Your Bodacious, Chocolaty, Hampton Roads Weekend

Indulge a little this weekend.

If beer is your thing, there’s a Grand Opening Party at a Norfolk brewery!

If you love wine, how about the Bodacious Bazaar?

If you’re ready to launch into the holiday season, there’s a Tree Lighting for that.

Don’t forget Chocolate Festival!

Not to mention a spectacular array of fun on stage, screen, and for music lovers. Where will we see you this weekend, Hampton Roads?

All Weekend

Hampton

Friday-Sunday/Bodacious Bazaar and Wine Festival/Hampton Convention Center
This November 13-15, enjoy items by over 300 quality crafters, vendors, artists, and local businesses at Bodacious Bazaar & Wine Festival, a shopping extravaganza and wine event taking place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The three-day marketplace will feature upscale gifts, gourmet foods, fine art, a wine festival, and more. The “Real” Santa Claus will also make an appearance so be sure to bring the kids!
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Newport News

Friday-Sunday/Irving Berlin’s White Christmas/Ferguson Center
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to the Ferguson Center for the Arts to see IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS. Performances begin November 13 for this must-see classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to, “put on your wish list.” IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.
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Norfolk

Friday-Saturday/Todd Rosenlieb Dance Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Season/TCC Roper Center
Set to an original score by Lou Harrison and a set by Ralph Dorazio, this lush modern work will captivate audiences.  Also on the program is the world premiere To Be Frank by Artistic Director Todd Rosenlieb celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100 Birthday.  Set to some of Frank’s most iconic works, this piece captures the energy of the Rat Pack with humor, musicality, and daredevil physicality.  TRDance will also bring to its audience, a collection of excerpts from dances over the last 10 years.
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Ongoing/Virginia Stage Company: “All My Sons”/Wells Theater
This Tony Award-winning masterwork is based on a true story about family dynamics, courage, and the struggle to survive during World War II. It follows the life of a businessman, who narrowly avoids incarceration for shipping cracked machine parts to the military, as his crime eventually comes to his backyard.
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Ongoing/The History Boys/Little Theatre of Norfolk
This dramatic comedy follows an unruly bunch of boys in a British boarding school who are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university – generally in that order. In their efforts, they are helped by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons, and by a young history teacher who questions the methods, and the aim, of their schooling.
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Smithfield 

Ongoing/Spamalot/Smithfield Little Theatre
Find Your Grail. SPAMALOT is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
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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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Virginia Beach

Ongoing/An Enemy of the People/Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
Ibsen’s classic play tells the story of Dr. Thomas Stockman, who is hailed as the hero of his town when he champions the development of “the baths,” a health retreat that will put the town on the map and boost the local economy and quality of life for all of its citizens. But when Stockman learns that the springs are poison and will be lethal to those who use them, he advocates closing them down. His friends and even his own brother, who is the Mayor of the town, line up against him, declaring him “an enemy of the people.”
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Saturday-Sunday/Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival/Virginia Beach Convention Center
Vendors will be on site daily to present you with a variety of free chocolate related samples!  Be sure to bring your sweet tooth so that you can savor all of the chocolatey goodness that is in store for you at the Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival!
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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

Norfolk

7 p.m./The Muse Jam/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! We’ll alternate between individual-led and collaborative performance and pure unplugged jams. Who’s welcome? Anyone from beginners to professionals, whether you like to play an instrument or just listen, sing or be sung to, read your work or hear great stories and poems, practice your standup or improv or laugh yourself silly. Feel free to bring songbooks, sheet music, instruments, and friends.
Suggested donation: $2 (goes to our scholarship funds; donation not required to attend)

7:30 p.m./Slightly Stoopid/The NorVa
Slightly Stoopid with special guests Stick Figure
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Virginia Beach

6 p.m./Movie in the Pool: Inside Out/Williams Farm 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

8 p.m./Bill Engvall/Sandler Center
Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
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Williamsburg

6 p.m./Jamestown Chowder Fest/Jamestown Beach
Enjoy unlimited chowder tasting with live music by “The Hark”. Two drink tickets included with your ticket. Beer, wine, and soft drinks for sale.
$35

7:30 p.m./An Evening with Tenor Anthony Kearns/Kimball Theatre
Tenor Anthony Kearns took the American television audience by storm in 1999 as the youngest member of the wildly popular musical group, The Irish Tenors. Mr. Kearns has an international solo career, delighting audiences with performances that draw from a wide variety of opera, folk music, classical and Broadway songs and international favorites.
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Saturday

Hampton

11 a.m.-2 p.m./Hampton Frozen Over/Hampton History Museum
Join us in celebrating the two-year anniversary Disney’s “Frozen” film with a day of free “Frozen” themed entertainment, along with science experiments, a visiting WAVY meteorologist, art activities and more!
$3

11 a.m./Corn Hole Tournament/Mill Point Park
Proceeds go to the St Jude’s Children Hospital & Toys For Tots!
$5 Entry Fee

