6:30-7:30pm: Head to the Slover Library for a Lecture presented by Chadra Pittman Walke on Dying to be free: African Resistance.
7-8:30pm: Get on top of the USS Wisconsin for yoga during Bhav On-Board: Sunset Pop-Up Yoga.
7:30pm: Head to the Sandler Center for Ask Me Another.
8pm: Spend an evening with Umphrey’s McGee at The Norva.
11am-12pm: Take time to attend the Friday Features: The Victorian Origins of the Chrysler Museum.
12-1:30pm: Enjoy Slover Sounds with Doug Alan Wilcox.
5:30-9pm: Grab your tickets ahead of time for the 12th Annual Shrimpfest in Newport News.
6-10pm: Don’t miss the fun Suds & Buds 2017 event at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. This evening’s event will raise funding for Norfolk Botanical Garden, the Rotary Club of Norfolk, and Project Healing Waters.
7-9:30pm: Enjoy a lovely evening at the Jamestown Settlement during Jazz on the James.
8pm: Head to The Norva to see Clutch, Lucero, and The Sword.
8pm: See the Lula Washington Dance Theatre at The Ferguson Center.
8-9pm: Brighten your evening at The Plot during the Glow Ride.
9pm-1am: Enjoy an evening with Thomas Holt & Friends at 37th and Zen.
10-11:30pm: Check out a show that wins at coming up with titles: The Pre Madonnas Present: For All Intensive Porpoises.
8am-10pm: Stop by Commune in Norfolk during their Grand Opening.
9-11am: Bring your best bud to the Calling All Dogs Dog Rescue Fund Raising Dog Walk at Mount Trashmore.
10-11am: There’s nothing like being one with nature during Outdoor Garden Yoga at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
11am-2pm: Find your new best friend at the Poochella Adopt-a-thon at the PETA Simon Center.
12-6pm: Head to Back Bay Farms for the 2017 Pungo Wine Festival.
3-7pm: Things get funky at Smartmouth as Grateful Jed plays.
4-8pm: Join in on the fun at the World Arts Celebration at City Center at Oyster Point.
4-10pm: Grab your ticket to Beer, Band & BBQ in Portsmouth.
5:30-7:30pm: Make your way to Elizabeth River Park in Chesapeake for a Sunset Concert.
6-8pm: Enjoy PC Duo at Bold Mariner.
7-9pm: Hear live music from Mike Lawson at Starving Artist Café.
7-11pm: Grab a spot at The Fiora Betrayal: A Regency Mystery Ball in Portsmouth.
7-11pm: It is time again to get Frisky on the Wisky.
7-11pm: Head to O’Connor’s for Pickin’ on the Porch.
7:30pm: Enjoy the Virginia Beach Chorale: Don’t Touch That Dial at the Sandler Center.
8pm: Watch Officer Judy Hops in the adventure “Zootopia” during Movies in May at the Portsmouth Pavilion.
8-9:30pm: Stretch those laugh muscles during Double Treble: 2 Women, 2 Musicals, All Improv at the Push.
8-10pm: Spend an evening with Bob James at the Attucks Theatre.
8pm-1:30am: Knock on the door of Charlie’s for Speakeasy 3.0 / Poetry + Music.
9-11:59pm: Enjoy an eve3ning with Jeff German and Jeremy Harrell at Plaza del Sol.
9pm-1am: Hear Toothless and guests at Norfolk Taphouse.
10-11:30pm: You will laugh; your jaw will drop. Be prepared for TOO FAR: The Dirtiest, Most Inappropriate Comedy Show ever at the Push.
10am-1pm: Spend your morning at Big Ugly Brewing during Poses and Pints.
10am-1pm: Get your sweat on during Full Strength CrossFit Workout at Smartmouth Beer.
12-1:30pm: See Mom Jeans – Post Mother’s Day Bash at the push.
12-2pm: Grab some eats and hear some treats during Mountaintide Sunday Brunch at Five Points Community Farm Market.
12-1pm and 3-4pm: Here is a great event for the family! See “The Journey of King Arthur” at the Barry Robinson Theater of Fine Arts with the Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads. There is a 12pm and 3pm show.
1-6pm: Get a ticket to Wasserhund Brewery’s 1st Annual Oyster Roast presented by Capt’n Crabby.
7-9:30pm: Head to the Push for Storytelling Night: Surrender.
All Weekend Long
Thursday through Sunday: It’s time for the Chesapeake Jubilee!
Thursday through Sunday: Check out all of the fun events and food offerings at the Norfolk Greek Festival.
Friday and Sunday: Head to the Oceanfront for the Beach Music Cruise-In.
Saturday and Sunday: Don’t miss the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival!
Saturday and Sunday: Arrrr ya ready for the Pirate Parrrrty on the Beach?
Saturday and Sunday: Raise a glass for the 16th Annual Virginia Beer Festival at Town Point Park.
Saturday and Sunday: Check out the Chesapeake Bay Reggae Festival in Hampton.
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