Grooves in the Grove 5–7 p.m. Fall concert series held on the lawn of historic Poplar Grove Plantation. 10/4: Mojo Collins & Band; 10/11: Folkstone String Band; 10/18: Massive Grass; 10/25: TBD. Admission: $5. Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US Highway 17 North, Wilmington. Info: (910) 686-9518 or www.poplargrove.org.
Batty’s Halloween Bash 5:30–8 p.m. Trick-or-treat aboard the Battleship NC and enjoy carnival festivities, bounce houses, petting zoo and treats. Costumes encouraged. Admission: $5. Battleship NC, 1 Battleship Road, Wilmington. Info: (910) 251-5797 or www.battleshipnc.com.
Wine Tasting 6–8 p.m. Free wine tasting hosted by a wine professional plus wine and small plate specials all night. Admission: Free. The Fortunate Glass, 29 South Front St., Wilmington. Info: (910) 399-4292 or www.fortunateglasswinebar.com.
Cape Fear Blues Jam 8 p.m. A unique gathering of the area’s finest Blues musicians. Bring your instrument and join the fun. No cover charge. The Rusty Nail, 1310 S Fifth Avenue. Info: (910) 251-1888 or www.capefearblues.org.
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 S Seventeenth St., Wilmington. Info: (910) 395-5999 or www.cameronartmuseum.org.
Page to Stage 6:30 p.m. Writers, actors and producers share original works of comedy and drama with the community and encourage feedback every fourth Wednesday. Admission: Free, donations appreciated. Cameron Art Museum, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall, 3201 S Seventeenth St., 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 E Salisbury St., Wrightsville Beach. Info: (910) 509-3040.
Plant Program & Native Plant Sale 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free program about the native trees and plants of southeastern NC and how they benefit our local birds and wildlife. Learn how to create a native habitat for the birds, butterflies and bees in your yard and pick up some wildlife-friendly plants at the Native Plant Sale. Wild Bird & Garden, 105 E Brown St., Southport. Info: (910) 457-9453 or www.wildbirdgardeninc.com.
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 S Seventeenth St., Wilmington. Info: (910) 395-5999 or www.cameronartmuseum.org.
Trick-or-Treat Under the Sea 5–8 p.m. Family-friendly Halloween event featuring indoor trick-or-treating, storytelling, magic show, spooky scuba divers, face painting, animal encounters and local merchants. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach. Info: (910) 772-0500 or www.ncaquariums.com.
Dave Bennett 7:30 p.m. Roots of Pop “Swing to Rock.” Multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett covers music from the swing era to early rockabilly and country. BCC Odell Williamson Auditorium, 150 College Road, Bolivia. Info: (910) 755-7416 or www.bccowa.com.
Birdman 7:30 p.m. Screening of the 2015 Academy Award winner for “Best Picture,” Birdman accompanied live by renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez performing the movie’s score Admission: $15–40. UNCW Kenan Auditorium, 515 Wagoner Drive, Wilmington. Info: (910) 962-3500 or www.uncw.edu/presents.
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