Friday 7.27

Survival Skills of the Hatteras natives

Meet Bill McConnell from Past Skills Wilderness School in Montana. He also appeared on “Dual Survival” on the Discovery Channel McConnell is what’s called a primitive survivalist, according to his bio on the “Dual Survival” website. He started wilderness training when he was 4 years old under the supervision of his grandfather. As an adult, McConnell studied with Tom Brown Jr., survivalist and author, for nearly 10 years. He learned hunting techniques used by ancient and indigenous societies and how to create tools and weapons.

When: 1-3 p.m.

Cost: Free with museum admission of $5 per person, $15 per household, $3 for seniors

Where: Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center, 53536 NC Hwy. 12, Frisco on Hatteras Island

Info: (252) 995-4440,

Patrick Garrity with Von Michael

Patrick Garrity is a comedic composer who has orchestrated symphonies of laughter with versatility on stage that makes him an easy fit for any audience. Starting comedy at an early age, Garrity has developed into a veteran of the road. Garrity has appeared on NBC and CBS’ “Comedy Night School.”

When: 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $26 (ages 16 and older-only show)

Where: Comedy Club of the Outer Banks, inside the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Info:, (252) 207-9950

Saturday 7.29

25th Annual Surfrider Foundation Paddle Race

It’s time for the 25th Annual Paddle Race hosted by Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks! Divisions include short board, longboard, paddle board, stand-up paddle board and kayak for men, women and kids! Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with a staggered race start time of 10am depending on division will go until 10:30 a.m. The course is 1 mile and 1/2 mile for kids. All proceeds benefit our public education and scholarship fund

When: 9 a.m. (rain date Sunday, July 29)

Cost: Free to view

Where: Ocean Bay beach access, Kill Devil Hills


Saturday 7.28

Annual One-Design Regatta

The regatta is open to Optimist, 420, Sunfish, Topaz UNO and Topaz ARGO sailboats. The regatta is held on the Manteo waterfront in Shallowbag Bay. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with the first race starting at noon. Following the racing, a dinner will be featured and awards will be presented to the top three boats in each class. This is a great family event and exciting regatta. The venue is perfect for the observer on the deck of the Marshes Lighthouse deck. It is the perfect spot to cheer your favorite sailor.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Free to watch, $20 for sailers, and entry fee includes one dinner and one T-shirt Additional dinner tickets and t-shirts will be available for purchase

Where: Roanoke Island Maritime Museum , 104 Fernando St., Manteo

Info: (252) 475-1750

Through 8.22

81st Anniversary of “The Lost Colony”

The Tony Award-winning outdoor theater staging annual summer musical about the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. Set in 1587, 117 English men, women, and children came ashore on Roanoke Island to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. When English ships returned to bring supplies three years later, they found the island deserted with no sign of the colonists. After nearly 450 years, the mystery of what happened to the colonists remains unsolved.

When: 7:45 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Run time is approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., but the rain-shelters are open at 6 p.m. Restrooms, gift shop and concessions are available

Cost: Depending on the date, tickets start at $20 adult, $10 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger. Group tickets and VIP packages are available. Discounts in premier and prime seating available for seniors, military and AAA members

Where: Roanoke Island Historical Association Waterside Theatre, 1409 National Park Drive, Manteo

Info: (252) 473-6000,

Saturday 7.28

Manteo Farmer’s Market

Local home-grown, home-baked and home-made products, such as jams, jellies, produce, gourmet popsicles, handcrafts and more. The Outer Banks SPCA also hosts a dog-washing service for donations; funds are used to help the nonprofit in its mission to find homes for abandoned, abused, and homeless animals.

When: 8 a.m.-noon

Where: George Washington Creef Park, adjacent to the Maritime Museum, in Manteo on Roanoke Island

Cost: Free

Monday 7.30

Family Magic Show

The Amazing Stanley appears (and disappears) on Monday nights through Aug. 28, in the banquet room at the Sea Ranch Resort.

When: 7-8 p.m.

Cost: $5 adults, redeemable for food purchase in Sea Ranch restaurant; children free if accompanied by an adult

Where: Sea Ranch Resort, 1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail (oceanfront)

Info: (252) 441-7126

Tuesday 7.31

Strombolis & Story Time!

