Whether you mother your kids or your fur babies, this weekend is all about Mom. Okay, okay, it is about other things as well, but let’s not forget to thank Mom for keeping us alive all this time. Let us know your favorite thing about your Mom in the comments.
And just because I can … here is a picture of me and my Mom. I don’t know what I’d do with out her! Love you, Mom (she is going to kill me for posting this – nice knowing you, Hampton Roads).
***Update: Due to weather, some events are changing locations or cancelling. Be sure to check the link before you head that way.
All Weekend Long
Now through Sunday: Check out all of the events that are part of the East Coast Music Conference (ECMC) 2019 in Norfolk.
Friday and Saturday: You can sway to the fun sounds of steel pan music during the Virginia International PAN Fest.
Friday through Sunday: Catch the ViBe Creative District Mural Festival 2019 in Virginia Beach.
Friday through Sunday: If you love music and the beach, you’ll want to head to the Oceanfront for Beach Music Cruise-In.
4-8pm: Shop the Olde Towne Spring Market in Portsmouth. Maybe you can find some plants for Mom. Hey! She didn’t kill you; they have a chance!
6:30pm: Attend the East Coast Music Conference Iration Live From Paradise! Summer Tour with Pepper, Fortunate You, and Katastro at the Norva.
7-10:30pm: Show Mom how magical she’s made your life by taking her to Toast for the Hunter Rhodes Magic Show.
7-11:59pm: Enjoy the StarFire Festival Pop Up at Charlie’s American Cafe.
8-9:30pm: Leave it to the ladies to start your weekend off right. See Girl-Prov with their Leave It To Beavers show at the Push.
10am-4pm: Some Mothers are a bit different than others. For these Moms, shop the Vintage Trixie’s Curiosity Faire in Chesapeake.
10:30am: Put on some yoga pants for Namawhiske: Yoga + Drinks at Ironclad Distillery.
11am-2pm: Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with music and activities at City Center at Oyster Point.
12-5pm: Head to the Military Aviation Museum for Saving Kids Dreams Youth Unplugged 2019.
12-5pm: Grab your tickets for the Neptune’s Spring Wine + Food Festival at the Oceanfront.
12-6pm: Shop the Spring Artisan Market at Commonwealth Brewing Company.
2-3:30pm: So, maybe you’re Mom is a little different than most, and she likes to learn about the cruel and gruesome. Take her to Age of Agony – Perils & Practices of Victorian Medicine tour at Elmwood Cemetery. Then, let her know your donation supported cemetery conservation. Win-win.
2-10pm: Smartmouth knows how to party, and this Saturday is the Spring Street Party in Norfolk.
7-10pm: Head to O’Connor Brewing Company for Nor-Folk Fest Presents Americana Night: Brackish Water Jamboree & Two Bars from the Gun.
8pm: See Turnover, Turnstile, and Reptaliens at the Norva.
8-9:30pm: Get your tickets before they sell out. The Usual Suspects returns to the Push Comedy Theater.
8-11pm: Party with Brasswind at Tradition Brewing.
9pm-2am: Goths unite at the 3rd Annual Black Gala featuring Angel Metro at 37th and Zen.
10am-4pm: Get your Mom some coffee and take her to Art in the Park, a Pop-up Art & Craft Show in the ViBe Park.
10:30-11:30am: Start you day off with Bhav Yoga in the Gardens.
3pm: Arrr ya a pirate or a princess? Dress the part for PB&J Family: Princesses & Pirates at the Sandler Center.
4-6pm: Fill your soul with the sound of an organ as Ken Cowan lifts you up at Christ and Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church.
5:30-7:30pm: Okay, so you’re broke and you need to take your Mom out … Take her to the “One Love” Caribbean Steel Drums event “Mom, You Rock” at Elizabeth River Park in Chesapeake. It’s free!