Your Flight Fest, Thanksgiving Festival, Race for Breath Hampton Roads Weekend

Halloween may be over, but the fun in Hampton Roads has just begun! Get ready to kick off the holiday season with your family and friends at some of these events.

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All Weekend


Saturday & Sunday | HWRP “Seize the Bay” Trash to Art Auction and Fundraiser | Fort Monroe
The Art Auction and exhibit will showcase art made from and inspired by trash found in waterways, on beaches, and everywhere in the Hampton Roads area.


Saturday & Sunday | Suffolk Restaurant Week: A Culinary Encore | Various Suffolk Restaurants
Indulge yourself from Suffolk’s best kept culinary secrets to national award-winning restaurants. Suffolk Restaurant Week promises a savory blend of the City’s signature flavors.
Prices vary by restaurant.

Virginia Beach 

Saturday & Sunday | Asphalt Jungle at Barbeque by Froggies | JukeRock Jam Productions
Full on powerful performance will keep you on your feet with Rock, Funk, Alternative, Country and Blues.




7 p.m. | Legacy Motown Revue | Kimball Theatre
Paying homage to the music that molded multiple generations, and gave Detroit a claim to fame other than cars, THE LEGACY takes you back to the days of The Drifters, The Jacksons, The Temptations and many more.
Click here for ticket information. 

7 p.m. | Dave Crumpler Duo at Oozlefinch | The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
Acoustic singer/songwriter Dave Crumpler is back with Mike Glass for another Saturday night of great music.

7 p.m. | Brewer’s Ball: A Celebration of Hampton Roads’ Finest | The Historic Post Office
The 4th annual Brewer’s Ball: A Celebration of Hampton Roads’ Finest will celebrate young professional honorees making a difference in the Hampton Roads community and for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

8 p.m. | The Second City: Cure for the Common Comedy | The American Theatre
Are you sick and tired of jokes that make you feel sick and tired? Don’t let it all get you down! The Second City has the fix, as Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater brings The Cure for The Common Comedy to The American Theatre.
$40 – $45

Newport News

4 p.m | Teacher Take Over Night | Tradition Brewing Company
Teachers, it’s the 1st Friday of the month! Enjoy Tasting Room Discounts when you show your teacher ID.
FREE admission

8 p.m. | Taylor McFerrin featuring Chantae Cann – The 360 Concert Series |Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
The 360 Concert Series begins on November 3rd, 2017 at 8:00 PM with an unforgettable night featuring amazing jazz/soul vocalist, Chantae Cann and starring jazz/soul/electronic musician and producer, Taylor McFerrin.


12 p.m. | Slover Sounds: Doug Alan Wilcox | Slover Library
Musicians entertain our patrons in the Forum for a free lunchtime concert.

5 p.m. | Beer Release > Gluten-Reduced Honey Apple Blonde Ale | Back Bay Brewing
A crisp, refreshing blend of Red Delicious apples with a touch of sweet honey, this brew is a great year-round accompaniment!

7 p.m. | Pretlow Planetarium
The first Friday of every month, we show old sci-fi films on the dome of the Pretlow Planetarium.

7 p.m. | Artist’s Block, Part II | Back Bay Brewing
Back Bay Brewing will be hosting Todd Owens, Ernest Flores Mallory Jarrell Danielle Lee Art Mabelle Lansdell Jamie Pearson Parrish Majestic Lara Smith with tunes from DJ Doddie Braza and a pop up Thank You Gallery then a special performance from Snake Mountain Revival at 10pm! Utopia Feni will be there to share their art mission as well!

7 p.m. | Norfolk Admirals vs. Manchester Monarchs | SevenVenues
Come see these two hockey teams face off at the SevenVenues Arena.
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8 p.m. | Date Night: WIth Brad McMurran and Alba Woolard | Push Comedy Theater
Two lucky couples will see their love unfold on stage through the interpretation of 2 of Hampton Roads’ wackiest improvisers!

8 p.m. | 21 Savage | Ted Constant Center
The Atlanta-based rapper who kicked off his career with his debut album “The Slaughter Tape” in 2016, 21 Savage will be performing for Old Dominion University’s homecoming.
Click here for ticket details.

10 p.m. | Sketchmageddon! The Ultimate Sketch Comedy Competition | Push Comedy Theatre
Don’t miss this epic sketch comedy showdown, where truly anything can happen. And we do mean anything!

Virginia Beach 

6 p.m. | Woven Paper Basket: Make-it with MOCA | Virginia 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.
$15 – $20

8 p.m. | Pin Ministry Presents: Comedy Night featuring Jim Breuer | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Help us raise funds for one of Virginia Beach’s most beloved homeless outreach programs!

