Saturday, June 25, 2022

Li’l Friday Roundup: Comedian Brian Posehn, St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

Popular “Big Bang Theory” writer, actor and comedian Brian Posehn will be performing at Dead Crow Comedy Room Thursday through Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Thursday, Mar. 10 

Brian Posehn
Dead Crow Comedy Room, 511 N Third St. • Tickets: $20-$30

Popular “Big Bang Theory” writer, actor and comedian Brian Posehn will be performing at Dead Crow Comedy Room Thursday through Saturday. 

Posehn has produced several acclaimed stand-up comedy specials and albums, including 2020’s “Grandpa Metal.” He starred as Brian Spukowski on Comedy Central’s “The Sarah Silverman Program” and toured as a member of the “Comedians of Comedy.”

Recently, he has co-created and will star in an upcoming cartoon for Nickelodeon.

Tickets are sold out for Friday’s and Saturday’s 7 p.m. shows; limited tickets are available for other time slots — 8 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. General admission is $20 and VIP tickets are $30 and can be purchased here

OTHER THURSDAY HAPPENINGS
Jeremy Mathews – Local country singer and songwriter Jeremy Mathews will be performing at Seagate Bottle Shop (6005 Oleander Dr.) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Rude Boyz food truck will be on site.

Dom Wier – Dom Wier will be performing at unWINEd Wine Bar and Beer (114 N Topsail Dr., Surf City) at 5 p.m. Wier plays roots-country rock with a modern touch — think Petty, Seger, Mellencamp and Fogerty. Show is free.

Rik Roberts – Comedian Rik Roberts will perform at Lifepoint Church (3534 S. College Rd. Suite A) at 8 p.m.; doors at 7:30 p.m. Originally from Kentucky, Roberts’ comedy takes from real-life and everyday events. A portion of the show’s proceeds will go to the Brunswick County Christian Recovery Center and the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased here

The Love is Bald Fashion Show is a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern N.C. and features models who are cancer survivors or walk in honor or memory of someone who struggled with cancer. The 2022 event takes place Friday night at Bakery 105. (Photo by P3 Photography Division)

Friday, Mar. 11

Love is Bald Fashion Show
Bakery 105, 105 Orange St. • Tickets: $35-$40

A fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern N.C. will take place Friday evening. Love is Bald Fashion Show is a fundraiser started by a group of friends in honor of their friend Peyton Dergay, who lost her battle with cancer in 2004.

Models walk the runway in honor of those who have battled cancer or in memory of survivors. Some are even survivors themselves. The models will be sporting attire from Gentleman’s Corner, ZIA Boutique, and Sweetwater Surf Shop. 

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served from 128 South, including both savory and sweet treats. Two bars will be set up inside and outside. Champagne will be passed, and there is a photo booth on site.

Raffle items and a silent auction will take place with prizes like a hotel stay and even a trip to a glamping campsite in the mountains. 

There will be a tented area outdoors for people who want to be a part of it but are still Covid-19 cautious. There will be a projection of the fashion show outside of Bakery 105 and it will be streamed on Facebook live via Love Is Bald.

Tickets are $35 until midnight Thursday and $40 at the door on Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

OTHER FRIDAY HAPPENINGS

St. Paul’s Organ Recital – Taking place at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s (16 N. 16th St.), Davis C. Badaszewski and Kelsey Berg will perform. According to St. Paul’s, Davis currently is working toward his master’s in organ performance and Kelsey is pursuing a doctorate, both from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Concerts are free. 

The Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival takes place on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. (Port City Daily/File)

Saturday, Mar. 12

—CANCELED—
Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Downtown Wilmington • Free

At 11 a.m. downtown will be a sea of green, as people flock to Front Street from Hanover to Dock, to view the free annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade marshal Wilmington resident Connor Barth, who was a kicker in the NFL and played for the Dolphins, Broncos, Buccaneers, Saints and Bears. The 82nd Airborne Division Marching Band from Fort Bragg also will perform. 

After the parade wraps, the festival will take place until 6 p.m. at Market Street and S 3rd Street. There will be live music from Striking Copper, food, drinks and a children’s area. 

Both events are free to attend.

