Lumina Festival of the Arts: July 12-28th

Lumina Festival of the Arts is a celebration of the arts in the coastal south. UNCW Presents and Opera Wilmington have assembled an extraordinary roster of artists. The festival features events in opera, theatre, dance, film, music, visual art and performance poetry. We invite the entire Cape Fear community to join us on campus for these performances!

For more information on these events visit https://uncw.edu/arts/lumina

Schedule of Events:

July 12 • 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Poetry Jam
with Special Guests in music, dance, and film
Featuring projections on Kenan Auditorium by Gene Felice
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $10

July 13 • 10 a.m – 2 p.m.
Hooked on Arts
Featuring a Family-friendly performance by Mr. Mark at 11 a.m.

Kenan Lawn • FREE

July 13 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Opera Wilmington: Behind the Scenes
Mainstage Theater • FREE

July 13 • 7:30 p.m.
Footprints
Featuring dance works by Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor
Program produced by the American Dance Festival, Durham, NC
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $20-$50

July 13 • 9 p.m.
Salsa Party with Wilmington Latin Dance
UNCW Amphitheatre • FREE

July 14 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hooked on Arts
Featuring a Family-friendly performance by Mr. Scooter at 11 a.m.

Kenan Lawn • FREE

July 14 • 2 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Spotlight on Theater
Featuring recent plays by Mouths of Babes, Robin Post, Khalisa Rae, and Ed Wagenseller
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $10 per show

July 15 • 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Summer Jazz Workshop Faculty Combos
Beckwith Recital Hall • Tickets: $6

July 16 • 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Opening Reception
Courtney Johnson: Moons
CAB Gallery • FREE

July 16 • 7 p.m.
Make Trouble: Midsummer Night’s Dream
SRO Theater • Tickets: $10

July 17 • 7 p.m.
Make Trouble: Timon of Athens
SRO Theater • Tickets: $10

July 17 • 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Summer Jazz Workshop Faculty Big Band
with special guest Michael Mossman
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $20

July 18 • 10:30 a.m.
Seahawk FAM: Make Trouble: Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sensory Friendly Performance
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $5

July 18 • 7 p.m.
Make Trouble: Timon of Athens
SRO Theater • Tickets: $10

July 19 • 2 p.m.
Make Trouble: Midsummer Night’s Dream
SRO Theater • Tickets: $10

July 19 • 7 p.m.
Opera Wilmington: La Bohème
Opening Night
Mainstage Theater • $25-$60

July 19 • 7:30 p.m.
UNCW Summer Jazz Workshop Final Showcase
Kenan Auditorium • FREE

July 20 • 7:30 p.m.
Alchemical Theatre: Behind the Curtain
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $40-$60

July 21 • 3 p.m.
Opera Wilmington: La Bohème
Mainstage Theater • Tickets: $25-$60

July 22 • 7:30 p.m.
Lost Love Song
featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Regina Carter, and John Jeremiah Sullivan
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $20-$50

July 25 • 10:30 a.m.
Seahawk FAM: Shana Tucker
Sensory Friendly Performance
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $5

July 25 • 7:30 p.m.
Shana Tucker
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $20

July 26 • 5:30 p.m.
Concert Featuring Ronald Sachs Competition Winner: Jacob Wang
Beckwith Recital Hall • Tickets: $10

July 26 • 7 p.m.
Opera Wilmington: La Bohème
Mainstage Theater • Tickets: $25-$60

July 27 • 2 p.m.
Opera Wilmington: Orchestra Concert
Beckwith Recital Hall • Tickets: $20

July 27 • 7:30 p.m.
Cucalorus Film Screening of Phoenix, Oregon
Followed by a Bowling Party – Details coming soon!
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $10

July 28 • 3 p.m.
Opera Wilmington: La Bohème
Followed by a meet-and-greet with the cast in the CAB Lobby
Mainstage Theater • Tickets: $25-$60

July 28 • 6:30 p.m.
Cucalorus Presents: Campfireball featuring Dance-a-lorus Lab
Kenan Auditorium • Tickets: $10