Your Battle of Hampton Roads, Tattoo Fest, Outdoor Show Weekend


Well hello March! With spring right around the corner, I know some of you are thinking about getting your gardens or lawns ready. The McDonald Garden Center is running their annual outdoor show to help you with your needs.

Also for you history buffs, check out the annual Battle of Hampton Roads reenactment weekend at the Mariner’s Museum.

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

Hampton

Friday – Sunday | Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Over 200 Tattooers from across the country, tons of vendors, live music and sideshows. Plus LIVE human suspension and a pin-up girl contest. Hot-rods and motorcycles will also be on display. There’s a kids temporary tattoo contest as well. Art! Art! Art!
$25.00 For The Day | $45.00 For The Three Day Weekend | $35.00 For The Three Day Weekend For Military

Newport News

Saturday & Sunday | Battle of Hampton Roads Reenactment Weekend | Mariner’s Museum & Park
The Battle of Hampton Roads, when the Union ironclad USS Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia to a draw, proved the supremacy of iron to wood. One hundred and fifty-five years later, the Museum remembers the Battle with a weekend full of family friendly activities, living history encampments, special events, and lectures. This year, in addition to the Battle itself, the weekend will focus on minorities in the Civil War.
FREE

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Virginia Stage Company Presents – Venus in Fur | Wells Theatre
One of America’s greatest living comedy writers, Ives has crafted a cheeky, sometimes sultry, and always enticing play within a play. The character of Thomas Novacheck has searched high and low for a woman fit for the lead role in the play he has written. As the audition unfolds on stage, we begin to question who is really auditioning whom?
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Friday & Saturday | Corn Hole for the Cure | Norfolk Collegiate School
Corn Hole for the Cure has joined forces with the American Cornhole League and ESPN3 to bring a national level cornhole tournament to Norfolk. We will feature great food, cheap beer, a silent auction, over 25 vendors and LIVE music.
FREE

Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | McDonald Garden Center Outdoor Show | McDonald Garden Center
The most sought after garden show in the area features food, trendy exhibits on landscaping, gardening, remodeling, and decorating. Plus, attend a seminar; you’ll be sure to find one for your home & garden interests.
FREE

Saturday & Sunday | Regent University Theatre Presents: The Seagull | Regent University
Unrequited love, artistic temperaments, and family jealousies collide in Chekhov’s celebrated masterpiece. For one family, a summer in the Russian countryside lays bare the divide between the lives we live and the lives we long for.
Tickets are $18.50

Friday

Chesapeake

11 a.m. | 31st Annual Arbor Day Celebration | TCC – Chesapeake Campus
Enjoy environmentally themed displays and activities. Mayor Alan Krasnoff will read the Arbor Day Proclamation and a Department of Forestry representative’s presentation of the Tree City USA flag.
FREE

Newport News

8 p.m. | Pictures at a French Exhibition | Ferguson Center
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings a concert of turn-of-the-century French works that dance and dazzle in colorful arrays.
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Norfolk

10:30 a.m. | Writers Coffee Break | Cafe Stella
An informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation and camaraderie over a (perhaps much needed) coffee break.
FREE

8 p.m. | Nu Soul Revival Tour | Chrysler Hall
The producers of the ATL Soul Life Music Festival, the largest annual soul music festival in the region, are expanding on that successful concept. The 22-city Nu Soul Revival Tour is boasting a lineup of some of the genres’ finest who have been quite busy in 2016.
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8 p.m. | Lindsey Webster, Church Street Jazz Series | Attucks Theatre
If Sade was to take over Mariah Carey’s body and sing to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster’s sound.
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Virginia Beach

6 p.m. | Make it with MOCA: Tiny Terrarium Necklaces | Virginia MOCA
Make art, relax, and have a glass of wine with friends at MOCA. Make it with MOCA is a craft series open to students of all levels of experience who are interested in making something by hand and having a fun Friday night! No art experience is necessary.
Members $15 | Non-members $20

7 p.m. | Fearless Tour with Jason Bare | International Christian Church
Join us for a night with Daywind/Vital Record’s recording artist, Jason Bare. Kicking off his Fearless Tour, Jason will be joined by Taghouse Artist, Jake & Laura, as well as newcomer Madison Bare.
FREE

Saturday

Chesapeake

7 a.m. | Greenbrier Mall 5K Walk | Greenbrier Mall
Come support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Registration begins at 7 a.m., opening ceremonies are at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. There will be a DJ, vendors and activities for the kids.
FREE but donations are appreciated

Hampton

2:30 p.m. | The Hurrah Players: Disney’s Aladdin | The American Theatre
Based on the iconic animated film, Disney’s Aladdin is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.
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6:30 p.m. | MENchville House COOKING for a CAUSE Mardi Gras! | Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Come “taste and see” the delicious dishes prepared by me in our Hampton Roads area as they compete for MENchville Chef of the Year. Food competition, live music, dancing, raffle, silent auction and more. It’s a Mardi Gras Celebration so put on your best fancy mask.
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7 p.m. | PBR: Professional Bull Riders | Hampton Coliseum
PBR Velocity Tour The Professional Bull Riders Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour is the top expansion series of the PBR. Featuring some of the best athletes of the sport going head to head with the fiercest bulls in the country.
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7:30 p.m. | British Masters – The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble | Thomas Nelson Community College
The Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble is excited to present a concert of works by British composers. Please join us for an evening of great music.
Tickets are $10

