1 The Thursday Night Live: The free concert series concludes tonight at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. This week's concert features The Ensemble. The free performance is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Helen Emerson at 447-3743.
2 The Infusion Cafe will present its annual Princess Tea from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is a formal tea event celebrating the princess that lives in the heart of every girl (and the little girl that lives in the heart of every woman). This year's tea-time tale goes back hundreds of years to a princess named Briar Rose. Three courses of formal tea fare; tea-time food art will be served, created by the kitchen artists to capture and pay tribute in food to the legendary sleeping princess. A formal tea menu filled with two courses of themed tea, will be presented by costumed characters. For more information and reservations, call 252-240-2800.
3 Footloose on the Neuse Summer Concert Series: Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation, the concert series returns to Union Point Park, 210 East Front St., New Bern, at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The featured group will be Joe Brown and the Band. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. No coolers are allowed. For more information, contact New Bern Parks and Recreation at 639-2901, or visit online at NewBern.Recdesk.com.
4 Stanly-Spaight Duel: This free 4 p.m. re-enactment on Saturday at New Bern Academy brings to life one of the more famous events in New Bern history. Sponsoring Tryon Palace sets the stage for the drama. "On Sept, 5, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former state governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution." For more information, call Tryon Palace at 639-3500 or go online to www.tryonpalace.org.
5 City Stage entertainment: City Stage, 901 Pollock St., New Bern, has entertainment throughout the week. Alisa Mike, who has a recently released CD, take the stage for Thursday Seranades, with no cover. GEM Productions present an evening of local music on Friday, with the return of Rebekah Todd Music. She will be sharing the stage with Bearfoot Monty and The Take Kindlies. The show is at 8 p.m., with an $8 cover. Rock of Smash with Cirque Du Smash is the headliner Saturday at 8 p.m. to kick off City Stage's second month. It is promoted as an exciting night of aerial performances.