Your Monster Jam, Winter Wildlife Hampton Roads Weekend

From the Monster Jam in Hampton to the Winter Wildlife Festival in Virginia Beach this weekend, who says winter time is boring!

Also Newport News Restaurant Week starts this weekend. Check out our full 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 | Monster Jam | Hampton Coliseum
Monster Jam starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through.
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Norfolk

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.
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Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | Winter Wildlife Festival | Princess Anne Recreation Center
This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it’s following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings.
FREE

Friday

Newport News

8 p.m. | The Four Seasons | The Ferguson Center for the Arts
VSO presents a patchwork of Vivaldi’s most beloved works as musicians take the spotlight and illuminate these masterpieces of the Baroque.
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Norfolk

6 p.m. | Faith Partners Network 2017 Inaugural Basketball Slam | Norfolk State University
Don’t miss this exciting evening of fun and fellowship featuring ministers in an exhibition style basketball game coached by legendary coaches James Sweat and Malcolm “Zeke” Avery. Before the game enjoy some laughs with our guest emcee, comedian Allison Moore.
Tickets start at $5

7 p.m. | Teen Open Mic Night | The Muse Writing Center
Open to Teens 12-17. Come read original short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Pizza & refreshments provided.
FREE

8 p.m. | Riff Raff | The NorVa
Riff Raff with DJ Afterthought, Dolla Bill Gates, Owey.
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Saturday

Chesapeake

9 a..m | Cookie Classic – Trefoil Trek 5K & Samoa Stroll 1 Miler | Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
Join the Girl Scouts for the 3rd Annual Cookie Classic. The Trefoil Trek is a 5K starting at 9 a.m., followed by the Samoa Stroll Kid’s 1Miler at 10 a.m. Registered participants will receive a T-Shirt. 5K finishers will receive a custom medal, 1 Milers will receive a fun patch. Challenge participants will receive both the medal and the patch. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Costume and Best Spirit.
FREE for the public. Click here for registration information

11 a.m. | Run to Remember Detective Jarrod Shivers | Oak Grove Park
A community event to honor Detective Jarrod Shivers, who was shot and killed in the line of duty.
FREE

Hampton

8 p.m. | “The Acoustic Living Room” | The American Theatre
Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville’s most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. A genuine storyteller, Kathy lures audiences with her collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia.
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Newport News

10 a.m. | Family Hula Workshop | The Mariner’s Museum
Hula is a Polynesian art form, developed in Hawaii but now practiced worldwide. Its steps are easy to learn, but take time and practice to master. Come learn the basics of hula with the dancers and musicians of Hawaiian Style Halau. No experience is required, and all ages and abilities are welcome.
FREE with admission

1 p.m. | Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History Presented by Bright Star Theatre | Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
This musical revue provides an energetic and engaging approach to learning about Black History. From songs which carried the secret messages needed to navigate the Underground Railroad, to the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, to the Beale Street Blues, music has long been an integral part of American history which is celebrated in this production.
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5 p.m. | The Illusionists – Turn of the Century | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Featuring world-class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, The illusionists returns with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic.
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Norfolk

10:30 a.m. | Free Parents’ Day Out! | Slover Library
Free event for military families. Adventure Time offers a “Parents Day Out” on select Saturdays. Morning session 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and the Afternoon session 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. for ages 5–12.
Click here to sign-up your child

6 p.m. | 10th Annual Pink in the Rink 2017 | Norfolk Scope
The Norfolk Admirals will take on the Adirondack Thunder, and the ice will once again be dyed pink. Fans are encouraged to wear their best pink gear and pink out the stadium. A portion of the tickets sales and 100% of the silent auction benefits Susan G. Komen Tidewater.
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7 p.m. | In Search of Israeli Cuisine | TCC Roper performing Arts Center
This documentary follows award wining chief, Michael Solomonov, as he visits restaurants, homes wineries and cheese makers. Wile examining the food cultures of Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian and Druze traditions, a rich and human story emerges.
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7:30 p.m. | Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag | The NorVa
Reel Big Fish & Anti Flag celebrating 20 years with Ballyhoo and Direct Hit.
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8 p.m. | Hannibal Buress | Attucks Theatre
Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike.
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8 p.m. | The Four Seasons | Chrysler Hall
VSO presents a patchwork of Vivaldi’s most beloved works as musicians take the spotlight and illuminate these masterpieces of the Baroque.
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Portsmouth

3 p.m. | Passport to Mali: Storytelling & Music | Portsmouth Main Library
Let your imagination whisk you away to Mali as internationally acclaimed master storyteller and musician, Charlotte Blake Alston, plays her kora, a traditional instrument of the griots of Mali, and spins yards of yarn with her whimsical folklore.
FREE

Suffolk

2 p.m. | Intro to Homebrewing | Morgan Memorial Library
An educational instruction to homebrewing with the Hampton Roads Brewing & Tasting Society.
FREE

8 p.m. | The Black Pack: All Laughs Matter | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The “All Laughs Matter” comedy tour is tried, tested and true having exhausted socially relevant material that has permeated through the very soul of America over the past 8 years.
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Wallops Island

1 p.m. | STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series: Solar Viewing Event | NASA Visitor’s Center
Drop-in solar telescope viewing, sun-themed movies, hands-on activities and crafts also will be available throughout the event.
FREE

Sunday

Hampton

11 a.m. | Vow Bride 17th Annual Bridal Event | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Vow Bride is recognized as the wedding resource for brides in the Hampton Roads’ area looking for decidedly different vendors to make their “day of” dreams come true.
FREE

Norfolk

5:30 p.m. | Presenting Princess Shaw | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
Princess Shaw is the true story of an aspiring New Orleans singer songwriter down on her luck, who inspired an internationally famous. Princess Shaw is an uplighting portrait of artist coming together to make one another shine.
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Virginia Beach

8:30 a.m. | Blood Drive | Church of Ascension
The Knights of Columbus and Church of Ascension will be hosting a blood drive at the church. Due to the snowy weather, there is a great demand for blood. Please come out and give the gift of life.
FREE

12 p.m. | “Cinderella’s Adventures” by the Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads | Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center
Gather around young princes and princesses, for the story of Cinderella… but this isn’t the fairy tale you remember! Due to a fairy godmother mix up, Cinderella’s magical trip to the ball does not go as planned.
Tickets are $5

2:30 p.m. | The Four Seasons | Sandler Center
VSO presents a patchwork of Vivaldi’s most beloved works as musicians take the spotlight and illuminate these masterpieces of the Baroque.
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Ongoing

Williamsburg

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion | Colonial Williamsburg (Through February 20)
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