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Fun Around Town October 31 – November 6, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019 

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) 514-0033 offers the music of Lewis & Clark 6:30-9:30 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Open Mic is hosted by Charlie Duzan. Sign up starts at 7 pm. The music starts at 8 pm. Pack up the gear bag and come jam!!! All are welcome to attend and participate.

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Garage  1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 has been offering live music each Friday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m. This week they will be rocking the blues grooves courtesy of on tap to entertain you on Friday.

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Ed Prophet will be in town sharing songs from 7-10 p.m.

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) 514-0033 offers the music of Hank Barbee & The Dust Parade 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Brown Pelican  411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Michael Watkins will be in town this Friday with FREE music offered 7-10 p.m.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers the fun country music of The Wannabees live this Friday from 7:30 pm until 11 p.m. Free music to groove you into the weekend!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) 514-0033 offers live music on Saturday night with tunes served from 6:30-9:30 pm

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes the fun music stylings of Big Jim Kohler sharing songs tonight from 7-10 pm.

The Garage  1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585  brings the music. will be here sharing songs you know and love. Music kicks off at 7 pm and plays until 10 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music from 8:00-11:00 pm with Ed Prophet.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by The BiPolar Express. Music offered plays from 7:30-11 on the deck.

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Madame Z’s November Pride. Showtime is 8-11 pm and tickets are available at the door.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St (252) 514-0033 welcomes Andrea Owens under the sails this Sunday evening for dinner on the deck. Music plays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.


Monday, November 4, 2019


Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd (252) 636-2555 welcomes Simon Spalding  live  6-8 pm

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008. Welcome the week with a blues jam hosted by Big Jim Kohler Band. Music starts at 7 pm jam starts at 8 pm and music and fun last until 9 pm!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 Welcomes Honky Tonk Tuesday with your hosts Michael Watkins and Charlie Duzan. The music starts at 7 pm. All country music lovers are welcome to come out and jam. All are welcome.

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 offers Irish Music Sessions with Simon Spalding and Friends. Music is offered from 7-9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

City Stage New Bern


City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 The Down East Folk Art Society  (DEFAS) welcomes Jane Kramer to town. Music plays 7-9 pm and admission is free. Donations for this traveling artist are encouraged.


Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games

Thursday, October 31, 2019

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E (252) 631-5142 30 Seconds Rocks 6:30 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 Karaoke with Diane Dees 8 PM – 12 AM


Friday, November 1, 2019

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 offers Karaoke Friday Nights at City Stage!

Attitudes Pub & Grille 32 Shoreline Dr., River Bend (252) 633-2006 Karaoke with Diane Dees 8 pm – 12 am


Saturday, November 2, 2019

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


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mickey Milligan’s Billiards 3411 Trent Rd. (252) 637-3711 offers Music Trivia with DJ Krispy. Round One goes down 7-8:30 pm Round Two 8:30-10 pm. Come out for prizes and enjoy the fun.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 TRIVIA NIGHT! The fun starts at 7 pm.

Beer Army Burger Company 313 Pollock St., (252) 288-5814. TRIVIA NIGHT starts at 7 pm

At The Palace

Tryon Palace Family Fun

Friday, November 1, 2019

First Friday: Candlelight – A Décor Sneak Peek!


Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Lasting Impact of the Barbour Boat Vessels of World War II 2:00-3:00 p.m. Location: Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center. This event is Free.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

On The Big Screen

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd., enccinemas.com

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

Our Stages

New Bern Civic Theatre 414 Pollock St, (252) 634-9057 For info and show tickets visit their website.  www.newberncivictheatre.org This Saturday evening they will present another fun night with the cast and crew of  Walk-In Bathtub November Improv Show!

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., Call 252-633-3318. For more information and tickets to shows visit www.RiverTownePlayers.org

Other Groups and Activities From The Calendar

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Annual Night at the Barn, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Brice’s Creek Bible Church. Call 252-675-3937.

