Lots of stuff to do, from fashion shows and film festivals to outdoor concerts and more.

Film: Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

The festival, which started a week ago, fires back up on Sunday, April 29, with two screenings. At 3 p.m., it's the moving documentary "My Hero Brother," about an unusual party of mountain climbers in the Himalayas: a group of people with Down syndrome led by their so-called "normal" siblings. If you can watch the trailer without shedding a tear, you are stronger than I. At 7 p.m. it's "1945," a black-and-white feature about a pair of Orthodox Jews, father and son, who return to their town after World War II to find that some villagers have claimed homes and other possessions that used to belong to people who perished in the Holocaust. Intrigue ensues. The festival continues with screenings on Monday and Tuesday, and wraps up on May 5-6. Details: April 29-May 1 and May 5-6. Most screenings at 7 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays at Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St., Wilmington. Tickets are $17 on May 6, includes buffet dinner following the film; $5 for April 29 matinee of “My Hero Brother”; all other screenings are $10, and followed by a dessert reception. 910-632-2285 or WilmingtonJFF.org

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Fashion: Forum Fashion Fiesta

This charity fashion show featuring the shops of the The Forum shopping center will help raise money for A Safe Place of Wilmington, which advocates for sex trafficking victims. With models styled by Wilmington "Style Girl" Jess James, shops on the runway will be A La Mode Boutique, Blue Hand Home, Meadowlark Shop, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Très Bleu and Zia Boutique. Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Blue Hand Home at The Forum, 1125 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington. $30. 910-256-2211.

Opera: Songs from the Silver Screen

Opera Wilmington presents this concert featuring performances of classical vocal works from well-known movies. Highlights include selections from Verdi's opera "La Traviata" (featured in "Pretty Woman"); Puccini's "La Bohème" ("Moonstruck") and "Turandot" ("The Witches of Eastwick"); and works by Gilbert & Sullivan ("Topsy-Turvy"). Plus, songs from the likes of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Singing will be cast members from Opera Wilmington's upcoming summer production of "Die Fledermaus": sopranos Shannon Kessler Dooley and Nancy King, mezzo soprano Cera Finney, tenor Michael Rallis, baritone John Dooley and bass-baritone Carl Samet. Details: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St., Wilmington. $25, $20 for museum members and students. 910-395-5999 or CameronArtMuseum.com.

Event: Brits at the Battleship car show

The British Motor Club of the Cape Fear will celebrate its 20th anniversary with this classic British car show on Saturday. Expect to see everything from Aston Martins and MGs to Jaguars, Bentleys and even a Rolls-Royce or two. Festivities include live music from the Rusty Bumpers Band, and a river taxi will run to and from downtown Wilmington. Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5 at Battleship Park, Wilmington. Free to attend, Battleship tours available for regular admission. BMCCF.org

Festival: Pender County Spring Festival

It's been a cool -- if not downright cold -- spring so far, but now that May is upon us maybe we've turned the corner. In Burgaw, they'll be welcoming the arrival of spring with the Pender County Spring Festival, featuring vendors, music, arts and crafts, children's activities, food and more. Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5 in Courthouse Square, Burgaw.

Music: Randy McQuay

If you've not yet visited downtown's rebranded Hotel Ballast, formerly the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Friday evening is a good time to do it. Wilmington bluesman Randy McQuay will be playing music on the hotel's riverside patio, everything from traditional blues to his own original tunes. McQuay's a talent who can play guitar and harmonica as well as sing, and his upbeat style should blend well with the start-of-the-weekend vibe. Details: 5-8 p.m. May 4 at the Hotel Ballast patio, 301 N. Water St., Wilmington. Free. Food available for purchase from the adjacent Board & Barrel restaurant.

Music: Boogie in the Park

Kure Beach kicks off its annual Boogie in the Park music series with tunes from country rock band Southern Trouble. The series runs on the first and third Sundays of the month through Oct. 21. Beach chairs and/or blankets are recommended, and dancing is encouraged. Details: 5-7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Ocean Front Park, 105 Atlantic Ave., Kure Beach. Free.

Music: Lyra

This Russian vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg will return to Wilmington for a Friday evening concert. The first part of the concert will feature sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church, including songs based on ancient chants and work by well-known Russian composers. The second part of the concert will feature a variety of Russian folk tunes, with the focus on comic and love songs. Details: 7:30 p.m. May 4 at Church of the Servant, 4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington. $15, with proceeds benefiting Church of the Servant's music program. 910-395-0616.

Contact John Staton at 910-343-2343 or John.Staton@StarNewsOnline.com.

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