Your Mid-Atlantic Home Show, Cherry Blossom, Color Me Rad Weekend


With the weather warming up, the number of 5Ks and races are going up as well. The nationally-popular, Color Me Rad Run, is going down Sunday at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

Also this weekend, the historical Hampton Carousel will open for the 2017 season.

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 | Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME | Hampton Coliseum
Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals.
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Norfolk

Friday – Sunday | Swan Lake, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet | Chrysler Hall
Granted its “Royal” title in 1953 by the just-crowned Queen Elizabeth II, this legendary troupe is one of the world’s oldest premier dance companies and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America.
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Suffolk

Saturday & Sunday | Shrek! The Musical | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
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Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show | Virginia Beach Convention Center
For more than three decades the Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show has paved the way with innovative ideas, bringing Hampton Roads the latest in style, technology and decor to refresh and renew both home and outdoor living.
Adults $10 | Seniors $8 | Military & First Responders (Valid ID Required) $5 | Children (12 Years & Under) FREE

Friday

Hampton

8 p.m. | Cindy Bradley & Alex Bugnon | The American Theatre
Trumpeter Cindy Bradley burst onto the contemporary jazz scene with her independently released debut CD ‘Just A Little Bit’. Now Cindy takes to The American Theatre stage to share her past hits as well as her latest Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm project, ‘Bliss’.
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Norfolk

8 p.m. | Lil Uzi Vert | Ted Constant Center
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8 p.m. | LAVA Presents: Son Step, Berries , Seamonster | Toast
Son StepSeamonsterBerries.
$5 at the door

8 p.m. | MARD Fundraiser | The Wave
The whole Mid-Atlantic Roller Derby squad will be there to party with everyone, and just like every Friday they’ll have a vast array of fun party games for you to challenge each other in. Come dressed in your best “boutfit” for a chance to win the roller derby costume contest.
Tickets are $10

Virginia Beach

6 p.m. | Live Entertainment: Jesse Chong | Surf Beach Ocean Grille
FREE

Saturday

Hampton

9 a.m. | Walk a Mile in her Shoes | Peninsula Town Center
Join the International Men’s March to stop rape, sexual assault & gender violence at Peninsula Town Center. Bringing awareness to sexualized violence towards women, men will walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes.
FREE

11 a.m. | Downtown Hampton Kiwanis Fun Hunt | Hampton History Museum
Enjoy craft beer, wine and food tastings at more than 10 locations, tour downtown Hampton’s many popular tourist hot spots like the Hampton History Museum and the Virginia Air & Space Center. Over $1,000 in prizes to discover.
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8 p.m. | Lovesick Blues: A Tribute to Hank Williams, Sr. & Patsy Cline | The American Theatre
The American Theatre welcomes the incomparable Robbie Limon back to the stage with his guest, the very talented Tracy Wygal. Lovesick Blues brings together two powerful musical icons, Hank Williams, Sr. and Patsy Cline, in an unforgettable evening of music and memories.
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Norfolk

11 a.m. | “Robin Hood” by the Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads | Wells Theatre
The improvisational troupe, ‘Bucket of Monkeys’, will give a one of a kind performance that your family will be talking about for years to come. For this Monkeys show, Robin and his Merry Men (that’s you!) will have to defeat the Sheriff of Nottingham and save the day.
Tickets are $5

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

7:30 p.m. | The Metallic Gala – Fashion Show and Reception | Slover Library
A Benefit for the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library. Produced by Mikasa La’Charles with Ron Cooke and Patricia Rountree. Coordinated by the NPL Multicultural Committee.
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8 p.m. | Killswitch Engage w/ The Devil Wears Prada | The NorVA
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Portsmouth

10 a.m. | Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market | Middle Street Parking Garage
Shop for estate furniture, architectural salvage, china, silverware, art, sports gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, hand-made crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and one-of-a-kind items.
FREE

10 a.m. | The Buffalo Riders’ “Parade of Horses” | I.C. Norcom High School
Come join the Buffalo Riders as they Honor the Famed Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry during the 16th Annual Parade of Horses. This spectacular 6 mile parade starts at I.C. Norcom High at 10 am sharp and will return to the High School by Noon for more activities.
FREE

11 a.m. | Awards Presentation/ Opening Reception: 46th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition | Commodore Theatre
Awards recognizing artistic excellence. A year’s work culminates with a student show chosen from completed VAC course projects. Featuring over 200 pieces by more than 100 students, works represent program courses in studio arts, photography, graphic design, ceramics and glassblowing.
FREE

Suffolk

8 a.m. | Bon Secours Colon Cancer Awareness 5K / 1-Mile Walk | Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View
Support the Bon Secours Colon Cancer Awareness 5K & 1-Mile Fun Walk to help provide care for colon cancer patients. Proceeds will be donated to the Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Cancer Fund.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

