All weekend long
Thursday through Sunday (and beyond), see Grounded by the Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theatre.
Friday through Sunday (and beyond), catch the play The Pillowman presented by the Generic Theater at Chrysler Hall.
Friday through Sunday, check out the Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Friday through Sunday, catch Mame at the Sandler Center.
Opening Saturday and running through April 30th, see the amazing LanternAsia at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
Saturday and Sunday, join in the festivities during the Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend at the Mariners’ Museum and Park.
Saturday and Sunday, make your way to the Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
5pm: Wine & Dine at Work Release with Richard Soup (this is a performer, not a meal special), Dan Stuckie, and Charles Rasputin.
6-8pm: Don’t miss the opening reception at the Sandler Center for artist Shaoqiang Chen.
6:30pm: It’s Trivia Night at the Big Ugly.
8pm: If Karaoke is your thing, you’ll want to find your way to Wing King in Virginia Beach.
12-1pm: Enjoy some Slover Sounds with Jake Hull during your lunch hour.
6-8pm: Catch live music from Koli’s while eating with Stuft at St. George Brewing Company.
6:30-9:30pm: Support youth suicide prevention programs at Rock for Life! World Without Suicide with the School of Rock Norfolk.
8pm-12am: Listen to live music from Heather Murphy at The Tailgate Sports Pub.
10-11:30pm: Grab your support bras and get ready for Girl-Prov: The Girls’ Night of Improv at the Push Comedy Theater.
9:15am: Get off the couch and join in the Fort Eustis 10K Run and 5k Ruck Challenge.
11am-1:30pm: Head to the Virginia Zoo to hear the Ugandan Children’s Choir while learning facts about animals indigenous to that area.
12-4pm: Interested in Yoga, but not sure if it’s for you? Check it out for free at Harmony Health in Virginia Beach during the Yoga Family Class Preview Day.
12-9pm: Celebrate the release of the Rapadou Porter bottle at Alewerks.
12-10pm: Head to Commonwealth Brewing Company for the First Saturday Food Truck Rodeo.
1-6pm: Calling all future brides! Check out the Mayapalooza at the Virginia Beach Field House.
1-2:30pm: Get informed before you vote during the Proudly Diverse Caucus: Mayoral Candidate Forum, City of Norfolk at Lake Taylor Middle School.
2:30pm: Trim up for the Civil War Beard Competition at the Mariners’ Museum and Park.
6-10pm: Don’t miss this sweet event! It’s the 8th Annual Samoa Soiree at the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center.
6pm: Let’s toast the heroes with the Combat Wounded Coalition during their annual gala at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel.
6:30pm: Join the Mariners’ Museum and Park for History Bites, a food-tasting event of historic proportions. I hear that Abe Lincoln might join you. Hopefully, it will end better than his play attendance.
7pm: It ain’t no bull, but it is a room full of them at the Professional Bull Riders event at the Hampton Coliseum.
7-10pm: The Venue Presents Keys & Crowbars by Jorge Mendez – a book release and signing event.
7-9pm: Class your weekend up at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens during the Hermitage Instrumental Recital Series: Pianist Stephen Coxe & Special Guests.
7-11pm: Wasserhund Brewing gives back, and you can to at Brewing to Benefit.
8pm: Jazz lovers can hear Chuck Redd vibes with the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Theatre.
9pm: Head to this free show at Work Release featuring Wandcarver, Dumbwaiter, Gull, and Caverns.
9:30pm: Eat wings and listen to Chris Hamrick & The City Lights at Wing King in Virginia Beach.
9am-1pm: Run to Smartmouth Beer for Brewed to Run.
10am-3pm: It’s getting weirder than usual in Pungo at the Pungo Bazaar at the Tar Roof.
11:30am: Detox to Retox at Commonwealth Brewing Company. It’s the best way to Yoga.
2-4pm: More bride action to be had at the Smithfield Center during the Special Occasion Show.
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