A kid’s story time and craft event with author and illustrator. Featuring Tribe of Daughters. A reading of “Queenie Wahine: Little Surfer Girl,” plus a meet-and-greet with the book’s author, Ashley Norris, and illustrator, Jess Lowcher; a kid’s craft, and a slice of pizza.

When: 4 p.m. Purchase tickets day of event at the door

Cost: $10 per person

Where: Nags Head Pizza Company, 7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Info: (252) 715-3455

Tuesday-Friday 7.31-8.3

Dave Waite with Logan Guntzelman

Los Angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows are non-stop fun. Thanks in part to stellar performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s not safe with Nikki Glaser, Comedy Centrals “Live at Gotham” and Last Comic Standing, comedy fans everywhere are enthralled by the Kentucky Native’s offbeat outlook on life. Dave is a beloved guest on several top-rated podcasts and radio shows, including Doug loves movies and the Nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. His highly anticipated album “Dead Waite” by on tour records is available now on Amazon and iTunes, and his previous albums can be heard frequently on Sirius XM and Pandora. In addition to maintaining a healthy tour schedule, Dave also Co-Produces the Secret Show, a popular comedy night at the Blind Barber in Culver City. He has also performed at the Detroit & Boston Comedy Festivals as well as the “New York Underground Comedy Festival” where he made it all the way to the finals.

When: 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $26 (ages 16 and older-only show)

Where: Comedy Club of the Outer Banks, inside the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Info:, (252) 207-9950

Tuesdays through 8.28

Sip and Sample Tuesdays

The Spice and Tea Exchange of Duck is teaming up with Corks and Beans to bring guests paired wine tasting events every Tuesday afternoon. Cork and Beans will provide a tasting of five wines from Vineyards on the Scuppernong of Columbia, North Carolina. The Spice and Tea Exchange will provide samples of foods featuring a variety of our very flavorful products to pair with the wines.

When: 4-5 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person; tastings are limited to 24 people. Reservations are suggested

Where: The Spice & Tea Exchange of Duck, 1171 Duck Road, D-4, Duck

Info: (252) 715-4500,

Tuesdays through 8.28

Taste It Tuesdays

Sip wine and micro-brews and sample more than 20 specialty foods; salsa, dips, olive oil, balsamics, marinades, cookies, homemade cakes, coffee, tea and more.

When: 2-6 p.m. through August

Where: Tommy’s Natural Foods and Wine Shop, 1242 Duck Road, Duck

Cost: Free


Tuesdays through 9.25

Magnolia Craft Fair at Magnolia Marketplace

The 7th Annual Magnolia Craft Fair will host local artists showcasing handcrafted items with coastal artisan charm. Enjoy a fine selection of gifts, products and custom home decor — from candles and soaps, bath and baby accessories to hand woven baskets, paintings, wood crafts, jewelry and more.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. recurring weekly

Cost: Free admission

Where: 407 Budleigh St., Historic Downtown Manteo

Tuesdays through August

Tasting, Sipping & Shopping

The specialty shop offers tastings of flavored olive oils, vinegars and gourmet products. Live entertainment provided by Duck musician Randy Burton.

When: 5 p.m. weekly

Cost: Free

Where: Ella’s Olive Tasting Room, 1171 Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck

Info: (252) 715-6548,

Wednesday 8.1

OBX Watermelon Festival

Watermelon Festival is a fun-for-all-ages fundraiser benefiting The Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition and features games, music, food, prizes, and, of course, lots of watermelon, generously provided by Food Lion. Enjoy this timeless summer tradition and help keep OBX bicyclists and pedestrians safe.

When: 10 a.m.

Cost: Admission to the event is free, however, participation in games and watermelon fun varies in price

Where: Jockey’s Ridge Crossing, 3933 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head

Wednesday-Thursday 8.1-2

Beauty And The Beast

Join Lenny and Mabel, the “greatest actors in the world” as they bring this classic work of literature to life. This heart-warming tale shows that beauty is what lies within. See why this fairy tale has been enchanting audiences since 1740. The show is held on Wednesday at 10:30 am and Thursday at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm. Sponsored in part by Towne Bank and the Friends of Elizabeth II. Presented by Brightstar Theatre.

