5-7pm: Check out the Jason Stick Opening at MOCA’s Satellite Gallery.
5-10pm: It’s Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum of Art!
5pm-12am: Hear Galaxy Dynamite and an Acoustic Set at Commune Norfolk.
6-8pm: Head to the Slover Library for Technical Talk – Emerging Materials for Solar Energy at ODU.
7-9pm: Catch Cody James live at Back Bay Brewing.
11am-12pm: What a perfect time to attend the Our Friday Fall Lecture Series: Dracula & other Penny Dreadfuls at the Hunter House Victorian Museum.
11:30am-1pm: Spend your lunch supporting those furry fluffs at Witches & Whiskers, a fundraiser for the Norfolk SPCA at THE MAIN.
3-9pm: Enjoy the release of Muy Guapo at O’Connor Brewing.
4-10pm: Make your way to Rip Rap Brewing as they release not one, but two new brews: Propwash Hoppy Blonde AND Bowsprit Kolsch.
5:30-6pm: Be a part of the public Art Dedication in the NEON District.
5:30-7pm: With a donation of the cost of a coffee, you can enjoy the History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder Tour with the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation. With a larger donation, you can enjoy this event and a lighter heart.
6-7pm: Enjoy an hour of yoga in the crisp fall air during Yoga on the Green at The NEON Festival.
6-10pm: Check out the Community Art Lab with Cedric Douglas at the Hugh Copeland Center.
7-9pm: Hear Mimsey Mack and Guests at Borjo Coffeehouse.
8pm: Grab your ticket to Riddick dance Presents The King Project at the American Theatre.
10pm-1am: Catch some Lip Service at The Push Comedy Theater.
10pm: Check out Going UnderGround at Charlie’s American Café.
7:30-10:30am: Race to the moon! Or at least race in Hampton during the NASA Langley 100 Year Dash 10K.
8-10am: Lace up for the Hampton Roads Heart Walk on the Peninsula.
8-11am: Attend the 1942 Symposium at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.
8-11am: Head to the Military Aviation Museum for Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K.
9am-4pm: Attend NASA Langley’s centennial Open House.
10am-4pm: Go back in time at the Harvest Festival with the Virginia Beach History Museums.
10am-4:30pm: Check out the Chippokes Harvest Festival in Surry.
10am-6pm: Attend Hampton Comicon at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
11am-2pm: Grab the family and enjoy Kroctoberfest 17, a free community festival at the Kroc Center.
11am-2pm: You can also attend Fall Fest at Landstown Commons Shopping Center.
11am-8pm: Spend your day at Fleet Fest 2017 in Norfolk.
12-11pm: Visit Tradition Brewing during the release of Persnickety Witch Pumpkin Ale.
12-3pm: Enjoy Harvest Fest at the Chuckatuck Library in Suffolk.
2-3:30pm: Get savvy at Tech Hack: DIY Virtual Reality at the Morgan Memorial Library in Suffolk.
5-7pm: We did this race last year, and it is a really fun one. The From Here to Eternity 5K Run-Walk Race supports the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation. It is held in the evening at Elmwood Cemetery, and the costumes are worth the visit.
5:30-7pm: Practice your post-apocalyptic run from zombies during the Chesapeake Zombie Fun Run.
8pm: Catch Bruce Harris on Trumpet at the Attucks Theatre.
10-11:30pm: Laugh it up during Harold Night at the Push Comedy Theater.
10am: Chill out during ZenDay Yoga at Waterside District.
11am-4pm: Shop Riverview Village Days in Norfolk.
7:30pm: See Toadies, Local H, and Pressing Strings at The Norva.
All Weekend Long
Thursday and Friday: Check out the awesome events happening as a part of the NEON Festival.
Thursday through Saturday: Get your Greek on at the Newport News Greek Festival.
Friday and Saturday: Grab your ticket to Night of the Living museum at the Virginia Living Museum.
Friday and Saturday: Watch your step as you attend the Fort Monroe Ghost Walk Tour.
Friday and Saturday: Check out one of the nights of Family Frights IV at Jamestown Settlement.
Friday through Sunday: Feast at the Poquoson Seafood Festival.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: Head to Chrysler Hall to see the Generic Theater’s presentation of A User’s Guide to Hell, Featuring Bernard Madoff.
Saturday and Sunday: Raise a pint (or two) at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival.
Saturday and Sunday: Town Point Park goes to the grapes during the Virginia Fall Wine Festival.
Saturday and Sunday: Shop, participate, and appreciate during the Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival.
Saturday and Sunday: Tour the Arctic Surprise docked at Waterside Marina.
Saturday and Sunday: Enjoy the Driver Days 24th Annual Fall Festival.
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