Rise in Covid cases compels Riverfest board to call off event for second year

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington’s Riverfest committee announced Friday on social media it would skip the 2021 three-day event, slated to take place the first weekend in October in downtown Wilmington. “As the COVID-19 cases in New Hanover County continue to rise, the Riverfest Board has been monitoring the guidelines from the North Carolina Department of Health […]

Li’l Friday: 8 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 A Time Capsule in Jazz: Photography by Maurice Martinez Genesis Block, 20 Wrights Alley • Free UNCW professor emeritus and award-winning artist Maurice Martinez has put on display rare and never-before-seen photos in the exhibit “A Time Capsule in Jazz.” Martinez told WHQR he found the photos he had taken between 1954 and […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 12 events to consider for your weekend plans

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 Final three days of ‘Continuum of Change’216 N. Front St. • Free Initiative 1897 in partnership with the Black on Black Project is hosting an art exhibit showcasing nine portraits of Black Wilmingtonians finding success and making impacts in the community pre-1898 — ahead of the Wilmington Insurrection. The display, “Continuum of Change,” […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 8 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 Sublime with Rome / Michael Franti and SpearheadLive Oak Bank Pavilion, 10 Cowan St. • Tickets: $50 and up The Azalea Festival concerts from 2020 are finally taking place almost a year and half later since Covid-19 shuttered venues and postponed events. The upswing: A new venue will welcome them at Live […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 11 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 Savannah Sipping SocietyThalian Hall Ruth and Bucky Stein Theater, 310 Chestnut St. • Tickets: $25 The trio of Southern playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten are bringing laughs to Thalian Hall’s cube theater over the next three weekends. Big Dawg Productions’ latest show, “Savannah Sipping Society,” stars local actresses Carolyn […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 12 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 Vivace Music Festival: Chamber Music MasterpiecesFirst Presbyterian Church, 125 S 3rd St. • Tickets: $28 The Vivace Music Festival has been taking place since July 22, featuring workshops, concerts and outreach programming, while bringing premier classically trained musicians into town.  On Thursday violinist Movses Pogossian, cellist Raman Ramakrishnan and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 10 events happening in the Port City this weekend

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THURSDAY, JULY 29 Gallery Talk About Elizabeth Bradford’s ArtCameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. • Free with admission Cameron Art Museum acquired new works in its permanent collection by artist Elizabeth Bradford. “Duckweed As Constellations” and “Bone Trees: Pamlico Sound” now join more than 4,000 objects owned by the museum. The art can be […]

Lakefront winery an hour outside Wilmington hosts iconic art exhibits, national concerts, award-winning sips

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In the world of art and culture, few people would put Elizabethtown, N.C., on the map as a destination. The small, rural town (population of almost 4,000) is better known for its surrounding farmland and the mom-and-pop burger joint Melvin’s — its sparkling crown jewel. Yet, 14 acres of Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery is […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 12 events in the Port City this weekend

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WILMINGTON — It’s that time again to begin planning your weekend of fun. Our corner of the coast is not without quite a few goings-on over the next four days. Tonight kicks off Li’l Friday with funk, soul and rock that will move through your bones to your toes at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. It’s the 40th […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 12 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — It’s the official kickoff of Riverfront Park’s first national touring act coming through downtown this weekend with Widespread Panic playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Aside from the obvious music opportunities that likely will have people crowding downtown’s Riverwalk, it also means afterparties are taking off across town. We have listed quite a […]