Your Globetrotter, Dinos Unleashed, Ringling Bros. Hampton Roads Weekend

It’s the first weekend of Spring! As the weather gets warmer, the number of things to do around the area is going up. From dinosaurs coming to life to a world-famous basketball team to a world-famous circus, there is a ton going on.

This weekend is also the end of Suffolk Restaurant Week. Check out our interactive map of participating restaurants and get some great cheap eats.

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All Weekend


Friday & Saturday | 2017 Joyce Meyer Ministries Conference | Hampton Coliseum
Each session is unique and will include a powerful message from Joyce, as well as worship with Phil Wickham.

Saturday & Sunday | Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this thrilling walk-through exhibit. Kids can also meet a baby Apatosaurus, take an exciting spin in the Jurassic Jeeps at the Dino Raceway and visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and more.
Tickets start at $13

Newport News

Friday & Saturday | Saturday Night Fever – The Musical | Ferguson Center
The musical tells the iconic story of Tony — the kid from Brooklyn who dreams of dancing his way to a better life. Fueled by vintage Bee Gees hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled audiences since 1977.
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Saturday & Sunday | Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful | Virginia Living Museum
See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal programs. Guest exhibitors include Reptile Education of Virginia, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Virginia Herpetological Society, Virginia Stranding Team and Wildlife Response, Inc.
FREE with museum admission


Friday – Sunday | Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme | Norfolk Scope
It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. 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.
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Friday & Sunday | The Harlem Globetrotters | ODU Constant Center
Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
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Friday – Sunday | Grand Opening Weekend of American Revolution Museum | Yorktown
Celebrate the grand opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, featuring an introductory film, timeline, immersive exhibition galleries and living-history experiences that show the epic scale of the Revolution and the richness and complexity of the country’s Revolutionary heritage.
Adults – $12 | Ages 6-12 – $7 | Under 6 – FREE


Newport News

8 p.m. | Living to Laugh Out Loud | Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
“Living to Laugh Out Loud” is a family oriented comedy variety show. The sketch comedy will leave the audience in stitches, wanting more. So come out and enjoy a night of pure clean fun.
Tickets are $10


7 p.m. | The Wedding Party Bridal Show | Chrysler Museum of Art
We invite you to join us for The Wedding Party, our in-house bridal show, where you can experience all the elements that make your wedding dreams come alive; music, lighting, entertainment, hors d’ouevres, cocktails and more.

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.

7:30 p.m. | VSO presents Roots: Folklore and Literary Heritage | TCC Roper Center for Performing Arts
Beethoven was also a prolific composer of folksong settings and, in fact, he wrote more in this genre than any other. Through a concert rich with heritage of the British Isle, we will explore the enduring link between words and music.
Click here for ticket information

Virginia Beach

5:30 p.m. | Tidewater Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Fundraiser | Military Aviation Museum
Gobble yourself a nice barbecue and fried chicken dinner to benefit the NWTF. There will be twenty raffles throughout the evening featuring YETI coolers, crossbows, guns and other prizes. The annual fund-raising banquet is dedicated to wild turkey conservation, hunting heritage preservation, and children and women in the outdoors.
Tickets are $65 per adult, $25 for children under 18, and $95 per couple.



1 p.m. | 40th Annual Oyster Roast | Khedive Shrine Center
The menu will consist of raw, roasted, and fried oysters; fish; clam strips; baked beans; hush puppies; cole slaw; and beverages of your choice. Entertainment this year will be by “The Janitors”. The Oyster Roast will be held rain or shine. Inside facilities are available should inclement weather occur.
Tickets are $35 in advance | $45 at the door

7 p.m. | TBMA Monthly Bluegrass Concert | Hickory Ruitan Club
The TBMA monthly concert held at the Hickory Ruritan Club features some of the best in local and regional bluegrass talent. March’s concert features music by Heritage.


