Lots to see and do this weekend in Wilmington, much of it music related, including a big concert in Greenfield Lake and the multi-group Ocean Fest in Surf City.
Friday: The Shoaldiggers
You may have already seen this nine-member band with acoustic, Americana and jazz roots perform their dark tunes at the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach. On Friday, the Hillsborough band will kick off the weekend with an early evening concert at The Satellite in the South Front neighborhood near the city center. With the moody but groovy sound of the band, it will be a good show to watch in the crisp fall air.
Details: 8 p.m. on October 8 at the Satellite Bar & Lounge, 120 Greenfield St., Wilmington. To free.
A former finalist in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” reality show competition, the relaxed, curly-haired Patterson has been in the stand-up comedy game for over 20 years. He will be bringing his number to the Dead Crow Comedy Room in Wilmington this weekend for a two night party. Expect good-humored jokes on everything from relationships to family to her “overdue” bank balance.
Details: 7 and 9:30 p.m. October 8-9 at Dead Crow, 511 N. Third St., Wilmington. $ 18 to $ 28. 910-399-1750 or DeadCrowComedy.com.
From Leland through Bolivia, the Hatch brothers form the county of Brunswick through and through. They have two album release gigs in Wilmington this weekend, Friday at Bourgie Nights downtown and Saturday at Mad Katz in Monkey Junction.
Led by brothers Samuel and Paul Hatch, with Phil Milligan on drums, the band has a diverse style that incorporates everything from jangly indie pop to jazzy rock and even bluegrass folk.
Details: 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Bourgie Nights, 127 Princess St., Wilmington. 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Mad Katz, Carolina Beach Road.
Electronic duo Thievery Corporation has been blending a wide range of world music influences into their elegant sound for over two decades now. They’ll bring the party back to Wilmington this weekend for one of the last concerts of the year at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Their latest album is “Symphonik” from last year.
Details: 6 p.m. Doors, 7 p.m. show October 9 at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. $ 40 in advance, $ 50 the day of the show.
Friday and Saturday: Ocean Fest
It’ll be a highlight in Surf City this weekend with Ocean Fest, a musical celebration of the surf lifestyle and the coastal environment. Soul band Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey performs Friday night at Soundside Park, with reggae band Signal Fire, rockers Blue Footed Boobies and more playing all day Saturday at Roland Avenue Beach Access. There will also be a 5 km beach race, a surf contest, a kids’ zone, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
Details: 5-8 p.m. on October 8 at Soundside Park and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on October 9 at Roland Avenue Beach Access, Surf City.
Thalian Association Community Theater stages the final weekend of Alfred Uhry’s comedy drama Southern-fried about an unlikely friendship that has lasted decades despite racial barriers. Debra Gillingham directs a solid cast, and Fracaswell Hyman as Hoke – a black man whose kindness and dignity overcomes the indifference of Daisy (a sturdy Elizabeth Michaels), the Jewish widow for whom he drives – is particularly good.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-9 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington. $ 32, $ 27 for seniors on Sunday. Masks required. 910-632-2285 or ThalianHall.org
Contact John Staton at 910-343-2343 or [email protected]