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Aug
9
Fri
Museum Store Iced Tea Tastings
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Museum Store Iced Tea Tastings @ Tryon Palace Museum Store in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Sip and Shop in the Tryon Palace Museum Store every Friday in August from 1 PM – 3 PM! Try a new iced tea flavor while you shop for gifts, jewelry, books, and more (while supplies last).

Art Walk
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Walk @ Downtown New Bern

ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month . It begins at 5pm and usually goes till 8pm–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra – The Enchanted Baroque
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
North Carolina Baroque Orchestra - The Enchanted Baroque @ Orringer Auditorium - Craven Community College | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Craven Community College’s Lifetime Learning Center is pleased to host the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, directed by Frances Blaker. On Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. they will present The Enchanted Baroque, featuring the music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Rameau and others. The concert takes place at Orringer Auditorium on the New Bern Campus.

This concert follows the Orchestra’s third annual summer retreat in eastern North Carolina. During the week-long retreat the orchestra works with director Frances Blaker to refine their skills as specialists in baroque performance practice. The retreat has become so popular that this year there are 30 participants, allowing for an exciting and varied concert program which includes a Vivaldi concerto for 4 violins, a viola concerto by Graupner and several pieces featuring baroque horns, flutes and oboes. The NCBO Oboe Band and Flute Quartet will provide entrance music as audience members arrive at the concerts.

The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra was founded by sisters and musical collaborators Frances Blaker and Barbara Blaker Krumdieck in 2011, for the purpose of providing opportunities for musicians and vocalists interested in exploring baroque performance practice in a baroque chamber orchestra setting. The orchestra allows musicians in North Carolina and the surrounding area an opportunity to work with highly experienced experts in the field.

Aug
10
Sat
Garden Lecture Series – August
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Lecture Series - August @ Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Our August garden lecture series, Saturday, August 10, features Charlotte Glen, the statewide coordinator for the NC State Extension Master Gardener Program, discussing “Perennials for Pollinators.” Are you seeking beautiful, low-care, flowering plants that will return year after year and attract pollinators to your landscape? Attend this presentation to learn about perennials that thrive in eastern North Carolina’s challenging climate, with a focus on varieties that support birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

In addition to recommended varieties, the presentation will also discuss how to select the right plants for growing conditions in your yard, designing plantings for maximum benefit to pollinators, and share tips for establishing and caring for perennials so they will thrive for years to come.

An eastern North Carolina native, Charlotte has studied horticulture and gardened in the North Carolina coastal plain and piedmont, Scotland and New Zealand. She is an avid gardener with a keen interest in native plants, sustainable landscaping, and garden ecology.

This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

The Saturday Sessions
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Saturday Sessions @ Bear Plaza | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza are rotating music and art weekends located in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Saturday Sessions run from 1pm-5pm every Saturday until Mumfest weekend in October.

Special Saturday Sessions children’s programming is available. Between 1pm-5pm the second and fourth Saturdays indoors at the The Next Chapter Books and Art and the first and third Saturdays outside of The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts, children of all ages are encouraged to paint #downtownNBrocks and hide them around town. The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts will also be the host location of Saturday Session Storytimes held the second and fourth Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. Please join us as books about community, nature, and neighborhood are shared alongside beautiful local works of art on display.

Please join us in this immersive cultural community experience. All are welcome. Please keep in mind there is always something for the kids to do, rain or shine, in participating downtown venues.

Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza

July 20

Charlie Duzan, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Joe Woodson and The Bean Trees featuring Paul Rosenberg and Art Champagne,  3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 3

Pete Pawsey, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite,  sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Double H Bluegrass, 3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 17

Wiregrass, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Ace and T Bone, 3pm-5pm,  NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

Matt White & Friends
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Matt White & Friends @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Matt White and Friends is a monthly comedy show, brought to you by comedian Matt White (Raleigh NC)

Winner of the “2012 Port City Top Comic” and 2013 “Carolina’s Funniest Comic”, Matt White’s brand of observational humor mixed with improv and theatre elements engages audiences and leaves them giggling for days.

Table reservations are recommended and can be made at www.citystagenewbern.com. City Stage is a private club. There is a $1 annual membership fee.

Join Matt & friends for an evening of laughter and fun.

Date Night Movies in the Park featuring The Proposal
Aug 10 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Date Night Movies in the Park featuring The Proposal @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Date Night Movies in the Park returns to beautiful Union Point Park with The Proposal. The Show starts at Dusk. Admission is FREE. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Please bring a blanket or lounge chair and enjoy a great movie under the starts. Please join us! This event is presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. For information, please call 252-639-2901.

30 Second Rocks at BlackBeard’s
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
30 Second Rocks at BlackBeard's @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Resturant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Think you know music? Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue.

For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!

So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!

Aug
11
Sun
New Bern Drum Circle
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Bern Drum Circle @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

First circle is Sunday, July 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park and will continue the first Sunday of each month through October 2019.

The drum circle rhythm serves as a universal language known to all. This interactive community rhythm event serves to bring us all closer together. Bring a drum or any percussion instrument and play with us. A drum circle is a fun, family-friendly event where people of all levels of musical talent come together to share their spirit by joining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. Everyone participating has something to offer the drum circle with whatever drum or percussion instrument they may bring.

Anyone and everyone is welcome.

Aug
13
Tue
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

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

Team Feud Trivia Night
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Team Feud Trivia Night @ Blackbeard's Triple Play | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Try your luck in a fun new twist to trivia! Team Trivia – Eastern NC and Blackbeard’s Triple Play present to you….Family Feud! Build your team and head on downtown to try your hand.

Aug
14
Wed
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ 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.

Aug
15
Thu
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

30 Second Rocks!
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
30 Second Rocks! @ BrUtopia | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Think you know music?
Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue
1st round: A sampler flight of BrÜtopia beer.
2nd round: A Pint Glass and a BrÜtopia beer.
3rd round: A BrÜtopia beer.
For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!

So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!

Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Aug 15 @ 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.

City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Live at Persimmons!
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live at Persimmons! @ Persimmons Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Live music is back on the deck at Persimmons! One of our favorite restaurants is back and better than ever. Come out and show your support for this New Bern treasure and enjoy a delicious dinner on their beautiful deck on the Neuse River. No cover charge!
Karaoke with Diane Dees
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Karaoke with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

It’s karaoke night from 8-11pm! The garage doors will be open, flags will be flying, and tunes will be flowing! Come show us what you’ve got!

Open Mic Night
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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