Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

L Shape Lot - 7th Annual Toys For Tots Drive at BAC

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Mark the Date!!! On December 15th, 2017 L Shape Lot is hosting their 7th Annual Toys for Tots Fundraiser, at the beautiful Brooklyn Arts Center, along with special guest Massive Grass. 

Who - L Shape Lot w/ special guests Massive Grass
When - Doors at 6:30pm - Dec 15th, 2017
Where - Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC
Tickets - $10 at the door

Accepting all new and unwrapped toy donations. :)

Last year, with your help, over 1400 individual toys were collected, along with a $2000 donation, and we are hoping to exceed that this year. We ask you to mark your calendar, tell a friend, invite a friend, and come be a part of a magical evening while helping others.

Thanks to our sponsors for help us make this event possible
Edward Teach Brewing
Hourglass Studios
98.3 The Penguin

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Jan
19
4:00 PM16:00

Courtyards and Cobblestones 2019

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Courtyards & Cobblestones is a creative wedding event in Wilmington, NC that features five fully styled venues and a hand-picked collection of the most innovative, creative wedding professionals in Wilmington, NC. We are happy to invite engaged couples as well as their family and friends to our next event on January 19 & 20, 2019. Ticket includes self-guided tour of styled venues, featured creatives, live music, tastings and Sunday brunch at Courtyard by Marriott.

Check in will take place at our newest venue, Wrightsville Manor near Wrightsville Beach. Please select which check in time you'd prefer when purchasing your ticket. Venue tour begins at Wrightsville Manor following check in and continues downtown from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. After parking downtown you may start your self-guided tour at any of the C&C Venues. For more details visit courtyardsandcobblestones.com

Early Bird Tickets are on sale from October 15 to November 15. Normal pricing will resume after November 15.

Featured Venues:
Wrightsville Manor/ Brooklyn Arts Center/ Bakery 105/ 128 South/ The Annex
Sponsored by: REEDS Jewelers, Party Suppliers & Rentals, Courtyard by Marriott | Historic Downtown Wilmington, and Pressed Cotton

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Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Edward Teach Brewing Co. Presents: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

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Edward Teach Brewing Co. Presents:

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

With Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Wednesday, January 23

Doors: 6 pm Show: 7 pm

General Admission: $25 Adv |

Seated $45 LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Children 5 and under are FREE

***Tickets on sale this Friday, Nov 16 at 10 a.m.!***


Karl Denson's Tiny Universe is gearing up for its biggest year yet in 2019. In February, the band releases its first new studio album in over five years entitled 'Gnomes & Badgers.’ Highly regarded as one of the best live acts on the planet, the new recording distills the sweeping stylistic range of KDTU's concert performances into its own authentic sound. Masterfully incorporating elements of vintage rock, old school soul and classic funk, the inimitable saxophonist/flutist/vocalist Karl Denson and his long-standing six piece unit that includes guitarist DJ Williams, drummer Zak Najor, bassist Chris Stillwell, keyboardist David Veith, trumpeter Chris Littlefield and slide/lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman, have delivered what is undoubtedly their strongest work yet. As always, KDTU will hit the road hard with plans to visit all corners of the U.S. on a national tour supporting ‘Gnomes & Badgers.’ Along with KDTU, Denson—who the Austin Chronicle declared "embodies modern honk”—currently serves as the touring saxophonist with The Rolling Stones, while continuing to hold down his role as a founding member of the seminal funk band, The Greyboy Allstars.

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Jan
25
6:15 PM18:15

10th Annual Port City Ping Pong Throw Down

They’re back…and ready to battle. Are you?

Edward Teach Brewery and The Brooklyn Arts Center is proud to host the tenth Port City Ping Pong Throwdown on Friday, January 25, once again in collaboration with the Wilmington Table Tennis Club.

Ping pong has been a popular pastime in America for decades (Forrest Gump, anyone?) and the BAC is fast approaching one decade’s worth of Throwdowns. Eight professional tables fill the first floor of the church, and matches are played until midnight and the winners are crowned. There are two draws to play in: Play for Keeps (think table tennis club members and other ping pong aficionados) and Play for Fun (think drinking a beer while you play your match, like during the point). First, second, third, fourth, and fifth place winners will receive cash prizes, and a raffle prize will be drawn as well.

The BAC Cash Bar featuring Edward Teach’s beer will be open to help celebrate victories and soften losses, and a fabulous food truck will park out front and feed the masses all night long.

Registration and practice tables are open from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the day of, and matches begin at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for players, and $5 for spectators. For more information, check out the Wilmington Table Tennis Club’s Facebook page.

