Your Fringe, Kite, and Bodacious Festival Hampton Roads Weekend


You can’t possibly want to stay in this weekend. In Hampton, get out and get shopping at The Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar & Wine Fest at Fort Monroe. Enjoy the spring air in both Virginia Beach and Portsmouth with the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. And if you’re staying close to Norfolk, be sure to check out the events for this week’s Fringe Festival through the Virginia Arts Festival.

And don’t forget that Chesapeake Restaurant Week starts on Friday! Get your meals out for a great price and supporting a wonderful cause.

Have a great weekend everyone!

All Weekend

Hampton

Friday-Sunday/The Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar & Wine Fest/Fort Monroe
Something for everyone at the scenic and historic Fort Monroe National Monument.The three-day event will feature wine and beer tasting, shopping and more.
Click here for tickets and more information

Norfolk

Thursday-Sunday/National Theatre of Scotland: The Strange Undoing of Prudenica Hart/Harrison Opera House
Here’s an incredibly inventive and entertaining piece of theater, live music and strange goings-on, so pull up a chair and whet your whistle—because this show is performed live at the Harrison Opera House Black Box Theatre. And in this pub-within-the-pub setting, you’ll see unfold the story of Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic whose serious research into ancient Scottish ballads is drawn astray by those who sing them best…with a glass or two of whisky. “Wildly entertaining! Patrons beware: Attending this show may result in you getting kissed, asked to join in a song, or worse. But it’s all in good fun” (Washingtonian Magazine).
Recommended for age 14+
Click here for tickets and more information

Saturday-Sunday/Help Save the Monkey/The Plot
8-year-old Howard and 80-year-old Lillian must race to the ocean to save Lillian’s pet monkey when he lands from space! The whole family will enjoy this puppet show, complete with crafts after the show!
Click here for tickets and more information

Ongoing/dotMaze: Get Lost!/Harrison Opera House – CANCELLED
Have you ever found yourself inside a labyrinth or lost yourself in a maze? Well, now’s your chance to do both inside dotMaze: Get Lost! – dotComedy’s 50-foot square hedge maze filled with installations, soundscapes, a cast of the uncanny and a somewhat unpredictable minotaur.
FREE

Virginia Beach

Friday-Sunday/Pet Lovers’ Extravaganza Featuring DockDogs/Care-A-Lot Pet Supply
Care-A-Lot Pet Supply will host the 9th Annual Pet Lovers’ Extravaganza featuring the popular DockDogs competition from April 29 – May 1 outside of their headquarters at 1617 Diamond Springs Road in Virginia Beach. Admission is free to enjoy three days of high-flying dogs, contests and giveaways plus significant savings at all three Care-A-Lot retail locations.
FREE

Ongoing/The Mystery of Edwin Drood/Regent University
Everyone’s a suspect in this hilarious musical whodunit based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished mystery. Audience vote determines the ending at every rip-roaring performance.
Click here for tickets and more information

Williamsburg

Friday-Sunday/Ravencon/DoubleTree Williamsburg
One of the region’s largest gatherings of science fiction, fantasy and horror, RavenCon 2016, is coming to DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg where guests can enjoy over 400 hours of panel discussions, workshops, readings, vendors, costumes and more all under one roof.
Click here for tickets and more information

Saturday-Sunday/Yorktown’s Civil War Weekend/Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
Tactical demonstrations, encampments, and a Confederate field hospital interpret the role Yorktown played during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. On Sunday, special Memorial ceremonies will take place at the Yorktown National Cemetery and Confederate Cemetery. Yorktown Battlefield
Click here for tickets and more information

Saturday-Sunday/Williamsburg Choral Guild Spring Concert/Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
This concert traces the expressions of spirituality found in three of your favorite musical styles: Opera, Musical Theater and Spirituals. Artistic Director Jay BeVille has skillfully combined these music categories and tucked a few surprises into the program that will put a smile on your face and a beat in your heart.
Click here for tickets and more information

Saturday-Sunday/Pirates Invade Yorktown/Riverwalk Landing
Pirates, representing seafaring life in the late 17th and 18th-centuries, invade Yorktown. Visit the encampment, watch the cannon firing demonstrations, and sing with pirates. Riverwalk Landing and Watermen’s Museum.
FREE

Friday

Norfolk

4 p.m./The O’Connor Food Truck Challenge/O’Connor Brewing Company
It’s time for the second O’Connor Food Truck Challenge! This time it’s tacos! Come out and decide which truck has the best tacos in Hampton Roads! The competition will be held on April 29th, from 4-9. It’s Taco Time!

