Tracy Wilkes, Executive Director of DREAMS of Wilmington, invites us all to On Top of the World – a gala at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside starting at 6 pm this Saturday. For more information and reservations, visit DreamsPresents.org
Paul Lawler and Alicia Ross of ROW (Residents of Old Wilmington) tell us all about the 8th Annual Back Door Kitchen Tour, coming up Saturday, October 12th from 10 to 5. For information and tickets, visit ROWilmington.org
Peggy Pancoe Rosoff and Beverly Schoninger tell us all about Wilmington’s First Annual Jewish Film Festival. On Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 in Thalian Hall, the film Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy will be shown. It features Al Jolson, Nathan Lane, Barbara Streisand, Zero Mostel and many more stars, with music by George and Ira Gerswhin, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart and other great American Jewish writers.
Brunswick Little Theatre presents The 39 Steps, a farce based on the famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Director Jen Iapalucci and her husband Adrian Iapalucci (who plays the romantic lead) told us all about the challenges and joys of creating a show that features 5 actors playing 100 characters in many different settings – all suggested by an empty stage with a chair, boxes of props, and homegrown sound effects.
Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values is offering two Religious Art Walking Tours of African-American Churches in Downtown Wilmington. The tours are on Saturdays October 12 and 19 from 9-11 am. A $15 donation is suggested.
Barbara McKenzie, Artistic Director of Chamber Music Wilmington, tells us all about the 2013-2014 season which begins this Sunday, September 29th at 7:30pm in Beckwith Recital Hall. More information: ChamberMusicWilmington.org
Tickets available through the Kenan Box Office: 962-3500.
Realtors Stephanie and Glenn Neighbour had a great idea to create a series of concerts at Poplar Grove Plantation in Scotts Hill. Glenn came by to tell us all about Grooves in the Grove, a free concert series held every Sunday evening at 5. This week Mojo Collins performs.
Upcoming concerts: October 6 – Funky Kabbage, October 13 – Casserole, and October 20 – South of K.
Director/Choreographer Debra Gillingham and actor/singer/dancer Adam Poole tell us all about the show that opens tomorrow night on Thalian Hall’s mainstage. Thalian Association Community Theatre presents the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
The show runs for two weekends: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Tickets available at 910-632-2285 or ThalianHall.com
Ray Chen is a 24-year-old concert violinist who receives standing ovations wherever he plays. He is in Wilmington this week as Artist in Residence at UNCW, giving master classes and demonstrations; he is also visiting many schools. His public concert is Thursday night at 8 in the Beckwith Recital Hall in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building. For more info and tickets, go to uncw.edu/arts