July 17,  2008

Ocracoke’s Deepwater Theater has music and more for the summer

Ocracoke’s Deepwater Theater, located on School Road, offers a full summer schedule of music, movies, and more. Sit in air-conditioned splendor and enjoy family-friendly entertainment Tuesday through Friday evenings and Wednesday matinees. A top draw is the music of many talented Ocracoke islanders in the Ocrafolk Opry, Molasses Creek band, and Coyote.

Family Movie Night

Tuesdays at 7 p.m., beginning June 17  through August. Admission is free; snacks and raffle tickets are available for purchase. Children under six must be accompanied by an adult. Movie nights are a fundraiser for the Ocracoke Youth Center made possible by a grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Performances by Ocracoke Musicians and Storytellers

Beginning June 11 through September. “The Rumgagger.” Thursdays, 1 p.m. matinee.
Tall tales, poems and music from the seven seas with scurvy pirates Capt. Rob and Fiddler Dave. Fun for the whole family. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and shows run from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

The Ocrafolk Opry

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. A musical buffet of the amazing talent on tiny Ocracoke Island, the Opry features Jamie Tunnell, Molasses Creek, Coyote, Sundae Horn, Philip Howard, Capt. Rob and others. Doors open at 7:30 and shows run 8 –10 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for kids.

Molasses Creek

Thursdays at 8 p.m. Music from Ocracoke’s own Molasses Creek, a high-energy acoustic folk-fusion band which delights its audiences with foot-stomping bluegrass, ballads, and a bit of wacky humor. Doors open at 7:30 and shows run 8 –10 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for kids.

Coyote and Noah Paley

Fridays at 8 p.m. Singer/songwriters Coyote (Marcy and Lou of Ocracoke Island) and Noah Paley of Hatteras Island share a wonderful evening of songs and the stories behind the music. Doors open at 7:30 and shows run 8 –10 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Also at Deepwater Theater:

Yoga. Yoga classes, taught by Amy Hilton, are offered on Mondays at 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Amy at (252) 928-3165.

Ocracoke Needle and Thread Club (Quilters). These Ocracoke quilters meet twice a week on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. and Sundays 3 p.m.-5 p.m. They welcome visitors, so feel free to come out and see what they’re working on!

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