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Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Sport City Corn Hole Classic

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Who loves Corn Hole? Pretty much everybody. And that's good news because Sport City Rec is again presenting The Sport City Corn Hole Classic at the Brooklyn Arts Center on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Two-person teams will play for a top prize of $400. More cash prizes and other prizes will be given to big winners. Double Elimination tournament--so everybody plays twice--begins at 5:00 p.m. Early Bird Registration is $50 online at sportcityrec.com. In person(at the door) registration starts at 4:00 p.m. day of. General admission is $5 to watch your favorite teams go for the big bucks. 

It wouldn't be cornhole without beer. So we are lucky indeed that Edward Teach Brewing Co. is sponsoring this super-fun event. That means this tournament is adults only. 

Last year’s classic was, well, classic. So sign up now and get ready to throw the bag like you mean it!

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Fab4JDRF 2nd Annual Concert
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Fab4JDRF 2nd Annual Concert

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It’s time to bust out your bellbottoms! In celebration of the 50th Anniversary release, the Moondogs will be preforming selections from the Beatles 1968 “White Album.”

Join us Friday, February 1, at the Brooklyn Arts Center for the 2nd annual Fab4JDRF concert, featuring pre-concert jams from Active Entertainment. Doors open at 7, and the show starts at 8.  The Moondogs encourage 1960s attire to match the music – and hopefully, your digs will bring you luck: a silent auction, raffle, and Best Dressed contest will run throughout the night.  If rocking out with the Moondogs gets you hungry, no worries. Middle of the Island is catering the party, and the BAC cash bar will quench your every thirst. 

Tickets are $26 in advance and $35 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization working to turn “Type One into Type None.”

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Cinderella’s Once Upon a Prom

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Cinderella’s Closet (a ministry of Grace UMC) invites you to please join us for a throwback prom to raise monies for Cinderella’s Closet. All proceeds will go to purchasing dresses and accessories. 

Must be 21 years or older
Cash Bar
Music by Active DJ
Light Hors d’ouvres
Throw your prom attire back to any decade (not required)

Tickets on sale now.  
Limited tickets available, so buy yours today.

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

Art for All 9

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The Brooklyn Arts Center is thrilled to announce Art for All 9 on Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, February 17 from noon to 5 p.m.

This will be our biggest show yet! More than 50 of the finest local and regional artists will present one-of-a-kind art in the Church and in The Annex.

Wilmington’s finest food trucks will feed the crowd each day, Spoonfed Coffee Shop will serve hot coffee and delicious treats, and the BAC Cash Bar will provide additional liquid sustenance. Parking is free in our North 4th neighborhood, and there is an ATM on site. Admission is $5—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Vendors interested in applying, please visit our website. There are limited booth spaces available, and this show sells out every year, so don’t wait, apply now! 

For more information, see the attached poster and visit our online application.

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Mar
9
to Mar 10

Made in NC 2019

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Made In NC, a gorgeous and diverse community craft show! Happening on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, from Noon- 5 p.m.

Admission to the show is $5 at the door—good for both days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free.

Local Wilmington food trucks, BAC cash bar and Wilmington's Fabulous Food Trucks, and over 50 vendors all in one place! We can’t wait to see you at the BAC!

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Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Precious Metal 2019

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The Brooklyn Arts Center and Mitzy Jonkheer are thrilled to announce Precious Metal 2019, the region’s most fabulous jewelry show, Sunday, on October 6, from noon to 5 p.m.

This will be our biggest and best Precious Metal yet! More than 30 of the finest local and regional metalsmiths and jewelers will present one-of-a-kind handmade treasures in the BAC church…just in time for your Valentine’s Day shopping.

The super-cool Venezuelan food truck, Arepa St., will blow your mind, Grumpy Grandpa’s Coffee will serve hot drinks and delicious treats, and the BAC Cash Bar will provide additional liquid sustenance. Street parking is free in our North 4th neighborhood, and there is an ATM on site. Admission is $5—and includes a raffle ticket. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Vendors interested in applying, please visit (link). There are limited booth spaces available, and this show sells out every year, so don’t wait, apply now!

For more information, see the attached poster and visit our online application.

 

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Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Edward Teach One Year Anniversary Block Party

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Edward Teach Brewery and The Brooklyn Arts Center Presents: Toys for Tots Block Party. Join us Friday, December 14 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Campbell St., in between Edward Teach and the Brooklyn Arts Center, for Live Music, Local Vendors, Wilmington’s Finest Food Trucks, and great brews. Admission to this event is an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Toys will be presented at L-Shape Lot Toys for Tots Concert Saturday, December 15.

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Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

12 Tastes (or more) of Christmas

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The best holiday celebration this side of the nuthouse!

ILM Lampoon's 12 Tastes (or more) of Christmas is slated for Dec. 13, 6-9:30pm, at the Brooklyn Arts Center and the adjoining Annex on North Fourth Street in downtown Wilmington. 34 stations will feature 17 local eateries and 17 local drinkeries, pairing the best in food and beverages. Attendees will enjoy eating and drinking amidst the Griswolds’ "Christmas Vacation" theme, as carolers entertain throughout the evening.

