Fun Found Around Town May 16-22, 2019

Live Music Options

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

Thursday: May 16, 2019

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

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

Persimmons Restaurant, 100 Pollock St. (252) 514-0033 offers the sounds of Strung Together on the deck of the restaurant from 7:30-9:30 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, May 17, 2019

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 has been offering live music each Friday and Saturday from 7-10 pm. This week it is Tommy Duzan Sr., welcoming you to the weekend. Serving the food will be Lil Johnny’s Crab Shack

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Big Jim Kohler Band sharing songs from 7-10 pm.

Orringer Auditorium The songs and stories from the lives of Broadway’s legendary writing team!! Song by Lewis n Clark for tickets contact Megan Johnson at 252-638-7273

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Third Degree Bern 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 Ravenz Bru this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

It is a special Saturday afternoon at Sara’s Big Apple 1150 Broad Creek Rd, (252) 636-2555 offers the fun sounds of Big Jim Kohler Band sharing songs from 12-3 pm. Come enjoy some pizza, have a cold beer and enjoy the music the king of the Bear City Blues! See you for lunch as we Celebrate new owner/manager Sara Walston and her expansion plans to serve the Fairfield Harbour area!

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Joe Baes Project jamming your favorite rock tunes from 7-10 pm. Serving the food will be La Cocina Del Coqui

BrÜtopia 1201 Highway 70 E, (252) 631-5142 welcomes Caffeinated Soul Boogie sharing songs from 7-10 pm. GiGi Snack Shack food truck will be on site serving snacks from 5 pm to 9 pm

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Chuck Phillps Band They will provide the FREE original grooves from 8-11 pm.

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music by this Saturday on the deck rocking the classics we all love from 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

Bank of the Arts 317 Middle St. presents At The Gallery offering the Broadway fame of Sondheim who wrote over 20 musicals! Tonight the music will be celebrated with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm and a performance by Ciara DiNapoli and Tyler Griffin! Tickets $20 for members, $25 for non-members

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Concert in the Park, 6:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by the Craven Community Concert Band.

 

Monday, May 20, 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, May 21, 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, May 22, 2019:

City Stage New Bern 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, May 16, 2019

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

 

Friday, May 17, 2019

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

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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

 

Wednesday, May 22, 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

Saturday, May 18, 2019 

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Tryon Palace’s Gates. Call 252-639-3524.

Colonial Market Day, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Tryon Palace Grounds. Call 252-639-3500.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth, 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Gates. Call 252-639-3524.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 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, Mama Mia!, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-634-9057.

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., Little Women the Musical, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

 

Other Groups and Activities From The Calendar

 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

African American Lecture Series: The Maid Brigade, 7:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Bite of the Night, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at participating restaurants in Downtown New Bern. Benefiting MERCI Clinic. Call 252-633-1599 ext. 101.

Fundraiser Gala: 2019 Father Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the New Bern Golf & Country Club. Benefiting True Justice International.

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

 

Pancake Pursuit 5K & 10K, 7:45 a.m. at the Taberna Golf and Country Club. Presented by the Twin Rivers YMCA. Call 252-638-8799.

Bern Garden Plein Air Event, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Union Point Park, Tryon Palace Outer Gardens, and the Master Gardeners Cooperative Extension Garden. Presented by the Craven Arts Council & Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

Free Horticultural Workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. presented by Craven Cooperative Extension. Call 252-633-1477.

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019:

Concert in the Park, 6:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by the Craven Community Concert Band.

 

Monday, May 20, 2019

New Bern Toastmasters Meeting with Speaker Randy Eubanks, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty, 1320 McCarthy Blvd.

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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) 633-3804

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.

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 Podsquad

Wendy Card, Susan Moffat-Thomas, Tracey Stones, Colleen Roberts, Kathy Morrison, and Charles Tendell

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 on May 9, 2019:

New Bern & Beyond with the New Bern Podsquad Episode 116

by Tracey Stones

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