8 p.m. | HR (OF Bad Brains) / Cultivated Mind / RIO at Shakas Live | Shaka’s Live
Shaka’s Live in association with Reggae by the Moon, Ironclad Venue Management, HOPE n MUSIC, and Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest Present Reggae by the Moon Pre-Party.
15$ -$20

8 p.m. | Live Music – Mike Proffitt | Back Bay Brewing
Come out to Back Bay Brewing for awesome live music by the one and only Mike Proffitt.


6 p.m. | Scrapper Tuesday | Brass Cannon Brewing
The band Scrapper Tuesday, a Hampton Roads based good time roots music band, will be joining us this weekend.




12 p.m. | Give Cancer the Boot | Wild Wing Cafe
Fundraiser in memory of our loved ones lost to cancer, our survivors who fought and won the battle, and their family and friends.
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1 p.m. | Salty Kiss Gose Release, Collaboration with Benchtop Brewing | The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
Using Benchtop’s expertise with salt, Oozlefinch’s house sour culture, and a combined love of water chemistry and process, we soured this beer traditionally in the tank rather than boiling off the culture in the kettle.

7 p.m. | Jonny Cardigan plays Oozlefinch | The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
Come check out the brothers Moore, better known as Jonny Cardigan.

7 p.m. | Menchville House – Fall Back Fundraiser | Menchville House Ministries
Come on out and “rock ‘n roll” to support our cause of “hurt to hope” for families in need with food, games, prizes, and silent auction.

Newport News

5:30 p.m. | Holiday Dinner Bazaar | Aviation Academy
Denbigh Aviation Academy’s APAC (Aviation Parent Advisory Committee), Newport News, is hosting a Holiday Dinner and Bazaar.

5 p.m. | Eight Artists Dream – Gallery Exhibit Artists Reception | Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
This multi-artist collaborative exhibit will be open in the Newport News Community Gallery on our second floor for the entire month of November.


11 a.m. | The Odyssey (Abbreviated) at Virginia State Company | Virginia Stage Company
After weeks and weeks and weeks of dragging his feet, Homer’s writing assignment is due. The subject? Greek mythology. The task? Compose the longest, most exciting, most fantastical, most adventurous poem ever written: The Odyssey!
Click here for ticket information.

11 a.m. | VIP Character Appearance – Dragon Loves Tacos | Barnes and Noble
Enjoy a special taco lunch courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen and a meet & greet with Dragon Loves Tacos himself!

12 p.m. | Kopimanis Can Release | CBC – Coelacanth Brewing Company
Our unique process for “Cold Steeping” the coffee beans gives Kopimanis a robust coffee flavor yet retains the signature creamy texture of a Milk Stout – creating an unrivaled smoothness for a dark beer.

12 p.m. | Beer Release: Holiday Helper Red IPA | Smartmouth Beer
This ale boasts a crisp, sweet, spicy aroma and is sure to help get you through the holiday season. Its chocolate and caramel malts stand up to the spicy Centennial and rye flavors, making this beer dangerously clean and smooth.

1 p.m. | Shop and Sip for a Cause | Mermaid Winery
Join the Southeastern Virginia Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter for our open to the public, 6th Annual Shop and Sip for a Cause in the Mermaid Winery Tasting Room!

2 p.m. | The Virginia War of the Wings | Waterside District
Make plans to visit Waterside District to sample wings from 20 local restaurants, enjoy live music, and hang out along the Elizabeth River.
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2 p.m. | Santa’s Here With The Richmond Ballet | MacArthur Center
Children can listen to a reading of “Richmond Ballet The Nutcracker, As Told By The Sugar Plum Fairy” by Valerie Tellmann-Henning, enjoy milk and cookies and of course capture photos with Santa. The Snow Queen will also be available for photos on the Ice Throne.
Click here for photo package information.

8 p.m. | Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story | Push Comedy Theatre
With an audience suggestion, this talented group of improvisers will make up a series of gut-busting ghost story right before your eyes.

8:30 p.m. | ZZ Top | Ted Constant Convocation Center
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist ZZ Top will bring the Tonnage Tour to the Constant Center in Norfolk.
Click here for ticket information.


11 a.m. | Reflecting on the Vietnam War | Isle of Wight County Museum
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the museum will host speaker Alfred Coke of Smithfield who will give a brief synopsis of the war and its origins, detail its legacy and discuss some of the misconceptions concerning service in Vietnam.


8 a.m. | CPR and AED for Adult and Child | East Suffolk Recreation Center
Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of sudden illness as a result of breathing and cardiac emergencies. Components from the Red Cross include CPR/AED for the Adult and Child.

