Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21

Surfalorus Film Festival

Surfing and the Outer Banks go together like, well, the Wright Brothers and flight.

The former will be celebrated at the 8th annual Surfalorus Film Festival, sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council and the Wilmington, N.C.-based Cucalorus Festival.

There's also food, art, and music in the mix.

More than 15 surf films will be shown over three days at four locations.

The opening-night feature is “Introducing the Super Stoked Surf Mamas of Pleasure Point,” which documents a group of women who want to keep on surfing while pregnant.

“Mamas,” along with several short films, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at Dowdy Park in Nags Head.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Friday will be a night of short-films and a surf-craft exhibit at the Dare Council Arts Council in Manteo, starting at 6:30 p.m. with an opening reception.

On Saturday, the feature film “And Two If By Sea” will be shown at 5 p.m. At KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills.

It's described as a “cinematic adventure that traces the personal and professional lives of twin surfers C.J. And Damien Hobgood.”

The event wraps up with an 8 p.m. screening of “Dimensions,” produced by Outer Banks native Logan Marshall, at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills.

An awards ceremony and music will follow.

  • Where: Dowdy Park, 3005 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head; Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo: KDH Movies 10, 1803 N. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills; and Outer Banks Brewing Station, 600 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills
  • Cost: Free, except $15 at KDH Movies 10
  • Info: 252-473-5558, surfalorus.com

Sept. 23, Sept. 28, and Oct. 2

“Friends 25th: The Ones with the Anniversary”

Has it really been that long?

The TV series “Friends” debuted Sept. 25, 1994 on NBC, part of the “must-see” lineup on the network.

It was an immediate hit and ran for 10 seasons.

Not only was it funny, but it influenced popular culture and fashion and made Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe household names.

The 25th anniversary of the iconic sitcom's debut will be celebrated on Sept. 23, Sept. 28, and Oct. 2 when the TV series moves to the big screen in more than 1,000 movie theaters across the country, including KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills.

Four different digitally remastered episodes, with exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage, will be shown each night.

  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $12.50
  • Where: KDH Movies 10, 1803 N. Croatan Hwy., milepost 7, Kill Devil Hills
  • Info: fathomevents.com

Friday, Sept. 27

The Deloreans

The Deloreans are coming.

And that's all most local club-hoppers need to know.

The Virginia Beach-based sextet – four men and two women – specializes in off-the-record remakes of the glorious hits from the 1980s.

They know how to keep the party going all night long and make your body hurt so good from dancing.

Named after the ill-fated '80s car company (Marty McFly drove a Delorean in the classic movie “Back to the Future”) and dressed in fluorescent clothing and era-appropriate accessories, the group has been doing the '80s thing since 2007.

All six members of the band sing lead, which means they can cover both the classics and the guilty pleasures from the “me” decade.

The band doesn't work off a set list, but rather lets the audience determine the night's direction.

Repertoire includes Billy Idol, Madonna, Culture Club, Mr. Mister, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Culture Club, Bryan Adams, Toto, Run DMC, Rick Astley, and Gloria Estefan, among dozens of others.

  • When: 10:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
  • Where: Outer Banks Brewing Station, 600 S. Croatan Hwy., milepost 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
  • Info: 252-449-2739, obbrewing.com

Saturday, Sept. 28

Red Stapler

The Norfolk-based duo, performing a no-cover show at Fish Heads Bar and Grill in South Nags Head, uses “music with a twist” as their calling card.

That's a apt description of the style of husband-and-wife Joe Milosevich, 44, and Victoria “Vee” Sachar-Milosevich, 46, who started playing together 10 years ago.

Using the unconventional pairing of a 88-key piano (Vee) and drums (Joe), Stapler approaches music with a sense of humor and adventure.

“We're a power duo,” says Sachar-Milosevich, who's a classically-trained-musician and handles the lead vocals. “People often say you guys sound so big.”

The real “twisting” is in the arrangements of the duo's repertoire of rock, pop, hip-hop, and country songs.

Tunes like “Toxic” by Britney Spears and “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot get the chill (think jazz lounge) treatment; while Carly Rae Jepsen's mega-hit “Call Me Maybe” is re-imagined as a 1940s-style, big-band number.

And it's all girl power when Sachar-Milosevich puts her voice and keyboards on traditionally guitar-driven tunes by, among others, Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Johnny Cash.

Other artists on the duo's play list include Taylor Swift, TLC and Destiny's Child.

Sachar-Milosevich says she and Joe perform a few faithful covers, including Elton John's “Tiny Dancer.”

“We're very much a singalong band,” Vee says. “So that one (Elton) works great.”

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Cost: No cover
  • Where: Fish Heads Bar and Grill, 8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road, milepost 18.5 (Outer Banks Fishing Pier, Nags Head
  • Info: 252-4415740. fishheadsobx.com

John Harper has been covering the local entertainment scene for The Coast and Virginian-Pilot since 1994. Harper also is longtime radio broadcaster and program director on the Outer Banks and can be heard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday on the local Triple A outlet WVOD-99.1-The Sound, where Harper serves as music director. In addition, Harper can be heard on Classic Rock 104.9 and 92.3 and is an award-winning wedding DJ.

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