6-10pm: Grab your ticket for the culinary event Elementum at Toast.
6:30-9:30pm: Enjoy Trivia Night at Brass Cannon Brewing in Williamsburg.
7pm: Attend the Native Plant Forum at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk Sanctuary.
7-11:30pm: Head to Charlie’s for The Mirrors, Slophouse, and Mosquito Cabaret.
7:30pm: Let the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus take you to a galaxy far, far away during “The Music of Star Wars” at Chrysler Hall.
12-10pm: Join O’Connor Brewing for their Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.
1-3pm: Take some time to chat it up in Virginia Beach during Coffee with a Cop.
2:30pm: Purchase your tickets for the Lunatic Luau 17 at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater.
4:30-9pm: Kudos to Smartmouth on the name of their new release: Sir Vesa Mexican Lager. Head over to check it out.
5-8pm: Lewis McGehee will entertain during the First Friday Concert Series at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center.
5-8:30pm: Get ready to salsa the night away during the First Fridays Downtown Street Party in Norfolk as they host guests Bio Ritmo.
6-8pm: Make your way to the Slover Library for Cemeteriescape 2017 Exhibit and Reception.
6-8pm: Grab your lightsaber and head to the grounds of Norfolk Collegiate School for the 7th Annual Norfolk Lightsaber Battle.
6-9pm: Enjoy Cinco In The City at Oyster Point.
6pm-12am: Party at Cinco de Gringo at Back Bay Brewing.
7-8:30pm: Head to Williamsburg for the Civil War Walking Tour. While you’re there, ask why the Civil War happened; nobody ever asks that.
8pm: Jazz your blues away during “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis” at Chrysler Hall.
8-9:30pm: Spend a night at the Push Comedy Theater during Date Night.
9pm-2am: Stop over to 37th and Zen for Black Gala: AfterMath’s Formal Event.
10-11:30pm: Laugh the woes away at Sketchmageddon at the Push.
8am-1pm: Head to Chesapeake for the 12th Annual Paddle for the Border.
9am-1pm: This marks the opening of the Suffolk Farmers’ Market.
9am-2pm: Purchase an oxygen making miracle at the 2017 Spring Open Garden & Plant Sale in Portsmouth.
9am-3pm: Check out the Cradock Annual Spring Fest.
10-11am: Bees, trees, and hands on knees during Outdoor Garden Yoga at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
10-11am: Bend & Brew at Back Bay Brewing.
10am-2pm: It’s time again for the Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market.
10am-2pm: Work out those thinking muscles at STEM Saturday at the Virginia Air & Space Center.
10am-4pm: Enjoy Free Admission Saturday at the Francis Land House in Virginia Beach.
10am-4pm: Don’t miss the very cool Kite Festival at the Oceanfront!
10am-4pm: Take part in the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
10am-5pm: Grab the kiddles and head to Newport News Park for the Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends.
10am-7pm: Join the Kroc Center for Kpopjjang 2nd Mini Convention.
10am-8pm: Celebrate your inner nerd during Free Comic Book Day at Local Heroes.
10:30-11:30am: Stretch your weekend at Pilates Day at O’Connor Brewing.
11am: Check out the Portsmouth Spring Tuner Fest.
12-5pm: Grab your tickets for the 2017 CoVa BeerFest & Food Truck Rodeo at Hunt Club Farm.
12-9pm: Celebrate the release of Black Forest Beer at Alewerks Brewing.
1-10pm: Enjoy the Chic’s Beach Festival at HK on the Bay.
2-7pm: Head to Chesapeake City Park for the Revolutionary Beer Fest 2017.
2-10pm: Enjoy some beach time during Cinco by the Sea at the Oceanfront.
4-10pm: Make your way to The Plot in Norfolk for the Blue Dog Music & Arts Festival.
5-11:59pm: Head to Toast for the LAVA MiniFest – May Edition.
6pm-overnight: Stake your place for the Predator Prowl at the Virginia Zoo.
7-9pm: Enjoy Bard Unbound presents: Shakesbeer, To Drink or Not to Drink at O’Connor Brewing.
8pm: The Virginia Arts Festival presents Richard Alston’s Dance Company at the Sandler Center.
8pm: The Norva is hosting The Hustle Gang Tour with T.I.
8pm: Take the fam to the Portsmouth Pavilion to see “Moana.”
8-9:30pm: Giggle your way through Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story at the Push.
8-10pm: Hear Who We Are Not at Café Stella.
9pm-2am: Enjoy music from Candidate Demo, Wandcarver, King Slender, Shake Your Baby, and Daikini at Charlie’s.
9:30pm: Listen to music from Bad Weather Birds and 11ton at Belmont House of Smoke.
10am-1pm: Cycle over to Smartmouth Beer for the Tour de ORF Bike Ride.
10am-4pm: The Kite Festival continues in Portsmouth.
12-5pm: Purchase your tickets for the 2017 Mariners’ Museum Craft Beer Festival.
12-6pm: Beer or family time? At Tradition Brewing, you don’t have to choose! Head out to Family Day.
1-4pm: Grab your bike and make your way to Chesapeake for Bikefest.
1:30-3:15pm: Improve your wheels at Bike Part Swap at The Pagoda.
2-5pm: Enjoy Rock the Squads at Mount Trashmore Park.
3pm: Head to the Sandler Center for Symphonicity: “Epic Revolutionaries.”
4pm: The I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc. will present its annual spring concert in the sanctuary of Kempsville Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, Va. This concert, entitled, “Choral Classics of Yesterday,” is an observance of the Chorale’s 45th anniversary and provides the perfect opportunity for a reunion of current/former Chorale members and local Church Choir members. For additional information, call 472-7553.
All Weekend Long
Thursday through Sunday: Check out the updated Waterside District as they host events during their opening.
Thursday through Sunday and Beyond: You can still see “The Whale” at Chrysler Hall. Read the AltDaily review here.
Friday through Sunday: Take part in “The Telling Project” at the Zeiders American Dream Theater.
Saturday and Sunday: Don’t miss the opportunity to shop the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio during their Mother’s Day Studio Sale.
Saturday and Sunday: Browse the Smithfield Country Vintage Market.
Saturday and Sunday: Drown your weekly work sorrows at the Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival.
Now through May 31st: Sign up to participate in the month-long Small Business Scavenger Hunt in Suffolk.