December Newsletter
Dec 2016
Issue No. 50

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Encore Best of 2017
It's time to nominate your favorite downtown business.  

The Annual Best-Of Contest gives Encore's readers a chance to voice their opinions on the best places to go and cultural events to see and do in the Wilmington area.

Show your support and get those nominations in today.  

Click here  to submit your choices.
L Shape Lot Kraken Christmas Concert
Date : Sat, Dec 17th
Time:  7:30 PM- 11:30 PM
Tickets : $10
Location:   Brooklyn Arts Center

L Shape Lot is hosting their 5th Annual Toys for Tots Fundraiser, at the beautiful Brooklyn Arts Center, along with special guest Oak Grove String Band.  They will be accepting all new and unwrapped toy donations. They have raised over $25,000 dollars worth of toys over the last four years.  Mark your calendar, tell a friend, invite a friend, and come be a part of a magical evening while helping others.
Date: Fri, Dec 16-Sun, Dec 18
Time: 7:00 PM/ Sun 5:00 PM
Tickets:  $42 for dinner/ $24 show only
Location: TheatreNow
Date: Sat, Dec 17
Time: Doors 7:30 PM- Show 8:00 PM
Tickets: $8 online/ $10 at the door
Location: TheatreNow


Date: Thurs, Dec 15
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Date: Fri, Dec 16
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Date: Fri, Dec 16
Time: 9:30 PM
Date: Sat, Dec 17
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Date: Sat, Dec 17
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Bombers Bev Co.
Date: Sat, Dec 17
Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Sun, Dec 18
Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Date: Wed, Dec 21
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Date: Every Monday
Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Every Thurs
Time: 8:30 PM
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Rusty Nail Saloon
Date:  Every Tuesday
Time:  8:00 PM
Location:  Rusty Nail Saloon

Date: Every Tues
Time: 9:00 PM

Date: Every Monday
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: The Whiskey
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: The Whiskey
Date:  Every Tuesday
Time:  7:30 PM
Location: Goat & Compass
Other Happenings
Date: Thurs, Dec 15
Time: 3:30 PM- 4:15 PM
Date: Thurs, Dec 15
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Date: Fri, Dec 16
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Bella's Bar Local
Date: Fri, Dec 16
Time: 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20 for adults/ $10 for kids
Location: Wilmington Water Tours
Date: Sat, Dec 17
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Tickets:  $9.75/Free with admission or membership
Location: The Children's Museum of Wilmington

Date: Sat, Dec 17
Time: Sat 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Date: Sat, Dec 17
Time: 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20 for adults/ $10 for kids
Location: Wilmington Water Tours
Date: Mon, Dec 19- Tues, Dec 20
Time: 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Tickets: Free
Location: Bellamy Mansion

Date: Mon, Dec 12- Sun, Dec 18
Time: All Day
Date : Every Day
Time:  Call for Tour Times
Location:  Foot of Market and Water St

Date: Every Day
Time: Mon- Fri 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM/  Sat 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Tickets: $12 for adults/ $10 for AAA/Military/ $6 for students and children over 5
Location: Latimer House
Date:  Every Sunday and Tuesday
Time:  All Day
Location:  Flytrap Brewing
  Date:  Every Tuesday
Time:  6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Location:  The Fortunate Glass

Every Saturday
World Beer Quest - 1:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Every Sunday
Beer Church - 1:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Every Monday
Massage Monday- 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
Monday Night Beer Flights- 4:00 PM- 2:00 AM
Monday Night Nitro- 4:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Every Tuesday
$1 off all Stuff That's Not Beer-  4:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Every Wednesday
Sour Night: $1 off select sour ales- 4:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Bring Your Own Trivia- 9:00 PM- 11:30 PM

Every Thursday
Throwback Thursday- 1:00 PM- 2:00 AM
Randall the Enamel Animal- 9:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Every Friday
Favourite Friday- 1:00 PM- 2:00 AM

Every Monday
Family Night - Kids eat free- 4:00 PM

Every Tuesday
Philly Phanatic Cheese Steak Night!

Every Sunday 
Brunch - $2 mimosas 

Sunday Suppers benefiting Charities
Begins: 5:30 PM
$35 per person, $10 for kids 3-12

Every Monday   
Half price all oysters & wine

Every Wednesday thru Monday (excluding Sunday)
$30 3-course prix fixe 5:30-6:15 PM

Magic Micro Multimedia

Bacon & Tang

Whiskey & Hotdog

Fire Drums & Tarot


Why do you love Wilmington and our beaches? Residents and business owners can be the best cheerleaders and promoters of a destination when they spread the word to family, friends and visitors about what a great place it is to live, work and play. 


The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched a community-wide campaign designed to assist in spreading the word and to celebrate the impact of travel and tourism on the local economy and in the community, businesses and personal lives of the residents. It also targets visitors while in the area so they can share and reflect on their travel experiences through social media. To learn more about the #SpreadtheWilm campaign, visit

Bring it Downtown

bringitdowntownlogo The Bring It! Downtown Marketing Campaign was created to help market and rebrand downtown Wilmington and to define a universal image for downtown that all businesses can embrace and utilize to create a unified message. 


Ultimately, the campaign's goal is to encourage locals and visitors to spend more time in historic downtown Wilmington through branding and education.  By educating people on the ease and abundance of parking and the many options for entertainment, we can convince people to make downtown their destination.  Watch a Video.


Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to promote the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington.


Events listed in this newsletter are pulled from the WDI website. To submit a downtown event, click here. WDI will not be held responsible for the information contained herein. Before traveling any distance, please contact event organizers to confirm dates and times.


Wilmington Downtown, Inc.

P.O. Box 2235

Wilmington, NC 28402

Phone: 910.763.7349

Fax: 910.343.6950