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

  Tickets

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. 

About the Artists:

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

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