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April 2016

2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

April 1 @ 10:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center,
400 High Street
Portsmouth , VA 23704 United States
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Reception: Friday, April 1, 5-8 pm Originating in 2006 and with each consecutive season, the Outdoor Sculpture exhibit has offered a range of sculptures gathered from across the eastern seaboard and beyond to share with our Hampton Roads community. For 2016, the open call for sculptures continued. Shelley Brooks, Coordinator of Exhibitions and Arts Programming at the Visual Arts Center of Tidewater Community College selected ten new works for the 2016 exhibition. Drop by in March for a sneak peak…

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$5 - $30

Green Thumb Gardening Classes

April 12 @ 11:00 am - May 10 @ 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 10, 2016
hampton roads agriculture research and education center,
1444 diamond springs road
virginia beach, VA 23456 United States
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Five gardening classes held on Tuesdays from 11am to 2 pm at the Hampton Roads Agriculture and Research Extension Center at 1444 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach.  The classes begin on April 12th and end on May 10th.  Subjects will be Vegetables, Wonderful World of Herbs, Type of grass for your lawn, Busy Bees and their friends and Best small trees for the home landscape.  The cost is $30 for all five or $8 for a single class.  Enrollment…

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National Theatre of Scotland: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, presented by Virginia Arts Festival

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Harrison Opera House,
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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Harrison Opera House Black Box Theatre "Five stars! You shouldn't miss this show for the world…rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful" -The Herald, Scotland Here's an incredibly inventive and entertaining piece of theater, live music and strange goings-on, so pull up a chair and whet your whistle—because this show is performed live at the Harrison Opera House Black Box Theatre. And in this pub-within-the-pub setting, you'll see unfold the story of Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic whose serious research into ancient…

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Free

Care-A-Lot’s Pet Lovers’ Extravaganza Featuring DockDogs

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - May 1 @ 7:00 pm
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Daily until May 1, 2016
Care-A-Lot Pet Supply,
1617 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455 United States
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DockDogs

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply will host the 9th Annual Pet Lovers’ Extravaganza featuring the popular DockDogs competition from April 29 – May 1 outside of their headquarters at 1617 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach. Admission is free to enjoy three days of high-flying dogs, contests and giveaways plus significant savings at all three Care-A-Lot retail locations.

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$4 - $45

RavenCon

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - May 1 @ 4:00 pm
DoubleTree Williamsburg,
50 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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One of the region’s largest gatherings of science fiction, fantasy and horror, RavenCon 2016, is coming to DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg where guests can enjoy over 400 hours of panel discussions, workshops, readings, vendors, costumes and more all under one roof. The three-day convention, April 29 – May 1, 2016, will feature anime, filk music, an artist & author gallery, art show, masquerade costume contest, charity auction and an impressive dealers’ room filled with books, costumes and costuming accessories, games,…

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Kings Dominion Spring Bloom Festival

April 30
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Daily until May 15, 2016
Kings Dominion,
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047-2000 United States
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It’s all about delicious food as Chef Paul takes us on a culinary trip around the world! During our month long Spring Bloom festival, enjoy international inspired delicacies using fresh, local ingredients while listening to toe-tapping live entertainment.

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dotMaze: Get Lost!

April 30
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Daily until May 1, 2016
Harrison Opera House,
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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This Weekend: Fringe Fest
This special part of the Virginia Arts Festival features a lot of can't-miss events

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Norfolk: Th/F (4/28-29) – 6-7:30pm Sa/Su (4/30-5/1) – 2:30-4pm; 4:30-5:30pm; 6-7:30pm Virginia Beach: Th/F (5/5-6) – 6-7:30pm Sa/Su (5/7-8) – 2:30-4pm; 4:30-5:30pm; 6-7:30pm Have you ever found yourself inside a labyrinth or lost yourself in a maze? Well, now’s your chance to do both inside dotMaze: Get Lost! – dotComedy’s 50-foot square hedge maze filled with installations, soundscapes, a cast of the uncanny and a somewhat unpredictable minotaur.