Newport News

10 a.m. | National Kidney Foundation KEEP Healthy- Free Kidney Health Check | Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
Are you at risk for kidney disease? March is national kidney month! This free kidney health check will include a risk survey, blood pressure check, a body mass index (BMI) measurement, an opportunity to speak with a healthcare professional, educational materials and an ACR urine check for albumin (a type of protein). Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
FREE

6:30 p.m. | History Bites | Mariner’s Museum
Hampton Roads’ top restaurants and caterers will prepare their best interpretations of 19th century dishes representing both the North the South and the Navy. Guests and judges including Abraham Lincoln will vote on their favorite recipes as participants compete for the coveted Cast-Iron Skillet Awards.
Tickets: $35 ($30 for Museum Members). $45 day of the event. Tickets include unlimited food tastings and one drink ticket.

8 p.m. | The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 Presents: “The Summit” | Ferguson Center
Combining forces, the Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, two of the most acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups in pop music, create an unforgettable concert event.
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Norfolk

1 p.m. | Writers Supporting Writers: Talk it out, Write it Out | The Muse Writing Center
Don’t curse your blank screen again–come vent with us, collaborate with us, brainstorm with us, advise us, and get advice from us on the numerous issues related to writing from beginning a short or long project to finding an agent, publisher, mentor.
FREE

6 p.m. | Dinner Theater “Three Women and a Church” | Norfolk State University Scott/Dozier Dining Hall
This is a must see zany comedy about how fun church can be!
Reserve your spot with Judy Anderson at 757-466-0332

8 p.m. | Pictures at a French Exhibition | Chrysler Hall
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings a concert of turn-of-the-century French works that dance and dazzle in colorful arrays.
Click here for ticket information

Portsmouth

10 a.m. | Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market | Middle Street Parking Garage
With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, and books, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items.
FREE

Suffolk

10 a.m. | Camp Demo Day | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Get a taste of the summer camps offered by the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts and information on registration and sign-ups.
FREE

2 p.m. | Universal Class Sampler | Morgan Memorial Library
Join us for a sampler program to explore the Universal Class resource and its non-credit courses provided for your personal enrichment. March’s focus is entrepreneurship. Find out how Universal Class can help you launch a small business.
FREE

Virginia Beach

11:30 a.m. | Hampton Roads VisionWalk Launch & Learn | McCormick & Schmick’s
Come join the Hampton Roads chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness to kick off the 6th Annual Hampton Roads VisionWalk with the Hampton Roads VisionWalk Launch & Learn
FREE

Wallops Island

11 a.m. | Story Time and Craft | NASA Visitor’s Center
Bring the little ones to story time where we will explore various space topics from gravity to electricity, to what makes a rainbow. Followed by the story, children will get to make a themed-craft.
FREE

2 p.m. | Peculiar Planet | NASA Visitor’s Center
Have you ever wondered about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system.
FREE

Sunday

Chesapeake

12 p.m. | CHKD Crocks for Kids! | Big Ugly Brewing Company
CHKD Infinity Circle will be back to serve up their amazing crockpot meals, all to benefit CHKD. Come hungry and thirsty!
$5 a bowl

Newport News

3 p.m. | Russian National Ballet Theatre – Cinderella | Ferguson Center
Check out this timeless production put on by the Russian National Ballet.
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7 p.m. | Russian National Ballet Theatre – Romeo & Juliet | Ferguson Center
Check out this timeless production put on by the Russian National Ballet.
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Norfolk

6 p.m. | Composed | Naro Cinemas
This feature documentary brings together dozens of professionals from prestigious orchestras, symphonies, and music schools to discuss their personal journeys, and consider how best to achieve excellence in the face of enormous pressure.
Tickets are $10 | Proceeds go towards the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Virginia Beach

1 p.m. | 41st Annual Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Oyster Roast | Virginia Beach Convention Center
This event is the largest fundraiser for the entire year. The Oyster Roast has something for everyone with several styles of cooked and raw oysters… All you can eat! Craft beer, domestic beer, wine and soft drinks… All you can drink! Local artisan wares, auctions, raffles, and prizes and live music.
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2 p.m. | MOCA Family Fest | Virginia MOCA
Family Fest offers a unique opportunity to create, explore, enjoy art, and most importantly, 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

2:30 p.m. | Pictures at a French Exhibition | Sandler Center
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra brings a concert of turn-of-the-century French works that dance and dazzle in colorful arrays.
Click here for ticket information

Williamsburg

4 p.m. | The Williamsburg Choral Guild Presents – “Mozart and a Modern Premiere” | Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
Celebrating traditions and new perspectives for its 41st season, the Williamsburg Choral Guild will perform a mix of well-known classical works plus newer, contemporary pieces.
$25 at the door | $10 for students