Thursday, January 08, 2009

Upcoming Events!

We have these events upcoming at Carolina Creations and I am listing other downtown events that I know of too.


1/11 North Carolina Symphony –
Enjoy a classical music concert performance by the North Carolina Symphony at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For more information please the North Carolina Symphony at (877) 627-6724 or log onto

January 15-18, 23-25, 29-February 1 – “The Baker’s Wife” –
The endearing but contentious inhabitants of a rural village in Provence, France have been without a baker for seven weeks. Aimable, the baker, arrives with his young wife Genevieve and everything seems delicious again - until a young, strapping local handyman seduces Genevieve away from her older husband. Aimable crumbles - and so does his bread making abilities. Driven to distraction by breadlessness, the villagers lure Genevieve back. Performances begin at 8pm with 2pm matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. For more information please contact the New Bern Civic Theatre at (252) 633-0567 or log onto

1/16 Contemporary Folk Concert – Brooks Williams
– This blues-inspired entertainer brings rootsy originals, blues classics, sultry slide guitar and finger-picked instrumentals to a performance that regularly bring audiences to their feet. With a soulful and buttery voice, he is one of the most entertaining and engaging performers on the circuit today. Concert will be held at the Trent River Coffee Company beginning 8pm with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 DownEast FolkArts Society members and $8 for students. For more information please contact Steve Kelly at (252) 633-6444 or log onto Also visit

Friday, January 23rd BBQ & Bluejeans
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center Doors Open at 6 PM • Dinner 7PM All proceeds to benefit the New Bern Firemen’s Museum
Join us for an evening of comfortable blue jeans, good food and great music. Tickets only $25 per person. Tickets Available at Mitchell's Hardware, 215 Craven Street, Firemen’s Museum, 408 Hancock Street, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 South Front St. For More Information Call 636-4087

January 27 4-7 pm - Our Annual Valentine Card Show through February 14 - at Carolina Creations.
Valentines by Craven County School Children. Each year we display over 1000 hand crafted valentines by area school children. We provide the paper and the envelopes, the children create the cards and then we display and sell them for $3 each. All the proceeds from this event goes to the Craven County School Art Program.

February 15 - Benefit for Ed Ruiz
at the Masonic Theater.
Ed Ruiz, founder and proprietor of Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. TRCC, and Ed, are real institutions in the local art scene. TRCC has hosted performances of acoustic, folk, and alternative music, as well readings and meetings of theater groups, poets, etc. since 1993.

Ed has exhibited and sold the work of local visual artists on his walls. Ed has also performed as a regular member of such local bands as the Delta Bones, Jen & Tonic, and Toxic Gumbo.
To raise money to support Ed in this difficult time, several local musicians and friends are organizing a "Benefit for Ed" on Sunday, February 15.

Local bands will be performing at this event. Confirmed bands include:
Breck Jarman's Opry Band (classic Country and Gospel revue)
Tuppence (acoustic folk)
ChrisAnnDale (variety trio guitar-flute-bass)
In the Pocket (Folk-Rock-Jazz-Fusion)
Silver Spire (acoustic Celtic, Americana, and Gospel)
The RetroRockets (Vintage Rock & Roll of the "tailfin era")
Hot Buttered Grits (Southern Fried Electric 'Grass)
Collateral Damage (Rock, Blues, Jazz, Boogie and more)
The Hanging Chads (Progressive Jazz)
Jen & Tonic (Classic Soul, Blues, and Contemporary Songs)

Additional bands are anticipated to join the line-up for this event, which promises to be a "who's who" of local entertainment. Besides the music, there will be a raffle, some refreshments for sale, and a silent auction of donated items.

The Benefit for Ed will be held at the Masonic Theater, at 516 Hancock Street in downtown New Bern. The event will start at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 (children $5), available at the door. For further information, to make arrangements to perform, or to donate items for the auction, contact Simon Spalding at 252-636-1256 or at Check out the event website at

ArtWalk March 13 5-8 pm - Celebrating New Bern -
Artwork depicting New Bern by Brenda Behr, T Rader, Janet Francoeur and others.

March 13-14, 20-22, 27 StageHANDS “Narnia”
– Sticking closely to C.S. Lewis’s 1950 masterpiece, the musical tells the story of Peter, Edmund, Lucy and Susan, four evacuees who walk through the back of a coat-stuffed wardrobe into Narnia, an enchanted land where a bare-knuckled fight between good and evil is taking place. They side with the lion king, Aslan and his band of animals, both natural and mythical, against the White Witch. The children are joined in their adventure by the leaders of the resistance, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, who hide them and take them to Aslan so that their destiny to sit on the four thrones of Narnia may be fulfilled. Performances begin at 8pm with 2pm Sunday matinees. Tickets are $12 in advance for adults and $10 in advance for children. At the door tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children. For more information please contact the New Bern Civic Theatre at (252) 633-0567 or log onto

March 28 - 1st Annual Wine Festival

Friday, April 17 & 18th 10 am -5:00 pm : Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour

May 8 ArtWalk 5-8 pm
Friday, May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
May 10 7:30 pm -10:00 pm : North Carolina Symphony Performance
Friday, May 15, 16 & 17 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show
Saturday, May 30 Neuse River Day

July 10 ArtWalk 5-8 pm

September 11 ArtWalk 5-8 pm

November 13 ArtWalk 5-8 pm

December 4, 5, 6 8:00 pm -11:00 pm : “The Gifts of the Magi”

Thursday, December 31 First Night New Bern 2009

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:17 PM

    I wanted to alert you to the Annual Night to Remember, March 7, from 6:30 to midnight. It is sponsored by the Coastal Women's Shelter, a local non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to the victims of domestic violence. In these difficult economic times, I know non-profits have been struggling to get their programs out and to get funding. CWS would appreciate any and all attention you would give to their event. It will be held at the Convention Center and will be benefited by many local establishments. The Flame is catering, a local band is performing, and there is a silent and live auction with items donated by numerous local vendors.

    Many thanks.