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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.

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.

The Diary of Anne Frank
Jan 26 @ 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
27
Sun
The Diary of Anne Frank
Jan 27 @ 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
29
Tue
The Story of Ghent Encore Presentation
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm
The Story of Ghent Encore Presentation @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

So many folks wanted to hear John Leys The Story of Ghent that the Historical Society event sold out back in December! Don’t worry, though, John has been prevailed upon to give an encore of this popular presentation on Tuesday, January 29th at 6pm at the North Carolina History Center in partnership with Tryon Palace. Doors will open at 5pm. Reserve your seat with a suggested $10 donation; all proceeds go to Historical Society’s educational programs. Call the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. This event is open to the public.

No wonder people are interested! The Ghent neighborhood has a lively and vibrant past. This is the story that John Leys will share. Leys explains “The Story of Ghent will take us back to the days when Ghent was developed from the Rhem family plantation and explain how the neighborhood grew with the introduction of the trolley. We’ll remember all the fun the children had with the coming of the circus. Let’s not forget the Casino with sports events, dances, rides and concessions. Who remembers that the famous Gorgeous George had a wrestling match there?! We’ll talk about architecture and a few notable residents. Over the years Ghent has had a significant influence on New Bern, and we hope will continue to far into the future.”

Ghent resident John Leys came to New Bern after finishing his graduate degree at East Carolina University in 1975 and taught French, History and English in the New Bern school system. After retiring as a teacher he worked at the Craven County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Bern Public Library, and Tryon Palace. An active volunteer with the Historical Society, he served on the Board of Directors as the Historian, recently stepping down after ten years of service. John has done extensive research and writing, and written scripts for and acted as a ghost in Ghostwalk and Haunted Evening productions. He has appeared in many productions at the Civic Theatre and was on the founding board of the Rivertowne Players. John loves New Bern and thinks it has some of the nicest people in the world!

Jan
30
Wed
Big Jim Kohler & Friends!
Jan 30 @ 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
31
Thu
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Jan 31 @ 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.

Feb
1
Fri
International Film Series: He Even Has Your Eyes
Feb 1 @ 2:30 am
International Film Series: He Even Has Your Eyes @ Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Explorations: The International Film Series  presents

He Even Has Your Eyes

Friday, February 1, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

FRANCE | BELGIUM (2016)
Comedy, Drama – 106 mins – Not rated
When the French-African couple Paul
and Sali discover the longed-for baby
they are about to adopt is white, family
chaos and confrontation ensue. With
joy, Paul and Sali adopt the baby but
initially keep his ethnicity a secret from
their family. On the one side, there
is a social worker whose prejudice
drives her surprise visits, seeking faults
in the home or familial environment,
and on the other is the baby’s
adopted grandmother, doing what
this West African mother does best –
exaggerating everything! Luckily, she
does this to great comic effect. This
film brings to light obvious assumptions
people hold about race and culture –
and turns them on their head!

First Friday: Developing First-Person Interpretation
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: Developing First-Person Interpretation @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Join Living History Program Coordinator Matt Arthur for a look at the research that goes into developing a character (whether historical or composite), how we use characters to teach about individuals and groups of peoples (i.e. Gov. Martin and wig makers in general), and then the finer point of character development, like 18th century language that helps sell a person as the real deal.

Location:
Cullman Performance Hall in North Carolina History Center
International Film Series: He Even Has Your Eyes
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
International Film Series: He Even Has Your Eyes @ Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Explorations: The International Film Series  presents

He Even Has Your Eyes

Friday, February 1, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

FRANCE | BELGIUM (2016)
Comedy, Drama – 106 mins – Not rated
When the French-African couple Paul
and Sali discover the longed-for baby
they are about to adopt is white, family
chaos and confrontation ensue. With
joy, Paul and Sali adopt the baby but
initially keep his ethnicity a secret from
their family. On the one side, there
is a social worker whose prejudice
drives her surprise visits, seeking faults
in the home or familial environment,
and on the other is the baby’s
adopted grandmother, doing what
this West African mother does best –
exaggerating everything! Luckily, she
does this to great comic effect. This
film brings to light obvious assumptions
people hold about race and culture –
and turns them on their head!

Feb
2
Sat
Improv! at The New Bern Civic Theater
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
Improv! at The New Bern Civic Theater @ New Bern Civic Theater | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Expect the unexpected as Walk-In Bathtub returns to the New Bern Civic Theater with their unique style of improv comedy. Using your suggestions, Walk-In Bathtub will create ridiculous riffs, wacky worlds and silly situations (alliteration may vary). Similar to the games played by the show “Whose line is it anyway?”, Walk-In Bathtub promises a night you won’t be able to forget … no matter how hard you try.

Beer and wine available for purchase.

This show is Rated R.

Featuring: Austin Arrington, Abigail Leffler, George Oliver, Neil Oliver, Craig Ramey, Bethany Shae, and Tim Webb.



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