7 p.m., 9 p.m./Your Love, Our Musical/Push Comedy Theater
Here’s how it works: Your Love, Our Musical features Rebecca and Evan interviewing a real couple in the audience for details on how they met and fell in love, because they’re nosey. Moments later they use those details to create a completely improvised musical about the couple’s love story, because they’re also very nice!
YLOM has been a Time Out New York and New York Times CRITICS PICK, and Won an Overall Excellence award for acting at the New York Fringe Festival.
Click here for tickets and more information

8 p.m./National Theatre of Scotland: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart/Harrison Opera House
Here’s an incredibly inventive and entertaining piece of theater, live music and strange goings-on, so pull up a chair and whet your whistle—because this show is performed live at the Harrison Opera House Black Box Theatre. And in this pub-within-the-pub setting, you’ll see unfold the story of Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic whose serious research into ancient Scottish ballads is drawn astray by those who sing them best…with a glass or two of whisky. “Wildly entertaining! Patrons beware: Attending this show may result in you getting kissed, asked to join in a song, or worse. But it’s all in good fun” (Washingtonian Magazine).
Click here for tickets and more information

8 p.m./Akura Allrich & Kris Funn/Glass Wheel Studio
Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd-moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences with sold-out performances. Joining her is Kris Funn, a Baltimore bassist who has played all over the world in major international jazz festivals and currently tours with the Christian Scott Quintet.
Click here for tickets and more information

9 p.m./Ken Peplowski with the John Toomey Trio/Work|Release
Jazz Clarinetist and Saxophonist, Ken Peplpwski illustrates that he is not only an adventurous, open-minded interpreter but also an insightful jazz historian. “Mr. Peplowski sounds the way (Benny) Goodman might if he had kept evolving, kept on listening to new music, kept refining his sound, polishing his craft, and expanding his musical purview into the 21st century.”
Click here for tickets and more information

Portsmouth

6 p.m./Hampton Roads Hounds for Heroes Fundraiser/3120 High Street
“The War on veteran suicide begins at home”
Please help our dogs get the specific training they need to be able to graduate and be placed with a eteran who needs this live saving gift. “If not now when?”
Click here for tickets and more information

Virginia Beach

1 p.m./Story Time at the Lighthouse/Cape Henry Lighthouse
Starting March 25th, every Friday will be story time at the Cape Henry Lighthouse. Join us in the picnic area while we explore the swashbuckling seas and the deepest parts of the ocean. The stories featured in Cape Henry Lighthouse Story Time include The Whale by Cynthia Rylant, The Eagle by Cynthia Rylant, The Turtle by Cynthia Rylant and How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon.

Saturday

Chesapeake

8 a.m./CASA Superhero 5k & Superhero Sprint/Chesapeake City Park
Chesapeake Youth Foundation is very excited to officially announce our third annual CASA Superhero 5k and Superhero Sprint at Chesapeake City Park. After doing extensive research we chose to partner with CASA and the Superhero Foundation due to their commitment to advocating for abused and neglected children all around the country. This race is a designated “fun run”. Participants are encouraged to sprint, skip, hop, or dance their race length in a superhero costume to support the Superhero Foundation’s idea that every child needs a hero but abused children need a superhero. While being a fun run, we are also providing timing chips for every participant in order to support avid runners interested in keeping track of their run time. Throughout the day of April 30th, 2016 there will be the CASA Superhero 5k, the CASA Superhero 1 mile Sprint, and a family fun activities with live music.
Click here for more information

8 a.m./Paddle for the Border/Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
Calling all Paddlers!! Join the fun and come to Chesapeake to participate in the eleventh annual Paddle for the Border, located along the Dismal Swamp Canal. The beautiful 7.5 mile trip is enjoyable for canoers and kayakers of all ages and skill levels. Landlubbers needn’t fear; the canal trail features areas for, picnicking, and bird watching.
Click here to register and for more information

10 a.m./JLNVB Touch-a-Truck/Greenbrier mall
Touch-a-Truck is a hands-on learning experience for children to explore a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, recreation vehicles, classic cars, emergency vehicles, motorcycles and much more! With food trucks and activities throughout the day, it’s fun for the whole family!
VIP Admission: $10.00 each | $35.00 Family 4-Pack
General Admission: $7.00 each | $23.00 Family 4-Pack
Children under one are free
Click here for tickets and more information

Newport News

8 p.m./Paul Taylor Dance Company/Ferguson Center for the Arts
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world’s most highly respected and
sought-after ensembles. A modest Manhattan performance in 1954 marked the beginning of nearly 60 years of unrivaled creativity, and in the decades that followed, Taylor became a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.
Click here for tickets and more information

