Ramp Up Your Weekend Wish List With Downtown Entertainment

Posted Sep 27th, 2019 in Weekend Wish List


This weekend, spending time in Downtown Wilmington is all about being entertained and having fun. Around 20 art galleries and other merchants are open for the free, self-guided, Fourth Friday Gallery Night and several have receptions to open a new show. There’s even a pop-up art exhibit at a vacant storefront at 216 N. Front St.

Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights 

To nourish your cultural side with music, Matilda the Musical opens this weekend at Thalian Hall and another Tony Award-winning interactive show that is both amusing and poignant opens at the Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center.

You can also enjoy some classics from the North Carolina Symphony at the Wilson Center or discover a new band at one of the many different entertainment venues downtown. For times, see websites below.


If laughter helps you let your hair down, Dead Crow Comedy Room has you covered. Crystal Powell, who performed for the crowds at Super Bowl live in 2017 and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, will get you smiling. Showtimes, Friday and Saturday, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Comedy Tickets

A couple of different events are happening downtown this weekend. Tonight, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is hosting Battle of the Badges, a first responder appreciation event. Celebrate local heroes and sample dishes from local restaurants competing in the Battle of the Badge.

Hours: Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Battle of the Badges Tickets

Downtown Wilmington’s Wine and Beer Walk takes place Saturday afternoon. Although tickets for this popular event are already sold out, you can still enjoy the vibe while downtown to shop, dine or play.

Wine and Beer Walk 

Whatever you choose to do downtown this weekend, be sure to bring your friends and have fun.

Thalian Hall Show Info 

Community Arts Center Show Info

NC Symphony Concert Info


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Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County
221 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Dead Crow Comedy Room
265 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Hannah Block Historic USO Building
120 S 2nd St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
1 Estell Lee Place
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College
703 N 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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