What’s Happenin’ This Week: January 21-28


(Ashley Turner, WNCT illustration)

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT)– The weekend is almost here, and there is a lot to do in Eastern North Carolina.

We’re starting a new weekly feature called “What’s Happenin'” that takes a look at some of the activities and events going on in the area. Are you bored and looking for something to do in this new year? Here is a list of some activities that are happening this week to keep you entertained, learn some things, and much more.

You can always click here for a full list of events through our WNCT community calendar. You can also add events and much more. If you any events you want to be featured you can always email Kimberly at kwooten@wnct.com.

Now, let’s get the weekend started with some of our top picks.

New Bern  

The Last Five Years  

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backward while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. The show is Feb. 6 but tickets are on sale now.

Ghosts of New Bern  

Journey into the depths of Historic New Bern on a 90-minute adventure to the city’s most actively haunted homes and burial grounds. Hear eerie tales of ghostly occurrences including actual encounters during recent tours. Tours vary nightly. The event is a year-round walking tour and not just during Halloween. You can click the link to get tickets and find out more.


Mystery Movie Night 

The City of Jacksonville is hosting the event. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and it is open to all ages. The event will take place on Saturday.  Be sure to bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie  


Winterfest at Wildwood  

Greenville Parks & Recreation was scheduled to host Winterfest at Wildwood this Friday-Sunday. The winter weather has postponed that to Feb. 4-6. Enjoy the ice-skating rink overlooking the lake, bring your chair to sit around the fire pits, and roast up the perfect s’more and sip hot chocolate.  

Run, Plunge, or Splash  

Take a run on the newest recreational park trails at Wildwood Park for a 5K trail run and then plunge like a polar bear into the Wildwood Lake from the sandy beach. These two events will be part of Winterfest at Wildwood from Friday-Sunday.  

Games Meet Art

Games Meet Art is a great family event in which games of all sorts take over the Museum, inside and out. This event encourages physical activity, sharpens mental and critical thinking skills, encourages family and group play, and creates an afternoon full of laughter. The event is Feb. 5 but you can purchase tickets now.

Game Meets Art


Soup & a Bowl  

The Kinston Community Council Arts will be hosting their 23rd annual Soup & a Bowl on Jan. 30. This event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the arts center. Adults are $20 dollars and children ages 5-12 the cost is $12 dollars. The price includes salad, beverage, dessert, unlimited soup, and a handcrafted pottery bowl.  Children under the age of 5 are free but they get no bowl.  You can purchase tickets now for the event by clicking the link.

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