The Virginia Arts Festival is in full swing, and you can find out about all of their events here.
EGGCENTRIC ACTIVITIES (cities noted in parentheses)
2-5pm (P): Jefferson Park in Portsmouth will host the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza for Children of Incarcerated Parents (all are welcome).
10am (NN): Attend the Great Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny event at Lee Hall Mansion.
10am-12pm (N): Enjoy a free Community Easter Egg Hunt at Northside Park in Norfolk.
10am-1pm (C): Check out the Eggstravaganza at Chesapeake City Park.
10am-1pm (VB): Grab your baskets for the Virginia Beach SPCA Egg Hunt.
10am-1:30pm (VB): Pick one of two sessions for the “Egg Scramble” Food Allergy Friendly Egg Hunt in Virginia Beach.
10am-3pm (H): Head to Sandy Bottom Nature Park for the Easter Extravaganza.
11am-2pm (NN): Enjoy the Easter Bunny Festival at the Marketplace at Tech Center.
11am-2pm (VB): Join Pembroke Mall for Eggciting Spring Eggventure.
12-2pm (VB): Visit with the Easter Bunny at the Marketplace at Hilltop.
12-2pm (VB): Head to Red Mill Commons for All Dogs Deserve Some-Bunny.
12-3pm (VB): Spend time at the Town Center in Virginia Beach during Easter Bunny Spring Eggstravaganza.
12-3pm (VB): While not really egg-centered, this hunt should be just as fun! Travel to Cullipher Farm for the 1st Annual Easter “Apple” Hunt.
12-3pm (H): Hampton U Celebrate the 12th Annual Easter by the Bay E-G-G-stravaganza.
12-4pm (S): Head to Bennetts Creek Park for the community Easter Egg Hunt.
1-4pm (P): Enjoy The Great Hunt at the Charles Pete Baseball Complex.
2-4pm (H/Ft. Monroe): Have a pint while the kiddles hunt during the Family Easter Egg Hunt at Oozlefinch Craft Brewing.
Saturday and Sunday
10am-5pm (VB): Check out the Easter Egg Hunt and all activities available at Hunt Club Farm.
2-3pm: Spend time at the wonderful Chrysler Museum during Tour Toulouse.
6-9:30pm: Grab your ticket for Tastefully Yours 2017 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
6-8pm: Enjoy some Brew Tunes with The Jason Cale Trio at St. George Brewing Company.
6:30-8:30pm: Join the Virginia MOCA for Artist Talk with Michael Janis.
6:30-9pm: Sign up ahead of time for Girls’ Poker Night at Smartmouth Beer.
8pm: Party with Gogol Bordello at The Norva.
11am-12pm: Spend your Friday in the parlour of the Hunter House Victorian Museum during Friday Features: painting Conservation.
2pm: Get In The Mood at the Sandler Center.
3-10pm: Head to O’Connor’s for the release of their Discovery Scotch Ale.
5:30-8:30pm: Lace up those ice skates at the Scope Arena during Superhero Skate.
6-7:30pm: This is one of my favorite events! It is the opening of the cemetery tour season in Norfolk. Head to Elmwood Cemetery for the Norfolk Notables Tour. While the event is free, a small (or large) donation helps support the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation for upkeep of these historic places. A $5 donation is suggested, but the ghosts trip you less if you give more.
6-8pm: Hear the Crimson Fox Duo at St. George Brewing.
6-8pm: Enjoy an evening at Bold Mariner Brewing during Monthly Trivia Night.
7-9pm: Presentor William “Bill” Whitehurst will lead “The Rise of Adolf Hitler,” a Special Discussion Night at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.
7-10pm: Make your way to Cure Coffeehouse for Logan Vath and Elijah Myers.
7-10pm: Head to Roger Brown’s in Portsmouth for Soul Intent & Larry’s Beach Party.
7-11pm: Party at the Virginia MOCA during ARTini: A Shot in the Dark.
8pm: See the R&B trio, KING, at the Attucks Theatre as part of the Virginia Arts Festival.
8-9:30pm and 10-11:30pm: Laugh away the worries of the week during Girl-Prov: The Girls’ Night of Improv at the Push Comedy Theater. Or Find the humor in being Teacher’s Pet at 10pm.
9am: Sign up for the ODU Big Blue 5K.
9-11am: Become a river hero during the Paradise Creek Nature Park Volunteer Service Day in Portsmouth.
9am-12pm: Head out to the Old Beach Market for the April Green Market.
9:30-10:30am: Bend over and tap that at St. George Brewing during Yoga on Tap.
10am-1pm: Gaze beyond our atmosphere during Sun-Days at Elizabeth River Park.
10am-4pm: Support local swimmer in Chix Beach during the Anders’ English Channel Qualifier Swim.
10am-5pm: Celebrate Hampton Heritage Day in Downtown Hampton.
10am-5pm: Browse the American Reef & Retile Expo at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
11am-12pm: Attend the How to Engage and Take Action Event at Pretlow Library.
11am-4pm: Our kids used to love these events – check out the Touch A Truck event in Suffolk.
2-3pm: Head to the Muse Writers Center for the Luisa A. Igloria Reading & Double Chapbook Launch.
2-4pm: Attend the Opening Reception for A New Deal Near Here at the Chrysler Museum.
2-4:30pm: Join the Morgan Memorial Library in Suffolk for Suffolk Speaks Launch and Recording. This event celebrates Suffolk Public Library’s oral history project. Attend the launch event to hear prerecorded stories, get tips on how to share your own experiences, and have the opportunity to record your own stories. For questions, contact Megan Mulvey at email@example.com, 757-514-7323.
3-9pm: Check out the line-up for the Handsome Roads Fest at Shaka’s Live.
4-7pm: Enjoy music from Justin Golden at Borjo Coffeehouse.
4-8pm: Spend time at Bold Friday Fundraiser & Live Music at the Bold Mariner Brewing Company.
5:30-8:30pm: Here’s another opportunity to skate around the Scope Arena during Neon Skate.
8-9:30pm: Prepare for camping season at the Push Comedy Theater during Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story.
8-10pm: Enjoy a concert with Birds of Chicago in Norfolk.
8-11pm: Enjoy music from Brian Carmona Band at Stillwater Tavern.
9pm-12am: See Ell-O-Ell and Backside Slappy at Norfolk Taphouse.
10-11:30pm: Not for the faint-hearted, this event at the Push tells you everything in its name: TOO FAR: The Dirtiest, Most Inappropriate Comedy Show EVER!
1-3pm: Check out the Historic Houses: Weekend Talks and Tours with the Chrysler Museum.
2-4pm: Head to the Virginia MOCA for Family Fest.
7-9pm: End your weekend in a fit of laughs at the Push Comedy Theater during Storytelling Night: Dream.
All Weekend Long
Now through Sunday: It’s the last weekend to see “Alice” at the ODU Goode Theatre.
Now through Sunday, and beyond: Catch “The Wiz” at the Wells Theatre.
Thursday and Friday: Support local authors by head to the African Arts Bookstore during a book signing.
Friday through Sunday, and beyond: See a performance of “The Whale” with the Generic Theater at Chrysler Hall.
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