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The Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar & Wine Fest

April 30
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Daily until May 1, 2016
Fort Monroe,
Hampton, VA United States
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BodBaz

Over 200 vendors, artists, crafters, several of Virginia's finest wineries and beer garden under 3 impressive large tents. RV's, Boats, Live Music, Great Food, all on the bay! Something for everyone at the scenic and historic Fort Monroe, Virgina.   Hours Of Operation: April 29th & 30th 10am to 7 pm May 1st 10 am - 5pm Wine Tasting April 29th - 30th 12pm to 6pm May 1st 12pm - 4pm Tickets: Adult $7 one day $10 two days Children…

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Help Save the Monkey

April 30
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Daily until May 1, 2016
The Plot,
Granby St. & Olney Road
Norfolk, VA United States
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8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must race to the ocean to save Lillian's pet monkey when he lands from space! The whole family will enjoy this puppet show, complete with crafts after the show! April 30-May 1, 10 AM & 2 PM Tickets:   $5, no discounts, children under 2 free

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Yorktown’s Civil War Weekend

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 1, 2016
Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center,
1000 Colonial Parkway
Yorktown, VA 23690 United States
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April 30 - May 1, 2016, 9am - 5pm Tactical demonstrations, encampments, and a Confederate field hospital interpret the role Yorktown played during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. On Sunday, special Memorial ceremonies will take place at the Yorktown National Cemetery and Confederate Cemetery. Yorktown Battlefield

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Norwood Viviano, Cities: Departure and Deviation.

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until July 31, 2016
Chrysler Museum of Art,
1 Memorial Pl
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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Using minimalist blown-glass forms, Norwood Viviano explores how the rise and decline of industry helps tells the story of urban America.

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Free

Seascapes by William Trost Richards

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 1, 2016
Chrysler Museum of Art,
1 Memorial Pl
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
William Trost Richards Seascapes, Press Image.

Tower on the Cornish Coast
after 1878
William Trost Richards, American, 1833-1905 
Oil on canvas
Gift of George Klauber
#97.10

This insightful look at the work of an American master includes his tools, his preparatory sketches and many of his finest works.

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New Light on Land: Photographs from the Chrysler Collection.

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 15, 2016
Chrysler Museum of Art,
1 Memorial Pl
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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In a companion exhibition to Edward Burtynsky: Water, the Chrysler presents a wide-ranging collection of photographs related to the other 29 percent of the Earth’s surface.

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Edward Burtynsky: Water

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 15, 2016
Chrysler Museum of Art,
1 Memorial Pl
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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A photographer travels the world to capture stunning aerial shots of our planet’s most precious resource and man’s relationship to it.

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Vanishing Beauty

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until June 5, 2016
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center,
400 High Street
Portsmouth , VA 23704 United States
PACC Carl Galie, 8 billion gallons

Reception: Friday, April 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm From sea-level rise to mountain-top removal, Vanishing Beauty features work by artists whose art addresses concerns for conservation of the environment. From photographs to sculpture, paintings, drawings, digital art, and video, the exhibit raises awareness on issues affecting our planet and ultimately our daily lives. For the past fifteen years, North Carolina photographer Carl Galie, a native of West Virginia who was reared in a coal mining family, has photographed the devastating…

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Free - $8

Bacon’s Castle Annual Historic Garden Week

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 1, 2016,
and Daily until April 22, 2016
Bacon’s Castle,
465 Bacon's Castle Trail
Surry, 23883 United States
2016 BC Garden Week

Just in time for SPRING! Bacon's Castle will be open Monday through Thursday in addition to our regularly scheduled weekend hours for one week only! Join us at Bacon's Castle for this year's Annual Historic Garden Week festivities at North America's Oldest Formal Garden! Guided tours of the Castle are available the week of Historic Garden Week at Bacon's Castle. The Garden Club of Virginia is responsible for the archaeology that uncovered the oldest English formal garden in North America…

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Free - $8

Smith’s Fort Annual Historic Garden Week

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Daily until May 1, 2016
Smith’s Fort Plantation,
217 Smiths Fort Ln
Surry, VA 23883 United States
2016 Smith's Fort Garden Week

Just in time for SPRING! Smith's Fort Plantation will be open Monday through Thursday in addition to our regularly scheduled weekend hours for one week only! Join us at Smith's Fort Plantation for this year's Annual Historic Garden Week festivities! Guided tours of the Plantation are available the week of Historic Garden Week at Smith's Fort. The Garden Club of Virginia is responsible for the garden, designed by famed horticulturalist, Arthur Shercliff in 1932. General Admission rates apply. We're open…

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Pirates Invade Yorktown

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily until May 1, 2016
Riverwalk Landing,
331 Water Street
Yorktown, VA United States
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April 30 - May 1, 2016, 10am - 6pm Venue: Riverwalk Landing 331 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690 Pirates, representing seafaring life in the late 17th and 18th-centuries, invade Yorktown. Visit the encampment, watch the cannon firing demonstrations, and sing with pirates. Riverwalk Landing and Watermen's Museum. Free. 757.890.3500.

