11:30am-5pm: Those shelter cats may not have any balls, but they want you to play with yours at the 4th Annual Arthur G. Meginley, Jr. Golf Tournament benefiting the Portsmouth Humane Society.
6-9pm: For all of you Pro Football Fantasy lovers out there, grab your tickets to the Pro Football Fantasy Fest at the Westin.
7-9pm: It’s a super night at 37th and Zen during the Cabaret Dinner Theater.
7-10pm: Here’s another opportunity to experience the awesome Burning Man Nights at the Hermitage.
6-9pm: Head to Gallery 21 for the opening reception of The Babble That We Think We Mean, an exhibition featuring the works of Norfolk artist Crizti Walsh.
6-9:30pm: Spend your evening at Ocean View Beach Park while listening to Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels.
6:30-8pm: Don’t miss one of my favorite events: Strange Happenings Tour at Elmwood Cemetery.
7pm: Head to Charlie’s Café for He is Legend.
7-9pm: Hear music by Mimsey Mack at Borjo Coffeehouse.
9pm-2am: Take a walk on the wild side at the Clockwork Fetish Carnival. Be sure to read those rules!
9pm-2am: Hear Deathhouse Blues with Black Book at Norfolk Taphouse.
10-11:30pm: Grab a bag of laughs at Harold Night at the Push Comedy Theater.
10pm-1am: Head to Commune Norfolk for live music by Ladada and Snake Mountain Revival.
9am-1pm: Celebrate all things dog at the Dog Days of Summer at the Lynnhaven House in Virginia Beach.
11:30am-5pm: School is just around the corner, make sure your kids enjoy the last bit of summer at the 4th Annual Kids Bash at the Virginia Beach Field House.
1-6pm: Grab a pint – it’s time for the Neptune’s Coastal Craft Beer Festival at the Oceanfront!
5:30-8:30pm: Zoo Grooves with The Deloreans will make you excited more than the tigers’ pheromones.
7pm: Enjoy music by Brothers Osborne at Mill Point Park in Hampton.
7-10pm: Head to Oozlefinch Craft Brewery to hear Scuppernongaree. See how many beers it takes to spell that correctly.
7-11:45pm: See Born Sick, Death Car, Rig Time, Barren, and more at 37th and Zen.
8-9:30pm: Enjoy the lighter side of Couples Therapy at the Push Comedy Theater.
10-11am: Don’t miss ZenDay Yoga at Waterside.
10-11:45am: Enjoy Hoppy Yoga at Green Flash Brewing.
10am-1pm: Find your center during Peace n’ Pints Yoga at Smartmouth.
11am-3pm: Enjoy some retail therapy at the Back to School Event at Knuckles N Knots in Virginia Beach. Shop vendors, grab a free chair massage, enter a raffle, and more.
11am-4pm: Shop the Riverview Village Days – Open Air Farmer’s Market in Norfolk. If yoga’s your thing, join the Pop-up Yoga event at 11am.
12-6pm: Grab your tickets for Barks & Brews at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
2-4pm: Head to the Slover Library for Relics of Racism: Talk and Q&A with Therbia Parker Sr.
2-7pm: Enter the MoMac Cornhole Tournament at one of the newest area breweries.
2-10pm: Check out this Hip-Hop based carnival EDL Fest: The Producer’s Cut at O’Connor’s.
6pm: Put on those marching shoes and join the Equality March in Norfolk.
All Weekend Long
Now through Sunday: Check out the events and music happening at the 55th Annual Coastal Edge East Coat Surfing Championships at the Oceanfront.
Thursday through Sunday: See live music nightly at the Town Center Fountain Plaza.
Thursday through Sunday and beyond: Check the entertainment calendar for live music offered at the oceanfront.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: See “Assassins” at Chrysler Hall.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: Grab your tickets to the Ocean View Carnival.
Saturday and Sunday: Don’t miss the 47th Seawall Art Show in Portsmouth.
Saturday and Sunday: Head to the Oceanfront to dance your weekend away during Funkfest.
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