Posted Oct 12th, 2018 in Weekend Wish List
One month post-Flo, the Wilmington community is still dealing with the after-effects of the biggest storm to hit North Carolina in decades. Despite cancelations and the postponing of many events, “the show must go on” is a timeless quote often used in the theater business and we can’t think of a better way for people to regain a sense of normalcy and relieve some of the post-storm burdens than with some light-hearted entertainment.
Downtown Wilmington is lucky to have a number of theaters that produce a wide variety of high-quality shows and the upcoming schedule is no exception. We hope you can find something here to put the joy back in your heart this weekend:
Theater Now: Shakespeare Inc, Friday and Saturday night @7:00 p.m.
Curious to know if Shakespeare acted alone or if he sought inspiration from others? Find out in this inspired comedy with a delicious British-inspired themed dinner. Event Tickets
Thalian Hall: Forward Motion Dance Company Celebrates Dance, Friday @7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Thalian Hall’s 160th anniversary with a collaborative arts event.
Also at Thalian Hall: Opera House Theater Company presents The 9th Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant, Saturday @7:30 p.m. This One-Night-Only event has all of the pomp and circumstance of a respectable beauty pageant, with a twist—all the contestants are men! Event Tickets
Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center: Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical, Thursday – Saturday @8:00 p.m.
Based on true events, Cannibal! The Musical follows the story of Alfred Packer, a well-meaning buffoon, as he haphazardly leads a crew of zany and inept miners through treacherous Colorado Territory.
Wilson Center: The North Carolina Symphony presents Rhapsody in Blue, Sunday @7:30 p.m.
Gershwin captures the soul of the Roaring 20s in his sweeping Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra.
If you were blessed to have not suffered too much damage in the storm and want to help others still struggling without homes or jobs, then this FREE event being held at the Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake by the City of Wilmington will help raise funds to put joy back in the hearts of others in our local community: Wilmington Strong Hurricane Relief Concert, Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Event Details
Looking ahead to the following weekend, organizers of the OverFlo benefit campaign will host a FREE, family-friendly, OverFlo benefit concert, Saturday, October 20th noon – 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Wilmington. Donations and sponsorships will benefit area non-profits serving the community. The event will bring people to the heart of our city and will support local businesses.