All Weekend Long
Thursday through Friday: Check out the lineup of live music at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Now through Sunday: Catch the Summer Music Festival at Small’s.
Friday through Sunday: Get All Shook Up with the Hurrah Players as you enjoy music from Elvis.
Friday through Sunday: Enjoy a magical weekend at the Mid Summer Fantasy Festival at Town Point Park.
Friday and beyond: See The Music Man at the Peninsula Community Theatre.
This weekend and beyond: Catch School House Rocks at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach. For a review of this show, go here.
This weekend and beyond: Check out the very busy calendar of offerings from the Norfolk Public Library.
8am-12pm: Spend some time volunteering at historic Cedar Grove Cemetery.
1pm: Head to the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News for The Pollution Solution with the Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads.
4-8pm: Sip, step, try not to fall … join in on the fun at the Gloucester Village Wine Walk.
5pm: Take part in Drink n Draw – Rosemon Cosplay at Work Release. All ages are welcome until 7pm.
5-7pm: Hear Jessie Judy at Borjo.
5:30-7:30pm: Take part in this block party with a purpose at My Block is Beautiful. Yes, you’ll do some work, but then you get to party and your soul will be cleaner.
5:30-7:30pm: Join the Virginia Zoo as they host d’Art Center for a night of art entertainment and cocktails.
5:30-8pm: Is it already the dog days of summer? Grab your pooch and head to the Bea Arthur Community dog park for PETA’s Yappy Hour.
6-9pm: Grab your tickets for the 2016 Best of Coastal Virginia Party at the Sandler Center.
7:30pm: Relax at Neptune’s Park during Symphony by the Sea.
9pm-12am: Enjoy Aquarium w/ Recluse Raccoon at Back Bay Brewing.
10am-9pm: Welcome the new kids on the block (no, not that NKOTB). Prince Ink Co. is hosting a grand opening.
3-10pm: Celebrate the release of O’Connor’s Tamarindo Red Coffee Saison.
4-6pm: Get your tickets ahead of time for the Region’s First Clear-Bottom Kayaks at Paradise Creek Nature Park.
5-11pm: Purchase tickets for the Blue Moon Full Moon-A-Palooza at Hunt Club Farm. Between the animals and the full moon, avoid all wolves.
6-9:30pm: Have a blast with The Deloreans at the Suffolk TGIF Summer Concert Series.
7-8:30pm: Make your way to the Elmwood Cemetery for the Strange Happenings Tour.
7-9pm: Check out the Instinctual Insight Exhibit Opening and Reception at the Suffolk Art Gallery.
8pm: Laugh it up at The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show at the Push.
9pm-12am: Enjoy Kim Merritt Vinyl Set at Back Bay Brewing.
9pm-2am: See Kooked Out and The Drendas at Norfolk Taphouse.
9pm-2am: Sometimes I see an event and I think “what?” Then I think, “Oh, why the hell not”. This is one of those. Head to The Wave for a Pokémon FOAM Party.
10pm: Catch Harold Night for your laughs at the Push.
10pm-2am: Party with DJ Dave Blevins at Come Undone: Themeless Dance Party at 37th and Zen.
8am-2pm: Check out the Virginia Beach Flea Market.
8am-4pm: Fun in the sun and surfing can be a part of your weekend at the Gnarly Charley Surf Series.
10:30am-1:30pm: Celebrate Super July at Buckroe Beach.
11am-2pm: Grab your stripes at the International Tiger Day at the Virginia Zoo.
11am-6pm: Got vinyl? Need vinyl? Check out the NEON Record Swap at Work Release.
11:30am: Enjoy a performance by School of Rock in Huber Court at the Chrysler Museum.
12-10pm: Coelacanth is on a roll with its refreshing summer brews, and this week, they’re releasing the Passionfruit Gose.
12-10pm: Unlike my husband’s birthday (also called Jerk Fest), this Jerk Festival is a Caribbean themed food / music festival.
12-10pm: Head to Bold Mariner Brewing for the Risky Business Party.
2-4pm: Grab your costumes, wands, and party hat for Hogwarts Hysteria at the North Suffolk Public Library.
5-8pm: Celebrate 20 years of Naro Video at O’Connor Brewing.
6-9pm: Hear the Mosaic Steel Orchestra at the VB Town Center.
6-10:30pm: Make your way to Queens Way during the Downtown Hampton Block Party for the Tidewater Drive Band.
7pm-12am: All wizards, muggles, witches and magical creatures are invited to Cure Coffeehouse for Welcome back to Hogwarts!
8pm: The Push Comedy Theater will show you how Couples Therapy can actually be hilarious.
8pm: As he is no longer looking for the six-fingered man, Mandy Patinkin will entertain with Nathan Gunn at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
8-10pm: Check out Nicholas Tweedy at The Venue on 35th.
8-11:50pm: Hear School of Rock Grad School at Back Bay Brewing.
9pm-1am: Hear Karma Kings at Buckets Bar and Grill.
9pm-2am: Get your tickets and your dancing shoes for the Mambo Room Cultural Event Center Grand Opening Masquerade Ball & Engraving Ceremony.
10pm: Check out Improvageddon: Summer Slaycation at the Push.
10pm-1am: Hear music from Drop The Girl, Friends With Monsters, and Backside Slappy at O’Herman in Newport News.
10pm-1:45am: HoTButtered returnes to Toast.
10pm-2am: Head to Shaka’s Live for the I Grew Up in The 90’s Reunion Party.
11pm-12:30am: For the late owls, there is a Harry Potter Launch Party at AFK Books & Records.
10am-1pm: If the yoga doesn’t Zen you out, try the beer during Peace n’ Pints Yoga at Smartmouth.
12-7pm: Join in on more Harry Potter hysteria at the Harry Potter Birthday & Book Release Party at O’Connor Brewing.
1-7pm: Grab a pint and check out Beer is Art: The Art of Libation at Coelacanth.
6-9pm: The Joe Gosman Band will play at the Fountain Plaza in Virginia Beach.
6-9pm: Relax with Coolin’ Out during Groovin’ by the Bay at Buckroe Beach.
7-10pm: Spend your evening at The Venue on 35th for Feature Sundays.
7pm: End your weekend with Sworn Enemy, Paper Trail, Blind Justice, Regulate, and Growing Concern at 37th and Zen.