This weekend marks the beginning of the 46th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend, and this means music, art, arts & crafts, races, a parade, volleyball tournaments, a regatta, and Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship. This is really one of the best weekends on the Boardwalk.
All Weekend Long
Now through October 6th: See Guys and Dolls with the Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theatre.
Friday through Sunday: Check out the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival from 2nd to 36th Street on the Boardwalk.
8pm: Head to the Norva to see Perpetual Groove and Paper Aliens.
8-10pm: Birds of Chicago will entertain at North Shore Point House Concerts.
8-11pm: See Everybody Loves Tequila at The Vanguard.
10-11:30pm: What is a weekend without laughter? Don’t miss The Improv Riot After Dark: The Short Form Improv Show at the Push.
11am-3pm: Have some family fun at Bucktrout of Williamsburg’s 260th Anniversary Celebration.
11am-4pm: Check out the Black Ink LitFest Chesapeake.
4pm: Attend the Elizabeth River Soul Fest at Town Point Park in Norfolk.
4-9pm: In case you missed all of the Oktoberfest festivities last weekend, you’re in luck! Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Company is hosting its Oktoberfest!
7-9pm: See Guy Bavli: Master of the Mind at the Zeiders American Dream Theater.
7-10pm: Enjoy a night with Krish Mohan’s Politely Angry with Lori Creek in Portsmouth.
7-10pm: Selden Market is hosting the New Moon Market.
7:30-9:30pm: Hear music from Who We Are Not Trio at Smartmouth Beer in Norfolk.
8pm: The Righteous Brothers will help you find that lovin’ feeling at the Sandler Center for the Arts.
8-11pm: Head to Elevation27 for Stardust to Ashes – Tribute to David Bowie.
10-11:30pm: It is time for IMPROVAGEDDON at the Push Comedy Theater.
11am-2pm: Grab your tickets for Peabody’s Comedy Brunch with Brent Blakeney.
12-4pm: Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary with the Virginia Beach Winery!
1-4pm: It’s the Fiddler’s Green Irish Brunch at The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery.
3-6pm: See the Brian Pinner and the Forte Jazz Trio at Port Warwick Jazz On The Square.
This will be my last weekend publishing the Reasons to Leave Your House this Weekend. What started out as a now and then assist to the editor at the time, and became a weekly assignment, the Reasons have always been something I looked forward to sharing. Hampton Roads is ripe with not just the national and international events, but fantastic local artists (of every kind), stellar organizations, and small, neighborhood groups that are just trying to reach out to us all. Enjoy where you live. Take advantage of the free events. Get out of your house and take a chance. I want to thank all of you who have followed this column through the years. Thanks for letting me share some fun with you.