Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 29th – 31st

Wilmington Weekend Guide January 29 - 31| Dianne Perry & Company Blog. Wilmington, North Carolina.

The first month of 2016 is on it’s way out, can you believe it? There are several ways to celebrate the end of January this weekend in Wilmington, including the Wine and Chocolate festival (Count me in!). Catch all the fun in our weekend guide below!

Wine & Chocolate Festival

Sip wine and taste chocolates from the region’s winemakers and chocolatiers this weekend at the Coastline Convention Center downtown. In case you needed more than that, you can also live music, demonstrations, and raffles! A Grand Tasting with hors d’oeuvres will be held on Friday evening.

Friday January 29th from 7pm to 10pm; Saturday, January 30th from 11am to 6pm; Sunday, January 31st from noon to 4pm.
Admission is $10.00 to $15.00.
For more information, visit the event website.

Coastline Convention Center
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilmington Theater Awards

StarNews presents the Port City’s version of the Oscars, the Wilmington Theater Awards, at Thalian Hall downtown!

Friday, January 29th at 7:30pm.
Admission is $18.00.
For more information, visit the event website.

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

19th Annual Model Railroad Show & Sale

Wilmington’s biggest model railroad sale features vendors from all over North Carolina! Interactive layouts will be set up and the event is kid friendly!

Saturday, January 30th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, January 31st from 10am to 4pm.
Admission is $3.00 to $5.00.
For more information, visit the event website.

American Legion Post 10
702 Pine Grove Road
Wilmington, NC 28409

23rd Annual Intercultural Festival

Celebrate different cultures around Wilmington and at UNCW at the 23rd Annual Intercultural Festival. Enjoy live music, special performances and different cuisines!

Saturday, January 30th starting at 10am.
Admission is free.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the event page here.

UNCW Burney Center
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

The Loving Story at the Main Library Downtown

The Main Library in downtown Wilmington is screening The Loving Story, which follows the story of the Lovings, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that changed history.

Saturday, January 30th, at 2pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the NHC Library’s website.

Main Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington , NC 28401

Precious Metal: Handcrafted Jewelry Show at The Brooklyn Arts Center

The Region’s best hand crafted jewelry show will be at the Brooklyn Arts Center this Saturday, featuring jewelry as well as metal sculptures. The event will also feature a raffle, food from Catch the Food Truck, and a cash bar.

Sunday, January 31st at noon.
Admission is $5.00 and a raffle ticket is included with admission.
For more information, visit the event page.

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 North 4th Street
Wilmington , NC 28401

Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band in Concert

Enjoy an afternoon of  Spanish music and Nuevo flamenco at The Cameron Art Museum. Ed Stephenson is  Raleigh, NC based Canadian guitarist who has performed across North America.

Sunday, January 31st at 3pm.
Admission is $5.00 to $12.00.
For more information, visit the event page.

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412


Wishing you all a great weekend!

(And if you’re looking to revive those New Years resolutions this weekend, don’t miss our favorite places to stay fit in Wilmington!)

Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 15th – 17th

Wilmington NC Weekend Guide

Live Music: Cranford Hollow

Cranford Hollow, a mix of Southern rock, Appalachian fiddle music and American rock and roll, will be playing Friday night at Satellite Bar and Lounge.

Friday, January 15th, at 10:00pm
Admission is free.
For more information, visit Satellite Bar & Lounge’s website.

Satellite Bar & Lounge
120 Greenfield Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Hotel Transylvania 2

Follow the adventures of hospitable monsters with Hotel Transylvania 2, screening at Lumina Theater on the campus of UNCW in Wilmington.

Friday, January 15th, at 7:00pm and 10:00pm
Admission is $2.00 to $4.00.

Lumina Theater
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Live Standup: JC Coccoli at The Dead Crow Comedy Room

Get some giggles in with JC Coccoli, a writer on HelloGiggles and a regular at the Laugh Factory and Improv!

Friday, January 15th and Saturday, January 16th at 7pm and 9:30pm.
Admission is $16.00 to $20.00.
For more information, visit Dead Crow Comedy Room’s website.

Dead Crow Comedy Room
265 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

STEM Activity Day

Join The MLK, Jr. Community Center for hands-on engineering activities for children of all ages with representatives of Corning, GE Hitachi, Brunswick Nuclear Plant, and the Cape Fear Museum!

Saturday, January 16th, 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Admission is free.

MLK, Jr. Community Center
401 S. 8th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Kids @ CAM

Kids can explore the exhibition Jose Bernal: Obra de Arte and create works of art to take home! All ages are welcome to participate.

Saturday, January 16th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
Admission by donation.
For more information, visit Cameron Art Museum’s website.

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412

151st Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher

Enjoy historical reenactors, cannons, events, and special tours at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Battlefield in Kure Beach!

Saturday, January 16th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the Historic Sites website.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Courtyards & Cobblestones

Engaged couples and wedding aficionados will enjoy this self-guided tour of seven ceremony and reception sites in Wilmington. Guest can also meet local wedding professionals and vendors and win special giveaways from Reeds Jewelers, Pressed Cotton and Courtyard by Marriott.

Saturday, January 16, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door.
For tickets and more information, visit the event website.

Bakery 105
105 Orange Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Recommending Wilmington- Restaurant Edition

You’ve just moved into town, you haven’t filled the new fridge yet and you’re starving. Sounds like you need a few recommendations from some born and raised locals (and a few transplants)! Luckily, you’ve landed in a terrific foodie city and you have a lot of options. We’ll start you off with Part 1 of Recommending Wilmington- Restaurant Edition.

If you’re up for trying something exotic, Amanda recommends Indochine. You’ll find staples from Thailand and Vietnam served in an incredible atmosphere. Indochine boasts a large courtyard with koi ponds and tiki huts. “The service is excellent and the pho soup is my absolute favorite dish” Amanda told me. Conveniently located off of Market Street, next to The Ivy Cottage.

A relative newcomer to the Wilmington food scene is The Golden Chicken. Simple food, but delicious, their specialty is Peruvian style rotisserie chicken, served along with the signature green sauce and yellow sauce. A little bird told me that their ceviche is crazy delicious!

Craving some Italian? Eddie Romanelli’s in Leland is a favorite of Jill’s! Reliably delicious pizza, huge portions of their specialties and great prices mean you can satisfy the bellies of your entire familglia without breaking the bank. Jill very highly recommends their strawberry cheesecake (which someone may or may not know for a fact makes an excellent breakfast).

Let’s say you’re relocating to Wilmington, NC from California or New York. You’re probably harboring fantasies of the delicious Southern classics that will be available on very corner. Let us guide you to Casey’s Buffet located on Oleander Drive. Try a little bit of every dish, including bbq pork, fried chicken, fried okra (it’s yummy. Really!), collard greens, and sweet potatoes. Finish that up with a slice of pecan pie and wash it down with cool sweet tea. Tastes like heaven, ya’ll!

Hopefully, this tides you over and satisfies your taste buds until our next edition. What are your favorite spots in the Port City?