Yes, it’s chilly and rainy, but there’s still so much going on around town, and much of it is rain or shine; so if you’re still trying to figure out what to do when you finally get yourself moving, here’s a fast and dirty rundown.
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 2013
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA Waterfront
Ticket Required for admission into this event
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For the 12th year, the Virginia Beer Festival celebrates the art of beer with a bounty of brews from across the state, the country, and around the world. Grab a fellow fan of the frothy favorite and enjoy live music and the spring sun on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Norfolk’s Town Point Park. With over 65 breweries on site, festival goers will have access to over 100 beers to sample along Norfolk’s beautiful waterfront. Beer connoisseurs can enhance their beer knowledge while listening to our Brewmaster Seminars throughout the day from Craft experts or visiting Homebrew USA to learn how to brew their very own batch! Patrons can enjoy live music from Celtic favorites Glasgow Kiss throughout the weekend
Virginia Beer Festival is produced in partnership with Virginia Arts Festival
Four days of Greek celebration at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Granby St. Culture, Dancing, Tradition! Oh, and incredibly delicious food…
7220 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23505
|Dates & Hours:||Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Location:||Stockley Gardens Park in the Ghent section of Norfolk|
|Attendance:||Estimated between 25,000 & 30,000|
|Admission Fee:||Free and open to the public|
|Schedule of Events:||Live entertainment; kids’ activities; artists’ reception|
|Map of Park & Artist Locations:||Available at the information booth|
All day Saturday and Sunday, approximately 150 artists exhibit a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, and many others. In addition, there are children’s activities, live musical entertainment at the main stage, and food vendors from across the region. Each year, a nationally recognized artist or curator judges the artists, who compete for the festival’s cash prizes. College and high school students exhibit their artwork at the Student Exhibit and compete for prizes. (College students exhibit during the fall show; high school students, in spring.) The award winners are announced during the Artists’ Reception, which is held Saturday evening.
Carousel barker Billy Bigelow loves Julie Jordan, but can never seem to do right by her. After tragedy strikes, Billy must answer for his behavior, but can a selfish man find it in his heart to be selfless? Carousel’s timeless themes of love and redemption are beautifully framed by some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs including “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
After receiving stellar praise for his turn as the title role in Orphèe, acclaimed baritone Matthew Worth returns to tackle another tragic hero, Billy Bigelow, and Director Greg Ganakas re-imagines his celebrated 1996 production.
Happy Birthday Chesapeake! That’s how it began in 1982 when Chesapeake Mayor Marion Whitehurst suggested that this relatively young city celebrate its 20th anniversary with a birthday party.
And so the Chesapeake Jubilee was born.
It’s the best deal in town. The cost for admission is $3 and the concerts are free.
Musical guests include local sensation Butter, and country superstars Montgomery Gentry.
The Jubilee will again host the Annual Chesapeake Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast and the Annual BBQ Cook-off Competition, sanctioned by the world famous Kansas City Barbeque Society.
In addition to great Music and Food, Amusements of America, one of the nation’s premier carnival operators will be on site with thrilling rides and game. Bring the kids out for what is sure to be a memorable occasion.
Neptune’s Park – 31st Street / Atlantic Avenue, May 18th, 12:00 PM
Save the packing, the passports, and the jetlag…Travel the world with Neptune Festival’s International Spring Wine Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with wines from 9 countries, each featuring blends and styles that are sure to ignite the traveler in you.
|LEWIS MCGEHEE||12:00 – 2:15PM|
|ROCKSTAR PARKING||2:45 – 5:00PM|
|DAY OF SALES (IF AVAILABLE)||$35|
COME HANG OUT! we’ll be running the same hours at Stockley Arts Festival!
Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The City of Norfolk’s Public Art Program will debut Norfolk’s newest public artwork MetalMatisse this weekend.
Light refreshments & champagne toast immediately following Bean There Coffeehouse norfolkpublicart.org.
10. Avenue Q at LTN opens this weekend
Performance Dates: May 17 – June 9, 2013
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is a part flesh, part felt laugh-out-load musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Avenue Q contains adult language and
situations and may not be appropriate
for some audience members.
Town Fair at the Town Center of Virginia Beach Saturday 3 to 6pm
Rotary Club of Norfolk Antique & Flea Market on Saturday and Sunday
Norfolk Antique Flea Market at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center on Newport Ave, 18th-19th@ 9-4
Jumping for a purpose at Suffolk Skydive