Your CaribFest, Mystery Authors, FolkFest Hampton Roads Weekend


The summer is sadly winding down. There’s still some great events going on so you can soak up the last of the season.

Also don’t forget to check out our Back-to-School Guide for all the information you need as you get ready to send the little ones back.

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

Newport News

Friday – Sunday | Ragtime | Peninsula Community Theatre
The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. Their compelling stories are set to theatre’s richest and most glorious Tony Award winning score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
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Friday

Hampton

7 p.m. | One Last Summer Evening with Amanda Raye | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
FREE

Newport News

6 p.m. | Fridays @ The Fountain Concert Series | City Center at Oyster Point
Begin your weekend here! Join us for free concerts by the region’s best bands. Bring your friends, lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes. Food and beverages for sale.
FREE

Norfolk

3 p.m. | Beer Release: Punkelweisse | O’Connor Brewing Company
It’s back! The Punkelweisse, a German-style Dunkelweisse or Dark Wheat Beer, is brewed with pumpkin and spices.
Prices vary

6 p.m. | T.G.O.V. – Summer Concert Series | Ocean View Beach Park
The TGOV Beach Music Concert Series is a great way to start the weekend with Live Music on the Chesapeake Bay, children’s activities, cornhole games, food, beverages and more.
FREE

7 p.m. | Muse Jam | The Muse Writing Center
Join us for an evening where everyone is welcome to make music, sing, read, laugh, or just hang out and listen. We’ll alternate between individual-led and collaborative performance and pure unplugged jams.
FREE

7 p.m. | Playboy Carti | The NorVa
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7:30 p.m. | Firehouse Bluegrass Concert | Carrollton Fire Department
Proceeds from this monthly concert benefit the volunteer fire/rescue service of Carrollton, Va., and nearby mutual aid districts in Smithfield and northern Suffolk. Please bring your own chair.
Donation of $5 is requested

9:15 p.m. | FlickIt! Fridays: Whip It | Naro Cinema
We’re teaming up with the Dominion Derby Girls this summer to bring you Whip It! Sponsored by CBC – Coelacanth Brewing Company, Atlantis Games & Comics, Field Guide, & Push Comedy Theater.
Tickets are $10

Smithfield

8 p.m. | Friday Night Summer Concert Series | Smithfield Times Gazebo
After thirty seasons of Friday evening concerts from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Summer Concert Series is woven into the fabric of the community. The concerts are free; bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy an eclectic mix of music and musicians.
FREE

Suffolk

***CANCELLED***
6 p.m. | T.G.I.F. Summer Concert Series | Bennett’s Creek Park
Enjoy this free and family-friendly event in the park with great live music and kids can enjoy the children’s area.
FREE

Virginia Beach

7 p.m. | Lynyrd Skynyrd & Hank Williams Jr with special guest Aaron Lewis | Virginia Beach Amphitheater
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7 p.m. | Craft Brews Cruise | Virginia Aquarium
Enjoy the sunset over the water on the Aquarium’s Atlantic Explorer for a Craft Brews Cruise, presented by Lager Heads. Indulge in some of the best craft beers in the area during this two hour trip brought to you by local craft brewers and Hoffman Beverage.
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8 p.m. | The Black Jacket Symphony | Sandler Center
The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience through recreating Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in a live performance setting.
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Saturday

Hampton

6:30 p.m. | Downtown Hampton Block Party — BJ Griffin & The Galaxy Groove | Downtown Hampton
The Galaxy Groove set list includes a perfect mix of oldies but goodies with the newest music out today that keeps you dancing all night long.
FREE

7 p.m. | Brian Carmona Band | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
FREE

Norfolk

10 a.m. | 12th Annual CaribFest | Town Point Park
The CaribFest Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. The Festival is an exciting cultural explosion of Caribbean, Latin, African and Folklore music, cuisine, and revelry.
$5 – ages 11 – 17 | $15 – ages over 11 

