Thursday, January 1, 2015

Downtown New Bern Calendar 2015

March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28 Shrek The Musical JR (Children's Musical, StageHANDS) Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Daivd Lindsay-Abaire "once upon a time, theatre was a little ogre named Shrek..."      And thus begins the fairy tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. 
     Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Make room for ogre-sized family fun as thre greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in this breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek. Evenings: March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: March 15, 22 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.




Garden Art and Paintings
 at Carolina
Creations Garden Art Show
March-April
Friday, March 13, Garden Art and Garden Paintings Show with work from gallery artists opens during ArtWalk at Carolina Creations. 5-8 pm. Garden sculpture by Gail Chavenelle, Copper Wind Sculptures by Bradley Cross, wall sculpture by Chris Montgomery, and others. Show runs through the end of April.

Friday, March 13, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Saturday, March 14 9-4, and Sunday March 15 Home and Garden Show, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center - Enjoy one of Eastern North Carolina's longest running Home and Garden Shows. For over 30 years New Bern has played host to this wonderful event that continues to grow and change year after year! Free and Open to the Public  www.encShows.com

Saturday, March 28, 2015 At the Gallery: Irving Berlin 7:00pm Bank of the Arts The works of lyricist and composer Irving Berlin make up a large portion of The Great American Songbook. Berlin's, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" sparked a far-reaching ragtime dance craze that quickly swept the nation. When America entered World War I, Berlin was drafted into the Army to write patriotic music. It was during his tenure there that he wrote the now well known song, "God Bless America". Sing and dance along with us on March 28th as Maddy Winer and Bill Covington perform songs from Irving Berlin's repertoire! General Admission: $20 Craven Arts Council Members: $15 www.cravenarts.org

Saturday, March 28 The Downtown Dare 10:00am Event will begin on East Front Street in Historic Downtown New Bern in the empty waterfront lot next to The Galley Store. The Downtown Dare is a team event where participants solve clues to find checkpoints all around the beautiful, Historic Downtown District of New Bern. This is a race for everyone (all ages), because brainpower can beat those who may be physically faster. Bring your family and friends to Historic Downtown New Bern for a day of memory making, mental and physical challenges and FUN, FUN, FUN!  Proceeds benefit the Open Door Scholarship at The Epiphany School of Global Studies in New Bern, NC. For additional information regarding this event, please visit the website. www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=13613   (252) 259-3795 / doliver@suddenlink.net

Friday, Arpil 10, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm


April 10-11 New Bern Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour 10:00am-4:00pm  Historic Downtown New BernThe New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation invite you to enjoy wonderful Spring in New Bern with the Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour! Advance Tickets: $18 (includes tax) Day of Tour Tickets: $22 (includes tax) Active Duty Military Personnel Tickets: $15 (includes tax) www.NewBernHistorical.org or www.NewBernPF.org New Bern Historical Society and New Bern Preservation Foundation.
Spring Homes and Garden Tour 2015 art
by Janet Francoeur Carolina Creations

April 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8:00pm April 19, 26 at 3:00pm Les Miserables, Tickets $16.00 in advance $19.00 at door  $10.00 for students w/ valid I.D.Rivertowne Players, Masonic Theatre.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm  Washington's Southern Tour: Dinner with President Washington in the Stanly House Garden  Enjoy dinner at the John Wright Stanly House as President George Washington stops by for a visit during his Second Southern Tour. This event includes a rare look inside the Stanly House by candlelight, as well as cocktails and an 18th-century dinner in the Stanly House Garden. This event is part of a series of events dedicated to George Washington's Southern Tour, and is being managed by the New Bern Preservation Foundation. More information at http://www.washingtonssoutherntour.org/

