Your World of Pets, Presidents Day Hampton Roads Weekend

Presidents Day weekend is here. Don’t get restless during the long weekend, go out and find something fun to do!

Make sure to check out our Presidents Day closings list regarding what city services will not be available this weekend.

Also don’t forget to check out our Black History Month events guide to honor an important part of American history.

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 | World of Pets Expo | Hampton Roads Convention Center
A shopper’s paradise for pet products & services! Some of the country’s foremost authorities in the pet industry will also present free seminars and demonstrations covering practically every aspect of pet care and training.
Click here for ticket information

Norfolk

Friday & Saturday | 3rd Annual African-American Artists Exhibit | Slover Library
View paintings, sculptures, and photography by some of Hampton Roads’ finest artists.
FREE

Friday & Saturday | Time Flies | Goode Theatre at ODU
This is an interactive, immersive, experiential event – the audience is, you are, an integral part of the experience.
Click here for ticket information

Friday & Saturday | VBT Shakespeare in Motion | TCC Roper Performing Center for the Arts
The genius of Shakespeare is heightened by the language of dance in a live performance like any other. Open your senses to the motion of Shakespeare language and indulge in the visual grace of Virginia Ballet Theater.
Click here for ticket information

Friday

Newport News

8 p.m. | Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue | Ferguson Center for the Arts
The production is a high-energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music.
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Norfolk

6 p.m. | Gospel Jamz 2016 | Mount Hermon Baptist Church
Local talent giving back to the community.
FREE

Portsmouth

2 p.m. | Forestry Stewardship Corps | Paradise Creek Nature Park
Help us target invasive plants and rejuvenate the forest of Paradise Creek Nature Park. Invasive plants impact the heath of the forest by killing off natives, changing the habitat, and affecting the food chain. Learn how to identify and remove these plants and what you can do at home to keep them away.
FREE

8 p.m. | Southern Fried Comedy Tour | Willett Hall
Comedians include; Nephew Tommy, Billy Sorrells, Keir Spates Jr., Marcus Wiley, Se7ven the Poet and Ali Siddiq.
Click here for ticket information

Suffolk

6 p.m. | Paint Class & Wine Glass | Suffolk Art Gallery
Paint Class & Wine Glass is the perfect night out with friends, a date, or to just have fun. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to paint; our instructor will guide you step-by-step so you can create your own masterpiece. All supplies will be provided as well as wine and light hors d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Workshop fee with everything included is $35

Williamsburg

4:30 p.m. | The President is Dead! A Photographic Study of the Lincoln Assassination | Hennage Auditorium
Join historian Carson Hudson as he tells the story of the Lincoln assassination through the examination and analysis of period photographs.
FREE with museum admission

6 p.m. | Nathan Lienard – Live Music | Brass Cannon Brewery
Emjoy local music while Hungry Hungry Arrow will be here serving food stuffs, and Brass Cannon will be pouring tasty beers all night.
FREE

Saturday

Hampton

7 p.m. | Arena Racing USA | Hampton Coliseum
Arena Racing USA is exciting, family-oriented entertainment which features ARENACARS. Drivers in real half-scale stock cars racing around a half-million dollar, high-banked race track, that barely fits inside the Hampton Coliseum.
Click here for ticket information

Newport News

10 a.m. | “I Come From Old Virginny” | The Mariner’s Museum
I Come From Old Virginny demonstrates the changing sound and perception of the banjo over its history. It was in Virginia that the banjo, arriving from Africa in the hands of the enslaved, began to find its own voice.
FREE with museum admission

1 p.m. | African-American History Month Film Fest: Glory | Virginia War Museum
The museum will host a film festival during the month of February featuring films with African-American themes.
FREE with museum admission

4:30 p.m. | Follow the Drinking Gourd | Virginia Living Museum
Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. This production incorporates historical images from the local region, Winter’s original artwork and music by Lovey Williams into a timeless experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.
FREE

Norfolk

10 a.m. | Story Time With Elephant & Piggie | Barnes & Noble at TCC
“My New Friend is So Fun” by Mo Willems 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.
FREE

11 a.m. | Hair Wrapping Workshop | Norfolk Public Library – Park Place Branch
Learn the art, culture, beauty, and tradition of hair wrapping.
FREE

12 p.m. | Ocean View Little League Registration | Pretlow Library
Come out get your child signed-up for T-ball, baseball or softball.
Click here for more registation information

1 p.m. | CMA on Screen: To Sir, With Love | Chrysler Museum of Art
Enjoy a free screening of a movie classic, “To Sir, With Love,” starring Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier.
FREE

2 p.m. | The Lemon Project: A Study of Slavery and Jim Crow at the College of William and Mary | Norfolk Public Library – Pretlow Branch
This presentation will take a closer look at the institution’s history as slaveholder, supporter of Jim Crow, and the establishment of the Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation.
FREE

