What a fantastic weekend to be in Hampton Roads! The Waterside District is having their grand opening, it is Tidewater Comicon Weekend, there is a super cool immersive Space Village Sculpture in Town Point Park, an arts festival in Portsmouth, and a PAN festival at the beach. So grab your caffeine and make some memories this weekend!
5-7:30pm: Make your way to the Slover Library for the Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate event.
5:30-7:30pm: Purchase your tickets for The Music of Paris at the Chrysler Museum of Art. This event offers a private look at “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec” with music by violinist Seán Heely.
6-8pm: head over to the Starving Artist Café for the Art Opening for Vanessa Kiriluk.
6-9pm: Enjoy Sunsets on the River: Breaking Brad at the Hermitage.
6-9pm: Drink beer. Do good. Help VIMS as they raise funding for a new tank for their Coelacanth specimen. This fundraiser is very appropriately being held at Coelacanth as they as you to “help this handsome bastard get a new home.”
6:30-8:30pm: They’ve got questions, and hopefully you’ve got answers during Monthly Trivia Night at Big Ugly Brewing.
6:30-8:30pm: Join the Virginia MOCA for their Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception.
7-11:30pm: See Mas Y Mas, Drag Sounds, and Honorary Girl at Charlie’s.
7:30-9:30pm: Enjoy Songwriters Live at the Z! with Skye Zentz.
8pm: Steez Promo Presents Around the World in 80 Raves with Flux Pavilion featuring Kayzo, Moksi at The Norva.
8-9am: Get excited about biking during Bike to Work Day / Ride with the Mayor in Virginia Beach.
11am-12pm: Check out Friday Features: How the Regency period Molded Victorian Identity at the Hunter House Victorian Museum.
12-1pm: Enjoy Mimsey Mack during Slover Sounds at the Slover Library.
12-9pm: Well, it isn’t such a secret anymore! Head to Bold Mariner for the Secret Alliance Beer Release.
6-8pm: Join the Corner Gallery during their Big Reveal of the newly renovated space along with the Spring Wall.
6-10:30pm: Reserve your spot for the 2017 Park Lovers Part in Smithfield.
6:30-8pm: Grab your walking shoes for the Norfolk Notables Tour of Elmwood Cemetery brought to you by the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation.
6:30-10pm: Get your ticket for the Virginia ZSI: Zoo Scene Investigators.
8pm: Catch Trey Songz and Mike Angel at The Norva.
8-9:30pm: Laugh the night away during Girl-Prov: The Girls’ Night of Improv at the Push Comedy Theater.
8-10pm: Check out Mark Twain, Music and Whiskey at the Zeiders American Dream Theater.
8pm-1:30am: Showcase your talent during Open Circuit: Electronics Invitational at Charlie’s.
10-11:30pm: What’s so funny about being the Teacher’s Pet? Find out at the Push Comedy Theater.
6:30-10:30am: Register for the 2017 RunWalk for the Kids benefitting CHKD.
8am-12pm: Get down and dirty during the Elmwood Cemetery Clean-up event.
9-11am: Reserve your spot for the free guided Nature Hike at Oak Grove Lake Park.
10-11am: Tour the beautiful Cedar Grove Cemetery with the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation.
10am-12:30pm: Grab your bike for Tune Up and Hit the Trails at Lake Meade Park, 201 Holly Lawn Parkway in Suffolk. This event will help you keep your wheels spinning by including a tune-up and bike ride. Hund’s Re-cycle Factory will be on hand to help out with basic bicycle repairs and maintenance. Contact Ahsley Reed (email@example.com or 757-514-7323) for more information.
10am-2pm: City Center at Oyster Point is hosting a Mother’s Day Celebration with music from The Joe Gosman Band.
10am-2pm: Head to the Hampton History Museum for WWI: A Soldier’s Life Family Event.
10am-4pm: Check out the Kreations Village Pop-Up Shop at the Virginia Sportsplex. The event will include over 20 local artists, designers and creators from the Hampton Roads area.
10am-4pm: Have a sweet Saturday at the 4th Annual Strawberry Jamboree in Chesapeake.
11am-12pm: It’s the return of Sloga at the Slover Library.
11am-12:30pm: Absolutely appropriate for the kiddos in your life, and a free, family event, you’ll want to check out the Pullers Graduation show at the Push Comedy Theater.
12pm: I had to include this because … I mean, seriously? How fun. Head to Tapped Crafthouse in Virginia Beach for a Water Balloon War.
12-5pm: Purchase your tickets to the Neptune Spring Wine Festival at the Oceanfront.
12-7pm: Head over to the Spring Street Fair with Smartmouth Beer.
12-9pm: Check out the Grand Opening of Bearded Bird Brewing in Norfolk.
12-9pm: Have a Truckin’ Good Time at Tradition Brewing.
12-10pm: Celebrate the release of La Preciosa Hibiscus Saison at O’Connor’s.
2-3pm: Head to the Slover Library for Slover Sounds: Uglyography.
7pm: Grab your spot for the 4th Annual We Are One Mother’s Day Celebration at the Hampton Coliseum.
7pm-12am: Catch Aethere, Deathsinger, The Crownless, and more at 37th and Zen.
8pm: Enjoy some time with the family during Movies in May at Portsmouth Pavilion as they show “Finding Dory.”
8pm: As a part of the Virginia Arts Festival, see DIDO AND AENEAS at the Sandler Center.
8-10pm: Enjoy Sofia Talvik at The Zeiders American Dream Theater.
8-11:30pm: Either you’re enjoying a Midnight Snack while doing Long Division on Toast, or those are bands and Toast is a restaurant.
9pm-1am: Hear Sunndrug, Arms Bizarre, and Naked Pictures at Charlie’s.
10-11:30pm: Head to the Push for Second Saturday Stand-Up.
12-4pm: Grab your tickets for the Bacon Truffle and Beer Pairing at Wasserhund Brewing.
2-3:30pm: See “To Mama With Love” at the Zeiders American Dream Theater.
5-9:30pm: Hear Izzy True, Cyborg Justice, and Flavoured Water at Charlie’s.
7:30pm: Enjoy an evening with Kris Kristofferson at the Harrison Opera House.
7:30pm: Don’t miss The Temptations and The Four Tops at the Portsmouth Pavilion.
All Weekend Long
Thursday through Sunday: Enjoy the many events happening at the Waterside District Grand Opening. Don’t miss the 21+ free show with Weezer and new Politics on Thursday at 8pm. Chase Rice with Jameson Rodgers will entertain from 7-10pm on Saturday.
Thursday through Sunday: This is the last weekend to see “The Whale” at Chrysler Hall.
Friday and Saturday: Get artsy at Virginia Beach FRINGE at the ViBe.
Friday and Saturday: Enjoy the soothing sounds of steel pan music at the Virginia International PAN Fest. I’d like to give a special shout-out to Larchmont Elementary players (including our son) as they perform on Saturday.
Friday and Saturday: Shop the Southeastern Guns & Knives Show at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Friday through Sunday: Shop the Spring Plant Sale at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Friday through Sunday: Enjoy some Monster Trucks during 4 Wheel Parts Monsters on the Beach at the Oceanfront.
Saturday and Sunday: Get your tickets to the Tidewater COMICON at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
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