The Arts Friendly Wilmington Calendar

This calendar is continually updated. Please send items for inclusion to: craig@artsinwilmington.com or post to: facebook.com/artswilmington

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Most Recent Update:  December 14, 2017

Through December 17 / A Christmas Story: The Musical with Thalian Association Community Theatre at Thalian Hall

Through December 17 / Weird Tales of the Holidays with Superstar Academy at TheatreNOW

Through December 17 / Local: Art + Ideas at Mayfaire

Though December 17 / Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) with Big Dawg Production at Cape Fear Playhouse

Through December 17 / The Santaland Diaries with Panache Theatrical Productions at North Front Theatre

Through December 23 / Zach Hanner’s THE GREATEST GIFT at TheatreNOW

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December 14 / Wilmington Art Association Annual Party

December 14 / ArtSea Night at Fort Caswell

December 14 / Cherish The Ladies: Celtic Christmas at Thalian Hall

December 14 / Late Fear: Wilmington’s Late Night Talk Show

December 15 / Deadline / Southern Prize and State Fellowships with South Arts

December 15 / Look at the World with Girls Choir of Wilmington

December 15 / Holiday Concert with Cape Fear Chordsmen

December 15 / Artist Reception / Norm Robinson at Luna Caffe

December 15 / Artist Reception / “Dreaming of Peace: Paintings by Tatyana Kulida and Mio Reynolds” at Art In Bloom

December 15 / Artistry in Jazz Concert at Leland Cultural Arts Center

December 15 / Concerts on College presents A Jazz Christmas!

December 15 / UNCW Presents John Brown Big Band Holiday Concert at Kenan Auditorum

December 15 – 17 / SLAMalorus Art, Poetry & Film Retreat W/ NEW DANGER Arts Crew

December 16 / Port City Playwrights’ Meeting

December 16 / Last Open House of 2017 with Jim Downey’s Glass Sea Turtles

December 16 / Kids at CAM

December 16 / Super Saturday Fun Time at TheatreNOW

December 16 / Open Studio and Holiday Sale with Kelly Pottery

December 16 / Last Minute Holiday Gift Bazaar at Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery

December 16 and 17 / The Christmas Cabaret with Opera House Theatre Company at The Blockade Runner

December 16 – 17 / The Great Wilmington Nutcracker with Wilmington Ballet Company at Wilson Center

December 17 / Beer & Hymns and Carols! at Good Hops Brewing

December 17 / Think Outside the Box Holiday Gala with Athenian Press

December 18 / Baroque Christmas Concert with Tallis Chamber Orchestra at St. Paul’s

December 18 – 19 / Auditions / The Weir at TheatreNOW

December 19 / Da Howlies: Holiday Luau with Rush Hour Series at Kenan Auditorium

December 19 – 20 / Auditions / “Who Am I This Time” with Big Dawg Productions

December 20 / North Carolina Symphony presents A Classical Holiday Pops at Wilson Center

December 21 / It’s a Wonderful Life at Thalian Hall

December 22 / Play Competition Deadline / Resilience: 3 Plays about Women with Port City Playwrights’ Project

December 22 / Choir of St Paul’s Concert: Christmas at St. Paul’s

December 22 / Celebrate Cast & Crew of Indie Short Film “What The River Knows” at Bottega

December 22 / Solstice cycles forward fluidity with Alban Elved Dance Company at Community Arts Center

December 22 / Fourth Friday Gallery Walk

December 30 – January 21 / Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with Opera House Theatre Company at Thalian Hall

December 31 / New Year’s Eve Party “Bacchanalia” at TheatreNOW

December 31 / New Year’s Eve Gala: A Special Benefit for Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

January 8 / Auditions / Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

January 8 – February 26 / Call for Artists / 36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale with Wilmington Art Association

January 8 – 10 / Jane at Cinematique

January 11 / Jazz @ the CAM

January 11 / Opening Reception / SHANNON BOURNE: AMERICAN STORIES at CAB Gallery

January 11 / Opening Reception / Grove, Roots and Heartwood at Boseman Gallery

January 11 / Art & The Bloom at Blockade Runner

January 12 / Organ Recital, Patrick Kreeger at St. Paul’s

January 12 – 14 / “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare with Cape Fear Academy Theatre Department

