Your Garden Show, Wedding Expo Hampton Roads Weekend

Springtime is still months away. But some of you are starting to think about your gardens, while some of you may be planning that spring wedding. The 2017 Virginia Flower and Garden Show and the Peninsula’s Finest Winter Bridal Expo are going down this weekend to help you get ready.

Also Newport News Restaurant Week is in full swing and goes until February 4. Check out our guide with a map of the participating restaurants.

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 Arts League Open Members Exhibition | Charles H. Taylor Arts Center
This annual Hampton Arts League exhibition features artwork by many of the over 400 Hampton Arts League members in all media and a wide range of styles.
FREE

Friday & Saturday | Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollfest & Wellness Expo | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Get free, in-person help with health insurance enrollment, plus health wellness expo with health screenings, seminars, entertainment and kids’ activities.
FREE

Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Art Exhibition Opening | Norfolk State University
“In Tune is a new series of contemporary conceptual works which highlight and seek to open dialogue regarding many of the perils of U.S. society. Each piece, both visually and by title, is based on popular music.
FREE

Friday – Sunday | A Streetcar Named Desire Presented by Virginia Stage Company | Wells Theatre
No show could be more perfect for the Grand Reopening of the Wells Theatre. The building’s magnificent architecture and Williams’ towering masterpiece represent the best in American creative achievement.
Click here for ticket information

Friday & Saturday | Norfolk Admirals vs. Manchester Monarchs | Norfolk Scope
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Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | Virginia Flower and Garden Show | Virginia Beach Convention Center
Experts and knowledgeable professionals will be there to discuss plants, plans, products and practices. More than a hundred vendors, exhibitors and displayers provide guests countless ideas and products they can use.
Tickets are $10, Children under 12 are FREE

Friday – Sunday | The Importance of Being Earnest | Regent University
It’s a tangled knot of comic deception when two suitors pretend to be their brother Ernest to woo their lady loves. You’ll be in stitches watching this foursome un-spring the trap they’ve sprung upon themselves.
Click here for ticket information

Friday

Hampton

8 a.m. | American Red Cross Hampton Blood Drive | Hampton City Hall
The need for blood is constant, considering donating blood.
FREE

Newport News

7 p.m. | Deep River: The Marian Anderson Story Presented by the Virginia Opera | Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Virginia Opera celebrates Black History Month with a world premiere opera about Marian Anderson’s rise to fame among the world’s greatest concert artists – in spite of experiencing racial prejudice.
Click here for ticket information

8 p.m. | Five Irish Tenors – Voices of Ireland | Ferguson Center for the Arts
The Five Irish Tenors fuses Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique concert experience.
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Norfolk

7 p.m. | Spartyka Fight League XXVII | Ted Constant Center
Spartyka Fight League was established with the purpose of becoming the top promoter of amateur mixed martial arts events in Virginia. We attract the area’s best amateur MMA talent by organizing high quality MMA events in Hampton Roads.
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8 p.m. | The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show | Push Comedy Theater
Get ready for short form (Whose Line is it Anyway?) improv at the Push Comedy Theater.
Tickets are $5

8:30 p.m. | Kodak Black | The NorVa
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Virginia Beach

6:30 p.m. | Winter/Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception | Virginia MOCA
Celebrate the opening of MOCA’s new exhibitions and meet exhibiting artists while enjoying fine fare and community camaraderie.
Featured Exhibitions: Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art, New Waves 2017, Nevet Yitzhak: Warcraft, Jamie Betts: Left Behind, and Animated Minds.
MOCA members FREE, non-members $10

Saturday

Chesapeake

8:30 a.m. | Schock & Shivers 5K & Cold Water Challenge Course | Oak Grove Lake Park
The course for this race is a 1.5 mile crushed gravel loop that circles the man-made lake at Oak Grove Lake Park. The 5K race is followed by a quick dip in Oak Grove Lake. Those who complete both the 5k run and the dip will receive a finisher medal and t-shirt.
FREE for spectators. Click here for registration information.

7 p.m. | TBMA Monthly Bluegrass Concert | Hickory Ruritan Club
The TBMA monthly concert held at the Hickory Ruritan Club features some of the best in local and regional bluegrass talent. January’s concert features music by Brackish Water Jamboree.
FREE

Hampton

8 p.m. | Second City: We’re All in this Room Together | The American Theatre
The cast of The Second City returns to The American Theatre with a special invitation for you: turn off your cell phone, log off Facebook and stop tweeting to attend a unique 21st century event featuring a diverse group of live people in one room physically interacting with one another.
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Newport News

6 p.m. | Navigating by the Stars | The Mariners’ Museum
Join us for a unique stargazing and navigational experience, as we learn about navigational techniques from two cultures, and our friends from the Virginia Living Museum help us find the important stars in our night sky.
FREE with museum admission

8 p.m. | Thompson Square | Ferguson Center for the Arts
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Norfolk

10 a.m. | Story Time with Pancake Pig | Barnes & Noble – MacArthur Center
“If you Give a Pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff will be this week’s featured book reading. Sing songs, make a craft and have a little snack with your little ones as you encourage and inspire reading! PLUS, visit with costume character Pancake Pig!
FREE

