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I calendar -fl ^^ HARVEST DINNER ^^? Dudley Mansion ^^B Chef Dean Neff and pastry ^^L ^^*r chef Lydia Clopton of Pinpoint Restaurant, along with guest chef Bud Taylor of Topsail Bistro, offer up a Harvest Dinner fundraiser for the Bellamy Mansion Museum. The site for the unique dinner is the historic downtown Dudley Mansion home, hosted by owner Kimberly Hayden Tickets are $175 and include two vintage cocktails, five courses, and wine pairings. Reservations are required. Info; 14 FINE ART EXHIBITION & SALE Brunswick Forest 14 BACK DOOR KITCHEN TOUR Downtown Wilmington SATURDAY Residents of Old Wilmington's annual Back Door Kitchen Tour fundraiser is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The self-guided tour lets ticketholders stop in nine homes in Wilmington's downtown historic district. This year's tour includes a Front Street mansion with views of the Cape Fear River view, actor Dennis Hopper's former condo, and others. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Info: SATURDAY Art in the Forest's second annual Fine Art Exhibition & Sale showcasing Brunswick Forest artists take 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Leland Room of the Brunswick Forest Fitness and Wellness Center, 2701 Brunswick Forest Parkway, in Leland. The event is free and open to the public. Info: ^ ^^ RANKY TANKY I M ¦ UNCW Kenan ^?^P Auditorium mu^mt ^kW Charleston, South THURSDAY Carolina-based band Ranky Tanky performs at Kenan Auditorium as part of UNCW Presents in cooperation with the Upperman African American Cultural Center. Ranky Tanky, fronted by vocalist Ouiana Parler, celebrates the timeless music of Gullah culture born in the Southeastern U.S. Sea Island region. Tickets range from $15 to $40, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Info: ^\ -fl NORTH CAROLINA ¦ OYSTER FESTIVAL mt m Ocean Isle Beach MMmmWm JL. Through October 22 The thirty-seventh annual North Carolina Oyster Festival features food, arts and crafts vendors, live bands, and of course oysters including oyster eating, oyster shucking, and oyster stew contests. A shag contest takes place Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults, and admission is free for children under 12. Info: SATURDAY ,T» ^ WILMINGTON r M MUSIC FESTIVAL W Thalian Hall -^^Mgd I The new Wilmington Music Festival kicks off with a grand opening gala concert. Set to appear is special guest soprano Christine Weidinger, who has starred in many of the world's major opera houses. Nancy King, Nikoleta Rallis, and Alexei Mejouev are among the other voice performers and musicians for the event. The gala starts at 7:30. Info: 52 WILMA OCTOBER 2017