9 a.m. | Get Your Rear In Gear 5k | Matteson Trail
The race focuses on health, bringing understanding, raising awareness and eliminating the fear of colon cancer. Enjoy post-run refreshments, tech shirts for all participants, and marathon quality medals for age group winners. Awards for the Most Creative Team, Largest Team, Top Individual and Top Team Fundraisers, will be given at the event.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

10 a.m. | Holistic Wellness Expo of Hampton Roads | Hampton Roads Convention Center
Bringing together the best of Holistic, Natural Living, Alternative and Complimentary Health, Spirituality, Green and Sustainable Product Choices! Meet providers of Holistic Wellness services and products, sample services and products, and attend live workshops.

11:30 a.m. | Steps of Grace International Children’s Shoe Drive | Northampton Community Center
Community Reception and Shoe Drive to benefit children in Haiti, Pakistan & Uganda. Local Hampton non-profit Divine Concept Group is collecting tennis shoes and sandals to send to kids in need of basic foot protection.

8 p.m. | Our Town – American Shakespeare Center | The American Theatre
Audiences will watch the citizens of Grover’s Corners as they fall in love, marry and live out their lives. Our Town speaks to the core of our American values and reminds us that no matter the generation, we are all searching for the same things.
Click here for ticket information

Newport News

8:30 a.m. | Christopher Newport University Harp Festival | Ferguson Center
The Christopher Newport University Harp Festival is an exciting day full of workshops, masterclasses, and performances open to harpists and harp enthusiasts.
Tickets are $35 and include access to all events and a buffet lunch

10 a.m. | Youth Town Hall and Information Session | Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
The Newport News Fire Department, Newport News Police Department, Mayor’s Youth Commission, Youth Volunteer Corps, and Newport News Department of Human Services will provide demonstrations and information regarding local, youth programs as well as strategies to keep safe and engaged.

11 a.m. | VSO Chamber Orchestra ” Mosaic Duo” | Ferguson Center – Peebles Theater
The music program will include Mosaic by Andrea Stern, Sonata for Flute and Harp by Nino Rota, and Air de Ballet by Cecile Chaminade, among others.
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8:45 a.m. | #Rethinkhighschool | Booker T. Washington High School
Everyone’s talking about the future, but the future is rarely in the conversation. The #Rethink High School poetry-based town hall explores how we reshape and #rethinkhighschool. Attend the PHAT Conference and watch the performances of truly gifted teen writers.

6 p.m. | 9th Annual Samoa Soiree | Half Moon Cruise & Celebration Terminal
The 9th Annual Samoa Soiree is the Council’s signature adult-only event where local restaurants prepare desserts and appetizers using a Girl Scout Cookie variety as a key ingredient. The evening also includes a silent auction and live music.
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7 p.m. | Taste of Ghent | Courtyard Downtown Norfolk
Local Chefs and Restaurants will come together to show their support for the Faculty, Staff and Students of W. H. Taylor Elementary. Each restaurant will sample some of their unique and palette pleasing creations.
Tickets are $30


11 a.m. | Suffolk Cooks! Cookbook and Launch Party | North Suffolk Library
Calling all cooks and bakers in Suffolk! Celebrate with us the launch of the Suffolk Cooks! cookbook. Pick up a free copy of the Suffolk Cooks! Cookbook. Light refreshments will be served.

11:30 a.m. | EmpowHERing Brunch | Morgan Memorial Library
In honor of Women’s History Month and #BigIdea2017, we invite you to spend an afternoon with a wonderful group of empowering women who have crashed down those glass ceilings and walls, naysayers and stereotypes, to reach their dreams and aspirations.


8 a.m. | Bunny Hop 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun Run | Portsmouth Pavilion
Proceeds benefit the Portsmouth Museums Foundation in support of the Children’s Museum of Virginia. All registered participants will receive a race t-shirt, a race bib, and admission to our post-race party including a Chick-fil-A sandwich and refreshments from Smartmouth Brewing.
FREE for spectators | Click here for registration information

11 a.m. | YOGA for Adults | Portsmouth Public Library
Join us at the Portsmouth Main Library for a gentle yoga practice; all levels are welcome. Different variations are offered for each pose and flow; attention is given to following your breath. All you need is a mat, a smile, and a willing attitude.

Virginia Beach

9 a.m. | St. Baldrick’s Day – Hampton Roads Shave to Raise | Westin Town Center
Be a hero for kids with cancer by shaving your head in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family.

