Fun Found Around Town May 2 – 8, 2019

New Bern, NC

Live Music Options

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

 

Thursday: May 2, 2019

Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Patrick Reid who 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!!!

Orringer Hall, Craven Community College.“A Musical Journey thru America” will be offered by the Craven Community Chorus. Performance starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $5.00 Call 252-670-0230.

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes Mark McKenzie who will make you sing and dance from 7-10 pm

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

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

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 offers the music of Sometimes Lions 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 Rural Route Romance this Friday 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music to welcome your weekend!

Craven County Jaycee’s Fairgrounds welcomes the music of Joe Brown and The Band for a night of fun and funky music at the fair. Music starts at 7 pm and plays until 10 pm!

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Harley-Davidson of New Bern 1613 US Highway 70 E (252) 633-4060, Celebrates the Spring riding season with their Annual open house. Demo rides, free food, drink and live music by Core Sound. The fun starts at 11 am and runs all day until 4 pm 

Riverside United Methodist Church – RUMC Ukulele Hoalohas of Oriental will perform a free concert at 3 pm. Donations are welcome.

Orringer Hall, Craven Community College.“A Musical Journey thru America” will be offered by the Craven Community Chorus. Performance starts at 3 pm. Tickets are $5.00 Call 252-670-0230.

Centenary United Methodist Church 300 New St., will host a Memorial Concert with Paul Saik and Megan Johnson. Doors open at 6 pm. Music starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and the money raised will go to RCS Bee Renovation Campaign.

Southern Gentlemen Barbershoppers’ 25th Annual Show 7:30 p.m. at Grover C. Fields Middle School Performing Arts Center. Call 252-288-9132. The Chorus appreciates your support which goes a long way in enabling the Chorus to help support such charities as Merci Clinic, the Coastal Women’s Shelter and the opioid recovery program of Hope Clinic in Bayboro.

The Garage 1209 US Highway 70 East (252) 288-5585 welcomes all to come jam. If you enjoy playing out for people and don’t have a gig, come to the Garage and jam. Music to rock you from 7-10 pm.

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

The Brown Pelican 411 Broad St., (252) 631-5008 welcomes Ravenz Bru live from 8-11 pm

Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant 415 S Front St., (252) 635-0322 offers live music on the deck 7:30 pm until 11 pm. Free music for your weekend!

 

Monday, May 6, 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 7, 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.

City Stage New Bern, 901B Pollock St., (252) 631-5122 welcomes an offering of Irish Music on the first Tuesday of each month. Music starts at 7 pm and plays until 9 pm.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 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 2, 2019

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

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

City Stage New Bern 901 B Pollock St (252) 631-5122 offers Karaoke Friday Nights. Fun and good times start at 8 pm.

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

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

 

Wednesday, May 8, 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, May 3, 2019 

First Friday: Civil War Medicine Cullman Performance Hall in N.C. History Center 2:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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

Palace Contemporaries Launch Party Tryon Palace Gardens. Guests should enter through the gates on Eden Street. 5:30pm to 7:00pm

 

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

Walk-in Bathtub’s Improv Show, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

New Bern Civic Theatre 414 Pollock St, 252-633-056 is getting ready for their next production of Mama Mia coming up in May.

RiverTowne Players Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St., (252) 633-3318 is also getting ready for their next production which will be Little Women which kicks off this weekend with the opening slated for May 3, 2019, 7:30 pm.

 

Other Groups and Activities

Craven County Jaycees

 

The fair is still in town and running through May 5th: Craven County Fair at the Craven County Fairgrounds, 3700 Hwy 70 E. Presented by The Craven County Jaycee’s.

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

First Friday: Civil War Medicine, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

3rd: NC Pre-Kindergarten Program and Head Start Program, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the New Bern Mall. Call 252-244-3225 (Pre-Kindergarten) or 252-223-1680 (Head Start). Presented by Craven County Schools and Coastal Community Action, Inc.

4th Annual Brews & Bites on the River, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the New Bern Riverfront at the end of Broad St. Presented by Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow. Call 252-617-0757.

New Bern Walks a Mile, 5:00 p.m. – 6:0 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-637-5706.

Vanceboro Strawberry Festival and Parade. Call 252-229-6881.

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Craven County Clean Sweep is having a Sweep on Saturday, May 4th, 9 am. Meet in the parking lot next to the County Government Building. Supplies and a place to pick up litter will be given to participants. Come and help your community.

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

Center for Personal Evolution 606 Pinetree Drive Psychic Saturday is the theme and reading are offered from 1-5 pm. This event invites you to come out and receive messages, good vibes and healing messages from intuitives that live locally to you in and around the New Bern area. There will also be healing opportunities such as Shamanic Healing, Reiki Healing & Massage.

Vanceboro Strawberry Festival and Parade. Call 252-229-6881.

3rd Annual Ride to Remember, 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at HomePlace Assisted Living, 1309 McCarthy Blvd. Presented by Alzheimer’s North Carolina. Call 252-637-7133

Festival of Fun, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Lawson Creek Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2901

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Coastal Women’s Forum Dinner with Guest Speaker Nancy Nelson Difede, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lunch and Learn: A Distant Mirror: Craven County and Reflections on the Great War 1917-1920 with Mark Sandvigen. 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

1st – 10th: Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts at various locations. Presented by Craven County Recreation and Parks. Call 252-636-6606.

 

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.

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 25, 2019:

New Bern & Beyond with the New Bern Podsquad Episode 116

by Tracey Stones

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