Your Veterans Day, Sparkle Night, Grand Illumination Hampton Roads Weekend


Veterans Day weekend is here and there’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s service men and women than Hampton Roads!

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All Weekend


Saturday & Sunday | Suffolk Adopt-a-thon | Chesapeake Square Petsmart
Come choose from cats, dogs, hamsters and more. Give an animal a new, warm and loving home. The Suffolk Animal Care Center and the Suffolk Humane Society will host an adopt-a-thon.

Virginia Beach

Saturday & Sunday | Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival | Virginia Beach Convention Center
Chocoholics go no further! This two-day event is perfect for you.
Click here for ticket info



7 p.m. | Brian Carmona Band at Oozlefinch | The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
We had such a great response to Brian’s last appearance at the brewery that we are thrilled to have him back again.

Newport News

5 p.m. | Sparkle Night – Marketplace at Tech Center Tree Lighting Event | Market Place at Tech Center
Kids will love the festive carolers throughout the event as well as the crafts, performances and refreshments! We will have a tribute to the veterans and first responders as well as the tree lighting at dusk.

7 p.m. | Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science | Ferguson Center for the Arts
Fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations.
Click here for ticket information. 


7 p.m. | The Muse Neighborhood Jam | The Muse Writers Center
Join us for an evening where everyone is welcome to make music, sing, read, laugh, or just hang out and listen.

8 p.m. | Girl-Prov Presents: Cherry Chapstick | Push Comedy Theater
GirlProv is an all-female improv show, making audiences lose it with laughter at the Push Comedy Theater.

8 p.m. | The Push Comedy Theater Anniversary Bash | Push Comedy Theater
To celebrate the fact that we’re still open, we are throwing the anniversary bash to end all anniversary bashes!!!

10 p.m. | Teacher’s Pet | Push Comedy Theater
The Students Become The Masters!!! Teachers and students will join forces for a good old-fashioned improv jam!!!


6 p.m. | Paint Art and Wine Glass | The Suffolk Art Gallery
Paint Class & Wine Glass is the perfect night out with friends, a date, or to just have fun!

Virginia Beach

3 p.m. | Buy A Vet A Beer for Veterans Day! | Young Veterans Brewing Company
You can buy a Veteran a beer for them to drink on Veterans Day in the YVBC Taproom!
More info

5 p.m. | BEER Release — Duck Call Double IPA! | Back Bay Brewing
With the start of Duck Hunting season just around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to re-release our Duck Call Double IPA, a massively hopped double IPA made with Equinox and Warrior hops!

6 p.m. | Grand Illumination | Lynnhaven Mall
Bring the whole family to Lynnhaven Mall for one of Hampton Roads beloved annual holiday traditions – the Grand Illumination.

7 p.m. | Teen Takeover Night | Virginia MOCA
Teens takeover MOCA for a night of art, music, mocktails, and snacks inspired by our current exhibitions Wayne White: Monitorium and Small Works, Tall Tales.

9 p.m. | The Michael Clark Band | Barbeque by Froggies
R&B, Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Funk. These are the musical styles tastefully blended by The Michael Clark Band featuring Tracy Clark.


6 p.m. | Richie Beard | Brass Cannon Brewing
He’s a talented, one man band who’s lively and puts on a great show. Hungry Hungry Arrow will be here serving their one of a kind, Native American inspired foods and as usual we will be slinging beers behind the bar.



1 p.m. | Veterans Day at Oozlefinch | The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
Our deepest gratitude goes to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for our country in many ways. Now join us in our praise with beer.

6 p.m. | Richie Beard at St. George Brewing Company | The St. George Brewing Company
Come join us and listen to capturing tuns by Richie Beard while taking down a cold one.

8 p.m. | Presidio Brass – Sounds of the Cinema | The American Theatre
Prepare for a sweeping musical journey through Hollywood unlike anything you’ve heard before. Representing a bold new generation in brass entertainment, Presidio Brass’s unique arrangements have wowed audiences worldwide.

Newport News

3 p.m. | Oyster Roast – Fundraiser | Virginia Living Museum
Enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh local Rappahhanock oysters, fried seafood, chowder, dessert buffet, craft beers, wine and more.

7 p.m. | McLovins – Free Show! | Tradition Brewing Company
Tradition Brewing Company and Bearded Face Productions present a FREE Concert with McLovins! McLovins is a group of four fine and talented gentlemen based out of Hartford, Connecticut.


12 p.m. | Veterans Day at BMBC | The Bold Mariner Brewing Company
We will be doing our Buy a Beer for a Veteran again this year. Customers can pre-buy beers in the taproom from October 26th until November 10th.
Beer Purchase

1 p.m. | Family Game Day | MacArthur Center
Grab your friends and family and join volunteers from the Virginia Gaming Association to play over 40 different family friendly board games!

5 p.m. | Gallery 21 Exhibition of Four Artists | Gallery 21
We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibition featuring the works of four renowned artists.

6:30 p.m. | UFC Fight Night | The Constant Convocation Center
UFC® touches down in Norfolk, Va. for the first time. Skip the b-dubs trip and see it in person.
Click here for ticket information.

7:30 | Virginia Fashion Week Finale at Harbor Club | Waterside District
VA Fashion Week was formed in 2007 with the purpose of showcasing emerging designers and models from the East Coast to establish a world-class fashion event in Southeastern Virginia.
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7:30 p.m. | Pints for Physicians | Smartmouth Brewery
Join us for a night of pints and patrons and help us advance our mission to teach one. heal many.

8 p.m. | The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses | Chrysler Hall
Throughout the evening, a video collage syncs up with the adventurous tunes to spotlight exciting moments from the venerable franchise.
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8 p.m. | Who Dunnit? The Improvised Murder Mystery – November | Push Comedy Theatre
There’s a killer on the loose… can you solve this classic who dunnit before they strike again!?!


