6:30pm: Drink, compete, and repeat at Big Ugly Brewery during the Team Trivia Kickoff Party. Grab your friends for some trivia fun.
6:30pm: Head over to Shaka’s Live in Virginia Beach to hear Andrew W.K. with special guests Conquering Rome, We Never Sleep, and Kombat Wombat.
9pm: Grab a five dollar bill and get to Norfolk Taphouse to hear White Laces (RVA), Lou Breeders, Ersula, and Boneske.
12pm–Sunday: Harborfest kicks off this Friday with the Parade of Sails. This free event is loads of fun and lasts all weekend. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, activities, and super cool ships.
5pm on Friday–Sunday: Celebrate Oceans & Ale’s birthday as they party all weekend long in Williamsburg.
6pm: NOBODY WRITES LETTERS ANYMORE kicks off at Work Release with ROLODECKS, Oh!Boy, and LRDMRCY. I’ll be honest with you guys, the information on this page makes me feel old. So, if you want to feel young, be there.
6pm: The first rule about Ready 2 Fight is we don’t talk about Ready 2 Fight… at the Chesapeake Conference Center. And that is all I can tell you.
6-10pm: “Summer Lovin’, had me a blast …” Party at Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton at the Friday Night Beach Party and get your summer lovin’.
7pm: Okay, carnivores, I know what you’re thinking: What the hell is vegan BBQ? Guess what? I have no idea, but I’m open to trying it. Besides, it is a great time to check out Chow.
7pm: Grab your tickets now to see Zac Brown Band: JEKYLL + HYDE TOUR at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach.
8pm: It is happening! The Zombies are coming!!! Well, at least one: Rob Zombie will be at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth.
8pm: Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Musical begins Friday and runs through June 28th at the Generic Theater.
9:45pm: Be at Pancho N Luigi’s to hear Universal Sigh and The Juantee.
8am-2pm: What do nerds do at Garage Sales? Buy comics, of course! See for yourself at the Mega Nerd Garage Sale hosted by Tidewater Comicon.
9am-12pm: Be a part of something bigger on Saturday, and join in Clean the Bay Day in the NEON District in Norfolk. Every little bit helps, and it will keep a lot out of our waterways!
11am-2pm: If you’ve always wanted to check out the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, now is the time! It is Community Day at PFAC, offering a free day of family fun.
11am-2pm: For those of you considering adding a canine to your family, check out the Mega Dog Adoption Event this Saturday. Seven animal shelters are bringing dogs to the “adopt-a-thon” to find their fur-ever homes. I won’t be there since I’m a softy and we already have a zoo at home. I hope you all will be there for me.
12-6pm: Grab your advance tickets (through the 5th) for the Craft Beer Festival at Paradise Ocean Club. There’ll be 20 samples, BBQ, and live music from Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot. Advance tickets are $25, $30 at the door.
12-6pm: The Virginia Beach Convention Center will host Springfest 2015 indoors and outdoors to include cars, vendors, music, concessions, an RC drift competition, raffles and giveaways.
12-6pm: Red Wing Park hosts the Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual cultural, fun, family event: Nuestra Feria 2015. Enjoy authentic Latin food, vendors, performers, music, dancers, and children’s activities. This is a free event!
12-9pm: Norfolk-based photographer Jay Westcott will offer his first-ever solo exhibition “The Rebel Troubadour: On the Road with Phillip Roebuck” at O’Connor Brewing Company. The art will be on show through the 13th, but this event will feature the opening reception with live performances by Phillip Roebuck, Morgan O’Kane and special guests.
1:30-2:30pm Saturday and Sunday: Head to Colonial Williamsburg to see the Warriors of Ani Kituhwa as they offer “A Public Dance” of Cherokee songs and dances in the spirit of 1777.
2:30-5pm: Help support CHKD as you work out with Mixxedfit, Zumba, Zumba Toning, and enjoy Cold Pressed Juice and BBQ. There will also be face painting and balloons.
3-4:30pm: Join the Chrysler Museum for a powerful set of stories from vets of all generations at the D-Day Veterans Reading.
4-8pm: Get your fill of shrimp with the Rotary Club of Newport News at the Shrimpfest 2015. Your $50 ticket includes peel and eat shrimp, BBQ, beer, wine, sodas and a live band.
6-10pm: Don’t miss the Downtown Hampton Block Party. This week, hear Sons of Bill with The Vir.
7pm: The Wilkins School of Dance will present the 45th annual production of WORK at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach.
8pm: The awesome Billy Joel will grace Virginia Beach with his presence at Farm Bureau Live. He may not have started the fire, but he sure keeps it burning.
11am-12pm: Do some outdoor yoga at the Plot in Norfolk.
2-5pm: Support the YWCA of South Hampton Roads at the Brides Against Domestic Violence Bridal Auction at the Harrison Opera House.
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