All Weekend long:
Thursday through Sunday, celebrate all things Greek at the Norfolk Greek Festival.
Friday and Saturday, this is a great event for the family. Enjoy Candy Land Spring Carnival at St. Matthew’s School in Virginia Beach. The Deloreans play on Saturday night.
Friday through Sunday, check out hot cars and cool live music at the Oceanfront during Beach Music Cruise-In.
Friday and Saturday, TRDance Ensemble and VBT’s performances at the intimate Benjack Studio Theatre.
Saturday and Sunday, aaaarrrrr ya fond of pirating? If so, make your way to the Oceanfront for Pirate Part on the Beach.
Saturday and Sunday, when I was young, I used to dream about seeing the Dance Theatre of Harlem perform. You can see them at Chrysler Hall!
Saturday and Sunday, CP Shuckers is hosting a Mother Shuckers Bash.
Saturday and Sunday, go with the groove at the 6th Annual Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest at Mill Point Park in Hampton.
10am-2pm: This Thursday marks the opening of the City Center Farmer’s Market season in Newport News. This event takes place each Thursday at the same time through September 29th.
4-6pm: Take a class on the Process of Lettering at the Slover Library.
5pm: Check out the Governor’s School for the Arts Senior Group Exhibition Opening Night at Work Release. There will be live music by David Broome.
5-8pm: Rescheduled due to the icky rain last weekend, these pups are raring to go! Head to Town Point Park for Puppy de Mayo.
5:30-7:30pm: Take part in the opening reception for It’s About Water at the Slover Library.
6pm: Don’t miss this free Artist Lecture at the Chrysler Glass Studio. Joyce Scott will guide you through the history behind her intricate beadworking.
6-9pm: Check the page on this one in case of cruddy weather. Let’s hope it is nice for Sunsets on the River featuring Major and the Monbacks at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.
8pm: Check out Dumb Waiter, True Body, and Writz Lang at Charlie’s in Norfolk.
8pm-1am: Doc Taylor’s in Virginia Beach welcomes The McLovins. “They’re lovin’ it.”
9pm-2am: The 1980s are back and they’re throwing a party and costume contest at Eagles Nest in Chesapeake.
10:30pm: Beginning this Thursday, you can make your way to The Wave in Norfolk each Thursday for TABOO Thursdays at the Wave.
4-6pm: Celebrate the release of Jeffreys Bay Watermelon Saison at O’Connor Brewing.
6-10pm: Grab your tickets early for this one as last year’s event sold out. The 2016 Suds & Buds will take place at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
5pm: Scare away Friday the 13th at Work Release with Midnight Snack.
6:15pm: Art is hot in Norfolk right now, and Harbor Park is gearing up to celebrate the public art dedication of “The Pitch.”
6:30-8:30pm: Want to learn how to create some awesome costumes? Join 757 Makerspace for the Monthly Costume Meetup.
7pm: Don’t miss Exploring the Unknown: Exhibit and Music at Cure Coffeehouse.
8pm: Get sultry at The American Theatre in Hampton during Latin Passion.
9pm: Get down with The Unabombers, Skum City, and Under the Bridge at Hook Up in Virginia Beach.
10pm: Check out this special event at Work Release celebrating DJ Canrock’s birthday, and featuring Mad Skillz, and DJ Bee. I have to hand it to Work Release: They make me and my spell check go a little nuts each week.
10pm: Girls are great, and they are funny, too. Check out the Girls’ Night of Improv at the Push Comedy Theater. You’re only a feminine hygiene joke away from dreading that Sunday bloody mary.
8am-12pm: Grab something fresh at the Williamsburg Farmers Market.
9am-5pm: Celebrate Jamestown Day at the Jamestown Settlement / Yorktown Victory Center.
10am: Choo choo and toot toot your way to the Denbigh Community Center in Newport News for the national Train Day Show.
10am-2pm: My Vegan Sweet Tooth is hosting a one-year anniversary celebration with live music, face painting and balloon animals. In addition, they are collecting items for the Virginia Beach SPCA.
10am-3pm: Head to Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach for the K9 Karnival.
10am-3:30pm: Do fast cars make your heart speed up? Put the pedal to the metal and head to Town Center in Virginia Beach for the Corvette and Porsche Classic Car Showcase.
10:30am: The YMCA is coming to you at the MacArthur Center. Grab a great, free workout.
11am: Head to the Slover Library to meditate on the Terrace.
11am-2pm: Enjoy the Spring Fling Psychic Fair at Kindred Spirit in Norfolk. They’ll know you’re coming.
12-5pm: Grab your tickets early because this one usually sells out. The 13th Annual International Spring Wine Festival will be at the Oceanfront.
12-6pm: Enjoy the Pungo Wine Festival at Back Bay Farms.
12-7pm: The 3rd Annual Smartmouth Spring Street Party is this weekend. We always enjoy this one.
1-5pm: Head to the Holiday Trav-L-Park in Virginia Beach for the Common Grounds Beer Festival.
1-8:15pm: Enjoy food from Deutscher Imbiss at Coelacanth Brewing.
2:30pm: Head to the Mariners’ Museum and Park for the Civil War Lecture: Ramming Speed.
3-7pm: They’re having a Party at the Pier, and you’re invited.
5pm: Join Work Release for Drink N Draw: Saturday Session with Harpy Money. All ages are welcome until 9pm, and after that, you’ll need to be able to drink.
6pm: It’s time for the Zoo to Do, a fun way to support our awesome zoo.
6-10pm: Grab your tickets for Gospel Karaoke Live at the Slover Library.
7-10pm: It’s time to support the May charity at Wasserhund Brewing during Brewing To Benefit.
7-1:40pm: 757 Bandwire presents: Ultimate Metal Mayhem Fest at O Herman in Newport News.
7:30pm: The Sandler Center welcomes the Virginia Wind Symphony for Classic Pop, featuring a performance of Tolga Kashif’s “The Queen Symphony.”
7:30pm: Grab your magic carpet and fly to the Portsmouth Pavilion for Family Movies on the Lawn. This week, treat yourself to Disney’s Aladdin.
8pm: Find out who dunnit at the Push Comedy Theater during The Improvised Murder Mystery.
8pm: Make your way to Work Release for The Abyss: A House Dance Experience VA qualifier.
9pm: Enjoy a late night at O’Connor’s during Local Cheers: After-Hours Series with Nate Sacks and Lori Creek.
9pm: Improv is in high-geart at May We Ask You A Question at The Zeiders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach.
8am: Start your Sunday off with UNCORKED: Virginia Winery Bus Tour.
9-11am: If you have a special needs child, this is a great time to visit the Children’s Museum of Virginia during Special Day for Special Needs.
9-3pm: Party at Coastal Café during Hawgs for Dogs.
9:30-11:45am: Check out the awesome art happening in the NEON District during the NEON District Mural Photo Walk.
10am: Enjoy a Yoga Buddha Brunch at The Green Cat in Virginia Beach.
2pm: Attend the panel discussion of Blue Planet at the Chrysler Museum.
2pm: Take the kiddos to the Barry Robinson Theater of Fine Arts for The Rainy Day Imagination Play.
3pm: Head to the Sandler Center for Grand Finale, featuring Thomas Pandolfi on piano.
3-6pm: See what mixes a mixologist can mix at the Coastal Virginia Cocktail Party at Work Release.
7pm: Head to the Push for Storytelling Night: Indulgences.