Mid-November 2010

In This Issue
USS Gravely Commissioning
Coupon of the Month: Now 15% Off!
Holiday Events
Art for the Masses
Art for the Masses USE THISOn Saturday, November 20, check off some of your holiday shopping while supporting local artists at the same time. The eighth annual Art for the Masses event will be hosted at the new Wilmington Convention Center this year, and will feature original paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glasswork, and more from local artists - all priced at $250 or less. A $3 donation is requested at the door to benefit Creative Wilmington, a non-profit group that promotes arts and culture in The Port City. To read more, visit our website.
Commissioning of the USS Gravely
USS Gravely
Wilmington has once again been chosen as the site for the commissioning of a United States Navy vessel. This time it's the guided-missile destroyer Gravely. The commissioning is scheduled for Saturday, November 20. Cape Fear Riverboats and Wilmington Water Tours are offering public tours on the water leading up to November 20.

Coupon of the Month
Click the image for a printable version of the coupon.

Time is running out - take advantage of this month's coupon from Momentum Surf & Skate shop, located at 5 North Front Street. Momentum offers custom-designed surfboards and the latest skateboards, apparel, shoes and accessories. Use this coupon to receive 15% off Tom's brand shoes. For more information about Momentum, click here.
Season of Celebration
Showtimes: November 19 at 7:00pm
November 20 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
November 21 at 3:00pm
Location: Thalian Hall

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Date: November 26
Time: 5:45pm
Location: Riverfront Park

Visit Santa at The Cotton Exchange
Weekends from November 26 - December 19
Times: Saturdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm
& Sundays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: O'Brien Building, The Cotton Exchange

2nd Annual Trees for Charities
Dates: November 26 - December 19
Click here for more information about this event.

Mulligan's Home for Holidays Dinner Theatre
Dates: November 26, December 2, 9 & 16
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Front Street Brewery

WDI will be sending out weekly emails during the month of December to remind you about special holiday events!

New Downtown Business
Manna RestaurantOn Wednesday, November 3 a new downtown restaurant opened its doors to the world with a grand opening celebration. Manna, located at 123 Princess Street, features American cuisine with European sensibilities. In an email to WDI, owner William Mellon said the grand opening was "a great day for for both Jacob [Hilbert, Executive Chef/Proprietor] and I to see the vision that we have been talking about for more than four years actually come to fruition."

Native American
Heritage Month
Cape Fear Community College celebrates Native American Heritage Month. Click here to see events and programs scheduled throughout the rest of the month.

The Children's Museum of Wilmington will host events taking place November 16-19. Click here for more information.

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a public/private partnership that reflects a community-wide approach to revitalization and economic development of downtown Wilmington. Established through a partnership with the City and County, WDI's directive is to facilitate and coordinate activities which will enhance the economic opportunity and life for people who live, work, play and visit downtown Wilmington. For more information, please contact:

John Hinnant
Executive Director
Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
P.O. Box 2235
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: 910.763.7349
Fax: 910.343.6950

WDI is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS.

Save the Date!
March 3, 2011
Annual Spring Luncheon

More details coming soon!
King's Run
Date: January 15
Time: 9:00am

Please click here for more information, to register and to order an event t-shirt!

Cocktails for Carousel
Ladies Night Out benefiting The Carousel Center for Abused Children

Date: November 18
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Reel Cafe

Click here for more details.
"Writing Letters"
A Romantic Comedy
Presented by Guerilla Theatre

Dates: November 18-21
Time: Friday & Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm
Location: Browncoat Pub & Theatre

Click here for more details.
Downtown Restaurants

Are you open on Thanksgiving? Let us know so we can advertise it in on our website! Email Ashley with your business hours.
Comedy Central's Jesse Joyce Performs

Date: November 19
Time: 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Nutt Street Improv and Comedy Room

Click here for more details.
Quick Links
Anime & Live Action Viewings, and more!

Date: November 20
Time: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Wilmington Convention Center

Click here for more details.
Riverfront Farmers' Market
Farmers Market
Saturdays through December 18 from 8:00am - 1:00pm

Located along the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington in Riverfront Park
Click here to visit the official website.
Fourth Friday
Gallery Night
Date: November 26
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are a free monthly event where downtown galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Click here for more information.
The Musical
November 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 8:00pm
November 21 & 28 at 3:00pm
Location: Historic Hannah Block USO Building