Your Ribtoberfest, Red Shoe on the Sea, Museum Live Hampton Roads Weekend

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All Weekend


Friday-Sunday | Escape Ship: Saving Bobby Wilder | Battleship Wisconsin
Bobby Wilder, coach of the top-ranked ODU Monarchs football team, is missing! Your mission is to find him in time for the big game against his fiercest competitor, scheduled to kick off within an hour. You’ll need to solve puzzles, find clues and decipher codes to save the day.
$20 per person

Friday – Sunday | Ring of Fire – The Music of Johnny Cash | Well Theatre
Explore love, family, and heartache through the tumultuous biography of Johnny Cash. This energetic and exhilarating musical rocks more than two dozen of Cash’s iconic hits.
Click here for ticket information


Friday – Sunday | “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” | James-York Playhouse
The Williamsburg Players bring Charles Schulz’s classic “Peanuts” characters to life in Clark Gesner’s musical, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally and Snoopy in this revised version of the original 1967 show.
Tickets are $20

7:00 p.m. | Official Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Walk | Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center
Wander the streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg’s historic area while our guide conjures stories of spirits who still call Williamsburg home. Listen to true tales of unnerving experiences shared by employees, residents, and guests: modern ghost stories featuring lost love, murder, betrayal, and things that go bump in the night! Two tours daily – 1 hour each starting at 7 and 8:30.



10:00 a.m. | Stenciled Tote Bag Craft: Celebrating Banned Books | Chuckatuck Library
In opposition to banning books, we are celebrating with a craft! Participants will get to DIY a stenciled tote bag, perfect for carrying around all those banned books. Registration is required and can be made online through the library’s calendar. Ages 18+.


10:00 a.m. | Play Date with Nature BUGS | The Virginia Living Museum
Make a “Play Date” with your little naturalist! There is no better way to connect to your child and to nature than with this new interactive outdoor program for children ages 4-10. Ponder the possibilities of pond life, life on a log, colors, shapes and textures of nature, and more! Advance registration required.
Free for VLM Members; Included in Museum admission of $20 adult, $15 children (ages 4-10)

Virginia Beach

8:00 p.m. | Clay Jenkinson’s Shakespeare and the Magic of the Word | TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
For one night only, the star of the Thomas Jefferson Hour will share his passion for the words of the greatest writer in the English history! In this world premiere of “Clay Jenkinson’s Shakespeare and the Magic of the Word,” Clay kicks off a nationwide tour to celebrate the magical web of words and meaning in the Bard’s play and sonnets.
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Newport News

10:00 a.m. | Scout Ready | Patrick Henry Mall
Bring your family for a free day of fun and learn how to be prepared at home, in your neighborhood and at school. Make your own first aid kit, get to know local firefighters and police officers, make crafts.

12:00 p.m. | Steppin’ Out For Adoption 5-K Walk-A-Thon | Newport News Park
Join us in raising awareness about adoption.


8:00 a.m. | Heart of Ghent 10k & Children’s Fun Run presented by Towne Bank | 730 Spotswood Ave
Heart of Ghent 10K and Kid’s Fun Run rings in the fall season to historic Ghent in Norfolk with a fit, festive, charitable family oriented run/walk through the historic and scenic Ghent neighborhood. Heart of Ghent 10K and Kid’s Fun Run starts and finishes on Colley Avenue in Ghent across from Blair Middle School 730 Spotswood Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517. 10K race starts promptly at 8 a.m. Kid’s Fun Run at 9:30.

10:00 a.m. | Museum Day Live | Virginia Zoo
Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.
Official tickets can be found at

11:00 a.m. | World Rhino Day | Virginia Zoo
World Rhino Day celebrates all five species of rhino: black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. Join the Virginia Zoo as it celebrates its two White rhinos Bora and Zina who arrived to the Zoo in the Spring.
FREE with admission

12:00 p.m. | RibtoberFest | Town Point Park
Now in its 5th year, RibtoberFest brings the best of southern food and beverage to your favorite stompin’ grounds, Town Point Park. Join us as we bring together a humble batch of southern-flare dishes and cool craft brews, with a live blues band to boot!

7:00 p.m. | Red Shoe on the Sea | Nauticus
Join in the fun at Nauticus, where you’ll see Ronald McDonald himself. Bid on fun treasure chest items and snack on delicious treats all while enjoying some great tunes. Get dolled up for one of the best events of the year.
Tickets start at $15

8:00 p.m. | Movies At The Mall – “Inside Out” | MacArthur Center
Our featured film this week: “Inside Out”. Movie will be shown in closed captioning. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Virginia Beach

8:30 a.m. | 2017 Virginia Beach Brain Tumor Walk | Mount Trashmore
Please join us on Saturday September 23, 2017 to raise funds and awareness about brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society is hosting a family fun walk (5K or less). All proceeds raise will be used to fund research and advocacy for brain tumors.

9:30 a.m. | Bikes and Beers Virginia Beach 2017 | Green Flash Brewing Co.
Bikes and Beers VIRGINIA BEACH features a 15-mile and a 30-mile ride departing from GREEN FLASH BREWING and traveling through the beautiful city of Virginia Beach. Upon return to Green Flash, riders will recieve an official pint glass, koozie, and 2 BEER TICKETS! At Green Flash there will be a live band, local food trucks and lots of outdoor games to play! A celebration of cycling and craft beer!

9:30 a.m. | Boot Camp and Beers! | Back Bay Brewing
Back Bay Brewing has partnered with Jim White Fitness and Nutrition Studios to bring you a truly awesome way to get fit and give back to the community! We’re bringing an epic boot camp and fantastic trainers to the brewery.

10:00 a.m. | Scout Ready | Pembroke Mall
Bring your family for a free day of fun and learn how to be prepared at home, in your neighborhood and at school. Make your own first aid kit, get to know local firefighters and police officers, make crafts.



12:30 p.m. | Sit, Sip and Stamp for K9 Justice League | Big Ugly Brewing Company
All materials will be provided for 2 animal themed projects (🐶 theme for sure, of course). Come prepared for a good time to support some dogs looking for their forever homes. Reserve your spot at

Newport News

9:00 a.m. | Member Appreciation Week | Virginia Living Museum
The VLM is going M.A.D. (Member Appreciation Days) over our members! The staff at VLM invites members to attend this one week celebration in your honor, join us September 24-30.
FREE to members


12:00 p.m. | Yorktown Folk Festival | Waterman’s Museum
The 4th Annual Yorktown Folk festival presents A Celebration of American Music. Folk, Blues, Maritime, Rock and Roll, Celtic and much more. Music and Fun for the whole family at this Free outdoor concert event.