Events Calendar: August 31 – September 5

Kiley Woods, Contributing Writer

Looking for something to do this week? The Seahawk has rounded up events at UNCW and in the Wilmington community so you can start making plans.

Monday, Aug. 30

Wrightsville Beach Farmer’s Market 

Get back to your roots with a chance to buy a variety of seasonal fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables for your next event or something to eat before class.  

Kure Beach Turtle Talk, Ocean Front Park

Hosted by the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project, learn about local sea turtle nesting grounds and learn more about these little hatchling’s journey back to the sea.   

Classic Movies: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Thalian Hall – Located in downtown, Wilmington Thalian Hall presents a viewing of the 1977 film “Close Encounters with the Third Kind.” Admission is $11.77. This film shares the story of the main character, Roy Neary’s everyday life and how it changes after a close encounter with a UFO. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film runs 2 hours and  18 minutes. Show at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m Monday through Wednesday.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

A Time Capsule in Jazz: Photography by Maurice Martinez, 20 Wrights Alley, Wilmington

This art exhibit features photos of never seen before moments in jazz history taken by UNCW Professor Martinez.

Thursday, Sept. 2

Summer Music Series, Oceanic Restaurant

Come enjoy a celebration of summer written into music while enjoying food and drinks by the water. This is an ongoing event that takes place every Thursday through September 30.  

Friday, Sept. 3

Boseman Gallery Exhibit Explores the Legacy of Protest in Wilmington, Fisher Student Center

This exhibit features a vast history of Wilmington protests, civil rights movements and accurate first accounts of what really happened during these movements. 

Standup Comedy with Alonzo Bodden, Dead Crow Comedy Room

A popular guest on NPR’s show Wait Wait Don’t tell me brings his comedy to downtown Wilmington. Bodden won the grand prize in the third season of “Last Comic Standing.” This is the first show since Dead Crow reopened since the beginning of the pandemic. Admission ranges from $22 to $32 and the showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

Airlie Summer Concert: Signal Fire, Airlie Garden’s Lawn

This summer Airlie Gardens presents concerts on the lawn. Tonight’s performance showcases the local reggae/rock band Signal Fire. The show starts at 6 p.m. and admission ranges from $3 to $10.  

Saturday, Sept. 4

311 in Concert, Live Oak Bank Pavillion at Riverfront Park

311 is a late 80s rock band formed in Nebraska currently travelling for their Live from the Ride Tour. They released a triple-platinum album in 1995 featuring their well-known songs “Down” and “All Mixed Up.”  

Sun, Earth, and Universe Exhibit, Cape Fear Museum

Explore outer space and the science of the universe at the Cape Fear Museum. An interest in STEM and a love of the night sky will be a perfect match for this educational opportunity. Admission ranges from $5 to $8.  

25th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest, Community Arts Center

Join 80 artists on the streets near the Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington. The event features live entertainment and a variety of food options, as well as an interactive playroom in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Wilmington.