All Weekend long:
Thursday through Sunday, enjoy the Chesapeake Jubilee at Chesapeake City Park.
Friday and Saturday, experience the Blue Man Group at the Ferguson Center for the Arts.
Friday through Sunday, catch Warbirds Over the Beach.
Friday through Sunday, see the Generic Theater’s The Library at Chrysler Hall.
Friday through Sunday, head to the Hampton Roads Winery for their Cool Wine, Hot Air Balloon Fest.
Friday through Sunday, head to Historic St. Luke’s Church in Smithfield for Benn’s Church in the Civil War: A Civil War Living History Weekend.
Saturday and Sunday, there’s the art show they call Stockley Gardens.
Saturday and Sunday, head to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for Tidewater Comicon. Costumes are encouraged and you don’t even have to leave you super power at the door.
Saturday and Sunday, grab your tickets to the Virginia Beer Festival in Townpoint Park.
7pm: Head to Work Release for TRANSpoken: True Stories Spoken by Trans Person of Hampton Roads.
8pm: As a girl who has stopped a car in Oklahoma many times to help tortoises cross the road, it is nice to see a band call Trampled by Turtles. TbT will perform with The Devil Makes Three at the Norva.
8-10pm: As a part of the Third Thursday activities, check out the performance featuring Nanda Soderberg at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.
8pm: Catch Silence, Shadow Age, Karacell, VaLUES666, and DJ Erica Scary at Charlie’s. $5 gets you in the door.
10pm-2am: The Wave presents TABOO Thursdays! RuPaul’s Drag Race Edition.
4-8pm: Join Chesapeake Square for StrEAT Shopping Nights: A Food Truck Rodeo.
4-9pm: Bold Mariner is releasing its Bold Dominion and Food Gangsters will be there for eats.
5pm: Bring your own paddleboard to Sunset Paddle at the Narrows at 64th Street.
5:30-9pm: The Rotary Club of Newport News is hosting their Shrimpfest at Port Warwick.
6-8pm: Get Stuft with Tony Bob Merritt and St. George.
6-8pm: Check out Lost & Found: A Utopia Feni Exhibition.
6:30-8:30pm: Join the Full Moon Drum Circle at 68th Street.
6:30-9:30pm: Head to the Jamestown Settlement / Yorktown Victory Center for Jazz on the James.
7-11pm: Get out those onesies and head to Wasserhund Brewing for the Onesie Party.
7-9pm: Visit the Gordon Galleries at 4509 Monarch Way in Norfolk for a reception celebrating the opening of Slavocracy.
7:30pm: Miranda Lambert is bringing her Keeper of the Flame Tour to Virginia Beach.
8pm: Hear The Snails at Back Bay Brewing.
8pm: Don’t miss Bob Baldwin as he performs at the Attucks Theatre.
8pm: Hear CURREN$Y at the Norva.
8-9pm: Get your bike on at Glow Ride at The Plot.
8-9:30pm: Register by Thursday for Campfire Fun and Wetland Hayride at the Sandy Bottom Nature Park.
9pm: Head to Charlie’s for the Honorary Girl LP Release show with Wieuca, Big Morgan, and Más 7 Más.
10pm: It’s time for the improv jam, Teacher’s Pet edition at the Push.
9am: 3D Ministries is sponsoring an HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk in Newport News. This free event includes HIV Screenings, Readings, dancing, candle lighting, and more.
9:30am: Tap that at Yoga on Tap at St. George.
10am: It’s time for the May Backyard Bazaar at 3 Little Back Birds in Chesapeake.
10-11am: Take a walk through history during the Cedar Grove Cemetery Tour.
10am-3pm: Check out the vendors at the Spring Market at Breakthrough Worship Center in Yorktown.
11am-2pm: Enjoy the Children’s Festival at Landstown Commons Shopping Center.
11am: Grab your friends for the 3rd Annual Chic’s Beach Festival.
11:30am-12:30pm: Be a part of Hands Across the Sand 2016 to protest drilling off the coast, and to support clean energy.
12-4pm: Join in on the fun for the Hampton Roads International Natural Hair Meetup Day at Work Release.
12-6pm: Bike over to O’Connor’s for Bikes & Brews with Norfolk Bicycle Works.
12pm: I have witnessed many deaths by PowerPoint, but none as fun as this. Head to Young Veterans Brewing for the Death By Powerpoint Release.
1pm: Want to learn how to paint a mural? Head to Studio Create in Virginia Beach for this event.
1pm: It’s a bar crawl, superhero style. Grab your costume for the ComicCon VB Crawl 2016.
2pm: Because libraries are still the coolest, you can check out this concert series featuring Gratiot Lake Road at the Pretlow Branch in Norfolk.
3pm: It is time for Shaggfest with Diplo, Travi$ Scott, Lil Dicky, Pusha T, Rotimi, and BIA.
4pm: It’s time for Beer, Band, and BBQ in Portsmouth.
5:30pm: The Adventure Park at the Aquarium is having a SUPER night. Come climb in your best costume.
5:30-11pm: Join the MOCA for A Full Moon Menagerie: Turn the Page Opening Night Celebration.
6-9pm: See how good the young can be at the Youth Takeover Performing Arts Showcase at the Sandler Center.
7pm: Head to the AltDaily Concert Series at the Norva for Fallout of Fear, Awaken Cthulhu, Cleaved, and Generator.
7pm: See a beautiful performance by the Bobbi & Helen School of Dance at the Harrison Opera House.
7-11pm: Get Frisky on the Wisky with Sail Nauticus.
7:30pm: Enjoy the movie The Good Dinosaur on the lawn at the Portsmouth Pavilion.
8pm: Hear Bad Influence at Old Towne Tavern.
8pm: Watch out for these three; they always find a way to make you laugh. Check out The Devil’s 3 Way: Sketch and improv at the Push.
9pm: Hear The Reef at Oceans & Ale.
10pm: Watch the Pushers go too far. And hear yourself laugh despite it all at Too Far: The Dirtiest, Most Inappropriate Comedy Show EVER.
8am: Get dirty at the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Virginia Beach.
8:30am-3pm: Check out the False Cape Expedition Surf and Paddleboarding at the Little Island Park.
11am-4pm: Stop by one of my favorite markets, the RiverView Village Days Market.
12pm: Go Drag for brunch at Triangle.
1-4pm: Grab the fam and enjoy the First Free Pool Party of the Summer at the Simon Family JCC.
2pm: Check out the Sensible Seafood Fest Kickoff Celebration at O’Connor.
2pm: Make your way to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts for The Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater: What We Carry.
2:30pm: Grab your tickets for the 3rd Annual Dare to Be You Charity Fashion Show.
4-8pm: Party on the Pier and support the Norfolk SPCA while you’re at it!
8-11pm: Head to Wasserhund Brewing for the Southern Grit Magazine Release Party featuring The Pushers.
8pm: Get your laughs for free at Worth the Price of Admission: Free Improvised Stand-Up Show.