Prizes will be given for Best Bite, Best Sip and Best Decorated Booth, as well as Best Dressed Male and Female. Help us celebrate and raise funds for DREAMS of Wilmington, which gives children the opportunity to learn multi-media arts, no matter their family’s socio-economic status. 

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

VIP tickets: $75 (hour-early admission)
GA tickets: $50

Tickets on sale in October at encoreDEALS.com.

For more information about the event please visit the Facebook page.

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Annex Songwriter Session #17

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They're back and they're even better! After a four month hiatus, join us again in The Annex at the Brooklyn Arts Center for Songwriter Session #17 on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.. 

Six amazing local artists will be performing original tracks, live and unplugged, in the BAC's original 1910 schoolhouse: Jarrett Mlodzinski, Jared Michael Celine, Falling for Tuesday, Hank Barbee, Stray Local and Striking Copper. The Annex is set up perfectly for live music, and you won't want to miss the comeback of Songwriter Sessions-now happening quarterly, every second Wednesday. 

A&M Red Food Truck will be outside ready to provide guests with their famous sliders and tacos, and the BAC Cash Bar will be open and fully-stocked inside. 

Admission is $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8. Parking is free in the North 4th neighborhood. We'll see you in Brooklyn!

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The Holiday Flea at BAC
Nov
30
to Dec 2

The Holiday Flea at BAC

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The Brooklyn Arts Center is thrilled to announce The Holiday Flea at BAC on Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2.

This will be our biggest and best flea yet! More than 50 of the finest local and regional vendors will present one-of-a-kind vintage, retro, upcycled, and fabulous treasures in the Church and in The Annex just in time for your holiday shopping.

Wilmington’s finest food trucks will feed the crowd each day, Spoonfed Coffee Shop will serve hot coffee and delicious treats, and the BAC Cash Bar will provide additional liquid sustenance. Parking is free in our North 4th neighborhood, and there is an ATM on site. Admission is $5—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Vendors interested in applying, please click the image below. There are limited booth spaces available, and this show sells out every year, so don’t wait, apply now!

For more information, see the attached poster and visit our online application.

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Nov
7
8:30 PM20:30

Cucalorus Opening Night Concert 

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Cucalorus Opening Night Concert

November 7, 2018   Doors: 8:30 p.m.

$25 Entry // $50 VIP Tickets include access to the VIP Lounge prior to the show, with free refreshments!

Superchunk kicks off the 24th Annual Cucalorus Festival  

Chapel Hill-native Superchunk is Mac McCaughan (guitar, vocals), Jim Wilbur (guitar, backing vocals), Jon Wurster (drums, backing vocals), and Laura Ballance (bass, backing vocals). Since releasing their first 7-inch in 1989, Superchunk has run the gamut of milestone albums: early punk rock stompers, polished mid-career masterpieces, and lush, adventurous curveballs. They released their eleventh album What a Time to be Alive this February, which NPR calls “a full-throated, unapologetic response to a united state of turmoil during the last year, but it’s one of the most fun and contagious records Superchunk has ever made, too.” Rolling Stone ranks it among the top 20 on their Top 50 Albums of 2018 .

Known for its goofy sincerity and focus on discovery and dialogue, Cucalorus Festival annually presents the year’s finest indie and international films, bold stage performances, and interactive events connecting visionary leaders. Encounter fresh ideas, engage in conversation, make new friends, and experience the event MovieMaker Magazine calls one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.” Reunite with your Cucalorus friends at this year’s opening night concert—or join the revelry for the first time—as we kick off the fest!

 

 

Doors: 8:30 p.m.

$25 Entry // $50 VIP Tickets include access to the VIP Lounge prior to the show, with free refreshments!

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Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

#NHRMCStrong- A concert to benefit hard hit hospital staff

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Join us Wednesday, October 31, at the Brooklyn Arts Center for a Halloween benefit concert featuring The Dust Parade, Travis Shallow & The Deep End, Entangled Dreams and Jake Newman. Proceeds from the show will benefit New Hanover Regional Medical Center Staff members who were locked down at the hospital during Florence and suffered serious hurricane damage at home. Hospital staff at all levels need your help! This is a wonderful, rock & roll chance to step up and help your friends and neighbors in need.

 The Dust Parade performed a sold-out album release concert at the BAC and blew the doors off the place. Travis Shallow has raised the roof in Brooklyn many times. To have them both on the same bill on the same night is the show of the season! To raise money for NHRMC staff members while you’re rocking to these awesome local bands makes this a night to remember. See you at the show!