Suffolk

Tour de Cure/King’s Fork High School
The Suffolk countryside is never more beautiful than when you’re helping find a cure to STOP DIABETES! Join us for our 25th Anniversary Tour de Cure cycling event on April 30, 2016. There’s something for everyone, from a leisurely 10-mile Ride to routes with a more challenging length.
Click here for more information

9 a.m./Suffolk Farmers’ Market Season Opening Celebration/Suffolk Visitors Center Pavilion
The Suffolk Farmers’ Market kicks off the 2016 season in the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at the corner of Main Street and Constance Road. Enjoy the best in locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, along with eggs, honey, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, plants and handmade jewelry and crafts. Opening day will include live music, entertainment and kiddie fun!
FREE

Virginia Beach

10 a.m.-4 p.m./Atlantic Coast Kite Festival/Oceanfront
Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.  Held in two locations, this popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados.  “Colors in the Sky” is the theme that participants will explore in the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival’s “Best Kite Contest.”
Click here for more information

7:50 p.m./Big Screen Saturday: Frozen 3D/Virginia Aquarium
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. Thanks to Tidewater Comicon for partnering for this movie.
Click here for tickets and more information

Sunday

Chesapeake

1 p.m./BikeFest Chesapeake/Dismal Swamp Canal Trail
BikeFest Chesapeake! Family, friends, and neighbors are cordially invited to celebrate Bike Month with the Chesapeake Bicycle and Trails Committee, the Tidewater Bicycle Association (TBA), and Safe Routes to School Chesapeake. Bring your bike and enjoy 12+ miles of paved trails and great family friendly bike activities including a bike rodeo, bike maintenance demos, and visit with a bike mechanic. Parking & restrooms available. Co-Sponsored by the City of Chesapeake and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
FREE

Hampton

7:30 p.m./Amy Shumer/Hampton Coliseum
Amy Schumer has proven herself one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director, and her spring tour is headed to Hampton Coliseum on Sunday, May 1 at 7:30pm.
Click here for tickets and more information

Newport News

12 p.m.-5 p.m./The Mariner’s Craft Beer Festival/Mariner’s Museum
Great beer, good food and live music! The fourth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will feature over 50 craft beers in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards. Your ticket includes 20 4-oz craft beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, live music by Hey! Hey! Hooligan and the Esoteric Ramblers, beer talks by brewery representatives and the day’s admission to The Mariners’ Museum! Back again this year – taste and vote for your favorite unfiltered ale in the Brewery Cask-Off!
Click here for tickets and more information

Norfolk

3 p.m./Tyler Perry’s Madea on the Run/Chrysler Hall
Madea is at it again in Tyler Perry’s most outrageously funny stage play ever. In trouble with the local authorities, Mabel Simmons, notoriously known as Madea, is on the run from the law.
Click here for tickets and more information

4 p.m./VAF Fringe Festival: PUBLIQuartet/Glass Wheel Studio
Dubbed “independent-minded” by The New Yorker, PUBLIQuartet’s creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene. PQ’s innovative programs span the classical canon, comptemporary works, original compositions, and open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.
Tickets are only $20!
Click here for tickets and more information

5 p.m./Mark Mobley/Push Comedy Theater
Writer, NPR Music editor, programmer, and performer Mark Mobley will take the stage in a one-man-show sure to captivate all.
Click here for tickets and more information

7:30 p.m./Storm Large/Work|Release
Click here for tickets and more information

Portsmouth

10 a.m.-4 p.m./Atlantic Coast Kite Festival/Portsmouth City Park
This two day event celebrates a tradition for all cultures and ages with outdoor fun where participants can bring their own kites or make them, as well as learn to fly kites through demonstration, by professional performances, and kite-dancing.   Sponsored by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, BeachEvents and Jackite Inc.
FREE

Suffolk

11 a.m./Mutt Strut Dog Walk and Festival/Bennett’s Creek Park
Join Suffolk Humane Society for a doggone fun day to raise money for the homeless animals of Suffolk!  Events will include: pledge walk, live music, food, vendors, many children’s activities, sessions with BARKS therapy dogs, games, contests, silent auctions, raffles, demonstrations, microchipping, Rabies vaccines, and MUCH more!  Register for the pledge walk now at SHSMuttStrut.dojiggy.com All people and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcomed! Admission is FREE, but we would love it if you would register for the pledge walk!  All proceeds benefit Suffolk Humane Society!

Virginia Beach

7:30 p.m./Kingston Trio/Sandler Center
The Kingston Trio is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music. They have remained consistent in their sound, which probably explains their resurgence in popularity over the last few years. Today, the trio consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty.
Click here for tickets and more information