Due to the potential downpour, make sure to check the links for cancellation or changes for events this weekend.
All Weekend Long
Now through Sunday, and beyond: See I Sing the Rising Sea by the Virginia Stage Company at the ODU Goode Theatre.
Now through Sunday: Fill your taste desires with the Virginia Beach Restaurant Week.
Thursday through Saturday: Sign up for the Hero Games.
Thursday through Sunday: Go nuts at the Suffolk Peanut Festival.
Friday through Saturday: Catch FAME – The Musical at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
Friday through Sunday: Head to Cape Charles for the 24th Annual Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival.
Friday through Sunday: Step back in time to when they spelled the word “fair” with an ‘e’ on the end. The Harvest Faire, the Virginia Peninsula’s oldest Renaissance Festival will be held in Newport News.
Friday through Sunday: See The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach. Read the AltDaily review here.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: See Picnic at the Peninsula Community Theatre.
Saturday and Sunday: Celebrate the 12th Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Sale in Newport News.
Saturday and Sunday: Get on track with the Tidewater Division Model Railroaders 27th Annual Train Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. All Aboard!
Saturday and Sunday: Grab your tickets for Masterworks: Lily and the Gypsies at the Sandler Center.
This weekend and beyond: Check out the very busy calendar of offerings from the Norfolk Public Library.
4:30-7:30pm: Enjoy the 24th Annual Norfolk Kiwanis Harbor Party in Town Point Park.
4:30-7:30pm: It’s time for another SMARTCADE at Smartmouth Beer.
6pm: Things Get Outta Hand at Clay Nights at PFAC. Grab your spot now!
6:30-8:30pm: They’ve got questions; we hope you have answers. It is Trivia Night at Big Ugly.
6:30-8pm: Check out the Artist Talk: War Toys with Brian McCarty at the Virginia MOCA.
7:30pm: (Please read this in your best amped-up, booming head voice) WWE NXT LIVE will be at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Get ready for the hottest brand in sports entertainment. AAAAHAHHHHAHHAHAh!
7:30-10pm: Learn about local singer-songwriters during Songwriters Live at the Zeiders American Dream Theater.
10:30-12pm: Hang out at Café Stella with The Muse during Writers Coffee Break.
3-10pm: Enjoy the cooler weather by visiting O’Connor Brewing for the release of Sweater Weather Belgian Wit.
5:30pm: Don’t miss the last First Friday of the season at The Plot in the NEON District. Anthony and the Conqueroos will entertain. While you’re over there, check out Nate Sacks and DJ Canrock at Work Release. You can even catch a free show at The Push every half hour starting at 6pm.
6-7:15pm: Make time to attend the Final Norfolk Notables Tour of Elmwood Cemetery of the season. These tours are guided by very knowledgeable volunteers and the donations support the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation.
7-10pm: If you need more macabre in your weekend, check out the Zombie Trail Walk at the Adventure Sports Park.
7:30pm: Check out this concert at the Norva (a part of the AltDaily Concert Series) featuring Such Great Heights, Bottom of the Ninth, Give ‘Em Hell Kid, and Until the Wind Shifts.
8pm: Catch the Michael Clark Band at Charlie’s.
9pm-2am: See Glazer, Bato, and Uglyography at Toast.
8am-7pm: Grab your king and queen and make your move toward the Virginia Beach National Chess Day Festival at Town Center.
9am-2pm: Check out the Smithfield Autumn Vintage Market.
9:30am-12:30pm: Stretch it out during Yoga On Tap at St. George Brewing.
10am-11am: Pre-register for Outdoor Garden Yoga at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
11am-12pm: Find your center during Sloga. This is a free yoga class.
11am-2pm: Check out Soldiering Through Time at the Hampton History Museum.
11am-4pm: Head to the Portsmouth Pavilion for the Portsmouth Tuner Fest.
12-2pm: Enjoy Slover Sounds with Zack Salsberry.
1-2pm: Register ahead of time for this event as tickets are limited. The lecture of Anglicans and The Native Peoples of Virginia will be held at Historic St. Luke’s Church in Smithfield.
5-6:30pm: Children’s book author Thea Fielding-Lowe will be signing at AFK Bookstore on Shore Drive.
5-11:59pm: This event has so many stars involved, you won’t believe your eyes! The START PARTY NASA Celebration will be held at The Virginia Living Museum.
7-10pm: Loving our local brew industry? Give some love back and help support Wasserhund Brewing Brew Master and part owner Aaron Holley. It will make your soul feel better.
8pm: Grab your tickets for Blue October with Danny Malone at the Norva.
8pm-2am: At the SHUSHfactory hear TMobyle, Jaguardini, Ships in the Night, and Energyze. It will certainly be more fun than trying to spell all of those!
9pm-2am: Hear Deathhouse Blues with Black Book at Norfolk Taphouse.
10-11:30pm: It is finals time for the Lip Service! lip singing competition at the Push.
10pm-2am: Meet others with Dark Desires at MJ’s Tavern.
10am-4pm: It is Military Appreciation Day at the Virginia Zoo.
10:30-11:45am: Stretch and tap that at Poses & Pints at O’Connor’s.
11am-3pm: Find your favorite trinket at the Outdoor Arts & Crafts Fair at the Looking Glass Artisan Boutique.
12-3pm: Grab some of the best pop-up breakfast items at the Glass Gardens Plant Pop Up with Waffletina at O’Connor’s.
2-7pm: Have a blast at Rock the Frack Out: A Concert for Climate Action at Coelacanth Brewing.
6-11:30pm: Head to 37th and Zen to hear The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Traitors, Spite, Of Tyrants, and more.
7pm: Believe the impossible at Masters of Illusion at the Sandler Center.
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