It’s that time of the year when we celebrate all things Irish. There are plenty of events going on to find your bit of craic.
If you’re looking for some Irish fun specifically in Downtown Norfolk, the DNC has created this little guide.
If for you, it’s not easy being green, there are many other wonderful events that showcase the wonderful arts in the 757. For those of you who live for live music, but the many options seem overwhelming, I’d suggest taking a look at this AltDaiy article for suggestions.
9-11am: Spend some time with the Hampton Roads Diversity and Inclusion Consortium Meeting: The Naked Truth: Why We Must Support the Arts at the Children’s Museum.
4:30-9pm: Go retro at Smartcade Retro Video Game Night at Smartmouth Beer.
5-8pm: Head to Shore Drive for the 3rd Thursday Art Walk.
5-10pm: It is time for Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum. At the museum, see the opening of the exhibition “Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility” with a 7pm lecture on the work, or enjoy the William & Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble. Additional activities will be held in the Kaufman Theater.
5pm-2am: Enjoy live music from Harrison Bounds during the Jameson + O’Connor St. Patrick’s Day Pre-Party at Tubby’s Tavern – Great Neck.
5:30-8pm: Head to the D’ART Center for The Time Machine Opening Reception.
5:30-8:30pm: Grab your ticket and skate the Scope Arena during Green in the Rink Skate.
6-7pm: Join friends at the Hunter House Victorian Museum for Celtic Musings.
6:30-8:30pm: Head to the Virginia MOCA for Artist Talk with Jamie Betts.
7-9pm: Join the Suffolk Public Library for Bukowski &Brews Open Mic Night.
7:30pm: See the Eli Young Band at the Norva.
7:30pm: Enjoy Mark Twain Tonight at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
7:30-9:30pm: Head to The American Theatre for “Batkid Begins.”
9pm: Usher in St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early with Glasgow Kiss at Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.
12-9pm: Grab a pint of green beer and hear the Campbell Stevens Project during St. Paddy’s Day at The Bold Mariner Brewing Company.
12-10pm: Join O’Connor Brewing for their St. Patrick’s Day Party along with their R&R Lager Release. They’ll have live music from the Esoteric Ramblers.
12-11pm: Tradition Brewing Company is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Three Champion Irish Dancers, Bagpiper Simmons, and The Raw Beets.
12pm-1:30am: Hear music from Don Bunch, Jack Becker, and Hey Hey Hooligan at Murphy’s Virginia Beach.
1-11pm: Head to The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery for the Saint Patrick’s Day fest O’ the Finch. Live music will be provided by Paul Bidanset from Brackish Water Jamboree and fiddle player Seán Heely.
5:30-9:30pm: Put on some green and Shamrock the ‘Burg 2017.
6:30pm: Head to the Ted to see the TOBYMAC Hits Deep Tour featuring Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell, Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson, & Hollyn.
8-9:30pm: Enjoy original music and traditional Irish folk songs with Dan Pellegrino at Coelacanth Brewing Company.
8-9:30pm: Put some jolly into your weekend at the 3 on 3 Improv Tournament at the Push.
8-11pm: Enjoy The Doc Robin Band at TRIANGLE in Williamsburg.
8pm-12am: Make your way to 37th and Zen for their St. Patty’s Day – Laughter & Music event with Brandon Jeffries and Dan Ellison.
9pm-12am: Don’t miss Glasgow Kiss at Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub.
9pm-2am: Party at Norfolk Taphouse with Deathhouse Blues and Freedom Hawk.
9pm-2am: Looking for a good ol’ party? Join The Wave for their St. Paddy’s Day Party.
8am-1pm: It may be cold and windy, but spring is just around the corner. Head to the oceanfront for the Virginia Beach Flea Market Spring KickOff.
9-11am: Volunteer for some spring cleaning that won’t make you go to war with your family during Paradise Creek Nature Park Volunteer Service Day in Portsmouth.
9am-12pm: Shop the Old Beach Farmers Market.
