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Jan
17
Thu
African American Lecture Series: The Warmth of Other Suns-Revisited
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
African American Lecture Series: The Warmth of Other Suns-Revisited @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

According to James Gregory’s book The Southerner Diaspora, Black Migration picked up from the start of 1900s when 204,000 Black Americans left the south in the 1st decade. The pace accelerated with WWI and continued through the ‘20s; by 1930s there were 1.3 million former Black southerners living in other regions. The US Census Bureau shows 1.4 million Black southerners migrated north or west in 1940, another 1.1 million in 1956, and another 2.4 million in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Clear migratory patterns link states and cities in the South to corresponding destinations.

2019’s BLACK MIGRATION series features panel discussions, literary arts performances, music, storytelling, re-enactments, drama, and dance to examine and showcase migratory patterns during the Migration out of the south & Reverse Migration back in 1980s- early 1990s.

Pulitzer Award Winner Isabel Wilkerson’s epic book The Warmth of Other Suns jumpstarts this Black Migration series. Wilkerson’s book covers migration from 1915-1970. Wilkerson interviewed hundreds of people in researching this book, which took 18 years to complete. “A seminal work of narrative nonfiction…you will never forget these people,” author Gay Talese declared. Hordesof readers have seconded that emotion. This 620-page gem is filled with quotes moving the story along,including those from Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson, James Baldwin, Laura Arnold, Deuteronomy 26:6, Jeremiah 8:7, and John Steinbeck.

PRESENTERS: Barry Saunders, author and columnist, and Dr. Dudley Flood, educator, historian, and activist, review parts of Wilkerson’s book, and will make this a lively and entertaining evening.

Location:
Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Serenade with  Alisa Mike @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the audience make for a delightful evening! 7:00 PM Showtime – There is No Cover Charge – Artist Donations Encouraged Table reservations are recommended. 252.631.5122 City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Jan
18
Fri
Simon Spalding and Tuppence
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Simon Spalding and Tuppence @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Simon Spalding performs at City Stage New Bern on Friday, January 18! Simon combines songs, tunes, and storytelling to weave an intricate tapestry of exploration, adventure, and far-off lands and seas.

The songs include singalong sea chanteys, “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight”; ballads by Rudyard Kipling and Stephen Foster; and songs of the sea and adventure. Instruments and tunes from far-flung corners of the globe round out the program.

The instruments include the familiar (violin, banjo), and the exotic (Chinese erhu, Irish octave mandolin).

At  8:00, Simon will be joined by his wife Sara, for a duo set as “Tuppence”. Simon and Sara perform folk music of the Old World and the New – a mix of Celtic balladry, ragtime, and contemporary folk music.

The City Stage is at 901 B Pollock Street in downtown New Bern. A variety of food and drink available for purchase. The music will start 7:00, and will finish up at 10:00. There is no admission charge; a $1.00 membership fee is due the first time one visits. Call 252-631-5122 for more information. Reservations are available at www.citystagenewbern.com.

For more on Simon, check out www.musicalhistorian.com; for more on Tuppence, www.tuppencefolk.com.

The Diary of Anne Frank
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Diary of Anne Frank @ Masonic Theatre | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Francis Goodrich & Albert Hackett

Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Tickets
$18.00 adult

$10 for children/student

Director: Bethany Bondurant

Producer: Siobhan Brewer

January 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm

January 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are available in advance at rivertowneplayers.org/tickets

Nautical Wheelers at 202A Craven Street

ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Jan
19
Sat
Exhibit: The Story of BBQ in NC
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 am
Exhibit: The Story of BBQ in NC @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

In North Carolina, we love our tasty, regional, home-grown barbecue. From the earliest history of cooking meats over flames and coals to modern methods, North Carolina has a proud barbecue tradition, featured at family and community gatherings across the state. Whether at a backyard grill, a community event, or a traditional wood fire pit at a local restaurant, delicious barbecue can be found in every North Carolina county and in every corner of our history.

The Story of BBQ in North Carolina explores how growing and cultivating hogs emerged in North Carolina. The exhibit also fuels the east versus west debate about sauces and condiments, even as explains that the eastern vinegar base and the western tomato ketchup enhanced versions really are not that different. Visitors will leave hungry so be sure to have a list of local BBQ joints on hand!

Accompanying educational materials will include play kitchens for the youngest visitors and will explore healthy eating options.