OTHER SATURDAY HAPPENINGS
CANCELED Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo-Tide Run — For 18 years, thousands of runners have descended upon Carolina Beach, decked in green to join the Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run. There are multiple levels of participation, including both timed and untimed 5Ks, as well as a timed 10K and a virtual event. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with the 10K starting at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K timed race beginning at 8 a.m. and untimed at 8:10 a.m. Awards are announced at 9:20 a.m. Runners are encouraged to wear their best St. Pat’s costumes. All funds from the Steve Haydu Lo Tide Fund, Inc. go to New Hanover County residents who need financial help due to a cancer diagnosis. The event takes place at Carolina Beach Lake Park; registration is $45.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – There will be “beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbecue eatin’” at this popular festival held at Live Oak Bank Pavilion (10 Cowan St.). Tickets are $42-$75 and includes a sampling glass for all-you-can-drink beer and bourbon. BBQ vendors are on site, selling pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and all the fixins’. There are also games available to play, such as Connect Four, giant Jenga, cornhole, ping pong and more. Live music will be performed. Event takes place from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; early entry for VIP ticket holders at noon. 

Curated on Castle —  Wilmington’s one-of-a-kind, all-vintage outdoor market will take place 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event features multiple vendors located in the Castle Street Antiques District, including Second Skin Vintage, Gravity Records, and Jess James + Co. Also featured are 20 local independent vintage collectors, selling everything from art to jewelry, clothing to home decor. The market is set up in the open lot at 6th and Castle streets across from Michael Moore Antiques and adjacent to Luna Caffe.

Solstice Healing Arts and Music Festival — Taking place at Carolina Beach Lake Park from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., a healing arts and music festival will feature Dirt Road Sinnerz, Sam Melvin and Deja Vu, among others. Fayetteville Brew Team will have beer for sale, and there will be gift baskets donated by vendors and area businesses raffled throughout the day. Proceeds benefit Pleasure Island Disaster Relief Fund. Cost is $5 or $3 with a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Federal Point Help Center.

Britt Fishel and Artists will perform at Cameron Art Museum on Sunday and will have a screening of their film “REDACT,” showcasing their performance that won the Lorenzo il Magnifico International Award in Florence. (Courtesy photo)

Sunday, Mar. 13

“REDACT” screening and dance performance by Britt Fishel and Artists
Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. • Tickets: Free – $20

The Cameron Art Museum will host a free screening of the contemporary dance film “REDACT,” showcasing performances by Britt Fishel and Artists (BFAA) dance company. 

Taking place at 2 p.m., the film explores the company’s vision, which uses movement to address feminism, sexism, gender bias, and other forms of the human experience, especially in terms of politics. 

BFAA received a Lorenzo il Magnifico International Award in Performance in Oct. 2021 for “REDACT” at the Florence Biennale. 

The award-winning dance company will also perform at CAM at 2 p.m. (tickets are $20). BFAA’s choreography in “REDACT” specifically addresses gender gaps.

“Over time, we have observed extensively in human history, a pervasive gender gap that effectively silences and erases women’s accomplishments, experiences, needs, and daily lives. This can be seen through politics, in the workplace, in the home, and in every day occurrences,” it notes in a release.

Tickets can be purchased here and participants are encouraged to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. 

OTHER SUNDAY HAPPENINGS
The Groove Market — Waterman’s (1610 Pavilion Pl.) is hosting a pop-up market and brunch on Sunday. Thirty vendors will be selling handcrafted wares, and music will be performed on the patio. Waterman’s will be serving brunch and beer and other spirits. The market, which is free to attend, is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Jim Ashley and Kyle Lindley — Two local musicians will take over Live at Ted’s (2 Castle St.) on Sunday. Ashley will perform from his catalog over the last three decades, including original songs from his latest album, “Poetry and Pickin’.” Lindley will be performing his brand of blue-folk-country, inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Van Morrison. Tickets are $10 at the door, and the show is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

River to Sea Race — Sunday morning, starting at Hotel Ballast, the annual River to Sea Race will get underway. There will be a staggered start at 7 a.m., 7:20 a.m., 7:40 a.m., and 8 a.m. The course ends at The Workshop in Wrighstville Beach. The race is hosted by the Wilmington Roadrunners. More information can be found here.

Children of Eden Jr. — Thalian Association Community Theater will host its youth production, “Children of Eden Jr.,” throughout the weekend. The musical, from Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, is uplifting and inspirational, about parents, children and faith. Well-known Biblical characters — Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” make an appearance as well. Show dates are Mar. 11-13 and 18-20 at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center/USO, 120 S. 2nd St. Tickets are $15 and Sunday’s show takes place at 3 p.m.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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