8:30 a.m. | Healthy Suffolk Spring Garden Forum & Idea Exchange | Suffolk Cooperative Executive Center
With spring approaching, it’s time to plan spring and summer gardens. Healthy Suffolk in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, will offer a morning of seminars to help you plan for the season ahead. Educational seminars to include; raised bed and container gardening, community and school garden organizing tips, round table discussion of garden successes and challenges.
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. All you need to get started is a Suffolk library card and e-mail address. Basic computer skills are a plus.
FREE

Virginia Beach

7 a.m. | Ability Center of Virginia 5K Run & Walk-A-Thon | Mount Trashmore
Run, walk, or wheel for children and adults with disabilities! A 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 1 Mile Fun Run provide opportunities for everyone in your group of family and friends to participate.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

9 a.m. | Sentara Don’t Sit on Colon Cancer 5K | Sentara Princess Anne
The Sentara Cancer Network is committed to improving health in Hampton Roads through raising awareness and early detection of colorectal cancers through participation in the “Don’t Sit on Colon Cancer 5K.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

9 a.m. | The Great Shopping Spree | Catholic Church of St. Mark
The Great Shopping Spree will feature local crafters, independent consultants, fair trade items, religious jewelry, plant sale, and concessions.
FREE

10 a.m. | Military Family Day at MOCA | Virginia MOCA
Create, explore, enjoy art, and most important, have fun together. Join a family conversations tour, play detective in a gallery scavenger hunt, and experience the interactive ARTlab. Families are also welcome to visit our Studio School for drop-in art making activities.
FREE

12:30 p.m. | Annual Cherry Blossom Festival | Red Wing Park
Join the Sister Cities of Virginia Beach and Miyazaki, Japan in celebrating spring, peace, and goodwill during the blossom season. Enjoy traditional Japanese music, dance, arts and martial arts demonstrations. Concessions and various cultural vendors will be available.
FREE

Wallops Island

1 p.m. | Save the Eggs! Space-themed Egg Hunt and Egg Engineering Challenge Event | NASA Visitor’s Center
At the Save the Eggs! event, participants will have the opportunity to collect space-themed eggs and prizes during an eggs hunt, create an eggstronaut for an egg drop challenge, and participate in egg science demonstrations, egg rocket races, solar system toss, egg-spoon catapult and more.
FREE

Williamsburg

8 a.m. | Williamsburg Farmer’s Market | Merchants Square
Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for market shopping while enjoying morning coffee, muffins, music, and samples at the Chef’s Tent. Among the local products available are organic produce; free-range chickens, beef, and pork, oysters and crab, baked goods, honey, cheese, potted plants and cut flowers.
FREE

11 a.m. | American Revolution Museum Dedication Ceremony | American Revolution Museum Yorktown
The Dedication Ceremony of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown launches Virginia Day festivities, filled with the pageantry, fun and excitement of an 18th-century fair.
Adults: $12 | Ages 6-12: $7 | Under 6: FREE

12 p.m. | Brass Cannon Brewing’s 5th Birthday | Brass Cannon Brewing Company
In appreciation of all the fans both old and new, Brass Cannon is throwing a celebratory bash to commemorate half a decade of brewing beer. There’ll be live music from Poisoned Dwarf, food from both Dezzie Rae’s Grill and Suck On This BBQ and two new specialty beers served from the cask.
FREE

Sunday

Chesapeake

4:30 p.m. | Healthy Kids Running Series | Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run.
$10 a Race

Hampton

2 p.m. | 2017 LOVE Fest | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Love Fest returns celebrating 5 Years of Health and Fitness. 100 Zumba and Mixxed-Fit instructors are coming together to rock the stage and celebrate fitness, music, culture, and comradery.
$15 in advance | $20 at the door

Newport News

3 p.m. | Piano Battle: Combat on the Keys – Classical Smackdown | Ferguson Center for the Arts
The brainchild of acclaimed German piano virtuosi pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, Piano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style.
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Portsmouth

1 p.m. | Wings & Things Spring Fling | Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
Help celebrate local wildlife, winged and not, as it make the most of the vernal season. Featuring crafts and activities for kids of all ages, Easter egg hunts will be going on all afternoon. Also being joined by other non-profits and local wildlife rehabilitators including Nature’s Nanny and Zoography, who will be bringing along love ambassador animals.
FREE

Virginia Beach

9 a.m. | Color Me Rad | Virginia Beach Sportsplex
We’re the only 5K that will send you running through RAD color stations and leave you covered from head to toe in powders and gels of pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Not only will you be having healthy amounts of fun, but you’ll be getting your daily exercise in the process.
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Williamsburg

12 p.m. | Camp Skimino Open House | Camp Skimino
Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon exploring everything that camp has to offer, including tents and cabins, boating docks, and so much more. From outdoor cooking and swimming to science experiments and horseback riding, there are camp sessions designed for girls with a variety of interests. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and help families select the perfect camp sessions for their girl.
FREE


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