A Great Outer Banks Weekend on Tap
By Kip Tabb
There’s so much happening this weekend it’s hard to imagine that it’s the middle of the winter on the Outer Banks.
Right after I came to the Outer Banks 20 years ago, I had a chance to go to the opening reception for the Dare County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Frank Stick Art Show at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. It was an amazing evening filled with interesting people and wonderful art. Having just gotten to the Outer Banks I figured every weekend in the winter would be like that. Now I know better, but with the 36th Annual version of the show coming up on Saturday, one thing hasn’t changed: the opening reception is still filled with interesting people and great art. Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday looks to be an interesting afternoon at the Whalehead Club in Corolla. Chris “Catdaddy” Palestrant and Adam “Deacon Blues” Nixon of Uphill will be rockin’ the rafters with their downhome blues jams.
This looks to be music worth listening to with Palestrant, who is a classically trained pianist with a passion for the blues, tickling the 88 keys of the classic Steinway at the Whalehead Club. Admission is $20 and seating is limited, 2-4 p.m.
The Outer Banks music scene is set to explode this weekend with some of the best local talent around.
Denny Blue and the Shakers will be at Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk on Friday night. Denny Blue is one of those musicians who always seems to be having fun when he’s performing.
Saturday night seems to have something for everyone. TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds is taking the stage at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head. Featuring locals Mick Vaughn on bass and Dan Martier on drums, Reynolds music tends toward a jazz/rock fusion that is at once challenging yet has a great sound that makes it memorable.
Maybe a little easier on the ears with a song list filled with recognizable covers, Aquarium will be at Trio on Saturday night. At great time to kick back, sip some wine with good music and conversation.
Also on Saturday night, the Outer Banks Forum continues to bring some of the finest classically trained talent around to local audiences. The Howszowski Trio—violin, cello and piano—plays it all, from chamber music to contemporary. The event is at the First Flight High School auditorium—an outstanding venue with excellent acoustics. Perfect for the show.
A lot happening this weekend, so don’t sit around saying there’s nothing to do. Get out and enjoy life.