Your Waterfront Jazz, Butterfly Fest, OV Seafood Fest Hampton Roads Weekend

You’re probably looking for something to do this weekend to beat this heat. There are some great events going on indoors. Also, after the sunsets, you can head to the Norfolk waterfront for some great nights of jazz music.

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All Weekend


Friday – Sunday | ZADT Summer Series Presents: Chasing Mother Goose | The American Theatre
The venerable poet Mother Goose currently presides over a library that houses every piece of literature in existence. Day and night she does her best to keep order and ensure peace among the shelves. This hilariously creative play, rich with audience interaction and touching moments, is perfect for any age.
Tickets are $10


***The Jazz Festival has been moved to Norfolk Scope due to adverse weather expected this weekend***
Friday & Saturday | 35th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival | Norfolk Scope
Hampton Roads’ longest running outdoor Jazz Festival returns for two nights. Chill to the legendary sounds of top national Smooth Jazz and R & B recording artists.
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Friday – Sunday | Roller Rink Christmas in July Dance Party Weekend | MacArthur Center
Celebrate Christmas early by skating to your favorite holiday songs at the rink. Skate under the stars and enjoy a magic snowfall each night.
Admission is $12

Friday – Sunday | The Wedding Singer | Chrysler Hall
It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancé leaves him at the altar.
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Virginia Beach

Friday – Sunday | Treasures of the Earth Gem Mineral & Jewelry Show | Virginia Beach Convention Center
Treasures of the Earth features estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers will be on site who can design, remount or repair jewelry. There will be a gemologist present to do appraisals while you wait.
$5.00 for adults | Children ages 16 and younger free



7 p.m. | Rodeo Clown Returns to Oozlefinch | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
Rodeo Clown’s music nods to Johnny Cash and Steve Earle but has a fresh style all its own, rolling out witty lyrics, foot-stomping beats, and ripping bass and guitar.

Newport News

6 p.m. | Fridays @ The Fountain Concert Series | City Center at Oyster Point
Begin your weekend here! Join us for free concerts by the region’s best bands. Bring your friends, lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes. Food and beverages for sale.


5 p.m. | Friday Food Truck Rodeo | MacArthur Center
Enjoy your favorite Eat the Streets 757 food trucks. This weeks line-up includes: Capt’n Crabby, Cast Iron Sicles & Sammies, Ferg’s Missing Ingredient, The Food Dude, Sofrito and Street Eats USA. Also play your favorite board games outside on the green with our oversized versions of Chess, Connect 4, Jenga and Checkers.
Prices Vary

7 p.m. | Muse Jam | The Muse Writing Center
Join us for an evening where everyone is welcome to make music, sing, read, laugh, or just hang out and listen.
Suggested Donation of $2

7:05 p.m. | Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls | Harbor Park
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8 p.m. | Saved By The 90’s: a Party with the Bayside Tigers | The NorVa
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9:15 p.m. | Naro-Minded: The Big Lebowski | Naro Cinema
Naro-Minded is a monthly collaboration between Naro Cinema and Naro Video, bringing much-loved classics back to the big screen. Sponsored by O’Connor Brewing Co., beer and wine will be available for purchase at the show, with all proceeds benefiting Naro Video.
Tickets are $10


7:30 p.m. | Firehouse Bluegrass Concert | Carrollton Fire Department
Proceeds from this monthly concert benefit the volunteer fire/rescue service of Carrollton, Va., and nearby mutual aid districts in Smithfield and northern Suffolk.
Suggested donation of $5

8 p.m. | Friday Night Summer Concert Series featuring Kim Persons & Lana Puckett | Smithfield Times Gazebo
The Summer Concert Series is presented in partnership with The Smithfield Times and the Isle of Wight Arts League.



5 p.m. | Movies & More Series – Finding Dory | Northwest River Park
Come out and join us for a movie on the lawn! Before the movie starts, dance the afternoon away with our Astro DJ playing family friendly music. Other activities include face painting, lawn games, and food vendors.


10:30 a.m. | Storytelling in the Park: Heart Tales by Kelly Leigh | Bluebird Gap Farm
Taking you on a journey of truth and enlightenment, Kelly will take you on her real-life expeditions as we explore the stories in her heart and enjoy listening to her great adventures. After listening to such wonderful stories, take a free smiley-face toy and carry the joy home with you.

6 p.m. | Downtown Hampton Block Party | Downtown Hampton
Three Sheets to the Wind pays authentic tribute to soft rock classics from the late ’70s and ’80s— the smoothest music ever created by mankind.

7 p.m. | Mike Norris & Andy Burns at Oozlefinch | Oozlefinch Brewing Company
This night will be a guitar/mandolin & harmonica duo playing good ole honky tonkin’ rock & roll outlaw grass.

