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3rd Annual Chefs’ Showcase

3rd Annual Chefs’ Showcase

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1 PM – 4:30 PM

Hotel Ballast
301 N Water St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is pleased to bring back the Chefs’ Showcase to its lineup of pre-festival events. Tickets include a plated, 5- course meal by notable chefs in our region, wine pairings, light entertainment, and a silent auction. TICKET AND CHEF LINEUP COMING SOON!!

12 Tastes (or more!) of Christmas

12 Tastes (or more!) of Christmas

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 N 4th St, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Say it with me: “Frah-gee-lay!” It’s Italian for encore’s 12 Tastes (or more!) of Christmas, set to the theme of “A Christmas Story.”

Over 30 local drinkeries and eateries will vie for the Old Man’s “Major Awards” for Best Bite, Sip, and Decorated Booth on December 12 at Brooklyn Arts Center and its adjoining Annex. Attendees can dress up to the theme for a chance at prizes, too.

Proceeds will benefit Nourish NC, which feeds children of New Hanover County school system through numerous outreach programs.

This event is presented by encore magazine—ILM’s alternative voice for 35 years!

Ages 21 and over only!
VIP tickets: $75 (hour-early admission, 6-7pm, and a t-shirt)
GA tickets: $50

Santa Jaws – Sports Gear Drive for a Cause

Santa Jaws – Sports Gear Drive for a Cause

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3 PM – 6 PM

Buck Hardee Field @ Legion Stadium
2139 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Every year, the Wilmington Sharks host a sports equipment drive in order to collect supplies for local non-profits who keep our youth active. Join us for a celebration at the ballpark on December 7th!