What To Do In Wilmington: January Edition
There’s a wide variety of events this month happening around Wilmington, NC. Take a look at the ones we’re most excited about this January!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1: 1ST POLAR PLUNGE
Start the New Year off with a dip in the ocean at Wrightsville Beach! Help benefit Communities in Schools by taking part in the inaugural Polar Plunge, where you’ll be ‘freezin’ for a reason!’ Sign up early to guarantee an event t-shirt and show up at Wrightsville Beach (Stone Street Access) to get ready to get chilly!
Location & Contact: Wrightsville Beach/Stone Street Access; Bethany Leighton, 910-343-1901
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2: LEARN TO CURL
Curling seems to be an elusive sport one only sees during the Winter Olympics. Here’s your chance to learn more about the sport, and even play on the ice! Coastal Curling is hosting a Learn to Curl event in which beginners will learn the basics of the sport and even head on to the ice for instruction on the techniques. It’s advised to reserve a spot in advance.
Location & Contact: Wilmington Ice House, 7201 Ogden Business Lane; wilmingtonice.com; Jason Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5: WILMINGTON UNPLUGGED
Enjoy local music during the Wilmington Unplugged event! This free night features several local musical acts performing 25-minute sets at Bourgie Nights on Princess Street. Scheduled acts include Stray Local, Jesse Jewell, and James Sardone with the evening hosted by Sean Thomas Gerard.
Contact & Location: Bourgie Nights, 123 Princess Street; 910-763-5252
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9: AUDITIONS FOR 101 DALMATIANS
The Community Arts Center is holding auditions for the newest production of 101 Dalmatians. Your young thespian may be the exact fit the directors are looking for to complete the cast! The cast must be available for rehearsals and the show runs from February 26 to March 6.
Location & Contact: Community Arts Center, 120 South 2nd Street; 910-251-1788
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16: STRIPERFEST EDUCATION DAY
The Coastline Convention Center is hosting a day of fishing events on January 16. The day includes a fisheries science forum, fishing seminar, arts & crafts, casting lessons and even boat trips up the Cape Fear.
Contact & Location: Coastline Convention Center, 503 Nutt Street; Jen Cole: 910-762-5606
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19: NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY CONCERT
Enjoy Beethoven and Brahms in an evening of classical music performed by The North Carolina Symphony at the Cape Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center. The program includes Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto and Brahm’s ‘Tragic Overture’ as well as a few other special pieces. Inon Barnatan will be featured on the piano. A pre-concert talk begins at 6:20pm.
Contact & Location: CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center, 701 North Third Street; 877-627-6724
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 – 23: 8TH ANNUAL COLD STROKE CLASSIC
For the 8th year, the standup paddle competition, Cold Stroke Classic, will be running at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. There will be two races on Saturday morning with a pig pickin’ and live music on Friday night at Coastal Urge. Multiple divisions will have a chance for the cash prize, including a 14 and under division.
Cost: $55 for adults; $25 for kids
Location & Contact: Friday Dinner: Coastal Urge, 2035 Eastwood Road), Saturday Competition: Blackade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd.; Coldstroke@coastalurge.com; 910-256-7112