Your Willy Wonka Live, St. Baldrick’s Day, Quilt Show, Hampton Roads Weekend

Hampton Roads is celebrating the arts with lots of crafty, artsy, visual events this weekend!

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All Weekend

Friday – Saturday | Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Live | Ella Fitzgerald Theater
Enjoy the magic and the wonder of experiencing this classic tale as you have never seen it before. $10 admission.

Friday – Sunday | Mid Atlantic Quilt Show | Hampton Roads Convention Center
This crafty event will feature everything for quilt, fiber, wearable and textile artists. In addition to the exhibitions of quilt, garment and fiber art, there will be workshops and lectures presented by leading instructors along with demonstrations of the latest techniques.


Newport News

2 p.m. | Beer Release – One City Gose | Tradition Brewing Company
In honor of Newport News’ hometown One City Marathon, Tradition Brewing Company crafted a specialty brew known as One City Gose. Running the race or cheering from the sidelines, this refreshing beer guarantees to beat the clock every time.

7 p.m. | Connections – Newport News Hampton National Alliance on Mental Illness | Denbigh Church of Christ
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need. The groups meet on a bi-weekly basis.


5 p.m. | 4th Friday Night Bazaar | Selden Market
Selden Market hosts a monthly evening shopping experience complete with drinks, live music, DJs, a large assortment of the region’s best pop-ups, food, art and other rotating entertainment and activities.


7 p.m. | Wine and Lime Mojito Paint Night | Habana Hemingway Cafe
Join us for wine and lime mojito paint night cuban style, $35 per person, call to join by reservations only call by 21st to reserve seating. Call for details.



5 p.m. | MoMAC Brewing Company tap takeover & steal the pint night | The Egg Bistro
MoMAC Brewing Company tap takeover and steal the pint night will take place this Saturday, Feb. 24. MoMAC Brewing Company out of Portsmouth will have three beers on tap and all pints will be just $5. With every beer purchase you get to keep the logo pint glass (while supplies last). There will also be free growlers with the purchase of fill up all night long.


10 a.m. | Hydroponics 101 | Countryside Gardens
Learn about the state-of-the-art techniques for producing food in a controlled, soilless setting. Hydroponics is a method of growing using nutrient solutions in water, without the use of soil. Plants can be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as perlite, Rockwool or gravel.

Newport News

10 a.m. | Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop | The Mariners’ Museum and Park
In partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the City of Newport News Natural Resources Division, and the City of Newport News Recycling Office, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is hosting a rain barrel workshop! Participants will be guided through rain barrel assembly and will get to take home a finished product after this two-hour workshop. Cost is $70 per person and includes all the materials needed to make their rain barrel.

1 p.m. | Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Live | Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Enjoy the magic and wonder of experiencing this classic tale as you have never seen it before. The cast members were selected based on how well they performed, not based on their race, age, physical appearance or capacities. As a result, this show is one of the most inclusive casts to ever take the Ella Fitzgerald Theater Stage.

3:30 p.m. | Hilton Village Lecture Series: The First Decade | The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Attend the last lecture in the Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, “Chartering the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family”. The lecture will be given by John Quarstein in the Huntington Room of The Mariners’ Museum and Park.


9 a.m. | Veteran’s Health Fair | ODU Student Recreation Center
Free health and wellness screenings for veterans. Bring a military ID or copy of DD214.

9:30 a.m. | Nothing But Net | Naval Station Norfolk MWR
Come out and put your 3-Point skills to the test in the MWR NAVSTA three-point shoot contest. We will also be hosting a Coed 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Winners from both competions will go on to a Regional Tournament to see whose the best in the MId-Atlantic Area! Participation is FREE and prizes will be given.

12:30 p.m. | Women’s Self Defense Seminar | Norfolk Karate Academy
Norfolk Karate Academy in collaboration with ODU’s Women’s Center is hosting a FREE women’s self defense seminar focusing on how to escape some of the most common attacks on women. This event is open to the public and no prior experience is necessary; just wear comfortable workout attire and show up ready to learn and have fun.

6 p.m. | 007: Cure Anniversary Party | Cure Coffeehouse
Come on out in your Casino-Royale best to celebrate Cure’s 7th year in our flagship home.


7 a.m. | Smithfield VFW Community Breakfast | VFW Post 8545
The Smithfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8545 invite the Community for an “Ole Fashioned Country Breakfast” at our Post located, at 223 Washington Street, across from the library and YMCA. Breakfast is served with a menu of: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy, hash browns, corn bread, fried salt spot and mixed fruit. Coffee and juice are included with a $7.00 donation. Omelet to order is an additional $2:00. Children 6-12 $4:00 and children under 6 eat free.


3 p.m. | Entrepreneur & Small Business EXPO | Hub 757
This is an event to advertise, market and showcase all entrepreneurs. Categories consist of health, beauty, event decor, mobile detailing, catering, fitness, financial planning, massage therapy, personal care, credit repair, mental health, custom jewelry, apparel, home decor and much more! Come to SHOP, NETWORK, WIN A FREE GIVEAWAYS , ENJOY SOME LIGHT BITES & SIP ON A TASTY DRINK!

Virginia Beach 

9 a.m. | St. Baldrick’s Day Shave Event | Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
Hello wonderful St. Baldrick’s Foundation Hampton Roads families, shavees, and volunteers! It is time to get our rears in gear for this year’s St. Baldrick’s Day! Let’s get to work braving the shave for children with cancer!

6 p.m. | 15th Annual JDRF Hope Gala | Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Join the JDRF Hampton Roads Chapter for the 15th Annual Hope Gala presented by The Carr Investment Group. The event will includes a silent and live auction, several course dinner, live entertainment by the Janitors and dancing the night away while supporting the Hampton Roads type 1 diabetes community. Email for more information.



2 p.m. | Ella at 100 | American Theatre
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, a native of Newport News, Award winning Jazz artist and Virginia Native, Desiree Roots brings to life Ella’s most noted songs. Accompanied by some of Virginia’s most acclaimed Jazz musicians, this evening of celebration and joy comes to The American Theatre stage for just two performances.

Newport News

7 a.m. | Bird Watching on the Noland Trail | The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Come out and watch some birds with Take to the Trail. This free event lets you join members of The Hampton Roads Bird Club for a bird watching workshop. Learn how to identify local species, and learn about their natural history.

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