Your Spectacular Stage Weekend in Hampton Roads

There’s a little bit of something for everyone this weekend in Hampton Roads.

From a Pirate Party in Virginia Beach to incredible shows on stage and screen, you’ll find something spectacular to entertain in every city.

We’re not kidding about the spectacular stages, either. This weekend we’ll see the Beach Boys. Carrie Underwood, The Wiz, Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, the Global Film Festival, and even catch the Beatles (well, but really, but pretty close!).

And don’t forget we have a few weeks left in Black History Month! Check out our list for ongoing events, and look below to see what’s happening in your area.

All Weekend

Hampton

Friday-Sunday/World of Pets Expo/Hampton Roads Convention Center
4th Annual World of Pets Expo will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. The Expo features something for everyone from the serious pet enthusiast to the casual pet admirer. Some of the country’s foremost authorities in the pet industry will present seminars and demonstrations covering practically every aspect of pet care and training.
$9 for adults
$5 for children 5-12
Under 5 FREE

Newport News

Thursday-Sunday/“The Wiz”/Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Watch Hampton Road’s most talented actors, dancers and performers bring The Wiz to life, live on stage at the Ella Fitzgerald Theater in Newport News. Join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this Broadway hit with a community performance!
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Norfolk

Friday-Saturday/Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat/Chrysler Hall
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers  and the coat of many colors.
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Friday-Saturday/Norfolk Admirals/The Scope
Watch the Admirals take on the Florida Everblades
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Smithfield

Ongoing/“One for the Pot”/Smithfield Little Theatre
A highly successful evening’s entertainment, this hilarious farce revolves around a young man, Hickory Wood, who has to prove he is the only child of a former business associate of a rich mill owner in order to receive 10,000 pounds. Unfortunately, his efforts are thwarted and complicated by the arrival of the other claimants, creating some first class and uproariously funny situations. Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.
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Virginia Beach

Friday-Sunday/2016 Mid-Atlantic Home & Decor Living Show/Virginia Beach Convention Center
Join the Tidewater Builders Association and Eagle Bay Hardscape Products as we take over the Virginia Beach Convention Center to present the 31st Annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show!
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Saturday-Sunday/SGK Gun Show 2016/Virginia Beach Convention Center
The SGK Gun Show returns to Virginia Beach, Va at the Virginia Beach Convention Center February 20-21, 2016.  This show will contain 400 tables of Merchandise.
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Williamsburg

Thursday-Sunday/The Global Film Festival/Kimball Theatre
Launched in 2008 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Williamsburg Theater, the festival is held annually in February at the historic Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. Programming includes a pre-festival series of five films, which are introduced by William and Mary faculty, as well as screenings of international and student-produced films. The Global Film Festival takes pride in encouraging the development of student filmmakers, and initiatives this year include our Student Short Film Competitions and the DIY/FIY project. An array of special events and invited speakers also provide the community with exciting opportunities to engage in the festival experience.
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Friday

Newport News

8 p.m./TAO: Seventeen Samurai/Ferguson Center for the Arts
Direct from TAO’s successful, sold-out world premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is a brand new production, TAO: Seventeen Samurai. This new show delivers heart-stopping wonder with athletic bodies and contemporary costumes combined with explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. The performers who take the stage for TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly-expressive artists.
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Norfolk

8 p.m./Bryson Tiller/The NorVa
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Suffolk

8 p.m./Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience/Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience connects the audience and performers in a way like no other. Each performance becomes a unique and remarkable event. With dead-on musical precision and stunning set designs, the Suffolk Center will be immersed in the sights, sounds and memories of the 1960’s. Rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night.
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Virginia Beach

7 p.m.-10 p.m./Wine by Design: AQUA/Virginia MOCA
Our silver anniversary pairs perfectly with an AQUA themed party inspired by our exhibitions which focus on the sea. The night will shimmer and shine with fabulous fare from some of the area’s best chefs, a first-class silent auction, dancing and of course, WINE! Don’t forget to explore our exhibitions the first hour of this event.
$50 By The Glass Includes unlimited restaurant tastings.
$65 On The House Includes restaurant tastings and 3 drink tickets.
Tickets go to $55 | $70 day of event
Beverage tickets can be purchased at event – valet parking also available.
Beer $5 | Wine $7
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8 p.m./The Beach Boys/The Sandler Center
You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.
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Saturday