9:30 a.m. | Lularoe Spring Event | Virginia Beach Resort Hotel
Lularoe shopping event with other great vendors such as: Lipsense, Scentsy and Avon.

10 a.m. | Celebrate Agriculture | 3640 Dam Neck Road
Celebrate Agriculture with VB Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, local crafters and artisans, children’s activities, farm animals and more.

12 p.m. | 3rd Annual Kiss My Cask | Back Bay Brewing Company
Huge Turnout of Breweries! Come and be the judge of more than 25 different local, regional and national breweries! Who will have the Best Real Ale in the Mid-Atlantic?
$10 general admission | $40 all-you-taste ticket

2 p.m. | Women and Liberty Family Fun Day | Lynnhaven House
Celebrate Women’s History Month with an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Try your hand at activities at which colonial ladies were expected to excel, including candle dipping and cross stitch. Learn about home spinning and create take-home crafts.
Tickets are $3 through March 24 | $5 at the door | Under age 5 free.

Wallops Island

11 a.m. | Smartphones for Science | NASA Visitor’s Center
Download the GLOBE Observer app and join us to learn how to record sky observations, identify cloud types, and compare them to NASA Satellite images to help scientists understand the sky from above and below. This program will be presented by NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Brian Campbell, Senior Earth Science Education and Communication Specialist.


7 a.m. | Indoor Flea Market | Messmer Historic Triangle Community Center
Visit vendors with antiques, artwork, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, glassware, quilts and numerous tables with yard sale treasures.

9 a.m. | Jamestown 4-H Discovery Run 10K | Jamestown 4-H Center
A beautiful, historic, scenic, varied and almost totally flat course combining three of the Williamsburg area’s finest trails-the Virginia Capital Trail, the Powhatan Creek Trail and the Greensprings Trail. The 10K will start and finish at the Jamestown 4-H Center, at the end of the 4-H Club entrance road.
10K runners/walkers – $30 | Fun Run participants – $10


Newport News

3 p.m. | Celtic Woman “Voices of Angels” | Ferguson Center
Featuring many songs from their Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award winning signature style.
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12 p.m. | “The World of Oz” by the Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads | Barry Robinson Theater
Travel over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City once more. Only this time, you’ll meet a character you may not remember: Nikko, the Commander of the Flying Monkeys, who has a tale to tell, and it might not be what you’d expect. Hear the enchanting story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” from Nikko in a fresh retelling of the cherished classic. Interactive, hilarious fun for the whole family.
Tickets are $5

5 p.m. | Kathleen Battle Underground Railroad | Norfolk State – Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center
Grammy Award-winning soprano Kathleen Battle takes the audience on a journey of hope and salvation in this concert that combines traditional spirituals like He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired, and Go Down Moses with the writings of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.
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9 a.m. | Special Day for Special Needs | Children’s Museum of Virginia
An opportunity for children with special needs and their families to enjoy museum exploration with a reduced number of visitors. We’ll open our doors early for you, adapt to some of the exhibits and have quiet space available.

Virginia Beach

10:30 a.m. | Hoppy Yoga | Green Flash Brewing Company
Enjoy a little beer with your Namaste! Join Green Flash Brewing Co. for a session of Hoppy Yoga. All-levels welcome.
Admission is $20 and includes class plus one beer

3 p.m. | Symphonicity: “Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique: Passionate and Poignant” | Sandler Center
An all-Russian program constitutes the fourth Masterworks concert for Symphonicity. The “Carnaval Overture” of Glazunov opens the concert. The beloved “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” will be performed by Curtis Institute of Music student, Kate Liu.
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4 p.m. | Virginia Children’s Chorus In Concert | First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach
Concert includes performances by the Virginia Children’s Chorus Choristers and Chamber Singers choirs, featuring singers from age 9 to 18. Directed by Carol Thomas Downing, Artistic Director and Paul Putnam, Chamber Singers Director. Accompanied by Welby Pugin.

4 p.m. | Battle of the Bands | Shaka’s
Round 1 of Shaka’s Battle of the Bands: Shakarawka
$10 in advance | $15 day of the show