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat! at Toyota of New Bern welcomes kids for treats from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Halloween Dance Party and Costume Contest!  The City Stage, 901 Pollock St. Welcomes all to come in their best costumes for fun and prizes.


Friday, November 1, 2019

1st: The Lighthouses of Orcas, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Orringer Auditorium. Presented by the Lifetime Learning Center at Craven Community College. Call 252-633-2618.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

2nd: Colors for Cancer 10K/5K/1M, 9:00 a.m. at 2790 Landscape Way.

2nd: 19th Annual Crystal Coast Band Classic, gates open at 8:25 a.m. at Havelock High School. Hosted by the Havelock Marching Rams.

2nd: New Bern Cars and Coffee, 11:00 a.m. at Persimmons Restaurant.

2nd: Craven Resource Council Block Party, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Jasper G. Hayes Omega Center, 800 Cedar St. Call 252-633-9599.


Sunday, November 3, 2019

7th Annual New Bern Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Registration: 2:00 p.m.; Walk: 3:00 p.m. at The Galley Stores and Marina. Call 919-803-8285 ext. 8338.

MERCI on Middle, 5:30 p.m. on Middle St. Benefiting MERCI Clinic. https://newbernhistorical.org/product/the-last-pow-encore-2/Call 252-633-1599.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Coastal Women’s Forum Dinner, 5:30 p.m. at the Chelsea Restaurant.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Last POW presented by Steve Tyson will take place at the Cullman Auditorium, located in the History Center 529 S Front St. The Presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $10. per ticket. To get tickets, follow this link: Ticket for The Last POW

Fourth Annual Professional Women’s Conference, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at The Flame Banquet Center. Call 252-637-3111.


Check Out Our Library!


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Monster Mash ~ 4:30-5:30 p.m. ~ Grades K-5 ~ Unleash your inner monster; it’s time for a Halloween bash. You’ll catch on in a flash! Stories, activities, and refreshments—OH MY! It’s sure to be a smash! Dress in costume if you dare. Registration is required. Auditorium


Friday, November 1, 2019

TOTs – Time Out for Toddlers ~  9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 months to 3 ~ Join Toady the Frog for books, rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and puppets! Children’s Mini-Theater


Saturday, November 2, 2019 

Tai Chi Easy with Jan ~ 9:30-10:30 a.m. ~ Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow participants of any ability or age to follow along. Please bring a mat or towel & water. Auditorium


Monday, November 4, 2019

iPad Basicsv~ 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Students will learn to use
their Apple iPad: basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills
necessary, but an Apple iPad or iPad Mini (any generation) is required. Registration is required

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Beginning Internet ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is a
2-day class designed to introduce new computer users to the mouse
and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s
online catalog. No computer skills are necessary. Part two of the series will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday. November 6, 2019

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: NaNoWriMo Write-In ~ 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.vDrop in to Write In during our NaNoWriMo days to put pen to paper or cursor to text-end! We will provide coffee, writing resources, and a quiet space to focus and write. Note: On Nov. 27th
the program will end at 4:00 p.m. Conference Room

Don’t Forget These Places

Be sure to visit like the New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page created by Bob and Joanne Friedman.

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 (252) 633-3804

Solve a mystery at the Bear Towne Escape Room (919) 288-4764

Take flight 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.

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

Craven County Recreation & Parks (252) 636-6606.

New Bern Farmer’s Market is open for business Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesdays: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Stop, shop and enjoy the day meeting our vendors.

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 theater, 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

Churches & Cemeteries Tour,

Historic Homes Tour, Revolutionary War Heritage Tour,

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

Trolley Tour (252) 637-7316.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatian National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sun-dew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatian 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 Croatian National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (252) 638-5628

New Bern Now’s Podsquad

Listen to our latest show: October 17 – 31, 2019:

If you don’t have time to listen to the entire episode, click here to see the show notes and listen to parts of the episode.

New Bern Now’s Podcast is an in-depth review of the great happenings in and around town

by Tracey Stones