Events

News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer/Jasper Quartet

The award-winning Philadelphia-based Jasper String Quartet is coming to Wilmington, performing for Chamber Music Wilmington on Sunday, April 23 at Beckwith Recital Hall at 3:00pm. In the morning prior to the performance, the musicians will hold a free String Masterclass at WHQR, 11:00am-12:30pm.

Guest pianist Barbara McKenzie will launch WHQR's new Bach's Lunch series on Friday, March 31st. Whether you're a long time, sophisticated listener or someone looking for a rejuvenating lunch break, you'll enjoy gathering in the WHQR Gallery from Noon-1 to hear Barbara bring the joy and wonder of Bach's keyboard music to life. She'll expose the melodies and mysteries of Bach's G minor English Suite, a series of dances and jigs and share some interesting factoids about the Baroque master. Bring your lunch-we'll have cake and refreshments.

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Chamber Music Wilmington is sponsoring a Free Piano Masterclass for advanced piano students on Sunday, February 19th, 1:30-3:00 pm in the WHQR Gallery 254 North Front Street-Third Floor. The class will be given by pianist Rieko Aizawa on the new Petrov grand that was donated by Roya Weyerhauser. Space is limited.

 

On December 8th we asked you to pledge your support for WHQR by donating to our End-of-Year One-day-drive benefiting Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity. Thanks to our wonderful listeners, 225 pieces of lumber will be donated to Habitat for Humanity from our partner, Builders FirstSource.

Homemade Holiday Shorts returns for its 21st Anniversary Year with an exciting slate of guests, wonderful holiday music and a delicious feast.

For one evening each year in December, friends of WHQR gather in our MC Erny Gallery and around their radios at home to listen to holiday stories read live by a panel of entertaining guests. Our guests include wonderful radio legends, actors, writers and performers reading emotional and funny tales of the season.

Homemade Holiday Shorts will begin at 6pm on Sunday, December 11th.
Doors open: 5:20pm. Reception: 7pm.

Tickets are $35 each (includes the performance and reception) and can be purchased at whqr.org. All proceeds benefit WHQR.  BUY TICKETS HERE. Purchase your tickets early as last year's event sold out.

The event is broadcast live on WHQR 91.3fm at 6pm. The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR is located on the third floor of 254 N. Front Street in downtown Wilmington.  

The Handmaiden

November 14-16
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

A Man called Ove

November 21-23
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Moonlight

December 12-14
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

October 24-26
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis, The Dressmaker from acclaimed director Jocelyn Moorhouse follows a glamorous woman’s return to her small town in 1950s rural Australia. The return sets off an explosive chain of events in this imaginative comic tale.

The Wilson Center event on Friday, October 7th with Paula Poundstone has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled at a later date. MORE INFO.

October 31-November 2
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
& Wednesday: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

**Special Event: Beth Crookham, local film and television producer and Thalian board member, will host Q&A with Director Ira Sachs following the Tuesday, November 1st screening**

October 17-19
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
& Wednesday: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

October 3-5
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
& Wednesday: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

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.

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.

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris star in this gripping adaptation of John le Carré's best-selling thriller about an ordinary English couple who find themselves caught up in international intrigue. While on vacation in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian who, unbeknownst to them, is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.

FRIDAY NIGHT PLANS ALERT: Join WHQR at Whole Foods Market for "Wine Not...It's Friday!"

WHQR has been chosen as the beneficiary of this month’s "Wine Not...It's Friday" event this Friday at Whole Foods Market! Join WHQR DJs, staff and other members and listeners to sample wonderful wine and food pairings throughout the store on Friday, July 29 from 6 – 8pm.

Your $5 donation at the door will benefit WHQR and get you in for some of Whole Foods' best wine selections.

See you there!

3804 Oleander Drive

WHQR held its 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 21. The Board of Directors, Community Advisory Board members, staff and WHQR audiences came together to celebrate a great year and to set the stage for 2017. 

On  November 9th at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer and professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Nina de Gramont, about her novel The Last September. Join us for the conversation on Monday, November 9th at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Monday, November 9th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 3

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Please join us at Willoughby's Tavern on 8951 Ocean HWY on Wednesday, October 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm for a great time meeting other public radio lovers and WHQR staff and DJs. We'll provide some snacks from the Big Red Food Truck—you provide the great company—all while discovering this Brunswick County gem, Willoughby's Tavern!

Wednesday, October 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm

WHQR is participating in the national 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 18, 2015.

Monday evening at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to journalist and author, Joel Bourne about his new book The End of Plenty. Join us for the conversation on Monday, December 14th at 7 pm at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery.

Monday, December 14th, 7 pm

The Mc Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street

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