11 a.m. | Paint Rocks | Portsmouth Public Library
Join us for Rock Painting at the Library!

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | 99 GIVES BACK For The 1 Fall Fundraiser | Hunt Club Farm
99 FOR THE 1 is dedicated to assisting the Virginia Beach homeless through their mobile distribution trucks and this family fun event helps make that happen.
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10 a.m. | Coffee with the Director + special guests Julia & Robin Rogers | Virginia MOCA
Enjoy Saturday morning coffee with a conversation at MOCA with Executive Director, Debi Gray and Small Works, Tall Tales local artists Julia and Robin Rogers.
FREE, RSVP required

11 a.m. | Vets Love Rescued Pets | Virginia Beach SPCA
This a fundraising festival to thank and support our Hampton Roads military Veterans through adoption of companion pets.

11 a.m. | India Fest 2017 | Virginia Beach Convention Center
India Fest features all-day activities and entertainment, including Bollywood dance performances, yoga demos, and an Indian bazaar with clothing, jewelry and other vendors.

12 p.m. | Sips N Lips & More Pop-Up Event | Reiki Wellness & Mediation Center
Open House at the RWMC featuring our amazing community.

12 p.m. | 3rd annual Beer, Dogs, and Veterans with Dogs on Deployment | Coelacanth Brewing Company – CBC
Featuring Beer from all over Hampton Roads, Beer, Dogs, and Veterans Festival will be filled with food, Music, Raffles, Silent Auctions and Vendors! Admission to the festival is free, but in order to drink you will need to purchase a tasting bracelet.

9 p.m. | Freedom Hawk Vinyl Release Show! w/ Mammoth Black & Gritter | Back Bay Brewing
Freedom Hawk is celebrating their debut self-titled Album with a remastered Vinyl Release presented through Ripple Music.
Joining in on the party is Mammoth Black and Gritter.


10 a.m. | Free Pure Barre Community Pop Up Class for a Local Charity | Williamsburg Indoor Sportsplex
Head over to the WISC and experience a free Pure Barre Pop Up class with the newest cardio centric added to their schedule.

12 p.m. | Cask Ale Release / Meet the Brewer | Brass Cannon Brewing
An all new, limited edition cask ale is coming up soon! A variation of our Broadside IPA, but dry hopped with the bright and fruity tasting Citra hops and naturally carbonated in the same container it is served from.

7:30 p.m. | Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra | Kimball Theatre
This concert is sponsored by the James City County Rotary. Make plans to grab some dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Merchant’s Square and then walk over and enjoy the show!


8 p.m. | Stand Up Comedy Night: Veterans Take the Mic | Push Comedy Theatre
Stand Up Comedy Night: Veterans Take the Mic” features the talent of graduates of Comedy Bootcamp, a seven-week workshop offered by the Armed Services Arts Partnership.


Newport News 

12 p.m. | Mistletoe Market  | Tradition Brewing Company
Tradition Brewery will have a food truck on-site (stay tuned for those details) and seasonal beers will be on tap in the tasting room for purchase.


11 a.m. | Vino Vinyasa | Mermaid Winery
Join us for the Vino Vinyasa in the Mermaid Winery tasting room. Bring your own mat for an all-levels dynamic flow taught by one of the Bhav Brigade teachers and stay for a glass of wine.
Your choice payment.

12 p.m. | Hot Break Homebrew Tournament  | O’Connor Brewing Co.
We’re bringing local beer enthusiasts together to taste and rank over 40 homebrew entries of many styles! With a suggested donation, spectators can sample alongside the experts as we hold three rounds of intense judging, with a final round judged by O’Connor’s brewers.

2 p.m. | Hampton Roads Metro Band Presents Salute Veterans | Battleship Wisconsin
The Hampton Roads Metro Band will begin its 88th year of free Band Concerts with a performance on the USS Wisconsin at Nauticus in Downtown Norfolk.

7 p.m. | BrightSide Family Hour: A Sketch Comedy Show | Push Comedy Theater
The Bright Side Improv & Sketch Comedy is excited to announce a brand-new, all ages Family Hour sketch comedy show.

7:30 p.m. | Ringo Starr | Ted Constant Convocation Center
With a successful solo career as a singer-songwriter, drummer, collaborator and actor, Ringo draws inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock ‘n roll.
Click here for ticket information. 

Virginia Beach

1 p.m. | Tidewater Limmud | Simon Family JCC
A truly unique event, Limmud has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Jews around the globe by involving participants in an array of interactive workshops, intellectually stimulating discussions, festive celebrations, controversial debates, film screenings, artistic performances, music, dancing and much more.

1 p.m. | Pints for Pups | Commonwealth Brewing Company
Bring your best Furry Friend to Commonwealth Brewing Co. for an afternoon of craft beer, awesome eats, live music, giveaways and more! For each ticket sold, 100% of proceeds benefit the homeless dogs and cats cared for by Virginia Beach SPCA.

4 p.m. | The Olate Dogs | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
The Olate Dogs and Olate family were the winning participants from Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, receiving the $1,000,000 and headlining The Palazzo in Vegas that year.
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4 p.m. | The Williamsburg Choral Guild Presents – “Music of the People – American Folkways | Warhill High School
This fall, the Guild celebrates folk song traditions in the Americas in both sacred and secular music.

4 p.m. | Williamsburg Youth Orchestra | Kimball Theatre
Returning for his third season, Dr. David Grandis directs the WYO Symphony Orchestra and Ms. Amy Davis conducts the Strings Orchestras in her second season.