Artist and educator Bob Rankin, the judge of Wilmington Art Association’s 32nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale, was my guest. The show runs Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4 at the Hannah Block Historic USO. WilmingtonArt.org
Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, Twelve Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Wilmington lawyer Michael Lee is vying for a seat in state Senate District 9—with hearty endorsement from incumbent Senator Thom Goolsby. Lee, a fellow Republican, has twice previously run for the same seat--to Julia Boseman in 2008, and to Goolsby in the 2010 primary. While Lee has never won an elected position, he serves on the Port Authority Board, as well as the state Department of Transportation’s board. Lee views job growth, education reform and a balanced budget as integrated pursuits.
This week marks the fortieth consecutive Monday lunch-hour protest of Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WOW*. Since last summer, this grassroots group has been championing women’s rights and public education causes on a weekly basis, whether outside Senator Goolsby’s downtown office, or before the New Hanover County courthouse. But, WOW* has now left downtown altogether--to protest outside the Hobby Lobby at Hanover Center.
Ed Wagenseller is directing the absurdist play Ubu Rex for UNCW Department of Theatre. It opens tonight and runs for two weekends: Thursday-Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 on the Mainstage of the Cultural Arts Building. Tickets available through the Kenan Box Office: 962-3500.
This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy drama about a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon to try to rekindle their past romance. Le Week-End stars Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Another Year) and Lindsay Duncan (About Time, Alice in Wonderland, Mansfield Park), both delivering exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a couple hoping the romance of a Parisian vacation can rekindle their relationship.
Don't miss this romantic romp through the streets of Paris. (R, 1hr, 30min)
For the first time, the New Hanover County Public Library is observing Money Smart Week, a national initiative from the American Library Association and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Events are designed to enlighten young children, teens and adults about money management and financial psychology. It’s all part of a county-wide effort to spur economic development.