2 p.m. | Teen Movie Matinee | Morgan Memorial Library
Save some money and head to the library for a fun and Gurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Popcorn and refreshments will be served.”
Screening is FREE. Pay for refreshments.

Virginia Beach

8:30 a.m. | Dolphin Circle 5K Run/Walk | Dolphin Circle
Proceeds benefit Navy SEAL Foundation, Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater, CHKD Halo Fund and other local charities.

9 a.m. | Race For Breath 5K | 24th Street Boardwalk
This event raises money for lung cancer with your paid registration fee it includes a race tee-shirt, a finisher medal, refreshments after the race, music, games for the kids, including a bounce house.

9 a.m. | Santa’s Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar | Princess Anne Recreation Center
The first weekend is at Princess Anne Rec Center! Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking-stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices.​

9 a.m. | Back Bay Brewing – Hot Yoga & Cold Beer! | Back Bay Brewing
The room is heated to a warmer temperature to allow for the body to move deeper into postures, decreasing the chance of injury. Postures are done in a systematic way + free beer after class.

12 p.m. | Reggae by the Moon at Shakas Live (VA Beach) | Shaka’s Live
Shaka’s Live in association with HOPE n MUSIC and Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest Present Reggae By The Moon will be the hot-spot this weekend.
Click here for ticket information.

1 p.m. | Real Estate Expo | VA Mortgage Group
All the connections you need to buy or sell a home in one place! Come join us for a laid back opportunity to discover how effortless your next move can be with our help.

2 p.m. | ziMS Flight Fest | Military Aviation Museum
Join us for a family event with planes, BBQ, oysters, popcorn bar, fried Oreo’s and funnel cakes, beverages, live entertainment by Vinyl Headlights, silent auction, family games, bubble soccer, archery tag, photo booth, fireworks & much more while supporting ziMS Foundation and Multiple Sclerosis.

4:30 p.m. | My Life Matters | The Barry Robinson Theater
A musical with a purpose that consist of a medley of stories touching on breast cancer, domestic and gun violence (racism) and suicide. It’s a national play that features singers and dancers from the Hampton Roads area.

7 p.m. | Doppledog Bottle Release Party | Wasserhund Brewing Company
Join us for our FIRST bottled beer release party ever!


8 a.m. | Williamsburg United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar | Williamsburg United Methodist Church
Booths with items for your shopping pleasure, full lunch in fellowship hall, books, bake sale, gift shop, Not-So-New Treasures, jewelry, Christmas items, homemade jams, jellies and salsa.



Charles City

12 p.m. | Virginia Thanksgiving Festival | Berkeley Plantation
The festival begins with a parade including horse-drawn carriages, fife and drum corps, festival entertainers and participants. Actors, musicians and magicians stroll the plantation grounds.
Click here for payment information.

Newport News

7 a.m | DAV 5K Run, Walk, Roll & Motorcycle Ride | City Center at Oyster Point
The DAV 5K national race series is coming to City Center at Oyster Point just before Veterans Day. Participants can run, walk, “roll” (wheelchairs or hand cycles) or ride motorcycles.
Click here for registration information.

3 p.m. | The Martial Artist & Acrobats of Tianjin | Ferguson Center for the Arts
One of the best acrobatic troupes from China, the Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, shows off its superior skill with thrilling acrobatics, circus acts, illusions and mesmerizing demonstrations of martial arts.
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12 p.m. | Tour de ORF Bike Ride – Nov | Smartmouth Beer
Immediately after the ride participants can refresh with a nice cold beer (market prices). The ride is free, but donations are requested to benefit local waterways charities.

3 p.m. | 8th Annual Virginia Roast & Toast | Hermitage Museum and Gardens
It’s a staple of the season! Each admission will include mouth-watering Virginia oysters and barbecue, our favorite local craft beers, wine, live music on the gorgeous shoreline, and the chance to bid on exclusive auction items from local businesses.
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6 p.m. | 2nd Annual ACHI Magazine Awards Tour “Risk of the Phoenix” | ACHI WSWS Inc
Come see the magazine Awards that were birthed in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to honor the contributions of extraordinary women working in various fields.

7 p.m. | Good Talk: The Brad McMurran Show (November) | Push Comedy Theater
Get ready for a night of comedy from the Pushers’ own Brad McMurran.


4 p.m. | Virginia Children’s Chorus In Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church | Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church in Olde Towne Portsmouth will host a joyful fall concert featuring the Virginia Children’s Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Carol Thomas Downing and Paul Putnam.

Virginia Beach

1 p.m. | House of Blues, Brews, and Stews | Virginia MOCA
Enjoy casual camaraderie at the Blues, Brews, and Stews, while listening to headlining act Love Canon with opening act More Perfect Jones!
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