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door day-of, and are available on Eventbrite and the BAC website. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wear your coolest costume to the show. Cash prizes for best solo costume & best couple costume. BAC Cash Bar, Free parking in our N. 4th neighborhood, ATM onsite. For more information, visit BrooklynArtsNC.com  

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Lawn Chair Bluegrass Blow Out

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Edward Teach Brewery presents Lawn Chair Bluegrass Blow Out 2, Thursday, October 25 at the beautiful Brooklyn Arts Center. Featuring Fireside Collective, Massive Grass, Hank & Pattie, and Maxwell & Company. This is the only show where you can bring your own lawn chair into the BAC. That’s right, bring your own lawn chair! Only 250 lawn chair tickets are available, plus 50 seated balcony tickets. That’s 300 total tickets only, so get yours now. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at Eventbrite / $30 at the door day of. BAC Cash Bar featuring Edward Teach Beer, awesome Wilmington Food Truck, ATM on site and Free Parking.

Awesome Pre-Party next door at Edward Teach Brewery before the show. Live music, chair check on site and door prizes in Wilmington’s coolest new brewery.

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Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Hannah Kol Album Release Party

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Doors open on the Annex side of Brooklyn Arts Center on Campbell Street at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. Food truck and cash bar onsite. Come see what she has been working on in Nashville this year. 

Tickets are $10 in advance. A portion of the proceeds will go to Music Heals Minds, a non profit dedicated to helping young people with mental illness obtain instruments for therapy. 

There are a limited number of tickets available. Please purchase tickets through the link below. All ages welcome. 

Merchandise including CD's will be available for purchase at the event with cash, PayPal, and Venmo. 

For out of town guests, the Microtel Inn and Suites in Carolina Beach is offering a special rate of $79 Sunday-Thursday. Please call 910-458-1300 and ask for the Hannah Kol Album Release rate. It is about a 20 minute drive.

If you wish to stay close to the venue, the Hampton Inn Downtown Wilmington is 0.3 miles and an easy walk to the venue.

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

The Butterfly Ball

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COASTAL PLAIN CONSERVATION GROUP and HABITATS GARDENS, LLC, presents: THE BUTTERFLY BALL, an enchanting fun-raising party for nature-loving people to socialize while celebrating the natural wonders of southeastern North Carolina—especially colorful autumn butterflies and flowers that draw us close to nature.

While THE BUTTERFLY BALL celebrates southeastern North Carolina’s unique natural heritage, this is also a fund-raising opportunity for community members to support COASTAL PLAIN CONSERVATION GROUP—a conservation and education organization building awareness and understanding about this ecoregion’s special and most imperiled plants and wildlife— and our works to protect the irreplaceable habitats that support them and us.

Our host site, BROOKLYN ARTS CENTER-ANNEX, will be transformed into an enchanting space with color and charm to create a welcoming place for children of all ages. To that end, THE BUTTERFLY BALL includes an early evening “Caterpillar Cotillion” for young children to enjoy from 6:00 to 7:00pm, and a BUTTERFLY BALL to follow for those without an 8:00pm bedtime.

THE BUTTERFLY BALL will be highlighted with Fun Music and Dance, a Photo Booth with a Butterfly Ambassador, a Silent Auction and Raffle, and a cash bar for adults, with refreshments, lightly salty and sweet, because that’s what butterflies eat.

Black Tie Optional and Costumes Encouraged (No Glitter Please).

Join us for a magical evening, and help COASTAL PLAIN CONSERVATION GROUP continue protecting the rarest plants, wildlife, and habitats that distinguish our ecoregion.

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro

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Jake Shimabukuro

Tuesday, September 11

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brooklyn Arts Center

Wilmington, NC

$45.00

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.

“My mom played, and I kept bugging her to teach me,” he recalls. “So one day we sat down on the floor and she put her old Kamaka ukulele in my hands. I remember being so nervous. Then she showed me how to strum the strings and taught me my first chord. I fell in love with the ukulele immediately. From that day on, you had to pry the instrument away from me in order to get me to do anything else.”

That first brush with musical fate took place in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where Jake was born and still makes his home. Growing up, he studied and played a number of other musical instruments—drums, piano and guitar. “But none of those instruments spoke to me the way the ukulele did,” he says. “There was something about the uke that was different. Music was my passion, but I had no idea that I could make it as a musician. I always thought that maybe I’d be a school teacher and incorporate music into the classroom, rather than being on a stage performing in front of people.”

Of course, Shimabukuro would end up performing on many of the world’s most renowned stages. Starting his career in Hawai’i, he took his inspiration from some of the islands’ great uke players—Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. But he quickly expanded his scope from there, drawing influences from across the musical spectrum.

“As I got older,” he says, “I realized that I could also learn from guitar players, drummers, violinists, pianists, singers and even dancers. And then I started to observe athletes. Athletes are artists too. I was heavily influenced by people like Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan – applying their philosophy and intense, mental focus to music performance.”