The “The Story of BBQ in N.C.” Exhibit will be open to the public January 19, 2019 to March 2019 in the North Carolina History Center.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace
Jan 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor's Palace @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Fans of Outlander series may now travel in Claire Fraser’s literary footsteps in the Governor’s Palace, located in New Bern, the first permanent capital city of North Carolina. Meet with the servants who can offer enlightenment as to the facts regarding Claire’s place within the household, and other 18th century news.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Palace Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

There is now a different afternoon tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Hearth and Home” at 3:15 p.m., featuring the Tryon Palace Kitchen Office and Garden and an option to purchase a DISCOUNTED BUNDLE for both tours.

Learn more about the new tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” HERE!

Mommy & Me Tea Party
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mommy & Me Tea Party @ Stanly Hall Ballroom | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join us for an afternoon of dancing, food, and fun with 10 of your favorite princesses! Two time slots available; 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Ice Sisters, Sleeping Princess, Frog Princess, Midnight Princess, Mermaid Princess, Polyonesian Princess, Tower Princess, Princess Beauty, Snow White

The royal guests will make a special entrance to the event and following everyone will have the chance to take photos with them and enjoy royal snacks, dances, and games.

*Children over 12 may not dress to portray a princess

*Adults must have a ticket to attend with their child or children

Questions? Email us at: dreamfairytaleprincessevents@gmail.com

Or message us on our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/DreamFairytalePrincessEvents/

Tickets are always non-refundable should the event takes place as planned. This event is subject to be post-poned or canceled due to inclement weather, low ticket sales, or any other unpredicted circumstances.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth
Jan 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Thinking of joining Jamie and Claire Fraser in 18th Century North Carolina? The Discovering Tryon Palace series presents “Outlander Home and Hearth.” This tour will give you the skills you need as you meet the Governor’s Cook for a few tips on seasonal fare, get advice from our local Apothecary or Surgeon, and learn about the fabrics best suited for this southern colony with one of our on-site weavers.

Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Palace Gates at 3:15 p.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds. Tickets will go on sale a month before the tour date and are non-refundable and cannot be altered or exchanged.

We are still offering the morning tour, “Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander in the Governor’s Palace” at 9:15 a.m., featuring the Governor’s Palace and an option to purchase a DISCOUNTED BUNDLE for both tours.

Learn more about the morning tour and “Outlander Tour Bundles” HERE!

The Diary of Anne Frank
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Diary of Anne Frank @ Masonic Theatre | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Francis Goodrich & Albert Hackett

Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Tickets
$18.00 adult

$10 for children/student

Director: Bethany Bondurant

Producer: Siobhan Brewer

January 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm

January 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are available in advance at rivertowneplayers.org/tickets

Nautical Wheelers at 202A Craven Street

ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Madame Z’s Winter Extravaganza
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Madame Z's Winter Extravaganza @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join Madame Z and the Pollock Street Diva’s for a winter Extravaganza!

It’s a floor show and a dance party you won’t soon forget. The crowd is diverse and friendly and the mood sublime!

Doors open at 5pm with a variety of cocktails, beers, wines, appetizers and meals available for purchase before, during and after the show!

Show begins at 8pm(ish) until 1am

$8.00 Cover charge

Everyone is welcome! Limited table seating available.

Jan
20
Sun
The Diary of Anne Frank
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm
The Diary of Anne Frank @ Masonic Theatre | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Francis Goodrich & Albert Hackett

Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Tickets
$18.00 adult

$10 for children/student

Director: Bethany Bondurant

Producers: Siobhan Brewer

January 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm

January 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are available in advance at rivertowneplayers.org/tickets

Nautical Wheelers at 202A Craven Street

ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Jan
22
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

Observe the techniques and tools the conservation staff uses to preserve items from the past to be showcased in the present and for future generations. Also, guests can learn about techniques they can use to care for their own treasures at home.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Location:
Tour begins and ends at the Waystation
Poetry & Literature Open Mic
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Poetry & Literature Open Mic @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Folks Journal and City Stage New Bern are pleased to announce their 2019 events partnership in bringing New Bern, NC an evening of Literature & Poetry every 3rd Tuesday from 7pm-9pm. Local poet and co-founder of FOLKS Journal Meg Wethington / Meg Wethington, Poet will be your host for the evening. Authors of all genres will be given 10 minutes to read on stage using a microphone from their works. Sign up begins at 6:30. Published authors will have the opportunity to have their books available for sale- authors, please bring your books and materials you will need to be responsible for the purchase/selling of any of your books. A table will be provided for display at the front of the stage where purchases can be made. The City Stage, located downtown New Bern on the corner of Fleet and Pollock Street serves as the host venue for this free FOLKS Journal event. Local food and libations are readily served at the City Stage, lending itself to a particularly special evening with the written arts in downtown New Bern, NC. The first meeting will be on Tuesday Jan 22, 2019 and then resume every 3rd Tuesday from 7-9. For questions, please contact (252)617-0939.

