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What's Happening: May 28-31

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- This weekend you can visit Bald Head Island to kick off your summer, listen to some music and view some art work, or you can enjoy breakfast with a few critters.

Get summer started off right this weekend. Head out to Bald Head Island for a relaxing and fun filled Memorial Day. There will be a Memorial Day Party at the Shoal's Club, a crab crack at the Harbourside Pavilion, and a Parade of Homes tour. The festivities kick off Friday.

Come out and help Thalian Hall pay homage to budding stars. Thalian is presenting two shows: "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." These shows are for the young and young at heart. The first one is Friday at 7 p.m. The second show is Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets are free.

There will be a BBQ fundraiser and bake sale Saturday for Renee Rodgers, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. It's at the Food Lion in Surf City from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Plates are $5 each.

The Topsail Island Moose Lodge is holding a fish fry Saturday. There will also be home made ice cream. It starts at 11 a.m. Plates are $6 each.

Rise and shine early Saturday morning and enjoy a Breakfast with the Fishes at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. You can get a sneak peak of the aquarium before it opens for the day. After you've eaten breakfast, you can feed the aquarium critters. It's $15 and $5 for children two through five. Pre-registration is required.

The 14th Annual Wilmington Exchange Festival, or WE Fest, is back in the Port City. It takes place at the Soapbox. Tickets are $1 per day. The festival runs until Monday. It's from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Another festival is happening on the other side of Downtown Wilmington. This weekend is the 15th Annual Orange Street Arts Fest. More than 50 artists will gather at the Hannah Block Historic USO Community Arts Center. Hours Saturday are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Rollerderby Saturday Night

Cape Fear Roller Girls will be coming back to the Schwartz Center in Downtown Wilmington to take on Richmond Virginia's River City Roller Girls on May 29th.
$10 in advance
$11 if you buy online at
$12 at door on day of bout
Doors open at 6:00, action begins at 7:00.
BEER provided by Front Street Brewery during bout.
Afterparty following at 16 Taps downtown; 127 Princess Street with live entertainment provided by Andrew Kane & The Alibis.