As a member of the group Pure Heart, Shimabukuro became a local phenomenon. From Hawai’i, his fame next spread to Japan. He was signed to Epic Records (Sony/Japan) in 2001 as a solo artist. It was the start of what would become a deep catalog of solo albums, noted for their dazzling fretwork, ambitious repertoire and wistful melodicism. And in 2005, Shimabukuro became an international phenomenon when a video of him performing the George Harrison song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.

“At the time, I didn’t even know what YouTube was,” Jake laughs. “Nobody did, especially in Hawai’i. But I had some friends who were going to college on the mainland and they sent me a link to the video. By the time I saw it, it already had millions of views. My name wasn’t even on it then. All it said was ‘Asian guy shreds on ukulele,’ or something like that. That’s what opened up the doors to touring in North America, Europe, Asia and beyond. It was a big turning point for me.”

By adapting a guitar hero anthem for the ukulele (Eric Clapton had played lead guitar on the Beatles’ original recording) Shimabukuro made a significant statement: The ukulele, with its humble four strings and modest two-octave range, is an instrument limited only by the imagination and creativity of the person playing it. Along with his own original compositions, Jake became noted for his solo uke arrangements of such varied pieces as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

“A lot of those are just songs that I really love,” he says. “I’d sit at home and work out how to play some of them on the ukulele. A lot of it is for my own curiosity. I always wondered, ‘Man, what would “Bohemian Rhapsody” sound like on a ukulele?’ And then it’s my stubborn nature not to give up until I’d figured out how to do it.”

Widespread acclaim brought high-visibility collaborations with a wide range of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel, and Marty Friedman. Jake Shimabukuro has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart on numerous occasions, and has sold out prestigious venues and festivals such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, Wolf Trap, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and the Playboy Jazz Festival. He even played for Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England.

Shimabukuro’s busy touring schedule—140 dates a year—is complemented by a rich and varied catalog of albums that capture the many moods of the uke. His most recent CD, Nashville Sessions, is one of his most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging records to date, blending elements of jazz virtuosity with heartfelt melodicism.

A husband and father of two, Jake balances his stellar career with
family life and community service. He travels to schools around the world spreading positive messages to young people, encouraging them to live drug free and find their passion—just as he did at age four when his mother gave him his first ukulele lesson. In the time since then, he has played a key role in the current revival of interest in the ukulele.

“When I first started touring the mainland,” he recalls, “everybody would say, ‘Oh man, I didn’t know you could play that kind of music on that thing.’ But now there are so many iconic artists playing the ukulele, like Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Train, Jimmy Buffett, Michael McDonald, Dave Mathews and Taylor Swift. Even popular cartoons like ‘Peg + Cat’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ have ukulele soundtracks. The popularity of the ukulele keeps growing every year. And I’m constantly discovering new sounds, styles and expressive possibilities within the instrument through projects like the Nashville Sessions album. By the time we finished that recording, I already had tons of ideas for the next album. I can’t wait to get back into the studio and experiment some more.”

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Port City Jerry Day For The United Way
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Port City Jerry Day For The United Way

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Edward Teach Brewing and The City of Wilmington presents the first annual Port City Jerry Garcia Day for The United Way!

Come enjoy an amazing night of Grateful Dead music at the beautiful Brooklyn Arts Center for only $10, which goes 100% to local charity. Traveling in to headline the event is the amazing Grateful Dead cover band WAVY TRAIN and Wilmington’s own premier Dead cover band THE POSSUMS will get the party started.

Vendors will be on hand selling locally produced shirts and accessories with BAC cash bar, including your favorite beers from Edward Teach Brewing. ATM on site with tons of free parking in the north 4th neighborhood.

Let’s fill the BAC with good vibes and show our love for the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Remember that not only will you get to shake your bones to the best music there is but also your ticket purchase will make a difference in the lives of others in our community through the United Way of The Cape Fear Area. See you there!

Click HERE for visit Port City Jerry Day For The United Way's Facebook Page

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Edward Teach Brewery Presents: Yonder Mountain String Band

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Edward Teach Brewing Presents: Yonder Mountain String Band
Friday, August 10 

Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

Floor Tickets: $25 Adv | $30 Day Of

Balcony $45 LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Children 5 and under are FREE

***Tickets on sale Thursday, June 28***

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Yonder Mountain String Band's first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN'T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit's most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like "Chasing My Tail" and "Alison" are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist power that has made Yonder one of the most popular live bands of their generation. Melding sophisticated songcraft, irrepressible spirit, and remarkable instrumental ability, LOVE. AIN'T LOVE is a testament to Yonder Mountain String Band's organic, dynamic, and intensely personal brand of contemporary bluegrass-fueled Americana.

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Piecework Quilting & Fiber Arts
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Piecework Quilting & Fiber Arts

Friday, June 22 from 3pm-9pm Saturday, Jun 23 10am-5pm Sunday Jun 24 noon-5pm

Piecework, is a specular and diverse community quilting and fiber arts show presented by Quilters by The Sea Guild! Happening on Friday, June 22, from 3 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, June 24, from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission to the show is $5 at the door—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Plenty of free street parking in the North Fourth neighborhood.

