Events

News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Event chair and volunteer Brenda McDonald and development manager Lindsey Champion discuss the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center's upcoming benefit "The Last Chance for White Pants Gala." The annual benefit will take place from 7pm to 12am on Friday, August 29 at the Coastline Conference and Events Center. Proceeds benefit the Every Moment Matters Campaign, raising funds for the expansion and renovation of the current hospital facilities.

Based on a John le Carre novel, this extraordinary thriller starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams and Willem Dafoe, will throw you head first into the high stakes world of international crime and intrigue. When a half-Chechen, half-Russian brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's illicit fortune, both German and U.S. security agencies take a close interest.

WHQR 30th Birthday Party

Aug 13, 2014

Join us for an evening of fun – a carnival-themed birthday party celebrating WHQR – at CFCC’s Union Station Ballroom (502 N. Front Street). 

 Includes:

  • Live Music From Blivet and Dancing
  • Carnival Entertainment and Games with Great Prizes
  • Open Bar  (Beer / Wine / Specialty Cocktails Designed by Manna)
  • Elaborate Specialty Desserts and Coffee Bar
  • Free parking in CFCC deck

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Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews as he chats it up with lauded author Karen Pullen, editor of the new steamy collection "Carolina Crimes: Nineteen Tales of Lust, Love and Longing." 

"From sweet to sassy...and beyond. Whether you devour these luscious crimes tales all at once or dole them out to savor the nuances, you're in for a treat." - Kaye George, author of Death in the Time of Ice

Monday, December 8 at 7pm

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

In the MC Erny Gallery - Hues of Juxtaposition: Work by Eunkyung Kim Cazier, Randy McNamara and Mio Reynolds.

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, September 26, 6-9 pm

Regular MC Erny Gallery Viewing Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am - 4pm

This show will close on Friday, October 10. 

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Join Ben Steelman of the Star News and local author and history librarian, Beverly Tetterton to talk about her two recent publications "Maritime Wilmington" and "Wilmington, Lost But Not Forgotten."

Monday, October 13 at 7 pm

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

Cinematique Presents "The Grand Seduction"

Aug 5, 2014

When a small fishing village sets out in search of a local doctor in order to secure a business contract, they end up with big-city medicine man, Paul Lewis. The towns' citizens and government act in cohorts to get this unlikely addition to stay. (PG-13, 1h. 55 min)

Monday-Friday, August 25-29, 7 pm

Studio Theatre at Thalian Hall

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WHQR's 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social!!

Aug 5, 2014

WHQR invites you to join our staff, on-air personalities, board members and other listeners and members at the 3rd Annual WHQR Ice Cream Social.

Sunday, August 17, 3 - 4pm 
Tidal Creek
Co-op Picnic Area, 5329 Oleander Drive (plenty of free parking)

Bring your friends and family for some yummy ice cream from Velvet Freeze scooped for you by our very own Cleve Callison, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, George Scheibner, Ken Campbell and Jemila Ericson.

Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.

“Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.  

Monday, November 10 at 7 pm

Follow Anna (later revealed to be Ida), a novitiate nun in 1960's Poland, as she enters on a painful, eye-opening journey into her family's past. Sent by the Mother Superior of her convent to visit her only living relative, Aunt Wanda, Anna uncovers the secrets of her family; secrets that are heavily shaded by the Holocaust and her family's ties to the Communist Party. Don't miss this critical favorite called the best film of the year by many. (PG-13, 1hr 20 min.)

August 18-20, Monday-Wednesday, 7 pm

A must-see sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host), starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and John Hurt.Tthis film focuses on the aftermath of a failed global-warming experiment that ends up killing off most life on the planet. Survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. (R, 2hr 6 min.)

August 11-13, Monday-Wednesday, 7 pm

Director Steve James and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian present Life Itself, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of the world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Ebert's story is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (R, 2hr)

Cinematique Presents: "The Immigrant"

Jun 24, 2014

In James Gray's The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. The two women become separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined on Ellis Island.  Alone and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin - restores her hopes for a brighter future.

Cinematique Presents: "Chef"

Jun 24, 2014

Many are heralding Chef as the most delicious comedy of 2014! When chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. (R, 1hr, 55min)

Cinematique Presents: "Chef"

Jun 19, 2014

Many are heralding Chef as the most delicious comedy of 2014! When chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. (R, 1hr, 55min)

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Join Ben Steelman of Star News with local author Rebecca Petruck to talk about her debut novel Steering Toward Normal.

"In Petruck’s capable hands, raising a steer—caring for it, loving it, and eventually letting it go—becomes a keen metaphor for the loss of a loved one." -Booklist

September 8th, 7 - 8pm 
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

Cinematique Presents: "The Railway Man"

May 21, 2014

Don't miss this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past. (R, 1hr, 56 min.)

"Earth, Sea, & Sky" -On Display at WHQR

May 19, 2014

"Earth, Sea, & Sky - Inspiration for Two Artists"

A Collection of Paintings by Liz Hosier and Gail Henderson 

Final Fourth Friday Reception: May 23, 6PM-9PM
Regular gallery viewing hours:  Monday-Friday, 10AM - 4PM.

This show will close on Thursday, June 5th

Cinematique Presents: The Lunchbox

May 15, 2014

Don't miss this touching portrait of friendship, a film being hailed as one of the best films of the year! Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage through her cooking. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to her husband at work, but it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. (PG, 1hr, 45min)
 

Cinematique Presents: Fading Gigolo

May 15, 2014

John Turturro writes, directs, and acts in this light-hearted comedy about a man struggling to find his place in life. Fioravante (Turturro) works part time as a florist and makes very little money. His friend Murray (Woody Allen) owns a rare book store that is being forced to close. Murray, on a visit to his dermatologist Dr. Parker (Sharon Stone), gets into a conversation with her that turns to sex. Highly reluctant, Fioravante eventually consents to a strange new business venture.

Cinematique Presents: Finding Vivian Maier

May 15, 2014
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This dramatic documentary is receiving rave reviews across the globe! Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. (Unrated, 1hr, 24min)

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Join Ben Steelman of Star News with local creative and author Anne Russell to talk about her book Tropical Depression.

August 11th, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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Join Ben Steelman of Star News with local authors Daniel Ray Norris and Halyn Prusa for a lively book talk! Britt’s Donuts - Forever Sweet traces the humble origins and growth of this most beloved family business. Behind the scenes donut making secrets are finally revealed! Never before published photos illustrate its history and interviews with current and past employees showcase the enduring impact that Britt’s Donuts has had on people’s lives. Don't miss this tasty talk with two local authors!

Don't miss this star-studded new film from Wes Anderson! The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Filmed right here in Wilmington and starring Linda Lavin don't miss this intriguing new film! A comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, A Short History of Decay is about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher (Bryan Greenberg), who visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother (Lavin) has Alzheimer's and his father (Harris Yulin) has recently had a stroke. In returning to his parents' home, Nathan discovers the depths and intricacies of their relationship and learns about the nature of his own personal life. (Not Rated, 1hr, 34min)

In her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this hilarious and poignant portrait reveals this Emmy Award-winner both on and off stage. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist. Featuring James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones. (Unrated, 1hr, 20min)

Cinematique Presents: "Tim's Vermeer"

Apr 25, 2014

Don't miss this compelling, true drama for the art lover! Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically -- 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Directed by the illusionist and magician Teller. (PG-13 1hr, 20min)

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.

Cinematique Presents: "Le Week-End"

Apr 4, 2014

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)

Congratulations to Thalian Association and Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network, winners of the third WHQR Partnership Challenge in our Spring 2014 member drive.

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