April 9, 8 p.m., John Hammond at the Sea Ranch on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills.
April 1 – May 4 – Rhythm and Roots – Southern Music Traditions
Glen Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, Nags Head. Utilizing text panels, artifacts, fieldwork, photographs and sound recordings, the exhibit features an audio component that allow gallery visitors to experience the voices and music of Southern Music Traditions. (252) 473-5558 or darearts.org
April 3 – 28 – Martha Johnson and Julie Moye – Collage and Mixed Media
Dare County Arts Council Gallery, downtown Manteo. (252) 473-5558 or darearts.org
April 9 – Full Moon Madness…Tag Till You Drag
(8pm-11pm) Every full moon Gearworks goes crazy and opens up the arena for a great All You Can Play session. $16…3 games guaranteed. 6-7 games are typical in a 3 hour session. Space is limited. Reservations encouraged 252-480-8512. More info at obxgearworks.com.
April 9 – OBXtreme Magic
Outer Banks Music Showcase. Featuring World-renowned Illusionists Clive Allen & Tracy, Outer Banks Music Showcase, Milepost 4.5 in Kitty Hawk. Incredible Illusions, Mind-Bending Magic and Comedy Audience Participation Live on Stage! 7:30 pm. Tickets $19.95 Adults, $18.95 Seniors, $7 Children. (252) 261-7505. outerbanksmusicshowcase.com
April 10 – Easter EGG-stravaganza
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join the Easter Bunny & the Currituck Duck for the Easter Egg-stravaganza with an Egg Hunt (bring your own basket); Duck Pond & Bunny Petting Zoo; Face Painting; Coloring and Temporary Tattoos; Jellybean Counting Contest; Rock Climbing Wall; Bake Sale, Snow Cones & Popcorn; Fabulous Prizes! Admission & Parking is free. For more information call (252) 453-9040.
April 10 – Knight Magic
10 am – noon. Experience the wonder and learn the secrets of magic with magician, Clive Allen. Take home a trick to impress your friends! Only $15 per participant. Reservations encouraged. Please call 252-453-9040 ext 3.
April 11 – Kitty Hawk Kites Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
Kitty Hawk Kites, Nags Head. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Largest Easter Egg Hunt in the Outer Banks! Over 2,000 candy and toy-filled eggs to be collected. Chalk coloring contests, kite making, games and surprise visits from Wil-Bear and friends. (252) 441-4124, (877) FLY-THIS or kittyhawk.com
April 11, 15, 16, 17, 25 – Live at the Outer Banks Music Showcase
Shows nightly at 7:30 pm. (252) 261-7505, outerbanksmusicshowcase.com
April 17 – 18 – REAL Spring Swap Meet
Kite, Surf, Standup. Buy, Sell, Trade. At the REAL Swap Meet you will find TONS of new and used gear, have the ability to sell your own used gear to other interested buyers, plus find the deals of the century on all the new gear in the REAL Flagship Store. Looking for the best prices on used gear from every sport? The REAL Swap Meet is Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 10am to 4pm daily. For more information: (252)987-6000 or REAL Events.
April 18 – Tour de Cure Cycling Event
Outdoor Pavilion, Roanoke Island Festival Park. A benefit for the American Diabetes Association. A 100-mile ride from Chesapeake, VA to Roanoke Island Festival Park where participants will end their fundraising journey. (757) 455-6335, Ext. 3276 or (888) DIABETES, Ext. 3281.
April 18 – Earth Day
(252) 473-3494, (800) 832-3474 or ncaquariums.com
April 23 – 26 – 7th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week
Packed full with entertainment, great food, events and special attractions. Poker Run, bike show, live music, scenic rides, official night-time party sites. outerbanksbikeweek.com
April 24 – Frisco Museum to Offer Pine Needle Basket Workshop
As a means of preserving pine needle art, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center will present a pine needle basket workshop on April 24, 2009. The workshop will be taught by two master artists, Loretta and Herman Oxendine, elders in the Lumbee nation. 252-995-4440 or visit the web site at nativeamericanmuseum.org.
April 25 – 3rd Annual Antique Appraisal Fair
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Nags Head. $10 per item or 3 items for $25. (252) 473-2655 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25 – 2nd Annual Up in Arms Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Arm Wrestling Tournament. All funds raised will go toward Hotline’s domestic violence and sexual assault programs. (252) 473-5121 or obhotline.org
April 25 – 26 – 11th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow, Journey Home
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center, Hatteras Island. Traditional Powwow set in a beautiful maritime forest with activities for the entire family. Drumming, singing, dancing, native crafts, exhibits, storytelling, native food and more. (252) 995-4440 or nativeamericanmuseum.org
April 26 – Kinobe and Soul Beat Africa
Art Gallery, Roanoke Island Festival Park. 4 p.m. Kinobe and his crew, “Soul Beat Africa,” take on Uganda’s ethnic sounds and fuse tradition with modern instrumentation. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com