Local Wilmington food trucks, BAC cash bar, and lots of fiber arts vendors all in The Historic Church and Annex. We can’t wait to see you at the BAC!

 

 

 


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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Annex Songwriter Session #15

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They’re back and they’re even better! After a two month hiatus, join us again in The Annex at the Brooklyn Arts Center for Songwriter Session #15 on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m..

Five amazing local artists will be preforming original tracks, live and unplugged, in the BAC’s original 1910 schoolhouse: Jim Nelson, Entangled Dreams, John Fonvielle, Todd Dengler and Vicki Burton. The Annex is set up perfectly for live music, and you won’t want to miss the comeback of Songwriter Sessions—now happening quarterly, every second Wednesday.

A&M Red Food Truck will be outside ready to provide guests with their famous sliders and tacos, and the BAC Cash Bar will be open and fully-stocked inside.

Admission is $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8. Parking is free in the North 4th neighborhood. We’ll see you in Brooklyn!

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May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Edward Teach Presents: Lawn Chair Blue Grass Blow Out

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Edward Teach Brewing presents The Lawn Chair Bluegrass Blow Out at Brooklyn Arts Center, featuring live performances by Into the FogMassive GrassEnd of the Line, and Chris Frisina. This is the only show of the year where you can bring your own lawn chair into the BAC. Only 250 lawn chair tickets are available, plus a very limited number seated balcony tickets. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. BAC Cash Bar, The acclaimed A&M Red Food Truck, and Free Parking.

Official After-Party next door at Edward Teach Brewing, immediately following the show. Live music, free lawn-chair-check on site, and door prizes.

 

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Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Edward Teach Brewing Co. Presents: THE RECORD COMPANY with special guest the suitcase junket

Join is Sunday, April 22 at The Brooklyn Arts Center for The Record Company, presented by Edward Teach Brewing Co.! Doors at 5 p.m. and Show at 6 p.m. For more information please click here. 

Click here to purchase tickets! 

THE RECORD COMPANY: with special guest THE SUITCASE JUNKET

Click here to visit The Record Company

Stop by Edward Teach Brewing Company, next door, before the show!  You can grab a drink & some grub-- a food truck will be on site from 2pm until 6pm.

In February 2016, The Record Company released their debut album ‘Give It Back To You’ – ten songs conceived, recorded and mixed by the band in the bassist’s living room in Los Angeles. By June 2017, the trio had scored a nationwide #1 Triple-A radio hit, followed up with a second Top Ten Triple-A smash, and even a third Top 5 Triple-A hit (largely unheard of for a new artist), been nominated for a Grammy Award, and landed the opening slot on John Mayer’s first solo tour since 2014.

How exactly did three friends go from their living room to having three top 10 hits and opening for John Mayer at Madison Square Garden in less than 18 months? “It’s about making the right choices for the songs,” says singer and guitarist Chris Vos. “Everything Alex, Marc and I do comes from our desire to write the best songs we can and make the most honest music that we can.”

The Record Company’s raw and righteous rock ‘n’ roll was unleashed on its Concord Records debut album, GIVE IT BACK TO YOU, in February 2016, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM. “Off The Ground,” the album’s first single, proved a sensation, spending two consecutive weeks as the #1 track at Triple A radio outlets nationwide – topping new songs from such superstars as The Lumineers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Avett Brothers. Their single “Rita Mae Young” was the album’s second consecutive Triple A smash which cracked into the Top Ten. In the spring of 2017, they followed up with “Baby, I’m Broken,” which became a Top 5 single at Triple-A.

The Record Company’s popular success was matched with enthusiastic critical acclaim. “Caught halfway between the stomp of mid-century rock & roll and the soulful kick of Delta blues, the Record Company kick up a raw, rootsy racket,” raved Rolling Stone. “The scuzzy, 10-track set meshes the group’s biggest influences,” wrote Entertainment Weekly of GIVE IT BACK TO YOU, “the early electric blues rock n’ roll of John Lee Hooker, staccato lyrical delivery akin to The Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, and Rolling Stones-style grooves.”

The band formed in LA after a late night of hanging out as friends listening to records on their bass player Alex’s back porch with drinks in hand and speakers in the window. The spinning of a crackling vinyl copy of John Lee Hooker’s album “Hooker N’ Heat” at about 2am - coupled with singer Chris Vos’s stories of a trip to see Iggy & The Stooges at The Palladium in LA - inspired the three to get together the next day and jam together. That following afternoon they decided to hang some mic’s up in Alex’s living room and start recording.

“We listened to the playback that first day of recording,” Vos says, “and decided right then and there that we had to be a band.”

