R&B soul singer Patti LaBelle will perform more than five decades of original songs as well as gospel and pop standards at the Wilson Center on Saturday. “Abandoned History” will feature a night of six dramatic monologues celebrating historical figures. Especially people from the Wilmington area or North Carolina with prized stories and non-representative community contributions.
Kickoff Party Thursday at 5 PM
The 2022 Pleasure Island Jeep Jam gets underway this weekend at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Cure Beach. The kickoff party is Thursday at 5 p.m. at Good Hopes Brewing. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday events in the RE area take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday’s event. There will be vendors, food trucks, and live music throughout the weekend. There will be poker runs, cornhole tournaments, and jeeps. View the full schedule here; Tickets are $10-$40.
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The race will pass Through Salters Haven and Majestic Oaks Neighborhood
Hampstead 4-Mile Race – The Hampstead 4-Mile Run and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place at 6:30 p.m. The 4-mile run until 8:30 p.m. costs $40 to register, and the 1-mile Fun Run costs $15 to register. The annual race begins and ends at Axis Fitness in Hampstead on 14536B, US Hwy 17. T-shirts are available for $15 – the proceeds will benefit local athletics. The race will pass through Salters Haven and the Majestic Oaks Neighborhood.
Jazz at the Mansion – Cape Fear Jazz Society’s Summer Series
Jazz at the Mansion – The new season of The Voices of the Cape Fear Jazz Society’s summer series begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Bellamy Mansion. Taylor Lee Band will perform and attendees will be invited to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the music on the lawn. Beer, wine, and snacks will be for sale. Tickets, available at the door, are $20 for general admission, $15 for members and volunteers, and $10 for students/military. Proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Jazz Society and the Bellamy Mansion Museum.
Will Organize the annual Greek Festival
This weekend Wilmington will hold its annual Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church from UNCW. This event takes place on both Friday and Saturday. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marking 30 years of celebration. Families will be able to enjoy authentic, homemade Greek food prepared by the congregation from cuisine. There will be music from a live Greek band, dancing, a market, and cooking demonstrations.
UNCW Auxiliary Parking Behind Taco Bell
There will be free parking at the UNCW subsidiary parking lot behind Taco Bell. There is also a drive-thru for those who only wish to pick up food. No pre-order or registration is required. The Port City Highland Games celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture through a day of music, fun competition, and assimilation. Taking place at Randall Parkway on Saturday, competitors can participate in a hammer toss, sheaf toss, weight-for-distance, caber, and other events.