5pm: It’s Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum of Art and it is game on in Huber Court. Join in GameStop’s Video Game Competition and more. Free for members, $5 for all others. For more, click here.
6-7:30pm: Join WHRO at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News for The Scene Mini Film Festival. You’ll have a chance to meet the producers and two of the films’ subjects. Free for members, $3 for all others. For more, click here.
6-8pm: Like to network? The Hampton Roads Business OutReach (HRBOR) will be at Hope House Foundation for a night of business networking. For more, click here.
6:30pm: Have a super night at Super Hero Movie Night at the Virginia Beach Central Library. Hosted by Tidewater Comicon, grab your fellow Marvel nerd to watch the Avengers while joining in trivia and hoping to win giveaways. For more, click here.
7pm: Hear Dustin Furlow and the FOLK JAM at Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie in Norfolk. For more, click here.
7pm: Head over to Cutty Sark Marina in East Beach to hear the local band Wrecking Ball. For more, click here.
7:30pm: There is a fairytale happening at CNU. It is the 2015 Drag Ball which will include drag queens, kings, performances, food, dancing, raffles, and fun. For more, click here.
8pm: Enjoy dinner and a movie at Work Release in Norfolk as they show Beautiful Darling. For more, click here.
8pm: Offered at 8pm each night through Sunday, see Victoria Melody: Major Tom at the Virginia Arts Festival. For more, click here.
7:30pm: Enjoy Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey as they present Circus Xtreme. The Greatest Show On Earth runs the 16th through the 19th at the Hampton Coliseum. Tickets and showtimes can be found here. For a review of the show, check out Penny’s comments.
4-9pm: O’Connor Brewing Company is releasing their Walk-off Kolsch, a collaboration with the Norfolk Tides. For more, click here.
5-11pm: Drink up at the Chesapeake Virginia Spring Wine Festival. This indoor event held at the Chesapeake Conference Center offers Virginia wineries, a craft beer garden, and a martini lounge. For more, click here.
8pm: See Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC at Pancho N Luigi’s and then stick around for a live performance by Fujiwara. For more, click here.
8pm: Get up close and personal with AltDaily Editor Jesse Scaccia at the Push Comedy Theater. Improvisers will take one of his personal stories and use it to inspire a night’s worth of comedy. Dying to learn more about our fearless leader? Here’s your chance! For more, click here.
9pm: The Iguana welcomes Andy Dean’s synthwave project The Rain Within with horror punk special guests The Cemetery Boys and DJ Pig D!ck. (That may have been the weirdest sentence I’ve ever put in the Reasons.) For more, click here.
9pm: See the Earth’s Mightiest Burlesque Show at the Venue on 35th. For more, click here.
9pm: Don’t miss movie time with us! AltDaily and the Naro present The Princess Bride. There will be fencing, a giant, comedy, beer, intrigue … and even a movie! Missing this event would be worse than scaling the cliffs of insanity. For more, click here.
9pm: Esbern Snare will be hosting Griff’s Room Band at the Parlor on Granby. For more, click here.
10pm: Work Release will showcase Clay Rendering, Tara Former, and Charles Rasputin (cool name). For more, click here.
9am-5pm: What would our weekend be without another gun show? The SGK Emergency Prepper Expo (I can only figure that means in preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse) will be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center through Sunday. Sunday hours are 10am-4pm. For more, click here.
10am: Fellow hippies, animal lovers, and conservationists: head to the zoo this weekend for Party for the Planet. The event celebrates Earth Day and the animals that share our environment. Broom skirts are not required, but I recommend them (with pants underneath, because, you know – wind). For more, click here.
10am: Love to garden? Want to help out the Arts District in Norfolk? Head to Plot Volunteer Work Day and help get the Plot ready for spring and summer. What a perfect reason to get a little dirt under your nails. For more, click here.
10am: Love to eat gardens? Join the Spring Tasting Tour with Vickie Shufer in Portsmouth. For more, click here.
10am-3pm: Experience all things French at the Sister Cities French Market at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. For more, click here.
10am-4pm: Need to get the kids out of the house? This is the perfect place to go. The International Children’s Festival is a favorite for our family and it seems to get bigger each year. Check out this free event in Hampton this weekend! For more, click here.
10am-4pm: Hot rods take over the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Plaza this Saturday during the Portsmouth Tuner Fest. For more, click here.
10am-6pm: It is the 7th Annual East Beach Art Show. 60 artists will display and sell original art while live entertainment provides your shopping soundtrack.
11am-1:30am: NOCO is throwing a party, and you’re invited. Enjoy the Colley Avenue Music and Arts Festival dedicated to highlighting local artists. The outdoor stage goes to 10:30pm; the indoor music runs until 1:30am. Check out the lineup on this awesome event that will benefit the YWCA and Forkids. For more, click here.
12-3pm: Get your tickets while you can for the 13th Annual Lynnhaven River NOW Oyster Roast. For more, click here.
12-4pm: Prepare for the inevitable at the Zombie Wars at Mariners Museum Park in Newport News. For more, click here.
12-6pm: Time for Spring Fever at the Holiday Trav-L-Park in Virginia Beach. Drink, eat, and dance all you can while listening to some tunes. For more, click here.
1-3pm: Take a stab at drawing at D’Art Center as they offer Live Model Drawing open session. For more, click here.
1-5pm: Bring the whole family to the North Suffolk Library as they kick off the 7 Cities 1 Book event with fun and festivities. This is very kid friendly. For more, click here.
4pm: Don’t miss Beers in the ‘Burg where you can enjoy an 18th century alehouse experience (but with better bathrooms). Irish music from the Poisoned Dwarf will play during the event. For more, click here.
4pm: Prince Books is offering a reading / signing event for “Reading Life.” After the reading and discussion, the group will meet up at Tortilla West for some post-book art tasty vittles. For more, click here.
4pm: It’s a Super Hero Party at Tijuana Flats in Virginia Beach! Hosted by Tidewater Comicon, there will be comic books, trivia and more. Grab your best costume and order some churros. For more, click here.
5:30-8:30pm: Release your inner artist while enjoying some vino. For more, click here.
6-10pm: Max Media presents the Primeplus Sixth Annual Men Who Cook (and who want to learn to do other stuff good too). This food-filled evening includes teams of local amateur chefs competing against each other for the title of Top Chef. For more, click here.
9pm: Look on The Bright Side with the sketch and Improv Debut Show at the Push. For more, click here.
12pm: Sherri Linn will play during brunch at the Pagoda. For more, click here.
12-6pm: Wait. Are you telling me that I can drink beer and help animals? Sign me up for the Pints for Pups at Pleasure House Brewing! Now, if someone will just start up a Cocktails for Cats, that’d be great. For more, click here.
5pm: Aaron Randolph and Sam Haga will sex us up with guitars at Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie. For more, click here.
8pm: Don’t head back to work without a few laughs. Tell Me More … Storytelling Nights: Evolutions will help you through your week. Head to the Push Comedy Theater! For more, click here.
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