Hampton Roads Weekend Planner August 21-23

This weekend is going to be spicy, sporty, and spooky!

We’ve got the 15th Annual Latino Music Festival this weekend in Town Point Park. It’s a FREE event with a huge outdoor dance floor and beats guaranteed to move your feet.

In Suffolk you can’t miss the Mystery Authors Festival for titillating thrills, chills, and readings from your favorite mystery authors.

If you have a hankering for the Great American Past-time, the Norfolk Tides are in!



All Weekend


Friday, August 21-Sunday, August 23/The Marriage of Figaro/Governor’s School for the Arts
Mozart’s hilariously romantic opera gets the roaring 20’s treatment in our new, intimate production, featuring many of Virginia’s finest singers. Don’t miss the wedding of the year!
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Friday, August 21-Sunday, August 23/Norfolk Tides Baseball/Harbor Park
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Saturday, August 22-Sunday, August 23/Seawall Art Show/Portsmouth Waterfront
With more than 30 years experience showcasing juried fine arts and fine crafts on the Portsmouth waterfront, the Seawall Art Show draws large crowds of art buyers to this prestigious event. With the assistance of the Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission, it is an all volunteer run show. Show proceeds always go to support the arts in Portsmouth.

Virginia Beach

All Day/East Coast Surfing Championships/Oceanfront
The Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships is a major professional and amateur event for the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA). Each year, several hundred surfers from menehunes to masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing. Other beach oriented sports and recreation include volleyball, a boardwalk 5K run, street skate and ramp contests, swimsuit contests, food and drink concessions, and live music on the beach.
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11:00 a.m.-noon/Friday Family Fun/Chrysler Museum of Art
Visit on Fridays this summer for an hour of fun at the Museum. The activities, a tour or craft, vary each week, but always focus on our exhibition The Artist’s Garden. Mark your calendars and come to the Museum ready to create and learn with your kids! FREE

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m./GSA Jazz Band Performs at MacArthur Center
The Governor’s School for the Arts Jazz Band will be performing in the Center every Friday from 5-7pm beginning April 24th and continuing through August 28th. FREE

6:30 p.m./Fallout of Fear/The NorVa
FALLOUT OF FEAR with special guests Lifewalker, All Has Fallen, MADD HATTER and Patient Zero
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11:30 p.m./Drag the Night Away with the Sea Queens Moonlight Series/Spirit of Norfolk
Join female impersonator Victoria Foster (of Drag Yourself to Brunch) and her Sea Queens for a midnight show and dance party in Hampton Roads.
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Virginia Beach

5:00 p.m./Town Fair/Town Center
The Town Fair at Town Center features local handmade art, jewelry, goods and fair trade merchandise.  On the third Friday of each month, April through September, residents and visitors alike, can stroll around the Fountain Plaza of Town Center as we showcase more than 30 merchants’ handmade and fair trade goods. Come out to meet with the artisans and merchants from in and around the Town Center of Virginia Beach. FREE

7:00 p.m./Summer Movie Night Series: Despicable Me 2/Mount Trashmore
Enjoy a movie under the stars! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable and watch a movie on the big screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. FREE


6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m./TGIF Summer Concert Series: Tidewater Drive Band/Bennett’s Creek Park
Join your neighbors at Bennett’s Creek Park for the second half of the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Suffolk. Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park, as the Tidewater Drive Band plays a variety of hits and kids enjoy the children’s area. Our aim is to get you out of your seat and enjoying your Friday night! FREE



1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m./Shriner’s Annual Seafood Fest/Khedive Temple
This year ‘s food consists of ALL YOU CAN EAT steamed shrimp, fried oysters, fish, clam strips, coleslaw, baked beans, hushpuppies, and your favorite beverage. $35 in advance; $40 at the gate

7:00 p.m./TMBA Monthly Bluegrass Concert/Hickory Ruritan Club
The TBMA monthly concert held at the Hickory Ruritan Club features some of the best in local and regional bluegrass talent. August’s concert features music by Rappahannock Crossing. Donations are accepted at the door to cover the cost of the bands and rental.


Noon – 10:00 p.m./Downtown Hampton Block Party
Listen to Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot w/ Planet of the Abts and Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos and hang out with your  neighbors! FREE


5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m./Latino Music Festival/Town Point Park
The sun goes down and the stars come out, and the largest outdoor dance floor in Hampton Roads heats up with the hottest salsa, meringue, zumba, and bachata dancing on the East Coast. Live explosive Latin music will fill Town Point Park and keep you moving all night long. This cultural celebration not only features great music, it also serves up mouth watering authentic food and drinks. FREE

5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m./Zoo Grooves/Virginia Zoo
Concert nights at the Zoo are perfect for families! Pack your blankets and lawn chairs and join us for a rockin’ good time. Concessions with your favorite summer foods and refreshments will be available for purchase until 8pm. FREE to Zoo members; general admission applies for non-members.

7:00 p.m./On the Verge/The NorVA
Domestic, Mack Against The Wall, Rellen, Social Downfall, Covalent
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7:00 p.m./Miranda Sings/Chrysler Hall
International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing you a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos! The quirky superstar has over 60 million views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world. You will not want to miss seeing this lipstick-wearing, epileptic eye-browed, crooked-smiling beauty live and in person!
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12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m./Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival/Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Join us for the Second Annual Mystery Authors Festival on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Multiple best-selling mystery and romance authors will be in attendance, signing their books and participating in moderated panel discussions. There will also be workshops, light refreshments and door prizes, as well as readings throughout the day. FREE

Virginia Beach

Toby Keith with Eli Young Band & More/Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
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8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m./Bowling for Rhinos/Haygood Skating Rink
The Tidewater Chapter of AAZK will hold its Bowling for Rhinos event with its own special twist: Rollin’ and Bowlin’ for Rhinos will be a fun and exciting way for guests to raise money and awareness for conservation, while enjoying an evening of roller skating and bowling fun. Single Registration $20,Little Rhinos Registration (12 & under) $15
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9:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m./Group Therapy LIVE/Daddyos at Bourbon Street
Stadium-sized ROCK that fits in a bar. Group Therapy brings Powerhouse Rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s-present with songs you may have totally forgotten how much you love! – “Just what the doctor ordered!” FREE



2:00 p.m./Norfolk’s Cemeteries and the Garden Movement/Chrysler Museum
What do gardens have to do with cemeteries? Join us as we explore this question and much more! Josh Weinstein of the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation and Alex Mann, our Brock Curator of American Art, discuss how the Garden Movement was a catalyst for the establishment of many of Norfolk’s beautiful cemeteries, and how they continue to work for natural and artistic conservation. A Q-and-A session follows their illustrated talk.

3:00 p.m./Church Street Celebration/Corner of Church St. & Virginia Beach Blvd.
The City of Norfolk is pleased to announce the 2015 Church Street Celebration set to take place on Sunday, August 23 from 3pm to 7pm at the corner of Church Street and VA Beach Boulevard. This free gospel community event is open to the public and is a celebration of the rich musical history and talented musicians of Church Street. FREE


7:00 p.m./Sunday Movies at City Park: Cinderella
When Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. FREE


8:30 p.m./Summer Movies on Prince George Street: Planes Fire and Rescue
Summer Movies on Prince George Street – every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight’s Movie: Planes! Fire & Rescue, Sponsored by the Shops at Merchants Square! FREE

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