2 p.m. | 3rd Annual Bull & Oyster Roast | Smartmouth Brewing Company
Shuck it up with the return of Smartmouth’s Annual Oyster Roast, and this year we’re bringing the bull. Join Capt’n Crabby for a delicious all-you-can-eat menu including Raw Oysters | Roasted Oysters | Fried Oysters | Oysters Stew | Pit Beef, Ham & Turkey | Assorted Side Dishes.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Portsmouth

10 a.m. | STEMulating Minds with Little Bits Workshop | Children’s Museum of Virginia
Let Little Bits be a spark of imagination for your young inventor while they learn a little about influential black scientists and inventors.
FREE with museum admission

2 p.m. | Portsmouth Public School Chorus and Music Student Performance | Portsmouth Main Library
Take a break from your busy schedule and listen to some musical performances by local school children.
FREE

Suffolk

10 a.m. | Dismal History Screening and Talk | North Suffolk Library
Watch a screening of “Dismal History”, a documentary that examines the history of maroon communities of runaway slaves and servants living in the Great Dismal Swamp.
FREE

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | Master Class with Jesse Albrecht | Virginia MOCA
Join exhibiting artist Jesse Albrecht for a Master Class inspired by his artistic viewpoint and process. This unique and personal experience is a fabulous way for participants to have one-on-one interaction with a contemporary artist.
MOCA Members $65 | Non-members $80

6 p.m. | Dysautonomia Support Network Meeting | Ocean Lakes Baptist Church
The group provides an open discussion forum for patients and their family members to seek and offer support, learn from the experiences of others and connect with other dysautonomia patients in the area.
FREE

7:30 p.m. | Casino Night: A Night at the Gatsby’s | The Sandler Center
The CBDX, the under 40 leadership group of the Central Business District Association, puts on Casino Night annually to benefit a local charity. This year the Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads will be given a large donation collected through sponsors and ticket sales.
Click here for ticket information

Williamsburg

10 a.m. | Tree Walk with the Virginia Native Plant Society | William & Mary Student Recreation Center
Come join Charlie Dubay for a walk in the woods to learn how to ID a tree in the winter. Walk in College Woods and use the bark and other attributes to identify the different trees.
FREE

10 a.m. | Think Springs and have Blue Birds in your Yard | Freedom Park Interpretive Center
Nancy Barnhart and a team of certified Virginia Master Naturalists will help us all to learn all about blue birds and how to attract them to our yards. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.
FREE

3:30 p.m. | Rejoice and Shout | Kimball Theatre
Covering the 200-year musical history of African-American Christianity, featuring the legends of Gospel music, including The Staple Singers, The Clara Ward Singers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
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Sunday

Hampton

2:30 p.m. | Cirque Zuma Zuma | The American Theatre
Cirque Zuma Zuma is a dazzling combination of music, comedy, acrobatics, magic, and pure talent. A dazzling ensemble of African dancers, acrobats, contortionists and jugglers, Cirque Zuma Zuma is often described as the African-style Cirque du Soleil.
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Norfolk

2 p.m. | Special Gallery Talk: Contemporary African-American Artists | Chrysler Museum of Art
Take a guided tour of the McKinnon Galleries with a focus on African-American artists, including Kehinde Wiley, Elizabeth Catlett and Robert Colescott.
FREE

7 p.m. | Storytelling Night: Luck | Push Comedy Theater
Live Storytelling: Everyone has a story, and there are plenty of storytelling events and podcasts around the world to showcase them. We’re not that different – except we tell stories mostly from a small stage in a mid-size military town.
Tickets are $5

8 p.m. | Big Giganti w/Brasstrackers | The NorVa
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Virginia Beach

3 p.m. | Symphonicity: “Love, Strife, And Fate” | The Sandler Center
The third Masterworks concert opens with the early overture of Richard Wagner, “Das Liebesverbot”, based on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”. Cellist Andrew Janss will perform the elegiac Elgar Cello Concerto, a cornerstone of the repertoire for cello. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony will conclude the concert, with its opening “fate” theme and triumphantly glorious conclusion.
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Williamsburg

1 p.m. | Inspired Wedding Showcase | Double Tree Williamsburg
The Inspired Wedding Showcase will allow couples to plan their entire wedding with outstanding wedding professionals.
Tickets are $10

7:30 p.m. | An Evening with the Presidents | Kimball Theatre
Join presidents Washington, Jefferson and Madison in a discussion about how they as Presidents interacted and negotiated with the Congresses of their times.
Tickets: Adult: $13.50, Youth age 6-12: $6.50, Child 5 and under FREE

Monday (Presidents Day)

Newport News

10 a.m. | Dino on the Loose Day | Virginia Living Museum
The Virginia Living Museum’s walking dinosaur will make appearances. Learn more about dinos at a special collections table and make dino-themed crafts. Meet birds of prey in the Conservation Garden, including the Barred Owl, Great Horned Howl and Red Tailed Hawk.
FREE with museum admission

Ongoing (LAST WEEKEND)

Williamsburg

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion | Colonial Williamsburg
The rink is located in front of the John Blair House at 311 Duke of Gloucester Street. Daily admission to Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is $12 for skaters ages 13 and older and $10 for ages 3-12.
Skate rental is available for $4.25