Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 22nd – 24th

 Wilmington Weekend Guide

James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America

Join James Gregory at Thalian Hall on Friday evening for some great laughs! This Southern-raised comedian presents storytelling at its finest. This performance is noted as “clean” and suitable for those 12 and up.

Friday, January 22nd, at 7:30pm.
Admission is $22.00 to $36.00.
For more information, visit Thalian Hall’s website.

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

4th Friday Gallery Night

The 4th Friday Gallery Night is a free monthly self-guided tour of galleries, studios and art spaces. The galleries feature various artistic genres and can include receptions and other activities.

Friday, January 22nd, beginning at 6pm.
Admission is free.
For a full list of galleries and events, visit the Arts Council website.


This annual distribution of tree and grass seedlings takes place Friday and Saturday by JC Penny at Indepence Mall. Visitors can take home up to five items!

Friday, January 22nd through Saturday, January 23th from 10am to 5pm (or until supplies runs out).
Suggested donation is $3.00 per person.
For more information, visit the New Hanover Parks & Gardens website.

Independence Mall
3500 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

8th Annual Cold Stroke Classic

This annual standup paddle (SUP) competition features two races and multiple divisions with food and live music on Friday night!

Friday, January 22nd from 5pm to 8pm and Saturday, January 23rd beginning at 10am.
Entry fees vary for those wishing to participate.
For more information, visit the event website.

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
275 Waynick Blvd
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Music on Market

Enjoy live music from Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of Baron and Maria Von Trapp, at St. Andrews-Covenant.

Saturday, January 23rd at 7:30pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event website.

St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church
1416 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

7th Annual Sip, Sway, and Shop Gala

Libations and shopping? Sign us up. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while swapping gently used items with other attendees, as well as a silent auction, raffle, and swag bags!

Saturday, January 23rd at 6:30pm.
Tickets are $50.00 to $200.00.
For more information, visit Lump to Laughter’s website.

The Terraces on Sir Tyler
1826 Sir Tyler Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

Mystery at the Museum

Bring the kids to the Cape Fear Museum to play detective and use forensic science to see who robbed the Museum Store!

Saturday, January 23rd 1pm to 4pm.
Admission is free for members, $7.00 for non-members. Children 5 and under are free.
For more information, visit Cape Fear Museum’s website.

Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Beethoven 15K and 5K

The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents the 3rd annual Beethoven 15K and 5K at Brunswick Forest! Run or walk in a 5k or 15k and throw on your best Beethoven wig and enter the costume contest! Proceeds benefit the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday, January 24th at 9am.
Admission is $35.00 to $45.00.
For more information, visit the event website.

Brunswick Forest
1007 Evangeline Drive
Leland, NC 28451

Grace Potter in Concert

Grace Potter and her band perform a concert at the Humanities & Fine Arts Center in downtown Wilmington, NC. She’ll sing new songs off her latest release, Midnight.

Sunday, January 24th t 7pm.
Admission is $32.50 to $67.50.
For tickets and more information, visit the event website.

CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center
701 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401