Friday 8.24

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: comedyclubobx.com, (252) 207-9950

Friday 8.24

Blackbeard's Sunken Treasure with Linda Carnes-McNaughton

In 1717, the notorious pirate Blackbeard captured a French slaving vessel off the coast of Martinique and made it his flagship, renaming it Queen Anne's Revenge. Over the next six months, the heavily armed ship and its crew captured all manner of riches from merchant ships sailing the Caribbean to the Carolinas. But in June 1718, with British authorities closing in, Blackbeard reportedly ran Queen Anne's Revenge aground just off the coast of what is now North Carolina's Fort Macon State Park.

What went down with the ship remained hidden for centuries, as the legend of Blackbeard continued to swell in the public's imagination. When divers finally discovered the wreck in 1996, it was immediately heralded as a major find in both maritime archaeology and the history of piracy in the Atlantic. Now the story of Queen Anne's Revenge and its fearsome captain is revealed in full detail.

Having played vital roles in the shipwreck's recovery and interpretation, Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton vividly reveal in words and images the ship's first use as a French privateer and slave ship, its capture and use by Blackbeard's armada, the circumstances of its sinking, and all that can be known about life as an eighteenth-century pirate based on a wealth of artifacts now raised from the ocean floor.

  • When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Where: Island Bookstore, 1177 Duck Road, Scarborough Faire Shopping Village, Duck
  • Info: (252) 261-8981

Sunday 8.26

OBX Wedding Fest

The OBX Wedding Fest is a casual summer wedding expo where engaged couples have the opportunity to meet with vendors of all types during one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Plan a trip with your friends and family to the beach and enjoy a day at the gorgeous Duck Woods Country Club. Relax with a glass of wine or a brew as you sample food and meet with florists, coordinators, photographers, cake/confections, musicians and more.

Friday 8.31

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 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: comedyclubobx.com, (252) 207-9950

Friday-Monday 8-31 to 9.3

WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Contest

Wave Riding Vehicles stands for surfing and has been spreading the Aloha throughout the world since 1967. Today WRV continues to support surfing in all its traditional and competitive forms.

The Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro found its home in 2009 with the completion of the new Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. The pier's stellar views and its ample parking both add to what has become the most core surf contest on the east coast. Its eco-conscious design supports ocean ecosystem conservation and awareness.

The WRV Outer Banks Pro is an official WSL QS1000 event drawing top rated surfers from around the globe to the unique coastline of Outer Banks of North Carolina.

  • When: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free to watch
  • Where: Jennette's Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail. Nags Head
  • Info: wrvobxpro.com

Tuesdays through 9.25

Magnolia Craft Fair at Magnolia Marketplace

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

Wednesday-Thursday 9.5-6

OBX Arts & Craft Festival

This annual show features a superb variety of creations from 25 Outer Banks artists whose specialties include painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, glasswork, fiber and textile arts, collage, metalwork and more. Admission to the show is free on both days and there is plenty of free parking. In addition to the handcrafted art, you can gather information about two local charities — N.E.S.T. and Friends of Youth — that participate in the show. A portion of artists' entrance fees are donated to the charities. 

  • When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk
  • Info: facebook.com/obxartfestival

Thursday 9.6

Comedy Club OBX Presents Cliff Cash and guest

Cliff Cash comes from the religious and conservative south and adds a new twist to stand-up that you won’t soon forget. He is a North Carolina native born in a small southern town where he was exposed to everything from Nascar to banana and mayonnaise sandwiches. Finding absurdities in everyday culture, media, politics and dogma; Cash draws comparisons that others miss. Whether it’s through one of his characters or voices, an angry rant or a satirical rap song, Cliff will make you question what you accept as normal.

  • 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: comedyclubobx.com, (252) 207-9950

Friday 9.7

DCAC Ceramic Show Opening Reception

Vessels, sculptures, and wall-mounted work will be featured in Dare County Arts Council’s Ceramic Show, which opens in their Vault Gallery Room in September. The Ceramic Show is being curated by sculptor and installation artist Gabrielle Graber. In 2017, she graduated with her MFA from NYSCC at Alfred University and is currently living in North Carolina as a resident artist at Pocosin Arts. Her practice is an ongoing investigation of being a body in the world where layers of experience and interactions collide into material form. The show will remain on display through Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Saturday 10.20

2018 Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Celebrate the history and culture of Outer Banks seafood by sampling local food and drink served by some of the best OBX restaurants and vendors

  • When: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
  • Where: Outer Banks Soundside Event Site, 6800 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head,
  • Cost: Start at $5. Admission ticket includes free shuttle to and from site, live entertainment, arts & crafts, educational programs, marine life and boat exhibits. Under age 12 free with paying adult.
  • Info: brownpapertickets.com/event/3575599, (252) 441-8144

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