All Weekend Long
This weekend and beyond: Catch School House Rocks at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach.
This weekend and beyond: Looking for a way to get your kids out of the house? Need something for yourself? Check out the very busy calendar of offerings from the Norfolk Public Library.
Friday and beyond: Check out the Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE as it visits Norfolk.
Thursday through Friday: Check out the lineup of live music at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
12-1pm: Take a break from work to have some vittles and discuss a book at the Downtown Lunch Book Club at the Slover Library.
4:30-8pm: Just like living in your Mom’s basement at 30, but better! Head to Smartmouth to drink beer and play retro video games at Smartcade Retro Video Game Night. Pick your clothes off the floor when you’re done.
5-9pm: Enjoy some blues with Delta Daggers at Town Center in Virginia Beach.
6pm: Get Goosebumps with the Virginia Aquarium during the Family Great Adventure Series at the beach. Fun begins at 6, and the movie starts at 8:30.
6-9pm: Go a Little Country during Sunsets on the River at the Hermitage.
6-9pm: One of my favorite bands, The Fuzz Band, will entertain at Thursdays by the Lake at The Mariners’ Park.
6-11pm: Want to learn more about the 48-Hour Film Fest? Head to Uno Pizzeria in Norfolk for the Summer FILM PARTY.
4-10pm: Help support the Norfolk SPCA during Bold Friday Fundraiser at Bold Mariner.
5pm: See people fight in Norfolk, as in … they planned it! Glory 32 will be at the Ted.
5:30-8pm: Hear Johnny Smallwood during Live on the Lawn at Taste on Shore Drive.
6-9pm: Legacy or Grace Street with novelty act Hilby The Skinny German Juggle Boy (no, I did not make that up) will entertain at the VB Town Center.
6-9:30pm: Enjoy Brews on the Bay at Ocean View Beach Park.
7pm: Catch Jason Black live at Borjo.
7-9pm: Enjoy live music and more during Teen Takeover: KaBlam! at the Virginia MOCA.
8pm: I never really imagined I’d be typing this: See Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Trongone Band, and Hubble Bash at the Norva. But how do the pigeons hold the paddle?
9pm-2am: Get your tickets ahead of this show. SAUCE, a special event at Work Release, is open to 18+.
9pm-2am: Head to 37th and Zen for RAVE, a free foam party.
10-11pm: Calm things down a bit with the Push during The Dudes: Calmer Than You Are, Dude.
9-11am: Rise and shine, it is Egg-spansion Brunch time at Wasserhund Brewing.
9:30am: Have fun with crabs at the beach! The Mid-Atlantic hermit Crab Challenge is much more entertaining than the itchy kind of crabs you can get at the beach.
10am-4pm: Join the Chesapeake Central Library for FantaSci 2016.
10am-6pm: Head to the Grand Opening of Copper Fox Distillery in Williamsburg.
11am-3pm: Join the Butterfly Society of Virginia at the Chesapeake Wild Birds Unlimited and learn something new about these beautiful animals. This event will showcase many different caterpillars with lots of information on how to attract them into your yard so that you can have them transform into the colorful butterflies that we all love.
12-10pm: Head to Coelacanth for their release of the Bramble Berliner Weiss, made with blackberries from Horton’s Nursery in Suffolk.
12:30-2:30pm: Don Butcher will play during Bay Days at Mill Point Park.
7:30-10pm: Hear Jonny Carroll and Alex Priore at Cure Coffeehouse.
8pm: See how bad relationships can get, and find out why it is so funny at Love Stinks at the Push.
8-10pm: Be part of the opening reception for The Ugly Hustle by Esteban del Valle & Filthy Precision by Leo Tecosky at the Glass Wheel Studio.
8pm-12am: Find out What it Takes at The Tailgate Sports Pub with Joe Heilman live.
8pm-12am: Check out the WOMAN Album Release Party and Performance at Work Release.
8:30pm: I know everyone has been looking for Dory lately, but remember when we searched for Nemo? See Finding Nemo on the Battleship Wisconsin during the Fantail Film Festival.
8:30pm-1am: If you love to salsa, or you want to learn, head to the Mambo Room for the Salsa Addicts Social.
9pm-2am: Join Back Bay Brewing for the Lordamercy vinyl set.
10pm: Find out why being Teacher’s Pet is so funny at the Push.
11pm-2am: Show up for Cameron Foxx’s Birthday Bash at Hershee Bar. This ticketed event will support ACCESS AIDS Care and the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads.
8am-3pm: Grab your running gear and head to Mount Trashmore for Sunday RUNday and Family Fitness Extravaganza.
11am-4pm: Check out the ever-growing Riverview Village Days for Christmas in July Market.
12-1pm: Enjoy a free Noon Demo featuring Leo Tecosky at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. Get there early for a seat as these fill quickly.
6-9pm: Head to the VB Town Center for Stan The Sax Man.
7-9pm: Don’t miss The Top Hats Orchestra at Big Bands on the Bay.
7pm: Dierks Bently will be at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater with Randy Houser, Cam, and Tucker Beathard.
7:30pm: Head to the Ferguson Center for the Arts to see “Wicked” star Tiffany Haas.