5-8pm: Drink for a cause during Pints for a Purpose to Benefit the MS Society – Virginia Beach at the Eagles Nest.
5-9pm: Celebrate the release of Toasted Coconut Coffee Chocolate Porter at Benchtop Brewing.
6-7:30pm: Learn about Troubled Water: Voices from Bath at the Greenbrier Library.
6-8pm: Work Release is hosting a Love Defines A Family Pop-Up LGBT Family Photo Exhibit.
6-8pm: Attend the opening reception of the Art Educators Exhibit at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.
7:30-9pm: See the TenTHING Brass Ensemble at the Attucks Theatre.
7:30-11pm: Check out the Led Zeppelin Experience at The Norva.
8-9:30pm: Grab your chuckles during the Class Dismissed: The Improv 501 Graduation Show at the Push.
8-11:59pm: See Sunndrug, Tapestries, and Boneske at Charlie’s.
10pm-1am: Enjoy this free show at Cogan’s Pizza: Punk Rock Returns with The Unabombers.
12-1pm: Enjoy some midday music with Slover Sounds featuring Skye Zentz.
12-9pm: Enjoy the St. Barbara Seasonal Release at Brass Cannon Brewing.
5:30pm: Grab your ticket for Empty Bowls Virginia Peninsula in Hampton.
6:30-8:30pm: This event is for the teens! Enjoy a night at the Virginia MOCA during Teen Takeover: Bring it to Light.
6:30-8:30pm: Participate in the Artist Reception for Sound Structure by Andrea Donnelly at Work Program Architects.
6:30-10:30pm: Hear The Dharma Initiative at Tradition Brewing Company.
7pm: Make your way to 37th and Zen for Invaluable, Pines, Drop the Girl, and more.
7-10pm: Gettin’ hitched? Do it fancy style and check out the nice digs during the Wedding Party Bridal Show at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
7-10pm: Enjoy Audio Portrait at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery.
7-11pm: Put on your best for the Rock the Red Carpet Bash at Brick Anchor Brew House.
7:30pm: Spend your evening at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center during Roots: Folklore and Literary Heritage.
8-9:30pm: Grab a chair for the 3 on 3 Improv Tournament – The Final Four at the Push Comedy Theater.
8pm-2am: It’s a night of games and music at Charlie’s with Doc Watson, Filthy Casual, Sonik, and O-No.
9pm: Enjoy live music with The Acoustic Legend at New River Taphouse.
10-11:30pm: Grab your laughs during Harold Night at the Push.
7am: Hop, hop, hooray for the Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run at the Portsmouth Pavilion.
8am: Lace up for the SPARTYKA Wounded Warrior 5K at the Oceanfront.
9am-1:30pm: Prep your resumes for the 2017 Job Fair for Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Landstown Middle School.
10am-4pm: Shop the Craft Show at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market.
10am-5pm: Head to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for the Holistic Wellness Expo of Hampton Roads.
11am-12pm: Attend the Suffolk Cooks! Cookbook Launch Party at the Suffolk Public Library.
11am-3pm: Don’t miss the Norfolk Vinyl Record Swap & Cereal Surreal Art Brunch at Work Release.
12-5pm: Enjoy a Saturday with Back Bay Brewing for the 3rd Annual Kiss My Cask event.
12-9pm: Grab a bottle of Reaver Beach’s Red Messenger during their bottle release.
12-10pm: Party with the Virginia Beer Company during the Waypost Weekend Anniversary Party.
1-4pm: Grab some oysters at the 40th Annual Oyster Roast in Chesapeake.
2-5pm: It’s a Party on 35th Street at the 35th Street Gallery, including music book signings and more.
3-11:15pm: How cool is this? It is opening weekend for the Norfolk Hopper, a bus that runs between four Norfolk breweries. You can hop on and hop off between O’Connor’s, Coelacanth, Bold Mariner, and Rip Rap.
4-8pm: Check out the art of healing at the One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios during Healing Art Workshops – Transformation – Art Exhibition in Healing.
4:30-6:30pm: The Kings of Ukulele are back to entertain at Smartmouth Beer.
5pm: Can’t wait for all of the festivals this summer? Get a taste of the fun during the LAVA MiniFest at Toast. Performers include Eternal Summers, Wyteshayds; Long Division; Shy, Low; Demons; True Body; Clair Morgan; LADADA; BANTUSTANS; Pain In The Yeahs; H a u n t e r; and Slr Lord Thomas.
5-10pm: Grab your tickets now for the GlowBash 5K South Hampton Roads in Hampton.
7pm: Searching for some Bluegrass to soothe your post workweek woes? Head to the Hickory Ruritan Club in Chesapeake to enjoy some local Bluegrass talent.
7-10pm: Purchase your ticket for the Taste of Ghent at the Courtyard Norfolk Downtown.
8-9:30pm: Head to the Push Comedy Theater for Couples Therapy.
8pm-12am: Have a fun night at Work Release with BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove Premier.
8pm-2am: Celebrate the 34th birthday of Hershee Bar.
9pm-12:05am: See Dustin Furlow live at Colley Cantina.
10-11:30pm: Laugh-it-up at Improvageddon at the Push Comedy Theater.
10am-1pm: Stretch your weekend during Peace n Pints at Smartmouth.
10:30-11:45am: Grab your mat for Hoppy Yoga at Green Flash.
1-7pm: Check out Beer is Art with Justin Rutland at Coelacanth Brewing Company.
2-5pm: Plan your demise at the Spring Fling Bridal Expo at the DoubleTree in Norfolk.
3pm: Make your way to the Sandler Center for SYMPHONICITY: “TCHAIKOVSKY’S PATHÉTIQUE: PASSIONATE AND POIGNANT.”
3pm: The Ferguson Center welcomes Celtic Women: Voices of Angels.
5:30-7:30pm: Lace up your skates for the Paint Me Perfectly Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Skate Party at the Greenbrier Family Skating Center.
All Weekend Long
Thursday through Sunday: Say Farewell to the Greatest Show on Earth as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present the Final Farewell: Circus XTREME at the Scope.
Thursday through Sunday: If attending the circus isn’t your thing, join protesters outside of the Scope for the NORFOLK: Protest the Ringling Bros. Circus.
Thursday through Sunday: See Michael Colyar at the Funny Bone Comedy Club.
Thursday through July 30th: See works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
Friday and Saturday: Catch one of the shows of “Saturday Night Fever – The Musical” at the Ferguson Center.
Friday through Sunday: Grab your ticket for the party of the year during The MAIN Event: A Weekend Celebration for the Arts.
Friday through Sunday: The Harlem Globetrotters are in the house!!! Get your tickets for this fun show at the Ted.
Friday through Sunday: See Gollum finding his precious at the Treasures of the Earth event at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Friday and beyond: Grab a ticket to “A View From the Bridge” at the Virginia Beach Little Theatre.
Friday through May 7th: See the Norfolk Public Schools Art Educators Exhibit at the Hermitage Museum.
Saturday and Sunday: Go back in time during the Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed encounter at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
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