January 13 / Evening with Bill Engvall at Wilson Center

January 14 / NC Symphony: Pictures at an Exhibition at Wilson Center

January 15 – 18 / Lady Bird at Cinematique

January 18 / Martha Redbone Roots Project with Lakota John with UNCW Presents at Kenan Auditorium

January 19 – 28 / A Year with Frog and Toad with Thalian Association Community Theatre

January 19 – February 17 / Senior Moments by Don Fried at TheatreNOW

January 20 / Auditions / Nine with Opera House Theatre Company

January 20 / The Arts In Wilmington Awards

January 25 / Closing Reception / Stardust at Bottega

January 26 / Yesterday: Beatles Tribute at Odell Williamson Auditorium

January 27 / 16th annual DocuTime Film Festival

January 27 / Amazing Grace with PNC Broadway Series at Wilson Center

January 28 / The 5th Annual Beethoven 15K/5K with Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

January 28 / Pied Piper Theatre: Aladdin at Thalian Hall

February 1 / The Mountaintop with UNCW Presents at Kenan Auditorium

February 1 – 3 / North Carolina Jazz Festival

February 1 – 18 / Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love) with Big Dawg Productions

February 2 / The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe at Thalian Hall

February 3 / Artist Reception / Beale Street Barber Shop February Art Opening

February 3 / Polovtsian Dances Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

February 6 / Art Garfunkel at Wilson Center

February 8 / Art for All 8 at Brooklyn Arts Center

February 8 / Jazz @ the CAM

February 9 / DSB: Journey Tribute at Odell Williamson Auditorium

February 9 – 18 / Oliver! with Thalian Association Community Theatre at Thalian Hall

February 10 / Workshop / Art of the Critique with Kirah Van Sickle at Wilmington Art Association

February 11 / Music at First with Tallis Chamber Orchestra at First Presbyterian

February 13 / URBAN BUSH WOMEN: HAIR & OTHER STORIES at Wilson Center

February 15 / An Evening of Valentines with Emile Pandolfi, Featuring Special Guest Vocalist Dana Russell at Thalian Hall

February 15 / Opening Reception / All Student Show at Boseman Gallery

February 15 – 25 / Dr. Faustus with UNCW Theatre

February 15 – 25 / Murder Ballad with Second Star Theatre Company

February 16 – 18 / “The Lion King JR” with Cape Fear Academy Theatre Department

February 20 – 21 / Cabaret with PNC Broadway Series at Wilson Center

February 22 / Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Wilson Center

February 23 / Organ Recital, Jack Mitchener at St. Paul’s

February 23 – 24 / Celebrating Caterina Jarboro with Opera Wilmington

February 23 – March 24 / The Weir by Conor McPherson at TheatreNOW

February 24 / Theatreworks USA Presents: Junie B. Jones with Seahawk FAM at Kenan Auditorum

February 28 / The Celtic Tenors at Wilson Center

February 28 – March 11 / Nine with Opera House Theatre Company at Thalian Hall

March 1 / Jazz @ the CAM

March 1 / Opening Reception / HERB JACKSON: VERONICA’S VEILS at CAB Gallery

March 2 / The Midtown Men at Wilson Center

March 2 – 11 / Junie B. Jones the Musical with Thalian Association Community Theatre

March 3 / No Pain, No Promise with Hettymae Productions at Wilson Center

March 8 / Henry Cho at Thalian Hall

March 8 / Fences with Big Dawg Productions

March 9 / Organ Recital, Richard Rhoads at St. Paul’s

March 10 / Heart Behind The Music w/ Teddy Gentry at Odell Williamson Auditorium

March 14 / 2018 StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards

March 16 / Application Deadline / Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival

March 16 / Choir of St Paul’s Concert: St John Passion by Bach

March 16 / The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba at Thalian Hall

March 17 – 18 / The Snow Queen with City Ballet at Wilson Center

March 18 / Third Coast Percussion with Seahawk FAM at Kenan Auditorum

March 19 / 21st Annual Wilmington Symphony Golf Classic

March 20 / Third Coast Percussion with UNCW Presents at Kenan Auditorium

March 22 – 25 / Terry Rogers Student Lab with UNCW Theatre

March 23 / HOU YING: TU TU at Wilson Center

March 23 – April 1 / The Bridges of Madison County with Thalian Association Community Theatre at Thalian Hall