10-10:45am: Rally to Save the Bay at College Landing Park in Williamsburg.
10am-12:30pm: Get to Oceanview early for this event, it fills up! The 50th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will kick off on Saturday!
10am-4pm: Do the Zoo and a Cake-A-Thon, too!
10am-5pm: Don’t miss Women in STEM Day at Nauticus.
10:30-11:30am: Grab the kids for the Lucky Leprechaun Party at the Norfolk Suffolk Public Library.
11am-12pm: Hear “Tall Tales” at Zeiders American Dream Theater with the Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads.
12-4pm: Have some socks you need darned? Burn them instead at the Sail Nauticus 3rd Annual Sock Burning.
12-10pm: Celebrate with O’Connor Brewing during their 7th Anniversary & St. Paddy’s Day Celebration, featuring music from Glasgow Kiss (2-5pm) and Will Overman Band (6-8pm).
12:30-2:30pm: Make your way to Norfolk Karate Academy for a Free Women’s Self Defense Seminar.
1pm-2am: Try not to freeze your shamrocks off at the LepreCon VB 2017 at the Oceanfront.
1:30, 4:30, and 7:30pm: See the Garden Bros Circus at the Ted.
2-5pm: Check out Infinite Reflections: A Chrysler Museum of Art Response Exhibit at Utopia Feni.
4-9pm: See the fun at DoodleFest 2017 at Sattvic Space Yoga and Healing Studio in Portsmouth.
4:30-6:30pm: Glasgow Kiss will perform at Smartmouth Beer.
5-8pm: See the Ich Male Opening Reception at Gallery 21.
6-8pm: Hear Neil and Sean live at St. George Brewing Company.
6-10:30pm: Listen to live music from The Mallett Brothers Band at Tradition Brewing Company.
7-10pm: Register for Twilight at the Virginia Zoo.
7pm-2am: Enjoy Averman, Die Faster, and Hexist at Hook Up.
7pm-2am: Party with The Deloreans and DJ Canrock at the Eagles Nest.
7:15pm: Support the Portsmouth Humane Society at the Pucks for Paws Night at the Norfolk Scope.
8pm: Make your way to Chrysler Hall for Verdi’s Requiem.
8pm: Enjoy Hippie Sabotage and Opal at The Norva.
8pm: Hear Sean Jones on trumpet with the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Theatre.
8-9:30pm: Enjoy the scary funny show Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story at the Push.
8:30pm: Head to the New River Taphouse in Virginia Beach for live music with James and Martin Duo.
9pm-1am: If you missed any of Glasgow Kiss’s earlier performances, catch them at Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub. They might be pickled by this point, but the music will still be lively.
10-11:30pm: Head to the Push for The Party Crashers: Led Reather Lellow Weather.
10pm-12am: Party with Session Rockers & Vic Ruggiero of the Slackers at Chichos 29th Street.
10pm-1am: End your Saturday at FM Restaurant with The Foxsmiths, Backside Slappy, and The Nerve Scheme.
10am-1pm: Fitness and hair of the dog, anyone? Join Smartmouth Beer for Full Strength CrossFit Workout.
10am-5pm: Check out In Fine Feather Community Day at The Chrysler Museum of Art.
2-6pm: Browse the entries from the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Emerging Artist Contest at Victorian Station in Hampton.
7-9pm: Grab a ticket to Storytelling Night: Grace at the Push Comedy Theater.
7-9:30pm: Laugh it up during Sunday Night Jokes at Bella’s Restaurant and Lounge in Newport News.
8-10:30pm: Head to the Venue on 35th for 90s Chill & Vibe.
All Weekend Long
Thursday through July 30th: See works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
Friday and beyond: Grab a ticket to “A View From the Bridge” at the Virginia Beach Little Theatre.
Friday, Sunday and Beyond: Catch Puccini’s Turandot at the Harrison Opera House.
Saturday and Sunday: Cut and run at the Southeastern Guns & Knives Show at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Saturday and Sunday: Run your shamrocks off at the Oceanfront during The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend.
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