Author: Matt Artz

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OB-Xscape Rooms Coming To Southern Shores

The Outer Banks will finally get its own escape room experience when the new OB-Xscape Rooms officially opens this summer in Southern Shores. For those who are unfamiliar, an escape room is a physical...

Hugh Jackman is Woverine in 'Logan'.

Weekend Movie Update – March 3, 2017: Good Old ‘Logan’

The Wolverine is back for one last ride in theaters this week, while God appears in The Shack, death gets a redo in Before I Fall, and The Pioneer finds A Dog’s Purpose. Here’s your...

A 2016 Outer Banks Shred Fest skateboader with live music in background. (photo courtesy of Jenni Koontz at Epic Shutter Photography)

Outer Banks Shred Fest Returns To Nags Head In May

The second annual Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest will be held Saturday, May 20 from 2 to 8pm at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. The family-friendly event will feature live music by multiple...

'Get Out' is now playing in theaters.

Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 24, 2017: ‘Get Out’ To Theaters

You can Get Out to see the latest horror gem in theaters this week, while a Dog rocks out, a Lion grows up, and The Pioneer experiences a horrifying Split. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for...

"Amish with a Twist" is one of the quilts to be raffled off during the 2017 Outer Banks Quilt Show.

Outer Banks Quilt Show Opening At Roanoke Island Festival Park

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will open on Friday, March 3, with an opening reception from 6 to 8pm in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The piano students of Calvino...

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Kelly’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Parade Marches On In Nags Head!

Watched by more than 8,000 attendees each year, the annual Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade in Nags Head is recognized as the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in North Carolina, and it’s happening again this...

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Outer Banks Halloween International Film Festival Now Taking Submissions!

The 2nd Annual Halloween International Film Festival returns to Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina this October 26-28, 2017 during HalloWeek on the Outer Banks, presented by Halloween Daily News and OBX Entertainment, featuring independent films submitted...

You will find 'A Cure for Wellness' in theaters.

Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 17, 2017: ‘Fight’ with ‘Wellness’

You can watch a Fist Fight or find a Cure for Wellness in theaters this week, while monsters attack The Great Wall, and The Pioneer goes to La La Land. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie...

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Dare High School Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, showing March 24 through April 20 (Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm). A meet-the-artist reception is set for March 24 from 5 to...

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UNC CSI to Host Lecture on NC’s Changing Coastline

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s changing coastline as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal...

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Dare County Arts Council To Host Former NC Poet Laureate

Dare County Arts Council is bringing former Poet Laureate of North Carolina Joseph Bathanti back to the Outer Banks for a two-day residency March 10-11. On Saturday, March 11, Bathanti will teach a writing...

King Arthur of Camelot (Stuart Parks II, right) and his loyal squire Patsy (Claire Stansky) are heading to the Outer Banks for Theatre of Dare’s upcoming production of ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’, opening at the COA Auditorium in Manteo February 17.

Theatre of Dare Presents ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ on Stage

When Theatre of Dare decided to go “all comedy” for its 2016-17 season, the obvious choice for the group’s annual big cast, big-budget musical became abundantly clear: Monty Python’s 2004 Broadway hit Spamalot. “Not many musicals...

The Dynamic Duo are back in action in 'The Lego Batman Movie'.

Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 10, 2017: ‘Lego Batman’ Arrives

Batman is back in theaters this week in Lego form, while John Wick reloads, Fifty Shades goes Darker, and The Pioneer uncovers Hidden Figures. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of February...

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Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island to be Remembered at Festival Park

155 years after the Battle of Roanoke Island, By Land and by Sound: A Modern Conversation on the Battle of Roanoke Island will be held on Thursday, March 16, in the Indoor Theatre at...

Roanoke Island Festival Park Executive Director Kim Sawyer and volunteer Lynda Midgett.

Roanoke Island Festival Park Seeking Volunteers

Roanoke Island Festival Park is currently looking for new volunteers to the join staff for the upcoming 2017 season. Roanoke Island Festival Park has several volunteer opportunities available including costumed interpreters in the Settlement...

