, find a new job or just stop biting those nails, start 2016 off with a clear mind and vision at Longwave Yoga.

The Wilmington studio, 203 Racine Drive Unit 200, offers up its special “Envisioning the New Year” class from 1 to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1.

Led by Rachael Goolsby, the two-hour workshop aims to help participants create a positive plan for moving forward.

“Making changes in our life and sticking to them is much more realistic when our vision is created based in self actualized truths,” according to a release from Longwave. “Dive into the depths of who you already are, face your fears, acknowledge wishes and cultivate the courage to move toward your goals.”

The interactive session will include discussion combined with a vinyasa flow practice, contemplation, pranayama, meditation, standing poses, hand balances and journaling.

All levels are welcome to attend and should bring along a journal and pen. The cost is $25 (if registered by Dec. 31) and $30 the day of the workshop.

Once you’ve gotten your new year sorted out, do a little celebrating. Although a holiday is upon us, there’s still a lot to do in and around town to keep the party going.

You’ll find most of the items listed below on The Scene, our free community events calendar.


Local singer/songwriter Kyle Lindley performs live at 8 p.m. Friday at Flytrap Brewing. Soulful Twist Food Truck will be onsite from 7 to 10. Admission is free. On Saturday, folk and blues musician Rebekah Todd performs at 8 p.m., with T’Geaux Boys serving up New Orleans street food from 7 to 10.

Members of The Tim Koehler Project play an acoustic set of original tunes and cover songs Friday at Fermental. The music gets underway at 8 p.m. and admission is free.

Kyle Lindley performs a free show at Flytrap Brewing Friday.
Kyle Lindley performs a free show at Flytrap Brewing Friday.

The Wilmington rockers of Brown Widow celebrate the release of their album with a show at Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern on Friday. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10. Admission is $5.

Port City favorites Dubtown Cosmonauts and Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone take the stage of The Calico Room at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5.

Taste the Olive holds its weekly live jazz brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring the music of Benny Hill and bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis.


Cape Fear Theatre Arts presents “Memphis: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at City Stage. The play tells the story of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break and the fame and forbidden love that follow. The local production features Jerrial Young from the national Broadway tour of “Memphis: the Musical.” Tickets are $25-$29.

Chris Fairbanks and Madison Davis bring their stand-up to Dead Crow Comedy Room Saturday. Fairbanks, a correspondent for Fuel TV, is a regular on Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites Back.” Davis is a local comedian who is known for her appearance in “Bad Grandpa.” They’ll perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $13-$15.

Hilary Snow is a reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at