Thursday – Sunday: Kinky Boots is playing all weekend long at Chrysler Hall.
Friday and Saturday: Enjoy some Star Wars comedy fun on both Friday and Saturday nights at the Push Comedy Theater during A Star Wars Comedy Show: These Are The Droids You’re Looking For.
Friday through Sunday: You can still catch the most popular Christmas ghost story out there: A Christmas Carol. It is presented by the Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theatre.
Friday through Sunday: See Ballet Virginia International as they present The Nutcracker at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday and Sunday: Pretty Lights and Bassnectar will offer two shows this weekend at the Hampton Coliseum.
Saturday and Sunday: Don’t miss the Holiday Sale at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. This is a great opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special (I wonder if my husband reads the Reasons …)
Saturday and Sunday: Catch the American Youth Ballet Company at the Ferguson Center for the Arts as they perform The Nutcracker.
4:30pm: Head over to the dark side at Smartmouth Beer as they release The First Order Imperial Black IPA and have a costume contest.
5pm: It is Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum, GSA Fashion Show style. Join the Governor’s School for the Arts as they strut their stuff to the music of the GSA Jazz Ensemble.
5-7pm: Our lovely Corner Gallery will have its Holiday Open House! Bring a little art to someone you love this holiday.
5-7pm: If you enjoy the holiday music of Frank Sinatra, don’t miss Frank sings Frank at the Town Center.
7pm: The Colley Avenue Music and Arts Festival presents the Second Annual Jingle Jamboree Food and Toy Drive to benefit ForKids at Scotty Quixx on Granby.
8pm: The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio presents some chuckles at Great Balls of Fire: Nauty Comedy in the Glass Studio.
9pm: Because you need some place to wear that horrendous sweater from Aunt Lou, head to Belmont House of Smoke for their Ugly Sweater Bash.
9pm: Join 37th and Zen for WolfPack Live.
9am-8pm: Embarrass your children and then let them play at the National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day at the Children’s Museum of Virginia.
4-9pm: Climb trees, swing in the air, and walk up in the treetops in the dark during Holiday Glow in the Park at Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium. What’s the worst that could happen?
5-9pm: Here’s another opportunity to throw on that fugly jumper: Head to the Ugly Sweater Party at Alewerks Brewing Company.
6-8pm: Catch live music from Tsuki Bomb and eat some great tacos from Bro’s Fish Tacos at the St. George Brewing Company.
7pm: Hear Amanda Raye and try out your line dancing at Waylin’ on Waylon at 37th and Zen.
9pm: Head to Belmont for music by Toy Cars, the Drendas and Beauty School Dropouts.
9pm: Don’t miss Heather Murphy at The Tailgate Sports Pub.
9:30pm: Grab a pint in Smithfield at the Warf Hill In-House Band PREMIERE.
9am-1pm: You can also shop local at the Christmas Craft & Food Market in Smithfield.
10am-3pm: Check out the Christmas Wonderfest at the Newport News Scottish Rite.
11am: Take part in the Unveiling of Newport News’s Newest Public Art at Deer Park.
12pm: Stop into BottleBOX during the Old Bust Head Stout Variant Tap Takeover.
12pm: It’s time for the Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler.
12-7pm: Skip the heels for this one, folks; stilettos and booze don’t mix. You can mix and mingle, though, at the Holiday Wine Walk of Olde Towne.
1pm: Check out Sounds of the Saints at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
5-10pm: Toy drive, ugly sweaters, and beer. Why would you miss this?
6-9pm: Be a part of the grand opening of the Tar Roof.
6pm: Boy, those nasty-looking sweaters are getting some miles in this year. Hampton Taphouse is also hosting an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party.
6:30pm: Get into the spirit of the season at Island Krave Caribbean Bistro during the Spirit Tasting & Caribbean Tapas.
7pm: Enjoy some holiday jam. No, not that kind: The music kind. Find your way to 80/20 Burger Bar for the 2nd Holiday Jamboree.
8pm: Congratulations, graduates … now make us laugh at the Class Dismissed: The Improv 101 Graduation Show at the Push.
9pm: Hear Dramtreeo at O’Connor Brewing Company.
10pm: Bear Assault at MJ’s Tavern! This could be good or bad, depending on the bear.
1pm: AoRM Presents Rock the Season with special guests Alanton Drive & Catalyst at the Norva.
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