Wilmington Weekend Guide: March 18th – March 20th

WILMINGTON WEEKEND GUIDE (1)

Arts & Music

Jewel (at the CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center)

Dreams last for so long, even after they’re gone… Reminisce about 1995 with Jewel, who is performing Friday night at the CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center. She plays selections from her 12 studio albums including 2015’s Picking Up the Pieces, and shares stories from her memoir, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story.

Friday, March 18th at 7:30pm.
Admission is $40.00 to $75.00.
For more information, visit the event page.

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

 

34th Annual Jazzfest

The 34th Annual JazzFest at Beckwith Recital Hall on the campus of UNCW features a performance by the Joey Calderazzo Quartet.

Friday, March 18th at 7:30pm.
Admission is $10.00.
For more information, visit the event page.

Beckwith Recital Hall
UNCW
5270 Randall Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Literary Fair

The Literary Fair at The ArtWorks in downtown Wilmington, NC, features 18 local authors who share their works through book signings, inspirational readings and more.

Saturday, March 19th from 10am to 3pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event page.

The ArtWorks
200 Willard Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

 

Lifestyle

14th Annual Dress for Success Fashion Show

The Dress for Success Fashion Show is a business attire fashion show designed to teach UNCW students how to dress appropriately for interviews and workplace situations. Featuring a skit and fashion show, students will learn the differences between business casual and business professional attire, as well as how to prepare for an interview, and how to create their personal image through everything they communicate.

Friday, March 18th at 12:15pm.
Admission is free.

UNCW Warwick Center
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Slow Down and Unwind

Ikebana Exhibition

The Cape Fear Bonsai Society is offering Arboretum visitors a chance to see the art of Japanese flower arranging.

Friday, March 18th from 1pm – 5pm and Saturday, March 19th from 10am to 4pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event page.

New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Architectural Tour of the Burgwin-Wright House

Take a tour of the Burgwin-Wright House and learn about its colonial architecture and 1845 modifications.

Saturday, March 19th at 4pm.
Admission is $10.70.
For more information and to reserve your space, visit the event page.

Burgwin-Wright House Museum
224 Market Street
Wilmington , NC 28401

 

Meditative Sound Bath

Relax and celebrate the Spring Equinox with David Key, a Therapeutic Sound Artist.  David provides improvised sounds on a variety of wooden and bamboo flutes and frame drum, concluding with a guided meditation.

Sunday, March 20th at 2:30pm.
Admission is $20.00.
For more information and to register, visit the event page.

Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

 

For Those Who Don’t Want to Sit Still

Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness includes a marathon and a marathon relay, a half marathon, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Wilmington 5K (R), a 1-mile fun run, plus an expo at Mayfaire Town Center.

Friday, March 18th – Sunday, March 20th, see schedule of events here.
Race entry is $20.00 – $95.00. Registration can be completed online here.
For more information, visit the event page.

Mayfaire Town Center
6835 Main Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

 

Azalea Festival Spring Soiree (previously pre-festival party)

Dance the night away at the Hilton Wilmington Downtown as they get the Azalea celebration going early with live music, food and drinks!

Friday, March 18th at 7:30pm.
Admission is $42.00.
For more information, visit the event page.

Hilton Wilmington Riverside
301 North Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

 

Bring the Kiddos

Spring Carnival

The carnival is coming to town! Enjoy amusement rides and games and good old carnival food (mmm… fried dough…).

Friday, March 18th through Sunday, March 27th. Monday through Friday, 5-11:30pm; Saturday, Noon-11:30pm; Sunday, 1-11:30pm.
Admission is free, wristbands will be available for unlimited rides.
For more information, visit the event page.

Independence Mall
3500 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Sailor Saturday at The Battleship North Carolina

Sailor Saturday at The Battleship features a chance for kids to try on helmets, raise flags, learn how to use semaphore flags and Morse code!

Saturday, March 19th from 11am to 3pm.
Admission is $6.00 – $14.00.
For more information, visit the event page.

Battleship North Carolina
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

 

Breakfast with The Easter Bunny

Enjoy breakfast fare and say hello to the Easter Bunny at S&L Deli this Saturday. The Easter Bunny will have a special gift for kids.

Saturday, March 19th beginning at 7:30am.
Regular menu prices apply.
For more information, visit S&L Deli’s website.

S&L Deli
2317 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

 

2nd Annual Happy Easter Celebration

The 2nd Annual Happy Easter Celebration at VFW Post 2573 in Wilmington features an egg hunt, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, coloring, cookie decorating, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny!

Saturday, March 19th at 1pm.
Admission is $5.00.

VFW Post 2573
2722 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington , NC 28412

 

Book Reading by Cherie Rechka

Children’s book author Cherie Rechka will be at Art in Bloom Gallery and will be reading from her new book, as well as signing copies. Winnie and Willie Won’t Give Up is a rhyming book about the triumphs and tribulations of two woodpeckers trying to build their nest.

Sunday, March 20th at 2pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event page.

Art in Bloom Gallery
210 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

 

Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Bring the kids (recommended age 3-10) to hunt for candy “dinosaur eggs” in the Aquarium garden. Kids can also create a special dinosaur egg basket and meet a live baby alligator!

Saturday, March 19th at 10am and 1pm.
Admission is $10.95 – $20.00.
For more information, visit the event page.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

 

 

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