Thursday through Saturday at 8pm: Head to Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Norfolk to see one of my favorite local groups, Glasgow Kiss.
Thursday through Sunday and beyond: See I Sing the Rising Sea presented by the Virginia Stage Company.
Thursday through January: This is the opening weekend of The wildLIFE Project at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
Friday and Saturday: Another summer has come and gone, but before we say goodbye, Catch 31 is hosting an End of Summer Beach Bash with live music.
Friday through Sunday: Catch evening live music at the Oceanfront.
Saturday and Sunday: Check out the 3rd Annual Southern Fried Festival and Car Show at Ft. Monroe.
Saturday and Sunday: There are many live music opportunities and activities for you during the 3rd Annual Yorktown Folk Festival at the Watermen’s Museum.
5pm: Celebrate the release of Tricks Pumpkin Spice Saison at Pleasure House Brewing.
5-8pm: Head to Work Release for PechaKucha Norfolk Volume2.
5:30-7:30pm: The arty really happens after dark. Check out the Art After Dark – Game Day event at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
7-9pm: Catch the Author Talk with Lydia Netzer at the Slover.
7-10pm: Make your way to Cure Coffeehouse for Danielle Ate the Sandwich Album release and Sky Zentz.
12-2pm: Hear Narissa Bond during Slover Sounds.
4-9pm: Grab a pint and smile during the Bold Mariner Friday Fundraiser for Operation Smile.
5-8pm: Attend the opening reception of Bringing Brooklyn to Norfolk at Gallery 21.
6pm: While everyone is wondering who will make America great again, The Norva is going to Make America Rock Again with Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazy Town, 12 Stones & Tantric.
6-8pm: Get your sea legs and check out the legs on the wine during Wine on the Water with the Virginia Aquarium.
7pm: Take those kids who drive you nuts with their pop music to the KIDZ BOP “Life of the Party” event at the Sandler Center.
7:30-10pm: Head to Historic Smithfield for the 11th Annual Aiken & Friends Fest.
8-9:30pm: Enjoy The Improv Riot at the Push Comedy Theater.
8pm-2am: Head to Work Release for Shushfactory, Night Idea, Wandcarver, and DJ sets.
8:30pm: Hear Brett Williams at Peck & Pour Norfolk.
9-11pm: Laugh it up at the Zeiders American Dream Theater during Friday Night Live with Plan B Comedy.
9pm-2am: See Oahu, TLVS, New Boss, and You’re Jovian at Charlie’s.
9pm-2am: Don’t forget to head to 37th and Zen for ALZen: RAVE Foam Party, an Alzheimer’s Charity event.
9pm-2am: Make your way to The Wave for Neon Splash.
10-11:30pm: Don’t miss the hilarious Harold Night at The Push.
10pm-2am: Head to Hershee Bar for a Charity Drag Show.
8am: Lace up for the 5th Annual Heart of Ghent 10K.
8am-8pm: Take your writing necessities to The Muse for Just Write Saturday.
10am-2pm: Grab those electronic bits and bobs for the Fall E-Cycling event at the Virginia Aquarium.
10am-3pm: Plan to set sail during Boats and Burgers in Williamsburg.
10am-5pm: Head to the Slover Library for the 2nd Norfolk Art Book Fair.
11am-5pm: Check out the NEON Vinyl Record Swap & Cereal Surreal Art Brunch at Work Release.
11:30am-4:30pm: Have a blast at the HEY, Suffolk Community Fest.
12pm: Get a Mermaid Kiss at Coelacanth Brewing. They’ve aged their Coelia Rosemary Lemon Wheat in Pinot Noir Casks for 7 months.
12-8pm: Calling all carnivores! Head to Town Point Park for Ribtoberfest & Southern Foodways.
12-9pm: Enjoy the release of Aurantiaco (a blend of oak aged sour blonde and red ales) at Reaver Beach Brewing.
1-6pm: If you missed the fun Oktoberfest activities last weekend, you can catch up at the 5th Annual Gordon Biersch Arts & Drafts: Oktoberfest Beer Event.
5:30-9pm: Grab your tickets for Growl Fest 2016 at the Virginia Zoo.
6:30-10pm: Get your spot for the Mariners’ Gallery Crawl at the Mariners’ Museum and Park.
7pm: Enjoy the Fall Fashion Show at the Virginia Town Center as I huddle in my house in my tie dye dress and reminisce about all of my past fashion mistakes.
8pm: Don’t miss Bro Safari with Valentino Khan at The Norva.
8-9:30pm: Laugh at someone else’s relationship issues during Couples Therapy at The Push.
8-10pm: Check out Emerica’s MADE Chapter 2 Video Premiere at Work Release.
8:30-11:30pm: Hear Black Uhuru at Shaka’s Live.
9:30pm: Enjoy Fine Swiss Cheese at O Herman in Newport News.
10-11am: Stretch it out at Summer Yoga at the Plot.
10:30-3pm: Enjoy Beats Beer Brunch Vol. 8 at Esoteric.
12:30-3:30pm: Grab your albums and special papers for Sit, Sip, and Stamp at Big Ugly.
1-7pm: Head to Coelacanth for the start of the October Beer is Art artist, Berlin.
2-3pm: Make your way to the Chrysler Museum for Artist Talk with Wendy Maruyama focused on pachyderms, poaching, and preservation.
2:30pm: Unlike Chinese fireworks that could possibly blow up in your face, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra: Russian Fireworks event at the Sandler Center will only blow your mind.
4pm: Hear the I. Sherman Greene Chorale at The People’s Concert in Norfolk.
4-7pm: Enjoy Yelp’s Bootlegger Bash at Tradition Brewing.
5-9pm: 7pm: Hear the Men for Hope Concert featuring Eddie Levert and The Whispers at Chrysler Hall.
7-9pm: Don’t miss Stand-Up for Veterans at The Push in conjunction with the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP). Half of the proceeds go to benefit the local community and support ASAP’s mission.
7:30pm: Get to The Norva for Boyce Avenue, Leroy Sanchez, and Sam Jones.
9pm-2am: Catch Averman, Take the Fall, and Rothschild at Hook Up.