Events

News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Monday-Friday, September 14-18, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 16, 4 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday-Wednesday, September 7-9, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 9, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main stage

Monday-Friday, August 31-September 4, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 2, 4 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday-Wednesday, August 24-26, 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Wednesday, August 26, 4 pm

Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

On Sunday, July 26th staff, friends, and family of WHQR met up at Liberty Tavern on 7976 Market Street for great food and drinks. Everyone had such a great time that we will be planning another meetup very soon!

If you keep hearing about our meetups it's time to come check one out! Be on the look out for the next one!

On Friday, July 24th "Faces and Places" Work By Larry Hovis and Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski opened in our MC Erny Gallery. You can read more about them here.

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, August 10th at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Ray Norris about his new thriller Cape Fear Blackwater Deep.

Monday, August 10th, 7 pm

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street

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Thursday, August 13th, 4 pm & 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

You loved "The 100-Year-Old Man..." so much that we are brining it back for one night only!

Monday- Wednesday, August 17-19, 7 pm

Wednesday, August 19, 4pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

After a struggle with bipolar disorder forces Cameron (Mark Ruffalo) to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) in writer-director Maya Frobes' gently comic autobiographical tale. (Rated R, 1 hour 30 minutes)

Carol Reed’s classic masterpiece film noir based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene has been beautifully re-released in a complete 4K ultra HD version for theaters (cut) in honor of the 100th birthday of iconic film icon Orson Welles. Aside from Citizen Kane, the The Third Man is considered to be Welles' best and most well-known films.

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war, and remembrance based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, starring Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina). Brittain's novel has become the classic testimony for WWI from a woman's point of view. This adaptation presents the searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again. It's a film about young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. (PG-13, 2 hours 9 minutes)

Please join us at Liberty Tavern on 7976 Market Street on Sunday, July 26th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for another chance to meet other HQR and NPR fans in our area. 

Bring the whole family out for a fun afternoon of food and friends. We will have hot dogs, burgers (including veggie) and experts to grill them. Liberty Tavern will be offering WHQR drink specials.

If you keep hearing about our meet ups it's time to come check one out! You will be happy you did.

Sunday, July 26th,  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides its not too late to start over. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a Swedish nursing home. On his 100th birthday he leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya . (R, 114 min)

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed.

Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of singer of Brian Wilson (Paul Dano/John Cusak), singer/songwriter of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining selections of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Do not miss this eloquent portrait of one of pop music's most influential musicians. (PG-13, 2 hours).

Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22 at 7 P.M.

Wednesday, July 22 at 4 P.M.

In this vibrant, funny and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal friends, (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Tanner) decides to embark on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursue a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and to reconnect with her daughter (Malin Akerman). (PG-13, 1 hr 35 min).

Monday-Wednesday, July 13-15, 7 PM

Wednesday, July 15, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman's quest to reclaim her heritage. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna during World War II, returns to recover her family's possessions which had previously been stolen by the Nazis. Together with her inexperienced but plucky lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), Altmann embarks on a journey that leads her straight to the heart of the Austrian government and the U.S. Supreme Court. (PG-13, 1 hr 50 min)

Monday-Wednesday, June 15-17, 7 PM

Queen and Country is the hilarious follow up to Hope and Glory, John Boorman's Academy Award magnet from 1987 which featured 9-year-old Bill who rejoiced at the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. Queen and Country picks up almost a decade later when Bill (Callum Turner) is beginning basic training at the outbreak of the Korean War. Although Bill never sets foot in Korea, he is in a constant battle of wits with fellow army mate Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) and Sgt. Major Bradley (David Thewlis).

Iris is an insightful, bittersweet documentary about legendary fashion icon Iris Apfel, directed by the widely admired documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. There is never a dull moment in the life of quick witted, flamboyantly dressed style maven Iris, who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. Follow along as she exudes an enthusiasm for fashion, art and people that is truly contagious. (PG-13, 1 hr 20 min)

Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 7 PM 

Wednesday, June 10, 4 PM

Bolstered by a trio of powerful performances from its talented leads (Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz) Clouds of Sils Maria is an absorbing, richly detailed drama with depth and intelligence. Watch as a veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of her self when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that helped launch her career 20 years earlier. (R, 2 hr 4 min) 

Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3, 7 PM Thalian Hall Main Stage

A comedy from Noah Baumbach ( The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha) starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York couple in their forties  who gravitate towards a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) until Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward as he thought. (R, 1 hr 34 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 25-27, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 27, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Friends of WHQR Meetup at Palate

Apr 24, 2015

Our first Friends of  WHQR Meet Up was a blast, so we are ready for round two! Please join us at Palate on North Fourth Street, Thursday, May 7 for another chance to meet other HQR and NPR fans in our area.  With so many great new places opening in and around downtown, we figured why not meet new friends while hanging out at a new bar! Come down to Palate, meet other HQR and NPR fans,  and see all the great new things going on in the Brooklyn Arts District. Also, take a second to check out the slideshow above from our last amazing meet up!

Ethan Hawke's gentle, meditative study of genius pianist Seymour Bernstein offers a warm and lucid portrait of his exceptional life and work. This reverent film also functions as a love letter to music itself and the patience, concentration and devotion with which Seymour approached his love of music and life. (PG, 1 hr 24 min)

Monday-Friday, May 18-22, 7 PM

Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20, 4 PM

Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Follow this wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged group (Ricardo Darin, Erica Rivas, Dario Grandinetti) of six distressed individuals who have struggled with everything from lovers' betrayals to a return from the repressed past as they give in to the undeniable urge to lose all control. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 11-13, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 13, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Join this star-studded line-up (Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Richard Gere) for the sequel of the year. Faced with two fresh arrivals and only one vacancy, Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel (Maggie Smith) decide to pursue their expansionist dream of opening a bigger, better hotel. Follow this talented and effortlessly charming cast as they move up and move on in the world. (PG, 2 hr 2 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6 at 7 PM

Wednesday, May 6 at 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

The latest drama from acclaimed director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) features Kolya (Alexi Serebriakov), an auto-repair shop owner who lives with his lovely young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergui Pokhodaev) by the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. Follow Kolya and his family as they attempt to navigate the brutal political landscape of Russia through this action packed film critics are calling the creme de la creme of social satires. (R, 2 hr 20 min)

Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 7 PM

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, July 6 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry about her new novel "The Idea of Love." 

Monday, July 6 at 7 PM

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, June 8 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with Civil War buff and widely acclaimed author, Chris Fonvielle, about his newest novel "To Forge a Thunderbolt."

"Dr. Fonvielle is a most entertaining historian...he commands a truly encyclopedic knowledge of Wartime Wilmington. " - Kemp Burpeau, Civil War News

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, May 11 at 7 PM  in the MC Erny Gallery as he chats with worldwide traveler and photographer, Lynn Seldon about one of his life's greatest challenges, his recent novel Virginia's Ring. 

Monday, May 11 at 7 PM

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

karenebender.com

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of our most widely known local literary legends, Karen E. Bender, to discuss her recent, extremely well received short story collection Refund

Praise for Refund

"Bender probes the depths people will sink to for love and money in this poignant, absorbing collection of finance-themed tales. Worth investing time in." 

- People Magazine

"One of Ten Titles to Pick Up Right Now."

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