Maggie Earley is a master quilter who creates vivid works of art. Her exhibit, Quilting Outside the Blocks, will be featured in our MC Erny Gallery for a month, starting with a Fourth Friday Gallery Night reception, this Friday from 6 to 9pm
Jimmy Pierce, Director of the non-profit Kids Making It, told us all about The Hippie Ball! This is “the best party of the summer” by all accounts, and features music by Steady Eddie, catering by Bon Appetit, live and silent auctions. It’s Saturday night from 6:30 until…at the Brooklyn Arts Center. Tickets are $45, available through Etix.
Soprano and actress Sophie Amelkin is giving a duet recital with her friend and colleague Heather Bobeck on Saturday at 7pm at Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, Wrightsville Beach. Pianist Joseph Hughes is also on the program. Sophie and Heather are hoping to raise funds for their upcoming graduate studies.
Georgia Mastroieni and Kirah Van Sickle tell us about the summer arts classes and workshops for all ages at Cameron Art Museum. For more information, visit CameronArtMuseum.com or call 910-395-5999 and ask for Keith.
David T. Loudermilk directs and choreographs Disney’s High School Musical for Thalian Association Children’s Theatre. The show runs Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange. Tickets are $12, available by calling 910-251-1788. For more information, visit Thalian.org
Today Bob Workmon spoke with with North Carolina author Charlie Lovett about his novel of romance and mystery, The Bookman’s Tale. The story tells of a man haunted by memories of his dead wife, stirred from mourning by a mysterious portrait, and intrigued by a renewed debate about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays.
Opera House Theatre Company presents the Wilmington premiere of Les Miserables on the mainstage of Thalian Hall. It runs Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm this week; it runs the next two weekends Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. I spoke with director Suellen Yates and star Jon Berry (who plays Jean Valjean). Tickets available at thalianhall.org or 632-2285.
Susannah Tuttle, director of North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, will present a program tonight in the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It’s called Sacred Foodscapes & Faith: The Food-Faith-Climate Change Connection. Ed Ablard of the church vestry outreach gave us details about the event, which includes networking at 5:00, a light supper at 5:30, and the program at 6:00. Free, but donations accepted. St. Paul’s is at 16 North 16th Street in Wilmington.
Imaginary Theatre Company presents Venus in Fur by David Ives. Director Lee Lowrimore and actress Anna Stromberg tell us about this daring, erotic, mysterious comic drama. It stars Anna Stromberg and Mike O’Neill.
The show opens this week at Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street. It runs Thursday-Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 through June 23. Tickets at BigDawgProductions.org