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Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm Masonic Theatre
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 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 am North Carolina History Center
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 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am Tryon Palace
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!
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Stanly Hall Ballroom
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.
Jan 19 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Tryon Palace
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!
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm Masonic Theatre
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 20 @ 3:00 pm Masonic Theatre
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 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tryon Palace
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
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Masonic Theatre
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 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bank of the Arts
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...
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm Masonic Theatre
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 @ 3:00 pm Masonic Theatre
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
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm North Carolina History Center
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
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm North Carolina History Center`
On Monday, February 4, join the USAF Heritage of America Band as they present “Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble” in Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center. From the swingin’ sounds of Major Glenn Miller to the best of contemporary big band jazz, the USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble plays with style and sophistication. Made up of outstanding Airman-musicians from around the country, Rhythm in Blue takes great pride in preserving America’s true art form, developing a new generation of listeners, and representing all Airmen. One of the few traveling big bands still in existence, Rhythm in Blue regularly performs for audiences across the eastern seaboard from Maine to South Carolina. Paying homage to the great big bands of Basie, Ellington, Kenton and Goodman, Rhythm in Blue also spotlights the works of modern bands and composers such as the Mingus Big Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, and John Fedchock’s New York Big Band. With music dedicated to our veterans and all Airmen serving worldwide, Rhythm in Blue honors our American military heroes for their selfless sacrifice at every performance. Whether presenting the sounds of the great big band era the new sounds of today, Rhythm in Blue has something for audiences of all ages. Location: Cullman Performance Hall in North Carolina History Center Event Price Free Admission Contact Email: info@tryonpalace.org Contact Phone: 252-639-3500
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tryon Palace
Come visit Tryon Palace and enjoy activities and craft demonstrations free-of-charge at Free Day! New Bern was a lively community in the 18th century, just as it is today. Learn what daily life was like for the people who lived in our city in the 1770s. Have you ever wondered what types of jobs men and women had? Or how were boys and girls educated, or what they did in their free time (if they had any!)? Find out as you tour the first floors of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and historic Dixon and Stanly Houses; explore 16 acres of gardens; play historic games; and make fun crafts to take home. The Tryon Palace gardens and grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Activities, crafts, and historic buildings will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus
Explorations in the ARTS presents Willie E. Atkinson (vocalist) and The Transitional Jazz Quintet will present an evening of soulful ballads and up tempo jazz classics. This Poetry of Jazz concert should prove to be just the ticket for sharing a musical evening with your valentine! An extraordinarily smooth Jazz vocalist, Atkinson makes each of his performances a unique and unforgettable experience for his audience with his fluid interpretation of Jazz and Blues standards. Whether exploring the syncopated rhythms of a swinging tune or telling the story of a lonesome, wanting heart, he offers a fresh approach and seizes every moment to make the songs his own. Renowned Jazz critic Peter Ingram, CVNC Online Arts Journal in North Carolina, begins his jazz review of a recent concert stated, “They (the audience) basked in the “jazz poetry” interpretations that vocalist Willie Atkinson gave to mostly swing era standards.” And ends with… “He certainly inspired the audience to standing ovations at this concert!” The Transitional Jazz Quintet is: Stephen Anderson, UNC Chapel Hill, piano; Phil Owens, New Bern, guitar; Doug Trammel, Myrtle Beach, bass; Michael Hanson, Rocky Point, percussion; and Jeff Bair, East Carolina University, saxophone. Guest jazz vocalist is Liz Pina of Wilmington, NC.
Feb 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am Tryon Palace
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!
Feb 16 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Tryon Palace
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!
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm North Carolina History Center
Music of Black Migrationers Music is a mainstay in African American culture. From the banjo to African Griots to work songs that lifted our spirits, music gave us hope and kept us sane since landing in America. This program will entertain and remind us that so much of America’s music is tied to that of migrating African Americans. PRESENTER: DICK KNIGHT & COMPANY shares music of southerners who escaped the violence and injustices of the South to forge better lives and lasting careers by migrating from the South. These people became the backbone of American Music.  Come enjoy performances of songs by a few of those great artists such as W. C. Hendy’s “Memphis Blues;” Wilbert Harris’s “Going to Kansas City;” Huddie Lead Belly’s “Midnight Special;” Bessie Smith’s “Give Me A Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer;” Muddy Waters’s “Got my Mojo Working;” Nina Simone’s “Trouble-in-Mind;” and more. Location: Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tryon Palace
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
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Temple Baptist Church
Fill the empty bowls of those in need…by filling your own on February 28th, 11am-1:30pm! For $25, you’ll get a hearty lunch, prepared by local restaurants and church groups, along with a handcrafted bowl to take home and use again. Proceeds benefit Religious Community Services and the Craven Arts Council and help us nurture the creative process and feed hungry people in Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties. Tickets are available in person at Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St; over the phone at 252.638.2577; or online http://www.emptybowlsnewbern.org/
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm New Bern High School
Saturday, March 2 from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, March 3 from 10 am to 4 pm 24th Annual New Bern, NC Train Show hosted by Carolina Coastal Railroaders. Bring out the Family to enjoy operating model and toy train exhibits, vendors, and a chance to win free prizes. Fun for all ages!
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Ghent Neighborhood
The Historic Ghent Community and friends present New Bern’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras  Saturday, March 2, 2019 This year will be our biggest, best, and most festive Mardi Gras yet—we’re planning to celebrate BIG in 2019—more vendors, more music, more floats, and more fun than ever before! Festivities will begin at 11 am and wrap up at 6 pm, with the parade at 3 pm. This year’s parade route will be from Spencer Avenue and 8th Street to Spencer Avenue and 2nd Street and will feature floats galore, antique cars, costumed krewes (groups and clubs), musicians and dancers, throws (Mardi Gras beads!), the New Bern Trolley, and of course, the Mardi Gras king and queen and their royal court. Festivities will take place before, during, and after the parade on Spencer Avenue between 2nd Street and 5th Street. Festivities to include vendors, artists, musicians, New Bern’s own Jonkonnu and other street performers, and food trucks.
Mar 23 @ 7:00 am Union Point Park
BRIDGE RUN 2019 ​The Neuse River Bridge Run is held in 300-year-old historic downtown New Bern, offering magnificent views of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. There’s plenty to do in and around town; spend some family time touring downtown New Bern, visit Tryon Palace, paddle on the river or try one of our delicious eateries. Course distances include a half-marathon, 10K or 5K race. Participants who wish to walk may choose the 5K route only. All courses are USATF certified and runners are chip-timed. March 23rd, 2019 Race Start Times: 7:00 a.m. – Half-marathon 7:30 a.m. – 10K 8:15 a.m. – 5K *Please arrive at East Front Street start line no later than 7:45 a.m. if you are running the 5K. Race day registration and pre-registration packet pickup will close at 7:00 a.m. Please allow ample time for parking and walking to the start line. TIMING  The Bridge Run will be timed by Run the East LLC. All participants will receive a bib with a disposable timing tag attached to the back of the bib. Participants should wear the bib on their front during the duration of the race and must not bend or fold the tag. ENTRY FEES  Entry fees are non-refundable and include a race t-shirt, runners’ swag, entry into the Publix “Be Active, Be Healthy” Expo and the runners’ celebration activities.  Register online or use the registration links found here.  Registration prices can be found HERE. If registered prior to 2/20/18 racers are guaranteed a t-shirt in their...


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