2:30 p.m./Toy Story: 20th Anniversary/American Theatre
This was the first fully computer animated movie in the world. Pixar was the first in this animation and they are still the best!
$8
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4 p.m./Peninsula Town Center’s Tree Lighting
Join PTC & our frozen friends for an evening filled with free holiday entertainment!
FREE

Newport News

9 a.m.-5 p.m./Touch a Boat/The Mariners Museum and Park
Step aboard the Newport News Police Department patrol boat! Explore the vessels of local military and rescue teams. Meet the people behind the captain’s wheel and learn about life at sea Knot tying demonstrations and maritime crafts.
Free with general Museum admission, special $5 admission is offered to Military (Active, Retired, Veterans), First Responders and their immediate family

Norfolk

10 a.m.-3 p.m./Fall Family Day/Chrysler Museum of Art
Today it’s all about autumn at the Museum. Enjoy the sweet and savory scents, tastes, and sensations of the season. Challenge your friends to carnival games (Apple Toss, Bungle and Plinko) or perfect a paper pumpkin. Between the performances–including a magician at 1:30 p.m. in the Kaufman Theater–your children can decorate their own fall tree to take home in celebration of crisper, cooler weather.
FREE

12 p.m./Bold Mariner Grand Opening Party/2409 Bowden’s Ferry Rd
The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is finally ready to open our doors. Help us celebrate with an afternoon of live music, food trucks and beer
FREE

12 p.m.-6 p.m./Chelsea West Fest/Ghent
Local crafter, food, and beer festival in the Ghent section of Norfolk, Virigina benefiting Hope House Foundation.
FREE

7:30 p.m./Slightly Stoopid/The NorVa
Slightly Stoopid with special guests Stick Figure
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8 p.m./Ron White with Special Guest Josh Blue/Chrysler Hall
Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron White has established himself as a star in his own right. White has always been a classic storyteller.
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8 p.m./Attucks Jazz Club Series: Sam Newsome, Saxophone, w/ The John Toomey Trio/Attucks Theatre
Saxophonist Sam Newsome first came to prominence in the early 1990s as a member of the great Terence Blanchard Quintet. He has gone on to become one of the premiere soprano players in jazz.
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Portsmouth

10 a.m./Fish Bowl Parade/Starts at IC Norcom High
Begins at I.C. Norcom High and travels down London Boulevard to Olde Towne For more than half a century, this event has been sponsored by Arabia Temple #12. Parade starts at I.C. Norcom High School and travels down London Boulevard to Olde Towne Portsmouth. Followed by the Fish Bowl Classic football game, held at Norfolk State University.
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

Suffolk

9 a.m./12th Annual Turkey Trot 5k/Riverfront Swim Club
This annual fundraiser benefits the Suffolk Humane Society. Participants can either run or walk and pets are allowed but must be on a leash. You must clean up after your pet. Each participant receives a Turkey Trot T-shirt and there will be a celebration after the race with food, fun, and awards!
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Virginia Beach

7:30 a.m./Untamed Spirit Runway 5k/Military Aviation Museum
Well, runners, the enemy has really done it this time. They’ve laid out a cross country course on a grassy runway and released dinosaurs among the fleet of historical aircraft. Are you going to let these Jurassic monsters take over? Or are you going to stare fear in the eyes, lace up your running shoes, and race those dinosaurs out of the place like a freedom-loving American?
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11 a.m./India Fest 2015/Virginia Beach Convention Center
The India festival is a one of its kind event presented annually, by the local Indian community, bringing the diversity of Asian Indian culture in a single event in the Hampton Roads area. The event is extremely popular among the locals in the Hampton Roads and surrounding areas attracting college students, faculties, health professionals, entertainers, artists, vendors (from across the country), and people interested in the Indian culture.
FREE

7:50 p.m./Big Screen Saturday: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1/Virginia Aquarium
This week’s Big Screen Saturday is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.
$5 for non-members, 3 for Aquarium members

8 p.m./Tommy Emmanuel with special guests Kim Person & Lana Puckett/Sandler Center
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians.  The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. His unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers.
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Sunday

Norfolk

7 p.m./Ethan Bortnick/Attucks Theatre
Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour,” 14-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $30,000,000 for charities across the globe.  Ethan has also been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and Oprah.
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7 p.m./Tell Me More Storytelling: Family/Push Comedy Theater
Join Tell Me More… Storytelling Night for our personal storytelling night 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Push Comedy Theater in Norfolk, Va., where we tell stories inspired by one word and a song. Just in time for Thanksgiving we’ll tell stories inspired by the central word of the holidays, “family.”
$5

7:30 p.m./Dustin Lynch/The NorVa
Dustin Lynch with special guest Chris Lane
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Williamsburg

10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m./Classic Film Series: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”/The Kimball Theatre
 The Kimball Theatre is teaming up with Merchants Square restaurants to offer good old-fashioned fun. One Sunday a month, you can catch a classic movie and show your ticket at participating restaurants to get a discount on your meal!
All tickets are $4.
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