Fun Found Around Town April 11-17, 2019

Live Music Options This Week

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

Thursday: April 11, 2019

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Jason Addams tonight from 6-9 pm upstairs in the piano bar.

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes Alisa Mike. Music is offered from 7-9 pm

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

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

ArtWalk – New Bern features live music at Community Artists Gallery & Studios, Inc featuring music by Dan Jam Philips.

New Bern Farmers Market 2019 Bern Summer Blast Enjoy the sounds of the Band Of Oz and North Tower Band. Tickets $20 in advance and $25 at the door, children under 12(with an adult) are free tickets available at; newbernchamber.chambermaster.com

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Bruce Lynch will be sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

Triple Play Restaurant & Sports Bar 111 Williams Rd, welcomes live music by Gary Dudley and Maxxtones. Live music starts at 9 pm.

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008  offers the music of Rick Huff this Friday with FREE music offered 7-10 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by Chocolate Chip & Company Band this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

The City Stage 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes All My Rowdy Friends. Music starts at 8 pm.

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd offers live music offered by Ashton Ward from 6-8 pm in the back room.

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC. (252) 631-5142.  Free Music 7-10 pm featuring the songs offered by Rob Lightner. Come out and support local music, local food, and cold local brew.

The Garage 1209 Highway 70 East, offers live music by Marron Chaplin from 7-10 pm

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 welcomes Core Sound Live! Free Music! 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 welcomes the party grooves of TrainWreck.  Free music 7:30-11 pm.

 

Monday, April 15, 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, April 16, 2019

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

 

Wednesday, April 17, 20019:

The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes. Big Jim Kohler & Friends. Music plays 7-9 pm and music is free.

 

Karaoke/Trivia/Other Games:

Thursday, April 11, 2019

 

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

 

Saturday, April 12, 2019

 

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

 

Wednesday, April 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

 

At The Palace

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019

Spring Heritage Plant Sale The Spring Heritage Plant Sale will be open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Supplies are limited so come early for the best selection.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 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., http://www.enccinemas.com/

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

 

Our Stages:

West Craven High School Performing Arts Center. 2600 Streets Ferry Rd., Vanceboro presents Carrie The Musical Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

New Bern Civic Theater 414 Pollock St, 252-633-056 This Friday and Saturday evening they welcome London Suite by Neil Simon (performed by Walk-in Bathtub), 7:30 p.m.

Other Groups and Activities:

Thursday, April 11, 2019  

7th Annual Fashion Show at the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Presented by Peacock’s Plume benefiting the Coastal Women’s Shelter. Call 252-638-4509.

 

Friday, April 12, 2019 

Uncorked – A Wine Tasting 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

Heritage Homes Tour Join the New Bern Historical Society in Celebrating New Bern, its heritage, beauty, and resilience! We will celebrate our remarkable community with a very special Heritage Homes Tour on April 12-13. The tour will showcase some of the finest homes in all five historic districts: Downtown, Ghent, Riverside, Dryborough, and DeGraffenreid. You’ll also enjoy music, and a garden party featuring delicious refreshments, with a special visit from historic characters. Tickets available online at www.NewBernHistorical.org/tickets. Also at our office at 511 Broad Street and at Mitchell’s Hardware and Bank of the Arts, and both New Bern Harris Teeters.

Spring Garden Lovers’ Weekend Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free in conjunction with the New Bern Historical Society’s 2019 Heritage Homes Tour, Friday through Sunday, April 12-14 in historic downtown New Bern. Enjoy a variety of spring blooming plants, including tulips, irises, and more, throughout the 16 acres of gardens of Tryon Palace during Garden Lovers’ Weekend. Gardens will be free and open to the public Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Interior tours require the purchase of a ticket. Discounted admission with presentation of a 2019 Heritage Homes Tour ticket. Tryon Palace garden shop will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Heritage Homes Tour Continues  Tickets available online at www.NewBernHistorical.org/tickets.

Spring Garden Lovers’ Weekend Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free in conjunction with the New Bern Historical Society’s 2019 Heritage Homes Tour, in historic downtown New Bern. Enjoy a variety of spring blooming plants, including tulips, irises, and more, throughout the 16 acres of gardens of Tryon Palace during Garden Lovers’ Weekend. Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interior tours require the purchase of a ticket. Discounted admission with presentation of a 2019 Heritage Homes Tour ticket. Tryon Palace garden shop will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Yard Sale benefiting Craven County Charities, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the corner of US 17 and Trent Rd. (old Kia Dealership). Presented by the New Bern Civitan Club.

Coastal Photo Club’s Spring Major Competition, 9:00 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 309 New St.

Eastern Carolina Pottery Festival, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by the Craven Arts Council & Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Lawson Creek Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2901.

Totally Egg-cellent Eggstravaganza, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Broad Creek Christian Church. Call 252-637-3727.

Annual BBQ Pork and Chicken Fundraiser, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Rhems Volunteer and Fire Rescue, 5860 Hwy 17 S. Call 252-637-3365.

Saturday Sessions, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Bear Plaza. Presented by Swiss Bear, Inc. Call 252-288-9825.

Great Glow Run 5K Run/Walk, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by Easter Seals UCP. Call 800-662-7119.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Join the Coastal Women’s Forum for Lunch with Speaker Lilibeth Serrano Vélez – USFWS,

 

Don’t Forget To Check Out these Places:

For more Live  Music News, sign up an keep the beats with me, Tracey Stones, on my site, NCMZ.live,

Also, 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) 633-3804Solve 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.

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, and Churches & Cemeteries Tour, Historic Homes Tour, Revolutionary War Heritage Tour, and Walk to Remember Tour (based on Nicholas Sparks books)  (252) 637-0250Bear Town Bears self-guided tour; New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park (252) 638-8558,Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (252) 636-0716Trolley Tour (252) 637-7316.T

ake 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.

Listen to New Bern and Beyond’s Podcast for an in-depth review of the great happenings in and around town! Here’s our latest show from April 11, 2019:

New Bern & Beyond with the New Bern Podsquad Episode 115

 

by Tracey Stones

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