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Fun Around Town November 7 – 13, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019 

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 Queen 4NC Campaign fundraiser with Bryan Mayer. Tickets available here.

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 8, 2019


BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes the talented Justin Castellano who will be in town sharing songs from 7-10 p.m.

The Brown Pelican  411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of  David Robinson 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 Switch live this Friday from 7:30 pm until 11 p.m. Free music to groove you into the weekend!


Saturday, November 9, 2019

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Pete Pawsey sharing songs tonight from 7-10 pm.

The Garage  1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585  Sam Lewis brings the music. He 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 Joe Brown & The Band offering music for the people. Come dance.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by the party rockers, from SC, The Jan Michael Fields Band  Music offered plays from 7:30-11 on the deck.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

4th Annual Rockin’ Relief For Homeless Veteran  Its the 4th annual event with music guests Tommy Duzan, Peace Soldier and Idlewild South (Allman brothers tribute band) $20 for tickets (includes lunch) available at Mitchell’s Hardware on Craven St in downtown New Bern and Fullers Music on Trent Rd. or online at peacesoldierband.com


Monday, November 11, 2019



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 12, 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.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

City Stage New Bern


City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 The blues are the mood. Music with a feeling plays 7-9 pm and admission is free. Big Jim Kohler and Friends


Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games

Thursday, November 7, 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 8, 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 9, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 12, 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.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 Team Feud Trivia starts at 8 p.m.

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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Garden Lecture Series – November & Book Signing  Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Veterans Day at Tryon Palace Tryon Palace, North Carolina History Center 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans, and their dependents and minor children in honor of Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology 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 weekend is the opening for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m.

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Open House: Coastal Carolina Regional Airport’s Master Plan Update, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Corner Stone Church, 2304 Hwy 70. Call 252-638-8591 x 222.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Field of Flags

ArtWalk – New Bern, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts, Greater Good Gallery, and numerous locations in Downtown and around New Bern. 252-638-2577.

5th Annual Bacon and Brew Festival, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Benefiting the United Way of Coastal Carolina. Call 252-637-2460.

Field of Flags at Union Point Park. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 886, proudly honor the service and sacrifice of Veterans of our community and America in a “Field of Flags” will be on display November 8th through the holiday weekend and until Tuesday, November 12th.


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Coastal Photo Club’s Fall Major Competition, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church.


Monday, November 11, 2019

Devoted To A Soldier at the VFW Post 2514, 3850 S Butler Rd. Call 603-234-7435

Veterans Day Luncheon, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Temple Church. Presented by The Craven County Veterans’ Council. Call 252-631-1046.

Annual Gingerbread Contest & Display entry form deadline.  Houses on display Nov. 22 – Dec 30 in various downtown locations. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Veterans Entrepreneurship Opportunities Lunch and Learn, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Small Business Center at Craven Community College. Call 252-638-1166.

Devoted To A Soldier at the VFW Post 2514, 3850 S Butler Rd. Call 603-234-7435.


Check Out Our Library!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Beginning Internet ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m. ~ This is part 2 of 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.

Children’s Story Hour ~ Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Grades K-2
~ An after-school adventure of storytelling and creative activities.
Children’s Mini-Theater

StorySeekers ~ Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ~ Ages 10-12 ~
Children develop storytelling techniques including oral storytelling,
puppetry, and creative dramatics. This program is closed to new
participants at this time. Auditorium

Artist of the Month ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. ~ The library
welcomes Cora Mae Pipkins, the Twin Rivers Artists Association’s
November Artist of the Month. Join us for a reception and viewing of
her artwork. Auditorium

Friday, November 8, 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 9, 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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Nite Owls Book Club~ 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ The library’s
evening book club will discuss My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth
Strout. The reading group is closed to new participants at this time.

Wednesday. November 13, 2019

Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27: NaNoWriMo Write-In ~ 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Drop 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. Registration required. Conference Room

InBeTWEEN Wednesdays ~ 4:00-5:30 p.m. ~
Grades 3-5 ~ Game-ology ~ Celebrate International Games Day
and International Games Week this November! Think you’ve got
game? Come play literary versions of these fun games: Would You
Rather; Jenga; Rock, Paper, Scissors; Bingo; and more! Registration required.

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 31- November 13, 2019:

New Bern Now Podsquad
Kathy Morrison, Rich Sheridan, George Oliver, Colleen Roberts, Susan Moffat-Thomas, Wendy Card, and Charles Tendell

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