Events

News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Join us Sunday, October 12 at 7pm for An EXCLUSIVE Benefit Screening of "The Wisdom to Know the Difference," featuring a Q & A with filmmaker Daniel Baldwin. All proceeds will benefit Thalian Hall, WHQR and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Writer-Director-Actor Daniel Baldwin (Homicide, Life on the Streets) and special guests TBA.

Soup to Nuts Live!: Lisa and Galen

Sep 3, 2014

Lucky us! The highly acclaimed jazz duo Lisa and Galen are joining us, along with special guest and student Sean. The talented Lisa Rankin is known for her dexterity on the piano, the keybass, the flute, the recorder, the tin whistle, the harmonica, the six string guitar, the twelve string guitar and her amazing vocals. Galen Hunsucker is magnificent on the electric and acoustic guitars, and after spending more than 30 years in the music business captivates audiences with his stellar vocals. 

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law (Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson) set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picturesque adventures, from trendy Reykjavik to the rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness and friendship. The film has an exuberance and a chemistry that will have you shouting Land Ho! (R, 1hr 36min)

Monday-Wednesday, October 20-22, 7:00 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Cinematique Presents "The Trip to Italy"

Aug 29, 2014

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film The Trip, director Michael Winterbottom reunites comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a new culinary road trip. In this version, our heroes retrace the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy, all while indulging in sparkling banter and various impersonation-offs. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay of Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, cooking up a biting portrait of modern day masculinity. (Unrated, 1 hr 48 min)

Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a priest who receives a death threat during confession and must find out who in his congregation is responsible before it's too late. Although he continues to comfort his daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister forces closing in. Will he have the courage to face his own personal Calvary? A brilliant performance by all, Calvary faces weighty issues with humor, intelligence, and sensitivity. (R, 1hr 40min)

On Sunday, August 17 WHQR listeners, members, staff and volunteers gathered together in the picnic area of Tidal Creek on Oleander for the common cause of...ice cream! and, of course, public radio. People from all walks of life enjoyed a few hours of fun and relaxation while WHQR station staff scooped several flavors of frozen delights from Velvet Freeze into their cups and cones. 

Written and directed by legend Woody Allen, Magic in the Moonlight brings such talents as Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Antonia Clarke and Natasha Andrews together in a romantic comedy that is sure to enchant. Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen's Magic In The Moonlight is about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake.  (PG-13, 1hr 40 min) 

September 29-October 1, Monday-Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

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.

Cinematique Presents "A Most Wanted Man"

Aug 15, 2014

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

Aug 11, 2014

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!

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