|Brown Bag Gam: Ocean Leather Co. | 12pm – 1pm
Join N.C. Maritime Museum Curator David Bennett on Jan. 17 at noon to learn about the origins of the Ocean Leather Company, a New York-based business that specialized in the manufacture of shark leather, as well as its shark fisheries and processing plants in Carteret County during the early 20th century. The program is part of the museum’s Brown Bag Gam series, informal lectures offered over the lunch hour. So bring your lunch and join the museum, located at 315 Front St. in downtown Beaufort, for the free program. Registration is not required, and walk-ins are welcome. For more details, 252-504-7740 or www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.
9th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off | 6pm – 8pm
Join the Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort for one of the tastiest fundraisers around. Four guest clam chowder cooks will compete on Jan. 17 starting at 6 p.m. at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, located on Front Street in downtown Beaufort. Attendees will sample the four chowders and vote for their favorite. The event also includes a cornbread taste-off. Space is limited for this ticketed event. Tickets are currently available in the Museum’s gift shop. For more details, 252-504-7740 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Down East Folk Arts Society Concert – Hannah Kaminer @ St. Francis By The Sea | 7pm – 8:30pm
In keeping with our mission “To Build Community Through Music”, the Down East Folk Arts Society will once again be bringing World Class Singers/Songwriters to Craven County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina this Winter. Hannah is a Folk/Americana artist based in Asheville, NC. Raised in small towns in Western NC, she fuses echoes of Appalachian traditions with wistful, Americana style songwriting. Her clear, yearning voice and silvery melodies are a haunting pairing with gut wrenching lyrics about loss, love, and home. She’s been a finalist in the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting contest and won the Grand Prize and Crowd Favorite recognition in Asheville’s Brown Bag Songwriting Competition. She’s had successful kickstarter campaigns and has received a Regional Artist Project Grant through the Asheville Area Arts Council. For more info, 252-646-4657 or www.downeastfolkartssociety.org.
Will & Tony @ 34º North Restaurant | 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Join Will & Tony at the Gorgeous 34° North in Beaufort for awesome food, music and fun. Walk-ins welcome! Kick back and enjoy the sounds of Scott with a specialty cocktail in our 34° North Bar or outside on the patio overlooking Taylor’s Creek. The public is always welcome. Complimentary valet parking available for restaurant and bar patrons. For more details, 252-838-7250 or www.34degreesnorthrestaurant.com.
Now Or Never @ Cru Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11:30pm
They just released their first single “Waves”, which is quickly growing in popularity. They are currently in the studio finishing their first EP, called Prevail. Now Or Never is one to watch for they have a sound like no other and are currently being produced at a national level .Catch them locally while you can! Admission is free. For more details, 252-728-3066 or www.beaufortcru.com.
Hip Pocket @ Salt | 10pm – 2am
Hip Pocket formed in 2009 and is sometimes referred to as the “Kings of the “Kings of the Party” or “Circus.” For more details, 252-241-7603 or www.saltei.com.