Jan
23
Wed
Big Jim Kohler & Friends!
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler & Friends! @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Big Jim Kohler and Friends!

With a unique style all his own, Jim Kohler is one of the last true blues players. Having played for over 20 years with blues legends, Jim has created a killer sound that everyone will enjoy!
7:00pm – 9:00pm There is No Cover Charge
City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Jan
24
Thu
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Serenade with  Alisa Mike @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the audience make for a delightful evening! 7:00 PM Showtime – There is No Cover Charge – Artist Donations Encouraged Table reservations are recommended. 252.631.5122 City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Jan
25
Fri
WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast oyster roast returns to the North Carolina History Center in 2019!

Dive into a table full of fresh, local, steamed oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by your favorite local chefs, and wash it down with a selection of delicious brews while enjoying a night out with friends and neighbors.

This indoor/outdoor event includes a cash bar and will be held at the North Carolina History Center (529 South Front St., New Bern, NC), where you can dance along to the DJ’s music, play a game of cornhole, or simply enjoy the view.

MFTP Deck Party
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
MFTP Deck Party @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Music for the People out on the deck hosted by Joe Brown & The Band and Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant! Good music, good drinks and good people, having a good time! Don’t miss out!!

The Diary of Anne Frank
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Diary of Anne Frank @ Masonic Theatre | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Francis Goodrich & Albert Hackett

Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Tickets
$18.00 adult

$10 for children/student

Director: Bethany Bondurant

Producer: Siobhan Brewer

January 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 pm

January 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are available in advance at rivertowneplayers.org/tickets

Nautical Wheelers at 202A Craven Street

ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Jan
26
Sat
Concert and Fundraiser for One Million Goal
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert and Fundraiser for One Million Goal @ The Bruin Craft Beer & Wine | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Come celebrate the birthday of One Million Goals founder, Garret Biss, and enjoy an awesome evening of live music, craft beer & wine, and a chance to make a difference.

Bring your friends and have a great time!
– Live music by four of New Bern’s favorite performers
– New Bern’s largest selection of craft beer & wine
– 50/50 raffle
– Great gifts being auctioned
– A chance to be a part of something that is making the world a better place.

During the event, learn more about the work of One Million Goal and how they are helping solve the world’s most severe issue – the global water crisis. An estimated 700 million people don’t have access to clean water and as a result, nearly 30,000 people die each week. One Million Goal is helping change that! They need your help.

Can’t stay long? No problem, pop in to show your support, listen to a few songs by a local favorite band, and have a chance to win some great prizes.

At the Gallery: Randy Newman
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At the Gallery: Randy Newman @ Bank of the Arts | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

At the Gallery: Randy Newman
​January 26, 2019

The nephew of 3 Hollywood film score composers, Randy Newman is widely known for his film scores and compositions, as well as his distinctive voice and satirical songwriting. His 1968 self titled debut album received critical acclaim and praise from other musicians, but never achieved Billboard success.  Newman has received twenty Academy Award nominations, and twice won the “Best Original Song.” He composed the scores for “Toy Story,” “Ragtime,” “Cats Don’t Dance,” and numerous other live action and animated movies. Hits include “You’ve got a Friend in Me,” “Short People,” and “Feels Like Home.”

The Heather Pierson Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, “Still She Will Fly.”  It features the multi‐genre songwriting, instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies.  The title track was the #2 single on Folk radio in 2015.

Heather Pierson (lead vocals, piano) is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer.  With eight previous solo recordings, Heather’s wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, angelic voice and world-class chops have catapulted her into the spotlight.

Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a veteran touring artist, songwriter, and performer.  Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful and engaging musical presence.

Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) brings a rock solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz.

​Returning to our “At the Gallery” series following their amazing performance of the music of James Taylor in March 2018, we’re happy to welcome the Heather Pierson Trio back to present the songs of Randy Newman.



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