2016 New World Festival of the Arts (photo courtesy of Tatum Clements)

New World Festival of the Arts Announces Call For Entries

Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held at the Manteo waterfront August 16-17 from 10am to 5pm.  The...

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show

Outer Banks Quilt Show Is Back At Roanoke Island Festival Park In March

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, showing in the gallery March 4-18 from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. There will be an Opening...

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Watch N.Y. Met Opera Perform ‘Rusalka’ Live At R/C Theatres

Your chance to watch the New York Metropolitan Opera perform live is happening this month at R/C Theatres KDH Movies 10 in Kill Devil Hills, where you can see a live broadcast of their...

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Chill at Outer Banks Polar Plunge for Cystic Fibrosis

The annual Outer Banks Polar Plunge is back this month, returning to the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills with hundreds of brave volunteers ready to dive into the chilly waters of the ocean...

MIchelle Dockery stars in 'Good Behavior', filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.

‘Good Behavior’ Returning To Wilmington For Season 2 [NC Film]

TNT has announced that the drama Good Behavior, starring Michelle Dockery, has been renewed for a second season, but the best news is that the new season will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, where...

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Weekend Movie Update – Feb. 3, 2017: Horror ‘Rings’

Samara crawls back out of the well and into theaters this week, while young lovers face a great Space between them, and The Pioneer uncovers Hidden Figures. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the...

Glenn Eure at the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. (Photo courtesy of Logan Marshall.)

39th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Awards Announced

 Over 300 people poured into the Dare County Arts Council Gallery on the evening of Saturday, January 28 for the opening reception of the 39th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Ceramic artist and...

Sanaa Lathan stars on 'Shots Fired', filmed in North Carolina. (©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX)

‘Shots Fired’ In New Trailer, Premiere Date Announced [NC Film]

Filmed in Gastonia, North Carolina and the Charlotte region, Fox has released a new official trailer for the upcoming series Shots Fired, a drama featuring a fictional North Carolina town in turmoil after a racially-charged...

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Spotlight On Performing Arts Exhibit Opening In February

The Spotlight on Performing Arts exhibit presented by the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council will open with an artist reception on Saturday, February 11 at Duck Town...

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Weekend Movie Update – Jan. 27, 2017: ‘Resident’ Returns

Another Chapter of Evil unfolds in theaters this week, while Matthew McConaughey strikes Gold, Moana has a Sing-Along, a dog finds out his Purpose, and The Pioneer wants you to Sing. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie...

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Riff Tides Playing Valentine’s Dance Benefit for GEM

The local band The Riff Tides will return to Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern for a Valentine’s Weekend dance to benefit GEM Adult Day Services. The Riff Tides will be playing many of...

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Artrageous Art Event Joins Dowdy Park Grand Opening Celebration

The new Dowdy Park in Nags Head will have its official grand opening celebration in May, an event which will now include Dare County Arts Council‘s annual Artrageous kids art show, as well as...

Hugh Jackman is Woverine in 'Logan'.

Wolverine Draws Blood in New ‘Logan’ Trailer

A new trailer for Hugh Jackman’s upcoming final performance as the popular Marvel mutant Wolverine in the X-Men spin-off Logan has arrived online today, slicing and raging with new footage of what will likely...

James McAvoy stars in 'Split'.

Weekend Movie Update – Jan. 20, 2017: ‘Split’ Personalities Unleashed

Split personalities get scary in theaters this week, while Xander Cage returns, as The Pioneer takes Passengers. Here’s your Outer Banks Movie Update for the weekend of January 20, 2017! Leading this week’s new...

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‘Star Wars’ Fans Unite For Memorial Lightsaber Vigil [Video / Photo Gallery]

Local fans of the Star Wars movies joined the Outer Banks Halloween Society at a memorial lightsaber vigil in Kill Devil Hills this past weekend, lighting up the sky in memory of Star Wars icons Carrie...