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.
Jude Eden and Peggy Pancoe Rosoff stopped by to speak with us about the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival being held this Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Thalian Hall. Full details available on their Facebook Page.
Business owners in Southeastern North Carolina are more optimistic than they’ve been since pre-recessionary times—and many plan on doing some hiring. This is according to PNC Bank’s annual spring outlook survey. Yesterday, their economist presented survey findings on the financial state of the nation, the state—and of Wilmington. And the Port City is considered an area of major growth—yet in terms of residents’ income, it still lags behind state and national averages.
The report, entitled Pathways to Prosperity: New Hanover County's Plan for Jobs and Investment, contains a list of recommendations that consultant Jay Garner will present to the Board at 2 PM today. Whether recommendations from the report will be used to develop or adjust county policy is not yet clear.
Today's meeting at the Courthouse in downtown Wilmington is open to the public.
Today at 2 PM, WHQR brings you a live online stream of the report announcement via NHCTV: