Category Archives: Showcase

Southern Nights

Entertainment abounds this month as two shows will open across the area—one a comedic and dramatic theatrical depiction of the lives of five Southern women, and the other a musical revue of country and gospel classic tunes. “The Dixie Swim

Local Cartoons

Do you remember when Oak Island was Long Beach? Robin Schuster, the community center manager for the Town of St. James does! Check out her cartoon about the good ol’ days here, and be sure to leave a comment about

A Storyteller’s Song

What: Rupert Wates When: Thursday, February 28 Doors: 6 p.m. • Show: 7 p.m. Where: Playhouse 211 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. St. James, NC Cost: $12-15 Info: Gently yet rapidly picking his handmade Irish acoustic guitar, Rupert Wates serenades his

Winter Rhythm

What: Winter Fundraiser When: Friday, January 25 Where: Playhouse 211 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. St. James, NC Cost: $12-15 Info: Once the cheer of the holidays has withered away, we’re left with the less glamorous cold and dreary winter months: January

Caroling, Caroling Now We Go

Christmas has the fine-tuned ability to heat one’s chilly heart with only the sounds of the season. Carols can make us jolly, or they may make us sentimental, or they may inspire. No matter the meaning, there’s something about this

Work of Art

Crossing the bridge to leave Oak Island, to the right of the structure is an unassuming yet iconic boat yard. A bright-blue giant—a several-ton boat lift—crouches on the edge of the water. Beside her rests an old metal fish house,

Art, Open for Business

What: 18th annual Arts by the Shore When: Thurs., 11/15 to Sun., 11/18 Where: Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 E. Oak Island Dr., 278-5518 Cost: free to shop; $10 to enter three pieces Info: For an artist, it is

Mind Your Manners:

What: Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program When: Tues., Nov. 20th, 7 p.m. Where: Southport Community Bldg. 223 E. Bay Street Cost: FREE, but please register with the Maritime Museum at 457-0003 If you’ve ever pondered hard-to-answer, real-life questions like

A Fling of Folly

It takes tens of thousands of dollars to build a home. It takes hundreds upon hundreds of hours of construction, and probably a few loads of laundry to wash out the “sweat equity.” For some, their current means just aren’t

A Mission of Merriment:

What: Charles Dickens Christmas Festival When: Fri., Nov. 30th-Sat., Dec. 1st 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. both days Where: Historic Downtown Southport Cost: $10 covers both days Children 7-12, $5 • Children 6 & under, free Info: Just as

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