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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!

Medieval Games Workshop – Yote

Bear's Lair Games
Simon Spalding and Bear’s Lair Games are offering a fifth Medieval Games Workshop, featuring the West African game “Yote” (pronounced “Yo-TAY”), on Sunday afternoon January 7. The workshop is free, and is open to anyone and everyone.  Historical games are fun for historical reenactors, strategy game lovers, SCA members, Renaissance Festival performers, and anyone who […]
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New Bern Now Podsquad’s Year in Review 2017

New Bern Now's Podsquad
When I was gathering all the information from the 2017 Podcasts, I didn’t realize the broad spectrum and variety of hundreds of topics we covered to include individuals, local businesses, and non-profits. Reflecting back, we had interesting guests and terrific memories that we’d like to share with you. Below is a summary of each show […]
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NC Symphony
Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 7:30PM New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front St. Explore the beauty and depth of expression in music for string orchestra. The joyful Serenade for Strings echoes the happiness Dvořák was enjoying as a newlywed and new father. Enjoy the high-energy rhythms of Kilar’s nature-inspired Orawa and a jaunty […]
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Explorations: The International Film Series

A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove, Sweden (2012) Rescheduled for Friday, January 12 Comedy, Drama – 116 mins – PG-13 – Languages: Swedish / Persian Despite being deposed as president of his condo’s resident association, 59-year-old misanthrope Ove continues to plague his neighbors with dictatorial demands. But when Ove’s new neighbor runs over his mailbox, the old […]
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January Events Live at The City Laundry

Live at The City Laundry
Tuesdays – World Tavern Poker, Two Seatings – 7pm and 9pm. World Tavern Poker is America’s #1 Bar Poker League! Similar to a dart or pool league, you will be playing in free Texas Hold ‘em poker tournaments each week. The top players receive points and rankings for the chance to move on to Tavern, […]
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New Year’s Eve Celebrations in and around New Bern

Sidewalk Bench, NBN Calendar
31st: New Year’s Overnight Party for Kids, 6:00pm – 8:00am (Mon) at New Bern Gymnastics. Call 252-635-2100. 31st: New Year’s in Motown, 6:30pm at The Flame Catering and Banquet Center. Call 252-633-1193. 31st: New Year’s Eve Party with 3 Day Weekend, 8:00pm at Monette’s, 4001 Old Cherry Point Rd. Call 252-229-7014. 31st: Madame Z’s New Year’s Eve Burlesque, 8:00pm […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events New Bern
1st – Dec 24th: Beary Merry Christmas throughout Downtown New Bern. Visit for detailed event information. 22nd: Santaland Diaries and Santa Responds, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007. 23rd: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043. There are also all kinds of things to do in and around town. […]
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Dennis Warner in Concert

Dennis Warner in Concert
Friday, January 12, Trent River Coffee Company Saturday, January 13, Joslyn Hall Performing in over 100 cities each year, Folk/Americana musician and entertainer, Dennis Warner has established a well-deserved reputation for captivating audiences with his smooth vocals, distinguished songs, enthusiastic personality and stellar playing on both six and twelve string guitars. For his song writing […]
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“Hunger and Poverty” Show

Tiny Soles by Bill Lease
Exhibition highlighting the effects of poverty on our community at Bank of the Arts January 4 – 13, 2018 Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present “Hunger and Poverty:  A Shared Responsibility & Promise” in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts from January 4th to the 13th. This exhibition is on […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – December 18th

New Bern and Beyond Podcast
Episode 84 Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Rich Sheridan, Jane Maulucci, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, NC and […]
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Weekend Packed with Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Holidays in New Bern
1st – Dec 24th: Beary Merry Christmas throughout Downtown New Bern. Visit for detailed event information. 15th: Lunch and Learn: Holiday Traditions, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 15th: Savoureux – Meet the Artist, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at The Sanctuary Gallery. Call 252-571-8562. 15th: 2nd Marine Aircraft Band Christmas Concert, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the […]
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“Savoureux” Show featuring Work of Kippy Hammond

Kippy Hammond
The Sanctuary Gallery presents “Savoureux”, a solo show featuring the work of Kippy Hammond The Sanctuary Gallery is pleased to invite you to “Savoureux”, which in French translates to “Flavorful”. The title reflects the influence on her work from the years that Ms. Hammond has lived in France. Her oil paintings and pastels reflect the […]
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Asian Games Club of New Bern meets at Bear’s Lair Games

Asian Games Club of New Bern
The Asian Games Club of New Bern will meet at Bear’s Lair Games in Berne Square. Come learn and play Xiangqi (Chinese Chess), Shogi (Japanese Chess), and other East Asian strategy games. Other Asian games, such as Go/Weiqi/Baduk, Makruk (Thai Chess), and Janggi (Korean Chess) will be available on request. Equipment and clear, concise English-language instruction […]
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