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Bilingual Book Chat

Latino Book Discussion 

Pomegranate Books

Jan. 31, 3 p.m., Free

The chat will feature a reading and discussion of “We the Animals” by Justin Torres, a tale of the struggles of a Puerto Rican/American family and the strong relationships of three brothers. A talk will be held in English afterward. For more information call 910-452-1107 or email [email protected]


 

Fall of Fort Fisher

Battle of Sugarloaf Dune tour

Carolina Beach State Park

Jan. 31, 2 p.m., Free

University of North Carolina Wilmington history professor Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. will lead a tour discussing the days following the fall of Fort Fisher during the Civil War, exploring the Wilmington Campaign and the earthworks around Pleasure Island. For additional information call 910-458-8206.


 

At the Opera 

Metropolitan Opera Live

UNCW Lumina Theatre

Jan. 31, 1-4:45 p.m., $20-$24

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Wilmington will exhibit a production of “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” The opera, based on short stories written by E.T.A. Hoffmann, will showcase singer Vittorio Grigolo as the tormented figure in Jacques Offenbach’s masterpiece. For more information call 910-962-3195 or visit www.unc.edu/olli


 

Black History Month Film

“The Learning Tree”

New Hanover Public Library

Feb. 1, 2 p.m., Free

Kick off the Black History Month Film Festival with a screening of “The Learning Tree,” the first feature-length film directed by an African American, Gordon Parks, in 1969. The picture is based on Parks’ own autobiography and is for mature audiences only. Call 910-798-6341 for details.

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