THU., MAY 16

“Cold War” at Cinematique : 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre at Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. “Cold War” is passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Rated R. Tickets $8.56 (taxes and fees included). Details: or 910-632-2285.

Tall Ship Nao Santa Maria: Docked through May 19 at the Port City Marina, 10 Harnett St., downtown Wilmington. A replica of Christopher Columbus’ flagship Santa Maria sails to Wilmington and is open for self-guided, three-masted, four-decks tours. You can also learn about the history of the vessel and what life was like for Spanish sailors more than 500 years ago. This stop is a part of a two-year voyage of the East Coast and Great Lakes. Tickets $5-10, free for ages under 5. For tickets and more information, visit

FRI., MAY 17

Native plant sale: By the NC Extension Master Gardeners of Brunswick County. Native Plants are habitat-beneficial and bird-friendly and will be for sale, 1-4 p.m. at Brunswick County Government Complex, 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia. (behind Building N). Open to the public. Native plant seminars begins at 8:30 a.m.

The Big What? Wilmington: (Friday) Big Something, DJ Logic & Signal Fire: Gates 5:30 p.m., concert 6 p.m. at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, 1941 Amphitheatre Drive, Wilmington. Tickets $25-$40. Rain or shine. Friday Night Line-Up: 6-6:45 p.m. Signal Fire; 7:15-8 p.m. DJ Logic; 8-10 p.m. Big Something with special guests DJ Logic & Mister. Two night pass available online at (Two day pass does not grant access to after parties).

Machine Gun: Band plays rock, pop, covers, 6-8 p.m. at Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington. Open lawn seating, outdoor lawn chairs, small picnic tables, blankets, coolers, food, and alocholic beverages are permitted. Tickets $10 adults, $3 ages 4-12, free for ages under 4 and members. General admission parking is offsite at the New Hanover Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington. 910-798-7700.

Wilmington Choral Society: Presents “Mass Appeal” 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show at CFCC Wilson Center, 703 N. Third St., Wilmington. Tickets $16-$20 (sales tax and facility fee included in price. Convenience charge applies for online purchases). Details: 910-362-7999 or

“Best Little Whoreshouse in Texas”: 7:30 p.m. May 17-18 and 3 p.m. May 19 at Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. Book by Larry L.King and Peter Masterson. Music and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on a story by Larry L. King. Tickets $32. Discounts available for students, military, and senior citizens. Call the Box Office at 910-632-2285. Details:

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