7am-8:30pm: Shake a tail-feather and head over to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Birding Festival.
3-6pm: Who doesn’t love to stop by a Farmer’s Market? Visit this one at CNU.
5-8pm: Head to Shore Drive in Virginia Beach for the 3rd Thursday Art Walk.
5-9pm: Celebrate with Benchtop Brewing during their Juicy Thoughts DIPA Release.
5-10pm: It’s time for Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum. Enjoy live music from Hot Gumbo Brass Band and fiery performances by MerMan’s Comedy and Illusion Show. At 8pm, make your way to the Kaufman Theater for “Where Darkness Meets Light”.
6-8pm: Hear the Brian Carmona Band at St. George Brewing.
6-9pm: The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is having their monthly Happy Hiker Hour this Thursday at Wasserhund Brewing Company. They welcome adventurers of all skill levels who are looking to get more involved in hiking, the Appalachian Trail, the great outdoors or all of the above.
6-10pm: Grab a ticket to honor Portsmouth’s First Citizen 2016.
6pm: Make your way to Tapped Gastropub for the next Science Pubs “Brand Management: Why the Man of Steel Can’t Have Super Condoms.” The first few people to attend get a free beer. Find out more here.
7-9pm: Tired of the same old dinner pairings? Grab a ticket to the 4/20 Beer Dinner at Bodega on Granby featuring beers from Coelacanth Brewing.
7-11:30pm: Things get highly entertaining at Charlie’s during the 4/20 Smoked out Fest with Macro Crust, Hatedust, the Plague, and Faded.
7:30-9:30pm: Flex your poetic muscles during The Word: An Open Mic for Poets, Storytellers and Fabulists at The Zeiders American Dream Theater.
3-10pm: Celebrate the release of Tart Tropicale with O’Connor Brewing.
4-10pm: Kick off your weekend at St. George Brewing with music from PC & J.
6-8pm: Enjoy music from The Whackin’ Shillelaghs at Café Stella.
6-9pm: Join the Virginia Beer Company for music by Uncle Funk.
6-9pm: Hear music from Nathan Lienard at Brass Cannon Brewing.
7-9pm: Spend time with singer/songwriter John Carroll at Borjo.
7:30-10pm: Tap your toes to some grassroots folk with Rapid River Boys at Cure.
8pm: Warm up your vocal chords! The American Theatre in Hampton is hosting a “Sound of Music” Sing-A-Long.
8-11pm: Enjoy music from the Doc Robin Band at Triangle.
8pm-2am: Bring home someone worthy of your love during Liquor for Lickers II, a fundraiser and friend-finder event at MJ’s Tavern.
9-11pm: Get ready for the Queen Mary Disco Party at The Zeiders American Dream Theater.
9pm-1am: It’s social night at Mambo Room! Enjoy a Latin Dance Party after dance lessons.
9:30pm-1am: See The Gloom!, Outta The Furnace, and Paperback at Charlie’s.
10pm: Enjoy The Dharma Initiative at Marker 20 in Hampton.
10-11:30pm: Attend the party One Eternity Later with The Party Crashers at the Push.
6am-2pm: Get set for the 6th Annual Chesapeake Bataan Death March Memorial Walk/Run.
7am-12pm: Make your way to the City Park Pavilion for The Great American Cleanup: Keep Portsmouth Beautiful event.
8am-11:59pm: Don’t miss the Starfire Festival at O’Connor’s.
8-11am: Lace up for the Family Fun Walk and Run 2017 at The Mariners’ Museum and Park.
8am-12pm: Shop the market while celebrating Children’s Day at the Williamsburg Farmers market.
9-10am: It’s time again for Yoga in the Courtyard at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.
9-11am: Clean up! Join in during the Paradise Creek Nature Park Volunteer Service Day.
10-11am: Participate in Community Yoga at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk (739 Yarmouth St., Norfolk), This is a donation-based class for all skill levels. Yoga instructor Shanon Castle will lead participants through a calming routine. All donations will go toward the research and treatment of Muscular Dystrophy. Please bring your own yoga mat.
10am-1:30pm: Science has done so much for you in the past; do something for science! Join in on the March for Science at the Plot in Norfolk.
10am-3pm: Join the Virginia Zoo for Party for the Planet 2017.
10am-4pm: Check out the Suffolk Earth & Arts Festival.
10am-5pm: Enjoy Portsmouth Public Library’s 3rd Annual Mini-Con.
10:30-11:30am: Participate in Earth Day Yoga at The Virginia Beer Company.
10:30am-12pm: Head to Wasserhund Brewing for Pilates and Pints for Pups.
11am-5:30pm: Show everyone what you’ve got during the Hold My Beer Adult Field Day event at Tradition Brewing.
11am-8pm: Make time for the always beautiful Taste of India, a free event at the Ted.
12pm: Pleasure House Brewing is hosting a release for their We Don’t Cross the Lesner.
12-4pm: Head to Hunt Club Farm for Kindfest 2017.
12-6pm: Party at the Sertoma Spring Fever 2017 event in Virginia Beach.