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Virginia Beach Downtown Art Fair

April 30 @ 10:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
Town Center of Virginia Beach,
222 Central Park Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23462 United States
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Event is 10am-5pm on Saturday and on Sunday at Town Center. Free and open to the public. Featuring local and national artists of a diverse array of art media. This two-day outdoor gallery-style festival will showcase the work of the artists selected from among hundreds of applicants for their quality original artwork. The show will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media, and much more. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1NBT4zI

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Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

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Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 12th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. This popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados. Kite Festival in Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach Oceanfront) – Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm on the beach at 17th Street. Features the Best Kite Contest. In addition, families are invited to participate in kite building workshops led by Archie Stewart of Chestnut…

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JLNVB Touch-a-Truck

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenbrier Mall,
1401 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320 United States
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Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on learning experience for children to explore a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, recreation vehicles, classic cars, emergency vehicles, motorcycles and much more! With food trucks and activities throughout the day, it’s fun for the whole family! VIP Admission: $10.00 each | $35.00 Family 4-Pack General Admission: $7.00 each | $23.00 Family 4-Pack Children under one are free

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KIDS GOT TALENT SHOW – Hosted by ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INC., ALPHA BETA ZETA CHAPTER

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aberdeen Elementary School,
1424 Aberdeen Rd
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY INC.,  ALPHA BETA ZETA CHAPTER is hosting its 2nd Annual Kids Got Talent Show. This event is a fundraiser and all funds raised will go to March of Dimes and Storks Nest. The Kids Got Talent Show will be held on Saturday, April 30 starting at 1pm. We want to inspire our youth (K to 12 grade) to show off their unique talents.  Prizes and goodies will be awarded.  Light refreshments served. Please come out and support this fun-filled event. Admissions…

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Spring Beer Fest

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Belmont House of Smoke,
2117 Colonial Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States
Beer Fest

Next Saturday, April 30th is the BELMONT HOUSE OF SMOKE SPRING BEER FEST, 1p-7p Unlimited Beer Tasting Tickets! $15.00 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets Available at Belmont House of Smoke, Cogans Pizza, Colley Cantina & Cogans Pizza North. 10 Virginia Breweries, 20 + taps in the back parking lot.  Hardywood: Great Return & Smoked Dopplebock Lickinghole Creek: Supreme Leader & Til' Sunset Starrhill: Daily Grind Farmhouse Peppercorn Saison & Norther Lights Smartmouth: Sommer Fling & Bandwagon Pale Devils…

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BikeFest Chesapeake

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge,
3100 Desert Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434 United States
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BikeFest Chesapeake! Family, friends, and neighbors are cordially invited to celebrate Bike Month with the Chesapeake Bicycle and Trails Committee, the Tidewater Bicycle Association (TBA), and Safe Routes to School Chesapeake. Bring your bike and enjoy 12+ miles of paved trails and great family friendly bike activities including a bike rodeo, bike maintenance demos, and visit with a bike mechanic. Parking & restrooms available. Co-Sponsored by the City of Chesapeake and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism FREE

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Stop the Violence Movement (STVM

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
I.C. Norcm High School Auditorium,
1801 London Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23704 United States
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STVP

I Love Portsmouth and Matadors are taking Action to Save Our Youth! Speakers Dr. James E. Coleman Jr. (Former National Chair; National Action Network) James Boyd (President NAACP, Portsmouth Chapter) Melvin Cotton Jr. (Pastor, New Genesis Baptist Church ) Anthony Hooper (Director of 7 Cities Outreach Saddle Club) Melvin Brown (Edpoint 'Executive' Leadership Program) $884,598 in Scholarships Awarded Derrick Beamon (ATPOCA - Against the Pitfalls of Criminal Activity) Main Speaker Sui from the t.v. series "Pit Bulls and Parolee". Musical…

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