March 24 / Auditions / My Fair Lady, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Sunset Boulevard, and Violet with Opera House Theatre Company

March 24 /  WilmFFilm Chick Flicks Festival

March 30 / Choir of St Paul’s Concert: The Crucifixion by John Stainer

March 30 / Million Dollar Quartet at Odell Williamson Auditorium

March 30 – April 28 / Azalea Festival Queen by Joel Perry at TheatreNOW

Spring 2018 / Circus 1903 with PNC Broadway Series at Wilson Center

April 3 / Maria Schneider Orchestra with UNCW Presents at Kenan Auditorium

April 5 / Opening Reception / Liberation of the Individual at Boseman Gallery

April 5 / Roseanne Cash at Thalian Hall

April 5 / Jazz @ the CAM

April 5 / SIDRA BELL DANCE NY: MÖNSTER OUTSIDE at Wilson Center

April 5 – 22 / Love, Loss and What I Wore with Big Dawg Productions

April 7 / The Wizard of Oz with Wilmington Ballet Company at Wilson Center

April 7 – 15 / 36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale with Wilmington Art Association

April 8 / Haya Band- Migration Concert at Thalian Hall

April 12 / SPRING SENIOR EXHIBITION at CAB Gallery

April 12 – 22 / Hedda Gabler with UNCW Theatre

April 13 / Organ Recital, Jordan Prescot at St. Paul’s

April 13 – 15 / “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” with Cape Fear Academy Theatre Department at Thalian Hall

April 19 / Caleb Teicher Dance at Thalian Hall

April 21 / Don Giovanni with Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

April 24 / Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with UNCW Presents at Kenan Auditorium

April 24 – 25 / Motown The Musical with PNC Broadway Series at Wilson Center

April 26 / The Drifters at Thalian Hall

April 27 – May 6 / Disney’s Tarzan with Thalian Association Community Theatre

April 28 / Peter Gros from the Original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom at Wilson Center

May 1 / RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles at Wilson Center

May 4 – June 2 / Good Ole Girls at TheatreNOW

May 5 / Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival

May 6 / Songs from the Silver Screen with Opera Wilmington

May 11 / The 2nd Annual Thalian Hall Bluegrass Bash at Thalian Hall

May 12 / 4 X 4 MINI-MASTERPIECE GALA with Brunswick Arts Council

May 13 / The Illusionists at Wilson Center

May 18 – 27 / Sweet Charity with Thalian Association Community Theatre at Thalian Hall

May 19 – 20 / The Secret Garden with City Ballet at Wilson Center

May 24 / Compton and Newberry at Thalian Hall

June 2 / Rent with PNC Broadway Series at Wilson Center

June 4 – 11 / Port City Music Festival

June 6 – 24 / My Fair Lady with Opera House Theatre Company at Thalian Hall

June 8 – July 28 / Celia Rivenbark at TheatreNOW

June 10 / Cinderella with Wilmington Ballet Company at Wilson Center

July 4 – 22 / Smokey Joe’s Cafe with Opera House Theatre Company at Thalian Hall

July 7 – 8 / 9th Annual Ocean City Jazz Festival

August 1 – 19 / Sunset Boulevard with Opera House Theatre Company at Thalian Hall

August 2 – 19 / Picasso at the Lapin Agile with Big Dawg Productions

August 3 – September 1 / Memories, Molasses & More at TheatreNOW

August 19 – September 9 / Violet with Opera House Theatre Company at Thalian Hall

September 6 – 23 / Agnes of God with Big Dawg Productions

September 7 – October 6 / Shakespeare, Inc. at TheatreNOW

September 22 / American Craft Walk

September 23 / Lang Lang Live in Concert at Wilson Center

October 11 – 28 / Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery with Big Dawg Productions

October 12 – November 10 / Tales from the Grande Guignol at TheatreNOW

November 16 – December 23 / Christmas Cactus at TheatreNOW

November 29 – December 16 / Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol with Big Dawg Productions

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