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Fun For All in the Week Ahead

New Bern NCLive Music Report

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

Thursday: January 3, 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 4, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 Irish Robinson. Free Music 7-10 pm Food Truck: Nest Cafe

City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 CLOSED

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

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

The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine 224 Middle St., (252) 675-7486 Reylando Moreno Free Music 8-10:30 pm
Saturday, January 5, 2019

BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142 Mykel Barbee. Free Music 7-10 pm Food Truck on site 5-9 pm La Cocina Del Coqui!

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


Tuesday, January 8, 2019
City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 Irish Music Sessions, Free Music stars at 7 pm.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
City Stage New Bern, 901 B Pollock St. (252) 631-5122 Big Jim Kohler Band and Jam 7-10 pm Free Music

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Saturday, January 5, 2019:
Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 30 Seconds Rocks Music Bingo 9 pm with DJ!
Wednesday, January 9, 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 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

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., (252) 639-3500. Its a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Costume Shop. 2 pm. Admission is $6 Adults and $3 for children.

On The Big Screen

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

Group Activities and More Fun Stuff

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Nexus Poets: 252-617-0939 Open Mic Poetry Night at The Harrison Center, 311 Middle St. Featured poet this month Jo Ann Steger Hoffman Free event starts at 7 pm.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019:

New Bern Historical Society: 252-638-8558 The Story of Ghent, Lunch and Learn Session with John Leys. 11 am – 1 pm Location The Chelsea, 335 Middle St., (252) 637-5469

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 (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 (637-2003).

Take advantage of over 20 parks and recreation facilities maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation (639-2901) and Craven County Recreation & Parks (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 (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! (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) (637-0250); Bear Town Bears self guided tour; New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park (638-8558), Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716), and Trolley Tour (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 (638-5628).

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