Your Play Date, Family Game Day, Smartmouth Birthday Bash Hampton Roads Weekend


See anything we missed? We want to know about it! Send us an email: info@hrscene.com or submit your events to our calendar by clicking here.

All Weekend

Chesapeake 

Saturday & Sunday | 8th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival | Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation
This festival hosts several guilds, exhibitors, and vendors from across the Commonwealth showcasing the skills, talents, and craftiness of people and their trades that have contributed to the establishment and development of this unique region.
FREE

Newport News

Saturday & Sunday | Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival | Port Warwick
The intent of the Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival is to present world-class fine art, designed by artists that demonstrate innovation and originality.
FREE

Norfolk 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday | Disney’s The Lion Kind Experience | T.C.C. Roper Performing Arts Center
Experience the visual artistry, the unforgettable music and the exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon–one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, THE LION KING.
$25

Saturday & Sunday | Night Crawlers | The Virginia Zoo
Ready to trick or treat yourself to a night at the Zoo? All ghouls, monsters, ghosts, witches and creatures of the night are invited for a spooktacular evening.
Click here for ticket information

Friday

Chesapeake

9:30 a.m. | Play Date with Nature Beach | The Virginia Living Museum
Play Date activities will pair students with parent/guardians for activities that will focus on a variety of nature-based themes.
$15 for Children | $20 for Adults | VLM members are FREE

Norfolk

3 p.m. | Beer Release: Sweater Weather Belgian Wit! | O’Connor Brewing Co.
Easy-drinking and medium-bodied, Sweater Weather is a wit fit for a king.
FREE | Pay for beer

5 p.m. | Free Tasting Friday: Spain | Mermaid Winery
Come in anytime between 5 and 8 PM to try a tasty selection of Spanish wines!
FREE to attend

6 p.m. | Launch Sequence Countdown #3 Terrorvision | O’Connor Brewing Co.
We are proud to present a dance party costume contest on October, Friday the 13th at O’Connor Brewing Company!
FREE

6:30 p.m. | Live Music – Strange Rootz! | Back Bay Brewing
Live music downstairs in the Tasting Room starting at 6:30 p.m. – mark your calendars!!
FREE to attend

7 p.m. | The Muse Neighborhood Jam | The Muse Writers Center
Join us for an evening where everyone is welcome to make music, sing, read, laugh, or just hang out and listen. This is not an “open-mic” with a sign-up list. The Muse Jam is more fun!
FREE

7 p.m. | Broken Crowns Tour Featuring: Matisyahu & Common Kings | The Norva
With fall’s arrival, the groups have announced the next chapter of their touring career, the Broken Crowns Tour.
Click here for ticket information

Saturday

Chesapeake

6:30 p.m. | Live Music with Brian Grilli | Big Ugly Brewing Company
Brian Grilli is back! Bring your song requests #notyourbroscountry
FREE

Hampton

6 p.m. | Richie Beard at St. George Brewing Company | The St. George Brewing Company
Join us for live performances by Richie Beard on his guitar.
FREE

8 p.m. | Festival of South African Dance | The American Theatre
Fans of “stepping,” a modern form of gumboot, have seen this dance style’s momentous popularity through the Step Up movie series and So You Think You Can Dance, and now is the chance to experience the origins of this unique form of entertainment and storytelling.
Click here for ticket information

Newport News

8 a.m. | Bon Secours Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Day | Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
As part of our commitment to keep residents of our community healthy, Bon Secours will be offering free drive-thru flu shots
FREE

1 p.m. | Dino on the Loose | The Virginia Living Museum
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail!
Click here for ticket information 

6 p.m. | Star Party and Laser Light Show | The Virginia Living Museum
Enjoy the state-of-the-art laser system that splashes brilliant high color LED laser light all across the entire surface of the planetarium dome.
$3 for Members |  $6 for Non-members |  

Norfolk

8 a.m. | Bon Secours Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Day | Bon Secours De Paul Medical Center
As part of our commitment to keep residents of our community healthy, Bon Secours will be offering free drive-thru flu shots
FREE

9:30 a.m. | California Pizza Kitchen Junior Cooking series – Salad Making | California Pizza Kitchen
Join California Pizza Kitchen every 2nd Saturday of the month for a special Junior Cooking Series!
$10 per Person

10 a.m. | Norfolk Out of the Darkness Walk | MacArthur Center Green
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
FREE | Registration required | Donation optional

11 a.m. | VIP Character Appearance – How to Dinosaur | MacArthur Center
Story Time with Friends a Live 360° Event. Join Barnes & Noble at TCC for a special VIP Character Appearance with How Do Dinosaur!
$5 per person| RSVP required

12 p.m. | Crafted Fall Market 2017 | O’Connor Brewing Co.
Crafted Indie Arts & Craft Market is a 100% handmade curated Indie Arts & Craft show! Shop the market from the makers themselves all while enjoying award winning O’Connor craft beer, food trucks and live music.
FREE

12 p.m. | Smartmouth’s 5th Birthday Bash | Smartmouth Beer
Smartmouth is turning 5 and we’re shutting down the street for our annual birthday bash, this time with a handful of brewery friends! We will have 10 different Smartmouth beers on tap all day plus 8 special kegs, from a span of local Tidewater breweries.
FREE

1 p.m. | Family Game Day | MacArthur Center
Grab your friends and family and join volunteers from the Virginia Gaming Commission to play over 40 different family friendly board games!
FREE

Portsmouth

8 a.m. | Bon Secours Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Day | Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
As part of our commitment to keep residents of our community healthy, Bon Secours will be offering free drive-thru flu shots
FREE