7 p.m. | ODU Women’s Basketball vs. North Texas | Ted Constant Center
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8 p.m. | Couples Therapy (Improv Comedy Show) | Push Comedy Theater
Based on an audience suggestion, Sean and Brittany take you through a roller coaster ride of emotions as they whisk you the trials and tribulations of couple they create right before your eyes.
Tickets are $5

Portsmouth

11 a.m. | Girl Scout Join-Us Event | Broad Street United Methodist Church
In Girl Scouts, girls will enjoy new experiences and friendships while building courage, confidence and character that will last a lifetime. Parents and caregivers are also invited to join as volunteers who serve as mentors and role models in a variety of positions to fit any schedule and a wide range of interests.
FREE

11 a.m. | Yoga For Adults | Portsmouth Main Library
Let your morning go! Prepare for your afternoon! Clear your mind! Join us for a 60 minute Yoga for Adults.
FREE

1 p.m. | African-Americans in STEM | Portsmouth Main Library
Come find out about some of the contributions African-Americans have made in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). There will be hands on activities. Recommended for ages 6 and above.
FREE

2 p.m. | Ranger Walk with Native Seeds | Paradise Creek Nature Park
Join our Education Ranger for a behind the scenes tour of the park. Learn insider facts, get a tour of our BRAND NEW Wetland Learning Lab and Kayak Launch, and get up close with our wetland wildlife.
FREE

Suffolk

10 a.m. | The Big Idea Fair | North Suffolk Center
Big Idea Fair is a day for those of any age to turn their ideas into a reality. There will be workshops, hands-on activities, and contests throughout the day designed to encourage attendees to make, build, tinker, create, design, and explore.
FREE

10 a.m. | What’s For Dinner? Southern Cooking Edition | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
In this workshop, Chef Dedra Blount will introduce you to new cooking techniques that put a fresh spin on both delicious entrees and impeccably paired side dishes. In small groups, you and your friends will apply these skills hands-on as they prepare a mouth-watering menu.
Click here for registration information

Virginia Beach

9 a.m. | E-Cycling | Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, the City of Virginia Beach Public Works and TFC Recycling, will offer you a chance to recycle your old electronics and batteries.
FREE

10 a.m. | 1st Art Open House | Virginia MOCA
Bring your 2 – 5 year olds and make art together and meet our early childhood education specialist.
FREE

Williamsburg

7 a.m. | Indoor Flea Market | Messmer Historic Triangle Community Services Center
Visit vendors with antiques, artwork, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, glassware, quilts and numerous tables with yard sale treasures.
FREE

10 a.m. | Skunk Cabbage Walk | Christian Life Center
Come join Helen Hamilton and Gus Hall to look for skunk cabbage in Longhill Swamp. Participants will walk through nearby upland woods but will definitely need to wear waterproof footwear.
FREE

3 p.m. | Buddy Art | JCC Recreation Center
Buddy Art is a program which provides art activities for kids age 6 & up with special needs and/or physical disabilities.
FREE

8 p.m. | The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra’s 3rd Annual Cabaret & Cocktails Concert | The Williamsburg Lodge
Headlining the evening is The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Janna Hymes, featuring the nationally acclaimed Piano Men – the Music of Elton John & Billy Joel.
Click here for ticket information

Sunday

Chesapeake

1 p.m. | Indoor Yard Sale | Russell Memorial Library
FREE

Newport News

12 p.m. | Family Fun Day | Tradition Brewing
The bounce house will be ready for the littles and the brews ready for YOU! All About The Cheese will be with us all day, serving up specialty menu items just for you and the fam. Sweet treats are available from Sinful Treats.
FREE

2 p.m. | Peninsula’s Finest Winter Bridal Expo | The Marriott at City Center
This venue takes pride in providing your guests with experience, brilliant service and Marriott traditions that you can rely on. Whether you are expecting 60 guests or 600 guests.
Admission is $10

Norfolk

10 a.m. | Peace N’ Pints Yoga | Smartmouth Brewing Company
Our yoga classes take place every month and have been in effect for almost three years. Our teachers are from studios all over Hampton Roads and practice many different styles of yoga. Bring your mat, towel and water and we’ll provide the sweat and hops. Namaste.
Click here to register for the class

1 p.m. | CMA on Screen: The Searchers | Chrysler Museum of Art
Join us for a screening with an introduction by the Rev. Scott Hennessy of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A Q&A follows the film, and don’t forget to stop by the exhibition *Branding the American West* to explore these themes further.
FREE

2 p.m. | Lift Every Voice, Oral History Presentation | Slover Library
The Sargeant Memorial Collection in partnership with Don’t Duck History, presents examples of oral histories from Norfolk and beyond, and the importance of documenting family stories.
FREE

2 p.m. | Pressing Poetry: Exhibition & Reading | The Muse Writing Center
Come join us for the opening of the new letterpress exhibition at The Muse Writers Center! The pieces have been written and created by Amanda Galvan-Huynh. Amanda is a Chicana poet finishing her MFA at Old Dominion University.
FREE

Virginia Beach

10:30 a.m. | Hoppy Yoga | Green Flash Brewing Company
Enjoy a little beer with your Namaste!
Admission is $20 and includes class plus one beer. Click here for registration information


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