First Hampton Roads Weekend in “Mow-vember”

Winter temperatures are looming in the future along with a barrage of holiday music and events.

But not this weekend.

The first November weekend in Hampton Roads is for football, amazing food, and facial hair. There are so many events happening in all seven cities that you have no excuse to stay inside this weekend, even with rain in the forecast on Saturday.

 

 

All Weekend

Hampton

Friday-Sunday/NekoCon 18: Magic Carpet Ride/Hampton Roads Convention Center
NekoCon 18 is a Japanese anime convention features everything from cosplay to LARP (live actions role playing), various panels, workshops and vendors. The Japanese convention will also offer karaoke contests, art shows and nightly dances.
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Newport News

Saturday-Sunday/ Free Admission Weekend/Peninsula Fine Arts Center
View exhibits and explore PFAC’s Hands On for Kids Gallery, Gallery Shop and Sculpture Garden for free on the first weekend of every month, thanks to the generous support of the Noland Memorial Foundation
FREE

Norfolk

Ongoing/Virginia Opera: “La Bohème”/Harrison Opera House
The ultimate “date night” opera,  La Bohème is a masterwork by Puccini. Two sets of lovers in Paris eke out a meager existence as best they can, but knowing better than most what is truly important in life. From the exuberance of joy to the sorrow of loss – and the myriad games men and women play in the crazy game of love – La Bohème will be a dazzling melodic journey in a sumptuous new production.
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Thursday-Sunday/ The Governor’s School for the Arts presents: Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”/Dalis Black Box Theatre Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of 20th-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Governor’s School for the Arts will perform the play adapted by the author from his original work.
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Thursday-Sunday/CORE Theatre Ensemble’s “The Tragedy of Othello”/TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare’s iconic work about jealousy and the steep price of intolerance is presented with a twist that changes everything. The CORE Theatre Ensemble tells the classic story in a way that is fresh and accessible to modern audiences.
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Suffolk

Ongoing/Suffolk Restaurant Week: A Culinary Encore/Various Suffolk Restaurants
Showcases the array of exceptional dishes prepared by the best chefs in Suffolk. This popular culinary tradition is held twice annually—the spring showcase in March and the fall encore in November, featuring the best restaurants citywide and  offering fixed-price, three-course meals. There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch. Food lovers may simply dine at as many participating restaurants as they like during Suffolk Restaurant Week.
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Williamsburg

Ongoing/Williamsburg Players present: “Amadeus”/200 Hubbard Ln., Williamsburg
This provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.
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Friday

Newport News

8p/Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India: Spirit of India/Ferguson Center
Rahis Bharti, one of India’s greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India, invite you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai that characterizes the incredible India we know today. With 17 professional artists onstage, you will experience the soul of a veritable feast of Indian sounds, featuring a mix of Indian and Western instruments such as bass drums, side drums, trombone, tabla, dholak, harmonium and clarinet, among many others.
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Norfolk

5:30 p.m./Fall Fest/The Virginia Zoo
Toast to Fall with Seasonal Sips and Spirits at the Virginia Zoo. Swig seasonal brews, wines and special samples from Chesapeake Bay Distillery. Savor fall favorites including donuts, s’mores, sliders and more. Swing to the sounds of top 40 hits by Cheap Thrills.
$10 per person. 21+ event. 

Virginia Beach

4 p.m./November First Friday ViBe /Oceanfront Area
Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in “the District!” Our Richmond Muralist Friend Ed Trask will be helping us Paint a Community Mural in the new Parklette, on 18th St. (between Med. and Cypress). Meet Croc’s 19th Street Bistro to join the Famous ViBe walking tour.
FREE

6 p.m./Movie in the Pool: Home/Princess Anne Recreation Center
Enjoy a special feature while floating in the pool! Those age 9 & under must be directly supervised by someone age 16 or older.
Recreation center membership or day pass required, but no additional cost

Saturday

Hampton 

7:30- p.m./95.7 R&B presents the Hampton Roads Soul Music Festival/Hampton Coliseum
Features Anthony Hamilton, Brian McKnight, Lalah Hathaway and Tank.
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8 p.m./Art of Time Ensemble/The American Theatre
Led by internationally renowned concert pianist Andrew Burashko, Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble has, for over a decade, redefined the classical music experience. Fusing high art and popular culture in programs that juxtapose the best of each genre, Art of Time entertains as it enlightens, revealing the universal qualities that lie at the heart of all great music.
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Norfolk
11 a.m.-7 p.m./A Salute to Service/Chrysler Museum of Art
Join us for a day full of kids activities, a performance from the U.S. Fleet Forces Woodwind Quintet, and a talk by Jeff Stein, a former Army intelligence officer in Vietnam turned celebrated author. In the Perry Glass Studio we will be honoring those who have served with FREE glassblowing sessions all day.
FREE

1 p.m.-6 p.m./Sertoma Fall Fest/Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Sertoma’s annual Fall Fest is basically a taste of the town event supporting local charities. Awesome local restaurants come together to offer great food, local craft beers, wine, and top shelf beverages. The Rare Mixx will be providing entertainment! $50

2 p.m./3rd Annual Ribtoberfest & ODU Football/Town Point Park
Check out the award winning BBQ Chefs, Featured Smack Your Momma Good Sassy Sauces and Featured Speak Easy Bourbons! Check out the expansive list of participating breweries in the Ribtoberfest Beer Garden. Plus, Norfolk Festevents keeps all the excitement of ODU football right here at home in Town Point Park, on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront when the Monarchs play at Texas-San Antonio on Saturday, November 7. The 7 pm game will be broadcast live on a large outdoor screen.
FREE

