Wednesday T’ai Chi at CAM 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Qigong (Practicing the Breath of Life) with Martha Gregory. Open to beginner and experienced participants. Admission: $5–8. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South Seventeenth Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 395-5999 or www.cameronartmuseum.org.
Wednesday Echo 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Weekly singer/songwriter open mic night that welcomes all genres of music. Each person will have 3–6 songs. Palm Room, 11 East Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach. Info: (910) 509-3040.
Join the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society for a book talk with author Phil Furia on his publication Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer. $5 for the presentation or $15 for the presentation and an optional lunch catered by Jester's Cafe. Space is limited, call 910-762-0492 to RSVP.
Thursday Yoga at the CAM 12 – 1 p.m. Join in a soothing retreat sure to charge you up while you relax in a beautiful, comfortable setting. Sessions are ongoing and are open to beginner and experienced participants. Admission: $5–8. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South Seventeenth Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 395-5999 or www.cameronartmuseum.org.
5/26 Fourth Friday 6 – 9 p.m. Downtown galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Admission: Free. Various venues in Wilmington. Info: (910) 343-0998 or www.artscouncilofwilmington.org.
5/26 Art Opening & Reception 6 – 9 p.m. Artist Janette K Hopper opens a show of paintings, “Natural Milieu,” expresses her love of the forest and the sea. The show combines paintings, projections, multimedia prints, and sounds to transplant the observer into total experience. CFCC Wilma Daniels Gallery, 200 Hanover Street. www.janettekhopper.com. Free.
Friday & Saturday Dinner Theatre 7 p.m. TheatreNOW presents Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club, a comedy/drama about three friends in their mid-to-late 50s who live in the same Jewish community in Pittsburgh and become widows. Runs from 5/5–27. TheatreNOW, 19 South Tenth Street, Wilmington. Info: (910) 399-3now or www.theatrewilmington.com.
Wilmington’s longest running Farmers Market returns Saturday April 15th. The 2017 season will find the market downtown every Saturday, Rain or Shine, through November 18th, with no market on October 7th due to Riverfest. Growers, producers and artisans line Water St. and Riverfront Park with all local produce, products, art and crafts. Find a complete list of vendors and products at: www.riverfrontfarmersmarket.org
5/27 & 28 Orange Street Arts Fest 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Saturday); 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sunday). Downtown arts festival showcasing a variety of local art and artists with exhibitors, art show and sale, demonstrations, food vendors and live entertainment. Admission: Free. Second & Orange Streets, Wilmington. Info: www.wilmingtoncommunityarts.org.
Join the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society for a special walking tour honoring Wilmington's servicemen and servicewomen from the American Revolution through the Vietnam War. Tour begins and concludes at the Latimer House Museum. Free for LCFHS members, $12 per person, or $10 AAA/Military/Students. Space is limited, call 910-762-0492 to RSVP.
5/27 4th Annual Raider Ball 6 — 11p.m. Prepare to be transported back to the 1940s as you dance the night away on the historic USS North Carolina in downtown Wilmington and honor our fallen marines. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included in ticket. 1940s dress suggested. Tickets: $65–80. Aboard the USS North Carolina Battleship, 1 Battleship Road, Wilmington. Info: www.raisingraiders.org.
5/28 Carolina Beach Farmers Market 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Outdoor “island-style” market featuring live music and local growers, producers and artisans selling fresh local produce, wines meats, baked goods, herbal products and handmade crafts. Carolina Beach Lake Park, Highway 421 & Atlanta Avenue, Carolina Beach. Info: (910) 458-2977 or www.carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com.
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