May’s Virtual Calendar

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Best Seat in the House

UNCW’s Office of the Arts started BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE program as a hub for live and prerecorded performances of local, regional, and national artists to stream from home. UNCW’s Behind the Curtain Podcast talks about the ways artists are adapting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The website also includes a live concert series every Tuesday, featuring local artists.


Connect with CAM

Cameron Art Museum’s CONNECT WITH CAM includes several online activities for art lovers as well as parents of budding artists. Art Explorers sessions geared toward toddlers and preschoolers feature story time and an art project every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.

Kids@CAM family projects are online. Meditation sessions happen Mondays at 11 a.m. And, the art museum’s virtual exhibitions also are online. On May 7, museum executive director Anne Brennan hosts a Live@CAM with a look into the museum’s vault.


Storytime with Mr.Scooter

Scooter Hayes, youth services librarian for New Hanover County Library, holds STORYTIME WITH MR. SCOOTER, live on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. featuring a mix of books, activities, and silly songs to entertain the little ones. Find him by searching Mr. Scooter aka Melvil Dewey on Facebook. Hayes and other librarians also are holding live storytimes on a Facebook group that the public library system has started. Mondays at 10 a.m. feature Hayes. Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. is with Mr. Max. And, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. is family yoga storytime with Ms. Susan.

Go here to request to join the private group:


Thalian Hall and WHQR are holding the CINEMATIQUE SOFA SERIES, based on the in-person, long-running Cinematique movies series at Thalian. Viewers can click on the “Rent Now” button on Thalian’s site for streaming the independent, foreign, and documentary films typically curated as part of the Cinematique experience.



Thalian Hall also has organized the PIED PIPER THEATRE Lockdown Kids Series. For thirty years, Thalian Hall has hosted New Hanover County first- and second-graders to experience live musical theater. It now is showing past performances every Thursday, Saturday, and Monday at 10 a.m. through August 10 on NHC-TV (Spectrum channels 13 or 192 and Charter channels 5 and 192) as well as every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the city of Wilmington’s GTV (channel 8).



The City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation department hosts a virtual ALLIGATOR WORKSHOP 9-10 a.m. May 7. The cost is free, but preregistration is required. Educator Becky Skiba, of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, talks about the biology, habitat, and behaviors of alligators in the state. She also discusses human interactions and why there are more encounters with alligators in the Wilmington area. The city department also holds regular nature challenges and other online activities from its Facebook page at

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