Cape Fear Weekend Planner: 5 things to do this weekend

(Source: Johnnie Mercer's Fishing Pier)
(Source: Johnnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier)

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Friday, January 22


Curbside Cinema: Selma

UNCW Kenan Auditorium | 7 p.m. | Details

  • UNCW Office of the Arts, Cucalorus, StarNews, and WHQR Public Media present Curbside Cinema, drive-in movies in the Kenan Auditorium parking lot in Wilmington, NC. Friday’s feature presentation is Selma. Parking begins at 6 p.m. Admission fee is per carload. The film is preceded by a short movie curated by Cucalorus.


Saturday, January 23


16th Annual Dogfish Tournament

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Details

  • Due to Covid19, they will be having a socially distanced, non-competitive Dogfish Tournament. All prizes and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash payout(s) will be decided by raffle.

NC Science Festival: The Future of Our Planet

Children’s Museum of WIlmington | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Details

  • This event features activities and crafts based on technologies that are important to the future (water filtration, engineering, micro-mechanics, anatomy). This educational experience gives children the opportunity to participate in hands-on age appropriate activities that will help educate them about the future of our planet, current and future technologies, new medical advances, and environmental engineering.

City at Sea: Life abroad

Zoom | 2 – 3 p.m. | Details

  • Home to 2,000+ officers, enlisted personnel and a Marine Detachment, Battleship NORTH CAROLINA provided a place to sleep, eat, shower, check out books, watch movies and boxing matches, get a haircut, have your shoes repaired and more. Discover life at sea with RDML Ron Henderson, USN, Retired, a man who has “been there, done that.”


Sunday, January 24


Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

Cape Fear Museum | 1 – 5 p.m. | Details

  • Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC, presents Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, a poster display exploring what led the United States to accept the challenge of sending men to the Moon, and how the resulting 953,054-mile voyage was accomplished just eight years after the program was authorized. Destination Moon examines the mission and recognizes the sacrifices and devotion of more than 400,000 people employed in NASA programs who worked through the trials, tragedies and triumphs of the 20 missions from 1961 to 1969 before Apollo 11.


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