GIVE IT BACK TO YOU is powerful and authentic with its electric fusion of classic influences, personal songwriting, and contemporary energy. Both intimate and intense, songs like “Off The Ground” and “Rita Mae Young” are marked by The Record Company’s ambidextrous instrumentation, built upon guitar, bass, and drums but also deftly incorporating harmonica, dobro slide, lap slide, pedal steel, piano, and anything else that might serve the music. The album was written, recorded, and mixed by the band in the same living room in Los Angeles that they formed in and did their first recordings, retaining the raw and untouched sound they strive to make.

“When recording we trust early takes, love soulful mistakes, and record much of the song together live so we can keep the vibe of the recording feeling natural and still mix it with an aim to make the speakers move” says Vos.

Long known for their incendiary live sets, the band has toured nearly non-stop in the year and a half following the release of GIVE IT BACK TO YOU. They were favorites at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, prompting Rolling Stone Country to name the trio’s set among the event’s “5 Best Country and Americana Moments” while declaring it “a wildly energetic show and one of the most communal experiences of the festival.”

They embarked on their first ever headline tour in the fall of 2016, selling out 32 out of the 41 shows they played. That was followed up with the John Mayer tour in early 2017, which hit such iconic venues as Madison Square Garden, the Boston Garden and the United Center in Chicago. The band then immediately left for tours of Australia and Europe - and soon followed with numerous festival appearances and the band’s first ever show at the world famous Red Rocks in the summer of 2017.

What’s more, The Record Company have rocked the airwaves with a series of high profile TV appearances, including CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert and CBS This Morning and TBS’ Conan, not to mention countless radio sessions and live concert broadcasts on SiriusXM, NPR’s World Café Live, and Chicago, IL’s WXRT.

The Record Company has also found themselves supporting and playing alongside a series of national and international tours and shows with a diverse group of legends and like-minded artists they admire including My Morning Jacket, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Dawes, BB King, Kurt Vile and Mavis Staples.

The band lives in Los Feliz, CA and are currently recording their second album due for release in 2018.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Gillian Welch

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Tickets are $37.50 | $5 increase day of show

Password pre-sale begins Thursday, January 25 at 10 AM EST and concludes Thursday, January 25 at 10 PM EST.

Pre-sale password: BOOTS

On Sale: Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 10 AM EST

Tickets are available online through:
http://ticketf.ly/2FIQlYW
Tickets are also available by calling 877-435-9849.

All Ages | General Admission
Doors are at 7:00 PM | Show at 8:00 PM

For more information about the artist, please visit
http://gillianwelch.com/

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Made in NC 2018
Mar
31
to Apr 1

Made in NC 2018

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The Brooklyn Arts Center is offering its first ever Easter Eggstravagansa, happening on Sunday, April 1, from 2-4 p.m. at the Made in NC art show.

Kids 12 and under are invited to participate in this event during Made in NC. Players will be taken on a scavenger hunt throughout the Brooklyn Arts Center. Once complete, players will return to the starting point for their prize!

This is a first-come, first-serve event. When all of the prize bags have been given out, there won’t be more until next year! Parents: your ticket to Made in NC is $5, and is your admission for both Saturday the 31st and Sunday the 1st. Kids 12 and under are always free at the BAC.

The Brooklyn Arts Center is back with another fantastic community marketplace event! This year’s Made in NC show happens on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 1, from noon to 5 p.m., and will feature more than 50 of North Carolina’s finest artisans, creators, and crafters in the BAC’s church and on both floors of The Annex.

You’ll recognize some vendors from past events—The Peppermill Shop, Home Body Field Goods, Decaying Doug, An American Metalsmith, reArtcycle, and there will be some fresh new faces as well, meaning vendors making their debut at the BAC.

As always, your $5 admission is good for both days of the event and enters you into the event raffle, drawn all day both Saturday and Sunday—didn’t someone say dozens of winners! The vendors of Made in NC generously donate items to the raffle, sending lots of lucky attendees home with a free piece of handmade treasure.

On Saturday, Catch the Food Truck will be parked out front serving up tacos made with local seafood and organic produce. Sunday’s featured food truck is Yehmon51, a Jamaican-themed truck offering wings, ribs, and more. All weekend, Spoonfed Kitchen & Bakeshop will be in The Annex as a full-service coffee shop, with baked goods and fantastic coffees and teas available for you to sip and snack while you shop.

Admission is (still!) only $5, and children 12 and under are free. There’s plenty of free on-street parking in the BAC neighborhood. For more information, and to be introduced to this year’s vendors, follow the BAC on Instagram

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Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Full Belly Feast 2018

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Every winter for the last 16 years, Full Belly has held a gala fundraiser in Wilmington, North Carolina, where all of our friends and supporters come together to connect, celebrate, and set our sights on a brighter future for communities around the world. 

