The Virginia Arts Festival is in full swing, and you can find out about all of their events here.
10am-12pm: In partnership with the YMCA, The Virginia Zoo welcomes you to grab your sneakers for Zoo Tracks.
12:30pm: Check out the tail end of the 2017 TCC Literary Festival during the Keynote Performance: Author and Spoken-word Artist Mayda del Valle at the Portsmouth Campus.
3-9pm: Leave the underwear at home and slap on your kilt to celebrate National Tartan Day at O’Connor Brewing.
4:30-9pm: Maybe you’re not sure how to spend your Thursday night? If you can’t decide, head to Smartmouth Beer for their Indecision Pale Ale release.
5-9pm: Celebrate with Benchtop Brewing as they release their Midtown Squeeze Crowler.
7-11:30pm: Make your way to Charlie’s for RVNT, Desolate, Exiles, SWTCH, and more.
7:30-9:30pm: Spend the evening at The Zeiders American Dream Theater during Songwriters Live at the Z! with Dustin Furlow.
8pm: Head to the Funny Bone in Virginia Beach for the “April No Foolin’ Comedy Show.”
8-11pm: Hear Superbob at Riffhouse.
8pm-12am: Enjoy Futurebirds with Ian Randall Thornton at Toast.
3-10pm: Celebrate the release of the Lil SIPA 2017 at O’Connor’s.
4-6pm: Attend the Transit Gallery opening: “Natural Collective” by Marlowe Emerson.
4-6:30pm: Grab your ticket and high heels for Walk A Mile in Her Shoes at the MacArthur Center Green.
5-8pm: Visit the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center to enjoy the Jimmy Masters Quartet in the courtyard. While you’re there, check out the opening reception of the 2017 Outdoor Sculpture.
5-8:30pm: It’s time for the opening of First Fridays in Norfolk. This month, the event will take place at the TCC Plaza on Granby and will feature music by Pants Down Circus.
7-11:30pm: Party at Charlie’s with Accident Prone, Debris, Murder, Catalyst, and Outsheep.
8-9:30pm: Find your laughter again during Getting to Know the Couple at the Push.
8-11pm: Head to Shaka’s Live for Geoff Tate: The Whole Story Acoustic Tour.
9:30pm-12:30am: See Flat Earth with Bad Weather Birds at Norfolk Taphouse.
10pm: Grab a seat at the Push Comedy Theater during Sketchmageddon! The Ultimate Sketch Comedy Competition.
8am: Race through the weekend at the Dismal Swamp Stomp Running Festival.
8:30am-4pm: Head to the MacArthur Memorial for “Over Here, Over There: WWI Centennial Symposium.”
9-10am: Join the YMCA for Traveling Y Trail Run.
9-10am: Bring your mat for Yoga in the Courtyard at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.
9-10:30am: Lace up for the 7th Annual HU 5K By the Bay.
10am-1pm: Have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Kroc Center.
10am-1pm: Enjoy an Eggstra Eggstravgant Egg Hunt at Bayville Farms Park in Virginia Beach.
10am-2pm: Get colorful at the Chalk Mandalas Community Art Project at the Glass Wheel Studio.
10am-4pm: Enjoy a free STEAM Powered Community Day with Pfac and others.
10am-5pm: She sells sea shells by the sea shore, and possibly during the Seashore Art Festival at First Landing State Park.
11am-2pm: Enjoy special activities at the Virginia Zoo during National Zoo Lovers Day.
11am-2pm: Learn about the daily life of Native Americans in Virginia during Virginia Indian Life at the Hampton History Museum.
11am-3pm: Head to the Hermitage Museum and Gardens for this free, family event: the 3rd Annual Gymkhana: Spring Field Day + Bocce Tournament.
11am-5pm: Trek on over to Smithfield for the Virginia Wine & Brew Fest.
12-3pm: Grab your tickets early for the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic at the Oceanfront.
12:30-3pm: Meet author Lamar Giles at the Barnes & Noble in Chesapeake as he signs copies of Overturned.
12-4:30pm: Don’t miss the Local Authors’ Festival at the Suffolk Public Library.
12-9pm: Have a Truckin’ Good Time at Tradition Brewing.
12-10pm: Spend some time with Rip Rap Brewing as they release their Barrel Aged Shakedown Scotch Ale.
1-5pm: Trim up for Beerd on Fleek: 2nd Annual Beard and Mustache Extravaganza at Commonwealth Brewing.
2-5pm: Put on your best Easter suit for the Underwater Easter Egg Hunt at the Kroc Center.
2pm and 7pm: Have a blast with the Pants Down Circus at the TCC Roper Performance Arts Center.
2pm and 7:30pm: See one of the two shows of Ballet Virginia International Presents: Coppélia “A Toymakers Tale.”
2:30-3:30pm: Exercise those brain muscles during the Civil War Lecture: Conserving Civil War Shipwrecks at the Mariners’ Museum and Park.
4-11pm: Check out the Photography Exhibit/Roc Solid Foundation Benefit at Streats.
6-8:30pm: Enjoy an evening at the Virginia Zoo during D’Art Affair.
7-10pm: Hear music from Brian Carmona Band at Oozlefinch Brewery.
8pm: It’s a “Festival of Laughs” with Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, Rickey Smiley, and Felipe Esparza at the Ted.
9pm-2am: Party during the Battle of the DJs at Charlie’s.
9pm-12am: Head to FM Restaurant for the Stereobloom EP Release Show with Mandrake & Invaluable.
9pm-12am: Check out the Lyrics to Go Hiphop & Art Showcase at 37th and Zen.
10-11:30pm: Laugh-it-up at the Second Saturday Stand-Up at the Push.
9:30am-12:30pm: Head to Smartmouth Beer for the Brewed to Run Series – April.
10:30-11:30am: Stretch-it-out with O’Connor Brewing during Poses & Pints.
2pm: Head to the Jewish Museum & Cultural Center for 7th Annual Chevra Cinema: Broadway Danny Rose.
2-4pm: Check out the Ben Steele Collection Unveiling at the MacArthur Memorial.
4-9pm: Move around during the SunDAY Sip N Shake at Granny’s House of Blues.
5-11pm: Find some local goods during the Swap Meet with Street Sects, Lacanthrope, Hound, and Clary Sage at Charlie’s.
7:30-9pm: See vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl as a part of the Virginia Arts Festival.
8pm-1:30am: Hear Ghostface Killah at Shaka’s Live.
All Weekend Long
Now through Sunday: Enjoy Motown the Musical at Chrysler Hall.
Now through Sunday: It’s the last weekend to see “A View from the Bridge” at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach. Check out this AltDaily review here.
Now through April 15th: See Alice at the ODU Goode Theatre.
Friday through Sunday: head to the Slover Library for PIXELFEST.
Friday through Sunday: See comedian Harland Williams at the Funny Bone in Virginia Beach.
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