Thursday, April 23, 2015

Downtown New Bern Calendar 2015






Garden Art and Paintings
 at Carolina
Creations Garden Art Show
March-April
April 1-30 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.

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 SOLD OUT.


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.


Saturday May 9 at 7 pm Simon Spalding presenting “On the Road to Mandalay”. The program combines songs, tunes, and storytelling to weave an intricate tapestry of exploration, adventure, and far-off lands and seas.
The songs include Rudyard Kipling’s poem sung to the English folk tune he probably intended for it; a song about Amelia Earhart’s tragic last flight; Stephen Foster’s tribute to his favorite riverboat; Confederate and Union Navy songs; and many more songs of the sea. Instrumental tunes from far-flung corners of the globe round out the program.
Trent River Coffee Company is at 208 Craven Street in New Bern. The music begins at 7:00pm, and tickets are $8, available at the door. Call 252-514-2030 for more information. For more on the artist, check out www.musicalhistorian.com.

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

Late Afternoon Light by Sally Sutton at Carolina Creations

September 1 - October 31 -  Interpretations of the Landscape New Paintings by Sally Sutton at Carolina Creations, 317 Pollock Street in Downtown New Bern. Open Daily.

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