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Fun for All in the Week ahead!

Live Music Report

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

Thursday: January 10, 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 11, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 Justin Castellano performs. Free Music 7-10 pm

City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 Joe Baes Project offers live music from 8-11 pm $5.00 cover charge.

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

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 The Switch! Free Music!  7:30 – 11 pm.

The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine 224 Middle St., (252) 675-7486 Bruce Lynch Free Music 8-10:30 pm.
Bank of the Arts/Craven Arts Council:317 Middle St., New Bern, NC Craven Arts Council and Religious Community Services are proud to present the Annual Potters’ Throwdown featuring Strung Together on January 11th, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Bank of the Arts and Harrison Center in downtown New Bern. This annual event features potters racing to complete as many bowls as possible in one hour, educational demonstrations, and culinary competitions, all in support of Empty Bowls New Bern.
Saturday, January 12, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 Caffeinated Soul Boogie. Free Music 7-10 pm

The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 The Dust Parade  Free Music! 8-11 pm

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

Bank of the Arts/Craven Arts Council:317 Middle St., New Bern, NC Carolina Chamber Music Festival offers along with moving work of North Carolina composer Peter Askim.
$25.00 General Admission with Reception to follow.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 Down East Folk Arts Society Presents  Tom Kimmel  7- 8:30 pm Free Music. donations for the artist encouraged.

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Saturday, January 12, 2019:
Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 30 Seconds Rocks Music Bingo 9 pm with DJ!
Wednesday, January 17, 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 opens this weekend on Friday,  January 11, 2019.

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theater 514 Hancock St., (252) 633-3318 The Diary of Anne Frank opens January 18, 2019.

At The Palace

Tryon Palace has two events scheduled for the week ahead!

Saturday, January 12, 2019.

10 am. The  2019 Garden Lecture Series kicks off, Saturday, with Dr. Diana Rashash presenting “Getting the Dirt on Soils.” Dr. Rashash is the Nort Carolina Cooperative Extension Area Specialized Agent for Water Quality and Waste Management based out of Onslow County.

“Getting the Dirt on Soils” will help both homeowners and landscape professionals better understand the soil beneath them.

This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019:

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location: Tour begins and ends at the North Carolina History Center
Event Price $6 adults, $3 youth

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