Newport News

10 a.m. | Shark Day | Virginia Living Museum
Swim, paddle, wade, or sail into this exciting day with sharky crafts, activities, and displays that will put a toothy grin on your face. Learn about these amazing animals and their relatives, and about the work being done to preserve their populations and habitats.
FREE with museum admission


10 a.m. | 4th annual Butterfly Festival | Norfolk Botanical Garden
Enjoy educational booths and demonstrations, activities for butterfly enthusiasts and families, food, gardening information and much more.
FREE with garden admission

12 p.m. | 26th Annual Ocean View Crab & Seafood Feast | Ocean View Beach Park
Come out and enjoy live music provided by the band “Fox Glove” & DJ Steve Duke. Enjoy a day with friends, family, food and fun with the smell of salt and seafood in the air at Ocean View Park.

1 p.m. | Grease | MacArthur Center Court
Watch a special Hurrah Players mini performance of “Grease” in Center Court at MacArthur Center! Enter to win tickets to “Grease” and take photos with Sandy & Danny.

7:05 p.m. | Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls | Harbor Park
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8 p.m. | Double Treble: 2 Women, 2 Musicals, All Improv! | Push Comedy Theater
Sit back in amazement as Kate Baldwin and Alba Woolard dazzle you as they create 2 completely improvised musicals before your very eyes.
Tickets are $10


7 p.m. | Movies in the Park: Moana | Portsmouth City Park


11 a.m. | Farm Festival | Chuckatuck Library
Bring the whole family for lawn games, children’s activities, and other farm-themed festivities! Learn how to cook healthy meals from the garden with Virginia Cooperative Extension, make DIY natural pesticide, and join a workshop on practical permaculture with HOPE for Suffolk.

11 a.m. | Disney’s Frozen in July – Free Family Movie | Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Frozen fans will get a special treat before the film, as Queen Elsa and Princess Anna of Arendelle will be stopping by for photos with movie attendees. Children are welcome to wear their own Frozen costumes. Directly following the film, there will be snow cones available for purchase.

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | Calligraphy I: Italic Workshop | Virginia MOCA
Calligraphy is a relaxing art form that everyone can learn. You will be introduced to the broad-edged pen as you study the Italic alphabet.
Members $40 | Non-members $55

5 p.m. | Flavor 2017 | Hunt Club Farm
Experience an evening with over 20 craft breweries; sample local and regional craft brews paired with Coastal Virginian cuisine.
Admission is $50 

7 p.m. | Dierks Bentley | Vetearns Home Loans Amphitheater
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8 a.m. | Park to Park Bicycle Tour | Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Choose from four routes: 50 miles, 30 miles, 15 miles or the family ride (ride as little or as much as you’d like). All routes begin and end at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Entry fee includes maps, support vehicles, refreshments, pool admittance and lunch! Free T-shirt, while supplies last.
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10:30 a.m. | Slam Brews & Balls | Williamsburg Alewerks
Come inside the Alewerks Brewery taphouse for a fitness class using a slam ball and a mat. Sign in by 10:30 a.m. so we can go over the workout and get started a few minutes later. Following your workout, enjoy a pint of any Alewerks product with your friends.
Class fee is $10



8 a.m. | Yoga at Buckroe Beach | Buckroe Beach
Join instructor Janet Tucker for yoga sessions on the left side of the James T. Wilson Pier at Buckroe Beach.

10:30 a.m. | Bottoms Up Yoga On The Lawn | Oozlefitch Brewing Company
Come detox with Holly of Yaz Yoga and then re-tox with some brews! This one hour class is for all levels of experience, and all you need to bring is your own mat.
$25 for the class, a beer, and a t-shirt | $15 for just the class and a beer

11 a.m. | Women’s Day | Zion Baptist Church
You will also experience the musical gifts of our Women’s Day Choir.

2 p.m. | Brewgrass Fest 2017 | Oozlefitch Brewing Company
For this first event we bring you bluegrass superstars Town Mountain, Brackish Water Jamboree No Spare Time and Rob Van de Riet.
$20 advance tickets | $25 day of show

6 p.m. | Groovin’ by the Bay | Buckroe Beach
Summer concert series, July 16 – Fuzz Band


4:05 p.m. | Norfolk Tides vs. Durham Bulls | Harbor Park
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7 p.m. | Storytelling Night: Electricity | Push Comedy Theater
Want to tell a story?
Tickets are $5

7:15 p.m. | All The President’s Men | Naro Cinema
Alan J. Pakula’s screen adaptation of Carl Bernstein/Bob Woodword’s book, chronicling the Watergate coverup that ended with Nixon resigning, is as timely today as ever.
Tickets are $10

9 p.m. | Full Moon Meet Up Glow Ride | TowneBank Fountain Park
Start in TBFP take a glow in the dark ride under the full moon.