12 p.m. | 2nd Annual NorFOLK Festival | O’Connor Brewing Company
A free, family-friendly folk music festival with local, regional and national bands. All benefiting Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
FREE

North Carolina

11 a.m. | Arc Fish Fry & Chicken BBQ | Edwards Seafood in Olney
The 44th annual Fish Fry & Chicken BBQ is the Arc’s largest fundraiser. The Arc is an organization that has been advocating for the rights of people with I/DD for over 50 years.
Tickets are $10

Portsmouth

10 a.m. | Health and Wellness Community Fair | Hampton Roads Community Clinic
We will offer on-site health screenings for cervical cancer, high blood pressure checks and blood sugar levels. Students can receive school or sports physicals from the health center’s pedestrian.
FREE

11 a.m. | Wesley Back to School Block Party | Wesley Community Service Center
The event will feature grade-appropriate backpack giveaways.
FREE

11 a.m. | YOGA! for Adults | Portsmouth Public Library
Join us for a 60 minute Yoga practice at the Main Library. Primary concentration will be Hatha Yoga with emphasis on following your breath. Everyone is encouraged to participate – different variations of poses will be offered allowing you to take your yoga practice to different levels.
FREE

7 p.m. | Movies in the Park: Secret Life of Pets | Portsmouth City Park
First come, first served, capacity 150 people.
FREE

Suffolk

10 a.m. | Free Skool Community Fair | Morgan Memorial Library
Learn, make, and do at Free Skool! Join members of the community as they share their talents, hobbies, and passions through demonstrations and workshops.
FREE

12 p.m. | Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
This one-day event will showcase multiple best-selling mystery, suspense, paranormal, horror, romance and women’s fiction authors. Highlights include book signings and fan meet & greets. Attendees will also enjoy multiple workshops, a New Author Expo and moderated panel discussions.
FREE

Virginia Beach

2 p.m. | Second Saturday Conversations Tours | Virginia MOCA
Join us for a tour highlighting current exhibits. A MOCA educator will guide you through the exhibitions, promoting conversation and sharing fascinating details on the meaning and background of the art.
MOCA members FREE | $7.70 for 2 adults | $5.50 for 2 students, seniors, 65+, and military

8 p.m. | Mary J. Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour | Virginia Beach Amphitheater
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Wallops Island

7 p.m. | Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series – Perseid Meteor Shower | NASA Visitor’s Center
Discover the night sky from Assateague Island! The event will begin with auditorium presentations followed by stargazing with telescopes and binoculars.
FREE

Sunday

Hampton

10:30 a.m. | Bottoms Up Yoga On The Lawn with Holly from Yaz Yoga | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
Come detox with Holly of Yaz Yoga and then re-tox with some brews. This one hour class is for all levels of experience, and all you need to bring is your own mat.
$25 for class, a beer and a shirt | $15 for class and a beer

6 p.m. | Groovin’ by the Bay | Buckroe Beach
Summer concert series, August 6 – Slapnation
FREE

Norfolk

9 a.m. | Sunday Dog Days | Norfolk Botanical Garden
Bring the pooch, or pooches, for a stroll around the garden
Members FREE | Non-members $5

8:30 p.m. | Movie Night on the Patio: Chips | Mermaid Winery
Get here early to reserve your seat on the patio Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Must be 21-years-old to attend. Complimentary popcorn available.
FREE

Virginia Beach

2 p.m. | Family Fest | Virginia MOCA
Celebrate the closing of the current exhibits. Family Fest offers a unique opportunity to create, explore, enjoy art, and most important, have fun together! Themed around current exhibitions, families can create their own art, play detective in a gallery scavenger hunt and experience the interactive ARTlab.
FREE

Williamsburg

11 a.m. | 2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival | Prince George Street
Featuring over 75 varied artists, artisans, authors and at least eight unique live music performances and performing arts in four blocks of downtown Williamsburg.
FREE


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