Top 10 Outer Banks Events This Week – The Virginian-Pilot
Outdoor carnival at Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park in Aydlett, about 25 minutes from the Wright Brothers Bridge. Rides, games, carnival food fair. Friday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Free parking, free entry. 5423 Caratoke Highway, Aydlett.
Non-stop dance party at the Outer Banks Brewing Station. Live performances by Jahzel, Holden McOwen, Yaurel and Huncho Healy, and DJs Nopy, Gustavo and Who EZT. Tickets $15. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m. 600 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills.
40th anniversary family event at Jockey’s Ridge State Park honoring aeronautical pioneer Francis Rogallo, who invented the flexible wing, precursor to hang gliders and many stunt kites. Kitty Hawk Kites and others will demonstrate large kites up to 100ft. Activities for children. Free stunt kite lessons. Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head.
Ohio native Eric Thompson attends a performance as part of the Laughing Gull Comedy Club’s Summer Series at the Theater of Dare in Kitty Hawk. He performs comedy, magic tricks and illusions, and has performed in clubs, theaters, stages, children’s and corporate events for 40 years. 8 p.m. Tickets $25. 3848 N. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk.
Paul Green’s long-running play about the first English settlement on Roanoke Island is an iconic Outer Banks attraction. Ticket prices $25, $35, $40. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, pre-show, Native American cultural presentation staged by Native members of the production at 8 p.m. Waterside Theatre, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, 1409 National Park Drive, Manteo.
New Orleans-based American entertainer Dr. Lo Faber is coming to town for a pair of shows at the Tap Shack in Duck. A former history professor with a Ph.D. in American History, his recent disc, “Claiborne Avenue”, pays homage to New Orleans and touches on other American themes. 6:30-9:30 p.m. both evenings. FREE ENTRANCE. 1209 duck road.
The annual outdoor arts festival brings together an extensive collection of artists from the Outer Banks and beyond to historic Corolla Park. Art for sale, food concessions, silent auction. 10am-5pm both days. FREE ENTRANCE. 1100 Club Road, Corolla.
Cemetery at the Museum of the Atlantic in Hatteras offers presentations every Tuesday morning on a variety of topics related to maritime history and culture. Different themes each week. The speakers are divers, historians, musicians, researchers, authors. 11:00 a.m. Interviews generally lasting 30 to 45 minutes. FREE ENTRANCE. Call for details. 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras.
James Charlet will be at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo. It chronicles the US Lifesaving Service, the precursor to the US Coast Guard. He has worked with the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historic Site and Museum for 21 years and served as site manager for 10 years. He will tell stories about the service and sign copies of his book, “Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks.” Second Floor Gallery of the Arts Council Building, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo. 6-8 p.m. Free entry.
Hatteras Island artists Rory Kelleher and Brian Surratt come to see a show at Turner’s Raw Bar (formerly Turner’s High Moon Bar) in Avon, one of Hatteras’ first live music venues. 9:30-12:30 Surratt rushes to Avon after an early evening show at Rusty’s Surf and Turf in Buxton. 40618 NC Highway 12, Avon. FREE ENTRANCE.