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Arts and Culture in New Bern

Find out what’s happening with the Arts and Culture scene in and around New Bern, North Carolina!

Beary Merry Christmas Kicks Off Black Friday

Berry Merry Christmas
NEW BERN, NC – Beary Merry Christmas (BMC) will be having its kickoff event on November 29, 2019 from 4:45 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.in Downtown New Bern. The event, Light Up the Season consists of the Community Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival to New Bern. Beginning in Union Point, everyone is asked to gather around […]
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Craven County Arts and Culture Grants Awarded

Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Craven Arts Council Awards eight organizations grants to promote art in our communities Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to announce the distribution of eight Grassroots Art subgrants for the 2019-2020 cycle. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens […]
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Potters Prepare Swiss Bern Christmas Village

New Bern Arts and Wellness Center
Swiss Bern Christmas Village started off as a “what if“ idea. Knowing the Beary Christmas Gingerbread House Contest would be starting, the potters at the New Bern Arts and Wellness Center (NBA &WC) saw it as an opportunity to challenge themselves and participate in a miniature fantasy world of their own. The idea took off […]
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Simon Spalding returns to Sara’s Big Apple, Every Monday in November!

Musician Simon Spalding
Simon Spalding returns to newly renovated Sara’s Big Apple, presenting an eclectic program of unplugged acoustic music every Monday evening in November. It’s a fun, informal show, as Simon shares the history and backstory behind his songs and instruments. The instruments include the familiar (violin, banjo, ukulele), and a weekly-changing selection of exotic music and […]
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Craven Community Chorus Presents: “Appalachian Christmas”

Craven Community Chorus
Craven Community Chorus Presents: “Appalachian Christmas” under the direction of Philip Evancho. The chorus will perform the Christmas Cantata “Appalachian Winter” by Joseph M. Martin. The second half the chorus will continue to get you in the Christmas spirit with Christmas songs “Christmas on Broadway”, “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Go Tell it on the Mountain” and […]
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Fun Around Town November 7 – 13, 2019

New Bern, NC
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 […]
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Craven CC’s Lifetime Learning Center continues International Film Series with ‘The Lighthouse of the Orcas’

The Lighthouse of the Orcas
New Bern, NC – The Craven Community College Lifetime Learning Center (LLC) will present “The Lighthouse of the Orcas” this Friday, Nov. 1, as part of Explorations: The International Film Series. “The Lighthouse of the Orcas,” a 2016 drama from Spain/Argentina, follows the story of Beto, a Ranger in the isolated Peninsula Valdes’ National Park […]
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