Smithfield 

10 a.m. | World War I & II: Conversations and Commemorations | Isle of Wight County Museum
To commemorate the events of both world wars and their impact on Isle of Wight County, this event will honor local veterans and feature lectures, living historians, stories, military vehicles, document preservation and the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission’s Profiles of Honor Tour.
FREE

Suffolk

8 a.m. | Bon Secours Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Day | Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
As part of our commitment to keep residents of our community healthy, Bon Secours will be offering free drive-thru flu shots
FREE

11 a.m. | Researching African-American Ancestors | Morgan Memorial Library
In celebration of Family History Month, reference archivist Cara Griggs will discuss methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War.
FREE

2 p.m. | October Chiller Thrillers | Morgan Memorial Library
Brave a scary movie with us this October! This movie is rated R and anyone under the age of 17 is required to be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served. See library website for movie details.
FREE

2 p.m. | Just Kickin It: Relay Games | Chuckatuck Library
Come kick it at the Chuckatuck Library for family friendly outdoor games
FREE

Tappahannock

7:30 a.m. | Fortson 5k @ St. Margaret’s | St. Margaret’s School
The St. Margaret’s School Alumnae Association will host the Fortson 5K race, welcoming runners and walkers of all ages to the dog- and stroller-friendly event.
$25

Virginia Beach

6:30 a.m. | Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure| Atlantic Avenue
Susan G. Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Click here to register.

8 a.m. | Race at the Cape | Cape Henry Collegiate
Cape Henry Collegiate’s Race at the Cape is celebrating over 16 years as an amazing family-oriented health and wellness activity for both the Cape Henry community and Hampton Roads runners and walkers.
Click here for ticket information

10 a.m. | Harvest Fair | Farmers Market Dam Neck Road
Craft Show, Farm Animals, Live Music and More
FREE

10 a.m. |  Master Class with John Tobin | Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Join Small Works, Tall Tales exhibiting ceramicist John Tobin for a Master Class inspired by his artistic viewpoint. Students will have an opportunity to get hands-on and explore the hand building techniques demonstrated.
$60 for members | $75 for non-members

11 a.m. | The Boogeyman Blues at Zeiders American Dream Theater | The Zeiders aAmerican Dream Theater
This play aimed at toddlers is the perfect mystery.
Tickets are $10

12 p.m. | Cornhole Tournament & Bar-B-Que | Community United Methodist Church
Join us for a fun day of Cornhole to support the Ministries of Community United Methodist Church (CUMC).
Click here for ticket information

5 p.m. | 111 Tibertan Signing Bowls: A Sound Healing Benefit with Dr. Dream | Edgar Cayce’s Association For Research & Enlightenment
In support of the earthquake devastated Gilung & Sindupalachoka Villages in Nepal, internationally known holistic healing practitioner, Mark “Dr. Dream” Peebler travels coast to coast hosting Galactivation experiences to benefit and uplift Nepali artisans.
$25

5 p.m. | Vendors @ The Wyndham | Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Join us for an evening of shopping at the Wyndham VA Beach Oceanfront Hotel.
FREE 

6 p.m. | Dessert Painting Fundraiser | Spoon Dessert Cafe
Come paint a delicious dessert wit us! Perfect to take home and place in your kitchen for any occasion! Maximum Guests is 15 so be sure to pre-register!
$25

9:30 p.m. | Asphalt Jungle at 615 Bar & Grill | 615 Bar and Grill
Saturday Night Party Rock ‘n’ Roll with Asphalt Jungle bringing you the a power punch performance!
FREE

Sunday

Chesapeake 

12:30 p.m. | Sit, Sip and Stamp | Big Ugly Brewing Company
Join our favorite Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Bobbie Yoakem, and grab a pint while you create two projects to take home.
$6

 Hampton

2:30 p.m. | Hampton Road  Philharmonic – Totentanz & Brahms’s Symphony No.2 | The American Theatre
To celebrate its 5th year anniversary, the Hampton Roads Philharmonic kicks off its season with an energetic and dramatic program of Berlioz, Liszt, and Brahms.
$20

Newport News

9 p.m. | Red Wolf Awareness Month  | The Virginia Living Museum
The week is designed to dispel misconceptions about wolves and to teach about the important role these predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
Click here for ticket information

Norfolk

6 p.m. | Storytelling Night Duped | Push Comedy Theater
Join us 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Push Comedy Theater for a night of stories. This month the theme is “duped.” Storytellers to be announced.
$5

Virginia Beach

11:30 a.m. | Bend & Brew | Commonwealth Brewing Company
Finish off your weekend, with some Athletic Vinyasa flow in our Barrel Room, led by Torch Yoga. Just bring yourself, your mat (if you have one), and a friend or two.
$20

12 p.m. | Hero Day at the J | Simon Family JCC
Join the Simon Family JCC as we celebrate our local heroes with Hero Day at the J! Come out and meet first responders, including Police, Fire, EMS and Marine Rescue, and military personnel from Army, Navy and more.
FREE

12 p.m. | Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest – Virginia Beach | Green Flash Brewing Co. Virginia Beach
Enjoy exclusive Green Flash, Cellar 3, and Alpine beers (including one-off keg and cask creations), served alongside plates from our wonderful Virginia restaurant partners. In addition to the delicious beer and food, we’ve got live music by The Deloreans 80’s Band, games, Behind-the-Craft demonstrations and more!
Click here for ticket information

1 p.m. | Pig & Oyster Fest | Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
Support the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum at the 36th Annual Pig & Oyster Fest. Oysters, BBQ, Beer, Wine, Live Music, Silent Auction, and it’s all at 24th Street on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk!
Click here for ticket information

2 p.m. | Taste Hampton Roads 2.0 |Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Join us in Town Center of Virginia Beach for the last leg of our three-city “culinary crawl” event, with proceeds from the ticket purchases directly benefiting the Foodbank.
$75