7 p.m./Spartyka Fight League presents: End 22 live/Ted Constant Center
Spartyka Fight League attracts the area’s best amateur MMA talent by organizing high quality MMA events in Hampton Roads. Through organized, professionally hosted competition, these athletes can practice their art before adoring fans who appreciate, admire and respect their physical fitness and competitive mindset.
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8 p.m./VSO: An Innocent Man, The Music of Billy Joel/Chrysler Hall
The Virginia Symphony pays homage to epic performer Billy Joel in this high-energy tribute show conducted by Benjamin Rous with lead vocals by Jean Meilleur and Donald Paulton on piano. The Virginia Symphony plays live, bringing Joel’s music center stage in celebration of this larger-than-life talent. Get ready to dance along to all of your favorites, including “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” “Ballad of Billy the Kid,” “Big Shot” and more!
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Portsmouth

All Day/Coast Guard City Celebration/Harbor Center Pavilion
The Coast Guard selected Portsmouth due to the City’s nearly 200 years of support of the Coast Guard community. The City of Portsmouth celebrates this grand distinction each year with a community celebration. Inaugural Road Rage Events Coast Guard 5K & Kids ½ Miler; Food Trucks on site – New York Souvlaki & Food Dude;  Community Information and Coast Guard Motorcycles; Children’s activities includes Face painting, bouncy house, bubbles, mascot appearances by the Children’s Museum’s Andalo and Coast Guard’s Sammy the Sea Otter; Music by the Deloreans & Tidewater Drive Band (Show mobile Stage); Gamer Bus: activities include video/computerized games, Xbox, PlayStation Musical Performances.
FREE

12 p.m.-6 p.m./Fall for Portsmouth: Celebrating our Community/Towne Bank Parking Lot
An afternoon featuring Portsmouth-based musical entertainment, live art, art vendors, PTA, non-profits, civic organizations, and community building lectures to inspire civility and harmony within our city.
FREE

Virginia Beach

6:30 a.m./Taste of Town Center Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk/Virginia Beach Town Center
The Taste of Town Center 5k’s 21st year in Virginia Beach, is in honor of our military and is truly a well-run race with lots of features you will not want to miss. The 5k Run/Walk starts at 8:00 am with the Kids’ Tot Trot and Awards Ceremony at 9:00 am. You will be delighted by the Taste, a party featuring the signature items of some of the restaurants in the area included in your registration fee. Register now and get your Packet on Friday at a pre-event party at Gordon Biersch, 4-7:00 pm or come directly to Gordon Biersch for packet pick-up between 6:30 and 7:45 am on the morning of the race.
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5 p.m.-11 p.m./ Whiskers of War/Shaka’s
Hampton Roads Beard & ‘Stache Society is hosting its 2nd Annual Beard and Mustache Competition, WHISKERS of WAR ’15 to benefit VetsHouse, Inc.!
$15

12:30 p.m.-5 p.m./Yuengling Brewing presents the 11th War of the Wings/Virginia Beach Town Center
Live music, adult beverages, prizes, giveaways, children’s activities, Giant Pong, Jenga, and of course, discovering the best wings in town, are all part of the day’s activities. Tickets include: wings from each participating restaurant, drink ticket, and Live Entertainment. Additional Beer, water and soda will be available for purchase at the event.
Adult Ticket: $20 ($25 day of the event) Kids: $10

6 p.m.-11 p.m./Evelyn’s Wildlife Refuge Casino Night/Hunt Club Farm
Come join us for an evening of fun, games, & goodwill. Food and drinks will be available. We will be selling raffle tickets for some wonderful prizes. We will be having a 50/50 raffle. We will have a silent auction ongoing through the evening with lots and lots of great items.
Donation of $25 for $50 in casino chips. This is an adult only event ~ 18 or over. 

Sunday

Newport News

7 p.m./Patti LaBelle in Concert/Ferguson Center for the Arts
“Beautiful” simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for.
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Norfolk

1 p.m.-6 p.m./ 6th Annual Virginia Roast & Toast/Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Come enjoy Virginia oysters and barbeque from Beach Bully, craft beer, wine, and live music by Holy Ghost Tent Revival! All ticket buyers will receive free museum admission to visit our permanent collection and current exhibition by sculptor Roberley Bell. These all-inclusive tickets always sell out, so get yours today!
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2 p.m.-3 p.m./ Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet Performance/Chrysler Museum of Art
Enjoy classics by Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Mozart, and more as we welcome these acclaimed performers from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Cost: Free for Museum Members, $10 for all others
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7:30 p.m./ODU Symphony Orchestra Concert/ODU University Theatre
German Romantics, Paul S. Kim, director, featuring Anastasia Migliozzi, viola soloist: Weber – Jubilee Overture; Bruch – Romanze for Viola and Orchestra, Anastasia Migliozzi, viola; Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”
FREE

Suffolk

12 p.m.-4 p.m./Passion for Paws Picnic, Whiskers Wine Tasting, & Oyster Roast/River Stone Chophouse
This family- and dog-friendly event will feature live music, wine tasting, pet adoptions, silent auctions, a costume contest, obstacle course, vendors, Dip and Sip Pools, corn hole, ice cream, clowns, face painting, glitter tattoos, animal balloons, treats, and so much more! All proceeds are donated to the Suffolk Humane Society
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Williamsburg

11 a.m.-5 p.m./2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival/Outdoors on Prince George Street
Williamsburg’s only monthly art & music street festival featuring over 75 local and regional artists, authors, artisans, and live music. Main stage music each month sponsored by Quirks of Art. Free children’s activities and art projects courtesy of Artfully Yours. The festival takes place in the 400 and 500 blocks of Prince George St and Along N. Boundary in downtown Williamsburg. Festival presented March-December by Blue Talon Bistro.
FREE

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