12-7pm: The first 100 customers receive a tree seedling during the Earth Day Celebration at Smartmouth Beer.
12-9pm: Join The Bold Mariner Brewing Company during their Scurvy Dog Release Party.
12-10pm: Coelacanth Brewing is releasing their Oak-Aged Grand Cru, a sparkling Blegian blonde Ale aged in oak barrels for 10 months. They are also hosting an Earth Day fundraiser for Keep Virginia Beautiful and Virginia Green Travel Alliance from 2-8.
12:30-3pm: A way for families to remember their loved ones in an uplifting, festive way, the Hike to Remember vent raises funds to support Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg.
1-4pm: Get down and dirty at the Earth Day Dirt Day 2017 in Williamsburg.
2-3pm: Head to the Chrysler Museum for the Lecture: Pilchuck Prints with Tina Aufiero.
6-10pm: Grab your ticket for the out-of-this-world event The Astronaut’s Table – 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Virginia Air & Space Center.
7pm: Head to the Hickory Ruritan club for the TBMA Monthly Bluegrass Concert.
7:30pm: Look up in wonder during the Skywatch at Northwest River Park in Chesapeake.
8pm: See Urban Bush Women at the Attucks Theatre.
8pm: Don’t miss the very entertaining Steel Panther with Citizen Zero at The Norva.
8-9:30pm: It is a night of all improv at the Push during Double Treble: 2 Women, 2 Musicals.
8-10pm: Enjoy Comedy Night at Mario’s Italian Restaurant in Portsmouth.
8-11pm: Hear Richie Beard at Oozlefinch.
8pm-2am: Feel groovy during Free Spin at Charlie’s.
9-11pm: Head to the Zeiders American Dream Theater for It’s April; Fool! A Sketch Show.
9pm-12am: Enjoy a night at 37th and Zen during “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with Fishnet Inc.
9pm-1am: Party with The Reef and Johnny Love at Mojo Bones Ocean View.
9am-3pm: Head to the Slover Library for InSight: AIGA Student Portfolio Review 2017.
9am-4:30pm: Have a colorful Sunday at the Color Me Rad Newport News event.
10am-12pm: Join Smartmouth Beer for the Full Strength CrossFit Workout.
10am-3pm: You may have thought Pungo was a little strange, but this Sunday, you get The Pungo Bazaar.
12pm and 3pm: Catch one of the two shows of “The Pirate Queen” at the Barry Robinson Theater of Fine Arts with the Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads.
1-6pm: Join Wasserhund Brewing for the Inaugural Bull & Oyster Roast.
2-3:30pm: Celebrate the Battleship Wisconsin’s Birthday with music from the Hampton Roads Metro Band.
2-6pm: Attend the Ghent Charity Hog Roast to help support Hope House Foundation.
4-5pm: Celebrate Earth Day with a FREE concert! The US Army Training and Doctrine Command Band’s Chamber Ensemble, “TRADOC Winds,” will grace the public with some amazing wind Chamber Music. This concert will feature the Dvorak Serenade and two Francaix pieces with piano and Double Bass (plus double wind quintet). Just head to the Unitarian Church of Norfolk’s Sanctuary, 739 Yarmouth St., Norfolk.
5-10pm: See the final round of Shaka’s Battle of the Bands.
5:30-6:30pm: Join in on the conversation during the Love Locks Art Sculpture, Community Input Meeting at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.
7pm: Grab a ticket to see Ben Folds at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
7-9pm: Head to Esoteric for the 3 Cities Chef Challenge.
7:30-10:30pm: 37th and Zen hosts Paper Trail, Incited, and more.
All Weekend Long
Now through Saturday: Grab your art and head to the Virginia MOCA for the Open (C)all 2017 Exhibition.
Thursday through Sunday: Nauticus hosts The Wall that Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Friday and Saturday: Find a one-of-a-kind gift at the Museum Shop Earth Day Jewelry Event in Huber Court at the Chrysler Museum.
Friday and Saturday: Catch one of the shows of TRDance & VBT Ensemble Spring Concert at Todd Rosenlieb Dance.
Friday through Saturday: Participate or cheer on the cyclers during the 24-House Earth Day PedalAthon Challenge “Norfolk LOVES Bikes.”
Friday through Sunday: Shop your rocks off at the Treasures of the Earth Gem Mineral & Jewelry Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Friday through Sunday: Head to the Sandler Center for the Arts to see “Virginia Musical Theatre: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!”
Friday through Sunday, and beyond: See a performance of “The Whale” with the Generic Theater at Chrysler Hall.
Friday through Sunday: See one of the shows of Frost/Nixon at the Roper.
Friday through Sunday, and Beyond: The Pilchuck Prints exhibition opens at the Chrysler Museum this weekend and continues through September.
Saturday and Sunday: Head to the Fred Heutte Center for the Sensational Spring Festival.
Saturday and Sunday: Enjoy the Smithfield Country Vintage Market.
Saturday and Sunday: Go LuLaCrazy during the LuLaRoe Boutique Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
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