This year, we've made some changes and we're taking the Feast to the next level

Our 16th annual gala is going to be a red carpet event, with a photo opportunity upon arrival.
Inside, there will be cocktail tables, catered bites, a full bar, and best of all, the Phantom Playboys will be performing! 


Also at this year's Feast, we'll share our new mission and vision for the future! You don't want to miss this!

Click here for more information

 

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Tres Bleu Presents: Midnight in Mykonos a Fashion Show Fundraiser
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Tres Bleu Presents: Midnight in Mykonos a Fashion Show Fundraiser

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Join us for a night showcasing our new Spring and Summer swimwear with all the proceeds going to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We will have complimentary appetizers being passed by Middle of the Island catering, Cash bar and music by Matt Llyod. Doors open at 7PM, show starts at 8PM. We will have a red carpet out front so dress to impress!

All the proceeds of the night will be going to JDRF

Please contact Très Bleu at 910.679.4725 ticket, table and raffle questions.

 

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The Annex Songwriter Session #14
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Annex Songwriter Session #14

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They’re back and they’re even better! After a two month hiatus, join us again in The Annex at the Brooklyn Arts Center for Songwriter Session #14 on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m..

Five amazing local artists will be preforming original tracks, live and unplugged, in the BAC’s original 1910 schoolhouse: Trey Hamlin, Jessi Sykes, Walter Atkins, Massive Grass, and Travis Shallow. The Annex is set up perfectly for live music, and you won’t want to miss the comeback of Songwriter Sessions—now happening quarterly, every second Wednesday.

A&M Red Food Truck will be outside ready to provide guests with their famous sliders and tacos, and the BAC Cash Bar will be open and fully-stocked inside.

Admission is $5 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8. Parking is free in the North 4th neighborhood. We’ll see you in Brooklyn!

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The Best of Wilmington 2018 Encore Awards
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Best of Wilmington 2018 Encore Awards

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Come out and celebrate Wilmington's Best Of award winners at theBrooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews with encore magazine, comedy hosts Pineapple-Shaped Lamps and official Best Of nonprofit beneficiaryDREAMS Center for Arts Education!

Featuring:

House band Striking Copper
Food from Best Of nominees
Costume contest: Come dressed in your best fantasy, medieval, magic, or Renaissance duds! (Think Games of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Xena Warrior Princess, The Chronicles of Narnia...)

Tickets are $15 adv / $20 door
VIP: $40 adv / $50 door (includes seating, private food station, server, etc) Only 50 available!

All proceeds benefit DREAMS Center for Arts Education!

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Belly Full of Songs
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Belly Full of Songs

Join us Thursday, February 22 in The Annex for Belly Full of Songs a Benefit/ Fundraiser Concert in honor of Samuel G. Adams. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE! Donations accepted in exchange for The Belly Full of Songs CD. All money goes to Nourish NC and Good Shepard Center. 

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Art for All 2018
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Art for All 2018

Art for All, a unique and creative art show! Happening on Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, February 18, from Noon- 5 p.m.

Admission to the show is $5 at the door—good for both days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free.

Local Wilmington food trucks, BAC cash bar, and over 50 vendors all in one place! We can’t wait to see you at the BAC!

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Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

Sports City Presents: Corn Hole Classic

SPORT CITY CORN HOLE CLASSIC
February 3, 2018 * 5:00 pm –until

To benefit the Brigade Boys & Girls Club

We invite everyone to come out as a participant, spectator, friend, or socializer and help us raise money for the Brigade Boys & Girls Club!

Proceeds from the event will be used to support Brigade Boys & Girls Club! Brigade annually serves more than 2,200 at-risk boys and girls between the ages 5-18 across thirteen sites in three counties. Our programs seek to empower our local youth to develop into the leaders that make our community so special. Our programs target workforce development and educational assistance toward academic success, while also promoting good character, leadership development, teamwork, and developing healthy lifestyles.

We are offering sponsorship opportunities to help raise money for our cause. Email us at Sportcityrec@gmail.com to learn more on how you can help raise money for this wonderful cause.
 

To register your team please click here

DIVISIONS
Cornholers Anonymous (A): Sign up for this division if you’ve played before; like money and have been to a tailgate or two back in the day.
Social (B): This division is best for Average Joe’s who are looking to have a good time.
Women (B): This division is best for Average Joanna’s who are looking to have a good time.
Coed: This division is best for Average Joanna’s and Joe’s who want to play together and are looking to have a good time.

FORMAT
2 players on a team.

RULES
2 players on each team take turns throwing bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches (or exceeds) the score of 21.

INCLUDED
4 games are guaranteed
All teams will compete in a 4 team round robin, followed by a single elimination tournament
Seeds will be determined according to the outcomes of earlier games.
Trained officials will be on hand for each game
Equipment is provided – no need to bring your own! Although if you want to bring your own bags you can.
Each team member will receive two tickets into the hourly prize drawings

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