Saturday, April 25, 2015 At the Gallery: Harold Arlen 7:00pm Bank of the Arts Having written, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" the song voted to be the #1 song of the 20th century, Harold Arlen had to be included in our American composers series. In addition to this well known classic, Arlen wrote over 500 songs including, "That Old Black Magic" and, "Come Rain or Come Shine" both of which he wrote with Johnny Mercer. Join us in the front gallery as John Van Dyke and Brandon Banks perform some of Harold Arlen's many classics! General Admission: $20 Craven Arts Council Members: $15 Website: www.cravenarts.org


Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm Washington's Southern Tour: President’s Ball at Tryon Palace Dance and be merry on the South Lawn with President George Washington as he passes through New Bern on his Second Southern Tour. This event includes a candlelight tour through the Governor’s Palace, as well as cocktails, dessert, and music on the South Lawn. This event is part of a series of events dedicated to George Washington's Southern Tour, and is being managed by the New Bern Preservation Foundation.  More information at http://www.washingtonssoutherntour.org/   info@newbernpf.org


Sunday, May 3, 7:30 PM The North Carolina Symphony Presents: Appalachian Spring pre-Concert Discussion: 6:30pm Performance Begins at 7:30pm New Bern Riverfront Convention Center 203 South Front Street Advance Tickets $30-$45 Tickets are available to purchase through the NC Symphony Box Office by phone, or locally at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. 

Friday, May 8, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Friday, May 8 The Colors of Cuba, photographs by Lou Plummer, opens at Carolina Creations. 5-8 pm during ArtWalk. Show runs through June 30.

May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 Into The Woods - Musical, May not be suitable for young children) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. The stroy follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break it. Everyone's wish is granted, but consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. They learn the hard way that happily ever after isn't always so happy after all. Evenings: May 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: May 10, 17 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.


Friday, May 15, 7:30 pm  Danielle Miraglia Trent River Coffee Company A fabulously gifted singer-songwriter with a hot acoustic slide guitar, and a voice with a Janis Joplin edge, Miraglia has it all. We are fortunate to get Danielle back for a return performance in our season finale! General Admission: $15 Active Duty Military and Down East FolkArts Society Members: $12  Students: $8 Website: www.downeastfolkarts.org

Friday, June 12, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Friday, July 10, At The Shore, Show opens during ArtWalk, Carolina Creations 5-8 pm. Show runs through August 31.

Friday, July 10, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Through August 31 At The Shore, paintings of waterways in Eastern North Carolina, Carolina Creations.


July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18   The Outsiders  (Drama, Saax Bradbury Players)  The Outsiders opens with a orphaned 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis, who is a member of the "greasers." Their rivals are the upper-class social, or "Socs", who enjoy drinking, drving nice cars, and beating up greasers. Tensions mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events resulting in the death of three teens. Evenings: July 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 7:30 pm  Matinees: July 12, 19 @ 2 pm  Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.

August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16  In The Heights (Latin Musical) In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of music of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Evenings: August 7, 8, 14, 15 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: August 9, 16 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.

Friday, August 14, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm


Friday, September 11, ArtWalk Downtown
Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Saturday, September 12, Sunday, September 13
Bike MS.

September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 A Few Good Men  Courtroom Drama, Rated R - due to language,  This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a coverup of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his client and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Evenings: September 11, 12, 18, 19 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: September 13, 20 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID 

Friday, October 9, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 Evita -  The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron,, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. Evenings: November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 7:30 pm  Matinees: November 8, 15 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.

Friday, November 13, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Brenda Behr
Robert Rigsby

Friday, November 13, Double Vision - Opens during ArtWalk, 5-8 pm. Artists Brenda Behr and Robert Rigsby - plein air painters - paint the same scene, each with their own take on it! Show runs through January 5. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

November 13 through January 5 Double Vision Artists Brenda Behr and Robert Rigsby - plein air painters - paint the same scene, each with their own take on it! Show runs through January 5. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

December 5, 6, 11, 12 Christmas Concert (Holiday Musical) Usher in the holiday season with NBCT. Evenings: December 5, 12 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: December 6, 13 @ 2 pm Admission: TBA
Friday, December 11, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm