Events

News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

WHQR is participating in the 5th Annual International PARK(ing) Day by taking over a parking space and creating a lush SoundGarden. The garden will be located in a parking space directly in front of HQR’s Studios at 254 N. Front Street and will be open from 11am – 6pm on Friday, September 16, 2016. We hope to see you there!

Friday, August 26th 2016

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Corner of Princess Street and Water Street in Downtown Wilmington

Concert: FREE; Wristbands: $1.00 (benefiting WHQR)

From the director of The Queen and Philomena comes the story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), an inspiring true story of the American socialite and amateur operatic soprano who pursued her dream of becoming a singer.

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

Appropriate for their big screen debut from a popular British sitcom, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders, writer, and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi.

Happy WHQR DAY 2016!

Aug 19, 2016

Dear Friends of WHQR,

By proclamation of the Mayor of Wilmington and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, September 13th will officially be known as…WHQR DAY!

Woody Allen's bittersweet romance Café Society follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) through the high society nightclub life in New York filled with the well-known names of Steve Carrel, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively.

Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the 1930’s.

SAVE THE DATE - AUGUST 25 FROM 5 - 7PM

WHQR's Community Advisory Board is hosting an HQR Meetup. Join the CAB, HQR staff and public radio friends for a Fun Evening at the Bellamy Mansion! Join in the fun and friendship with wine, beer, snacks, a DJ and HQR hosts. We hope to see you there!

RSVP HERE!

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them. Writer and director, Matt Ross delivers this family drama alongside of humor and sentiment.

(Rated R, Runtime 119 minutes)

A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, “Hunt For The Wilderpeople” from Taika Waititi reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

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