When: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. both days

Cost: $5, ages 2 and younger are free

Where: Indoor Theatre, 1 Festival Park, Manteo

Info: (252) 475-1500

Hatteras Island Arts and Crafts Show

Event showcases more than 50 local and regional artists, craftspeople, artisans, potters, photographers and more. Take a chance to win a handcrafted piece in the raffle to benefit local art students. Food available. Handicap accessible.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days

Cost: Free admission

Where: Cape Hatteras Secondary School, NC Hwy. 12, Buxton

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday-Friday 8.7-10

John Knight with Greg Smrdel

Always a big hit at any event, John Knight has long been considered one of the best by his peers. He has been described as an every man storyteller with a deadpan cutting edge. His satirical look at some of life’s day in day out frustrations leaves audiences rolling with laughter, and clamoring for more. Knight has performed all over the world, entertaining the troops overseas and also at clubs, theaters, cruise ships, as well as corporate events. His numerous on-air appearances include Showtime, Comedy Central and A&E. He has been a writer for “National Lampoon,” and he is the author of the highly rated book, “ I’m Still Aggravated but At Least I Didn’t Kill Anybody!” A humorous look at anger management. Smrdel is one of the Outer Banks’ home-grown comic treasures.

When: 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $26 (ages 16 and older-only show)

Where: Comedy Club of the Outer Banks, inside the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Info:, (252) 207-9950

Thursday 8.16

United Way Kickoff Luncheon

The annual event celebrates highlights of the 2017 Albemarle Area United Way, presents awards, distributes investments to partner agencies and outlines the new season of giving. Proceeds from the event support programs such as Dare CASA, Red Cross, YMCA-OBX, Foodbank, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, CHKD, area SPCAs and more. The featured speaker is Dr. Karrie G. Dixon, Interim Chancellor for Elizabeth City State University. Awards will be presented for Spirit of Giving, Partner Agency of the Year and Spirit of Community. Food will be provided by Montero’s Catering.

When: Noon-1:30 p.m.

Where: K.E. White Center on the campus of Elizabeth City State University, 1704 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City

Cost: $15

Info: (252) 333-1510,

Tuesday-Friday 8.14-17

Mark Riccadonna with Bill Boronkay

Ohio-native Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, but he really found his voice off the field and on-stage. Since stepping into the spotlight on the stand-up circuit, he’s performed on major stages throughout the U.S., as well as with Armed Forces Entertainment, entertaining U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes.

When: 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $26 (ages 16 and older-only

Where: Comedy Club of the Outer Banks, inside the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Info:, (252) 207-9950

Tuesday-Friday 8.21-24

Rob Haze with Dylan Vattelana

Rob Haze has become a favorite stand-up comedian across the country, after quickly rising up in the Atlanta comedy scene. He won the 2010 Athens Last Comic Standing contest and is a favorite at The Punchline, Laughing Skull Lounge, and Uptown Comedy Corner. Haze was a New Face in the 2015 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and he was on the 9th season of Last Comic Standing. Haze was the 2015 winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. He recently made his late night debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” can be seen on Adam Devine’s “House Party” on Comedy Central and the new Viceland show, “Flophouse.”

When: 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $26 (ages 16 and older-only show)

Where: Comedy Club of the Outer Banks, inside the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Info:, (252) 207-9950

Tuesday-Friday 8.28-31

Matt Bergman with Josh Kuderna

Matt Bergman has been performing at clubs and colleges since he was in college pursuing a degree in criminal justice. After graduating, he realized he was afraid of criminals and decided stand-up comedy was the way to go. By 21, he one of the most sought after comedians on the circuit, and was invited to participate in Atlanta’s “Laughing Skull Festival.” He’s a regular opener for John Heffron (winner of Last Comic Standing), and is co-headliner on the Nobodies of Comedy Tour, which tours theaters throughout the U.S. His debut CD “A little Bit Balder Now,” was released on iTunes, landing him at No. 15 on the comedy charts. Most recently Matt made his TV Debut on AXS TV “Live at Gotham!”

When: 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $26 (ages 16 and older-only show)

Where: Comedy Club of the Outer Banks, inside the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Info:, (252) 207-9950


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