May 2015 is leaving us this weekend – enjoy every moment that we have left!
11am: Did you miss the Greek Festival in Norfolk? Here’s is your second chance … The Newport News Greek Festival begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. Enjoy the culture, the food, the music, and dance!
5:30pm: The Fuzz Band will delight at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens Sunsets on the River.
7pm: Have some art you’d like to share? Join the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio at the Come Art My Party. Admission is 3-5 images of your work with your name and website.
9am–Sunday at 7pm: ARRRRR ya ready for 18th century Hampton? The Blackbeard Pirate Festival begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. This is a family-friendly, fun event that is not to be missed. For the adults, there is also a Pirates Ball on Friday night.
9am–Sunday at 6pm: If you feel like being a little patriotic this weekend, head to the Oceanfront for the Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival. Musical entertainment will be going on all weekend.
11am-10pm: Celebrate the soft opening of the HUB in Virginia Beach. Check out the food truck and entertainment lineup.
6pm: Friday marks the start of the route to Virginia Beach that doesn’t go by Mount Trashmore for the Harris family (aka the Mount Trashmore Summer Carnival). The carnival runs through June 23rd and the begging in our car can be heard all the way to Richmond.
6pm–Sunday at 5pm: Do you love Steampunk? If so, you won’t want to miss “Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past” opening celebration at the Hampton History Museum.
8pm: Watch best friends Brad and Sean showcase their sorted past on stage while receiving comedic gold at the Push Comedy Theater.
8pm: The great Gladys Knight will be at Chrysler Hall!
9:30pm: If your Friday night needs a little more comedic estrogen, check out The Improv Angels at the Push.
10pm: They’re looking for the next local musical star at The Parlor. Go out–they want to hear you.
9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm: Prepare for the inevitable zombie attack by attending the Southeastern Guns & Knives Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
11am: Enjoy free food, activities, and meet Norfolk residents at the “We Care Fest – Community & Cops Cookout.” Hosted by the Norfolk Police Department, the event is free and open to the public.
11am-4pm: It is STEM Community Day and Health & Wellness Fair at the Freeman Center at Christopher Newport University. This free event includes activities for all ages and showcases Science, Technology, and Mathematics. As a bonus, Newport News Public Schools families receive FREE round-trip transportation. Volunteers are still needed. If you’re willing to participate, head here.
12-2pm: Have you always dreamed of flying? Support St. Mary’s Home by taking flight at iFLY Virginia Beach. Tickets include the jump and a catered brunch overlooking the ocean (just please jump before eating!).
12pm-9m Saturday, Sunday noon to 6pm: Don’t miss O’Connoroo 2015 at O’Connor Brewing Company. This fab party is free and includes two days of live music.
3-9pm: Get excited about the first annual World Arts Celebration at the City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News! This free event will offer music from around the world, international food, an artisan village, and hands-on activities. Check out the line-up, but don’t miss Bio Ritmo. They are one of my faves.
4pm: The Elizabeth River Park is reopening, and you’re invited! There will be park tours, inflatables, fireworks and more.
6pm: Celebrate the debut release of Fuss Magazine with live performances by Sunny and Gabe, Phil Roebuck, Gutter Gloss and Ersula at Work Release in Norfolk.
7pm: Ready to get Frisky this weekend??? Get Frisky on the Wisky to support Sail Nauticus on the Battleship Wisconsin. There will be an open bar, live music, food, dancing, and more.
7:30pm: Grab your little lasses and grumpy bears and head to Ntelos Wireless Pavilion for Family Movies on the Lawn while they show Disney’s BRAVE.
8pm: Out in Gloucester, the Cook Foundation will offer the 9th annual Symphony under the Stars Free Family Concert.
8pm: Comedic geniuses Cedric “The Entertainer,” Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy will be at the Hampton Coliseum for the Black and Brown Comedy Get Down event.
8:30pm: Head over to Pancho N Luigi’s for The People’s Blues of Richmond with Dale and the ZDubs and Invisible Landscapes. My question is: How will you know you’ve seen Invisible Landscapes???
10am-3pm: See 50+ vendors, enter raffles, and enjoy a children’s area with face painting and a bounce house at the Sarfan Spring Fundraiser in Newport News.