Fun For All in the Week Ahead

Weekend New Bern NC

Live Music Report

At Press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm

Thursday: January 17, 2019

City Stage New Bern,901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122; A M Serenades Alisa E. Mike, Vocalist offers Evening Serenade 7-9 pm. Free music

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Open Mic. Sign up starts at 7 pm Music starts at 8 pm. Pack up the gear bag and come jam!!!

Friday, January 18, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 Local stringer, Ed Prophet performs. Free Music 7-10 pm

City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 Simon Spalding offers live music from 8-11 pm

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Ryan Rubich Free Music! 7-10 pm

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322  Free Music!  7:30 – 11 pm.Featuring the sounds of Pamlico based party band, Saltwater Gold

The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine 224 Middle St., (252) 675-7486 Tommy Duzan, Sr. Free Music 8-10:30 pm.
Saturday, January 19, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142. Pete Pawsey Duo Free Music 7-10 pm

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Gary Dudley & The Maxxtones  Free Music! 8-11 pm

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 Night Shift offers the good times with their music from 7:30 pm

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Welcomes the week with a blues Jam at the dirty bird. All are welcome, 6-8 pm hosted by Big Jim Kohler Band

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 Big Jim Kohler Band and Jam. Live music 7-9:30 pm. Free Music. donations for the host band encouraged.

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Thursday, January 17, 2019: 
BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E  (252) 631-5142 30 Seconds Rocks 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 19, 2019: 
Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 30 Seconds Rocks Music Bingo 9 pm with DJ!
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 TRIVIA NIGHT Fun starts at 7 pm.
Beer Army Burger Company 313 Pollock St., (252) 288-5814. TRIVIA NIGHT starts at 7 pm


Our Stages (Theater)

New Bern Civic Theatre, 414 Pollock St., (252) 634-9057 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the Musical opened last weekend and continues this weekend

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theater 514 Hancock St., (252) 633-3318 The Diary of Anne Frank opens this weekend with the opening show on Friday, January 18, 2019.

At The Palace


Saturday, January 19, 2019:


Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Tryon Palace’s Gates. Call 252-639-3524.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Gates. Call 252-639-3524.

Groups and Other Activities

Saturday, January 19, 2019:

USCG Auxiliary Boating Basics Course, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center. Call 978-502-6750.

12th Annual Local Authors Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant. Presented by The Twin Rivers Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Call 252-637-9499.

Revitalize New Bern: A Creative Call, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the New Bern Arts and Wellness Center. Call 252-497-8928.

Freedom Ball Fundraising Gala, 6:00 p.m. at Copper Ridge on The Neuse, 2706 Old Cherry Point Rd. Benefiting True Justice International. Call 252-631-5111.

On The Big Screen

Bear Town Cinema 6: 2806 Trent Rd., (252) 638-1820

Don’t Forget To Check Out these Places:

For more Live  Music News, sign up an keep the beats with,  and be sure to like the New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page.

Check out Jungle Jump of New Bern – it’s an indoor bounce arena with an obstacle course and arcade games (252) 772-3742;  go skating at Rollerland (633-3804), solve a mystery at the Bear Towne Escape Room (919) 288-4764, or try paramotoring with ParaFlight (703) 963-7389. Do you prefer ballroom dancing? Visit the Rivertowne Ballroom (252) 637-2003.

Take advantage of over 20 parks and recreation facilities maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation( 252) 639-2901 and Craven County Recreation & Parks (252) 636-6606. Introduce your dog(s) to new friends or just let them run around at the Down East Dog Park at Glenburnie Park, please know that you need to register first and receive the gate code before you can enter (252) 639-2901.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library as they have a lot of fun programs, events, and resources! They offer children’s programs, computer usage, and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, children’s theatre, movie screenings, and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! (252) 638-7800.

Learn more about our town by taking a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: African American Heritage Tour, Architectural Walking Tour, and Churchs & Cemeteries Tour, Historic Homes Tour, Revolutionary War Heritage Tour, and Walk to Remember Tour (based on Nicholas Sparks books)  (252) 637-0250 Bear Town Bears self-guided tour; New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park (252) 638-8558, Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (252) 636-0716, and Trolley Tour (252) 637-7316.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (252) 638-5628.

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Tracey Stones