Chesapeake

2 p.m.-4 p.m./African American History Month Lecture/The Cottages at Great Bridge
In preparation for the Jamestown 1619 commemoration and in celebration of the 90th anniversary of “Negro History Week” now known as African American History Month, the Bells Mill Historical Research and Restoration Society, Inc. (an educational, research and archival organization based in Chesapeake) are hosting books/history exhibitions and a lecture by Curator Dr. E. Curtis Alexander.

Hampton

7 p.m./Carrie Underwood The Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round/Hampton Coliseum
The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round will be Underwood’s first tour “in the round.”  With the stage in the middle of the arena floor, the 360-degree setting will allow fans on all sides of the arena to get a very intimate and unique concert experience. The tour includes special guests Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers.
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Newport News

1 p.m./African-American History Month Film Fest: “Glory”/Virginia War Museum
Starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick, this 1989 movie chronicles the all-black 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.  Their final assault on Fort Wagner, S.C. demonstrated their bravery and turned a bitter defeat into a symbolic victory that brought recognition to black soldiers. Free with paid admission.

8 p.m./Beethoven Festival/Ferguson Center for the Arts
Guest conductor Taeyoung Lee leads a concert featuring VSO musicians Yun Zhang and Rebecca Gilmore Phillips and Sentara’s Music and Medicine resident musician, pianist Prisca Benoît. Beethoven’s daring and rarely performed Triple Concerto features the violin, cello and piano each as soloist, boldly showcasing the virtuosity of each musician. His warmest and perhaps most beloved symphony, the merry and expressive Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale,” fills listeners with happiness and wonder, with each movement mimicking an aspect of pastoral life, from gathering of country folk, to the murmuring brook, to the Shepherd’s song of Thanksgiving.
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Norfolk

12 p.m./Oasis of Jazz Trio/Park Place Branch Library
African-American History Month Event. Delight in an afternoon of jazz.
FREE

1 p.m./The Women of Motown Featuring “The Troupettes”/Blyden Branch Library
Troupe Entertainment Presents-Take A Journey With Us: The Women of Motown Featuring The “Troupettes.” Take a musical journey and follow the story of how the women of the greatest musical movement in American history helped to bring Motown to mainstream America and influence the revolution of integration. Reception to follow. (Family)

2 p.m./Norfolk State University Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert/Pretlow Library Branch
African-American History Month Event. Under the direction of Frank T. Elliott, this extraordinary show choir presents an alluring combination of song, dance and improvisation. (Family)

2 p.m./Artist Talk and Book Signing/Chrysler Museum
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Preston Gannaway will share the stories behind the photographs and discuss her journalistic process of creating the five year long documentary essay and book, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Based entirely in Norfolk’s Ocean View neighborhood, this is Gannaway’s first time back in Norfolk showing the work and signing books.

4 p.m.-6 p.m./Exhibition Expedition/Chrysler Museum
Join us for a walking tour of two Chrysler exhibitions, Edward Burtynsky’s Water and Norwood Viviano’s Cities, before strolling to a nearby venue for a look at an exhibition by local artists called Native.

7 p.m./R5/The NorVa
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7:30 p.m./Family Mess, the Play/TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
A great blend of professional comedy and drama at its best with theater veterans Chad Lawson Cooper and Alicia Robinson Cooper along with their fundamental cast! Don’t miss it in your city! To learn more about this comedy drama
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8 p.m./Attucks Jazz Series- Clairdee, Vocals/Attucks Theatre
Acclaimed for her inventive artistry and magnetic stage presence, Clairdee’s lustrous voice and soulful delivery hearkens back to a time when jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues often blended seamlessly together. As a song stylist and interpreter of lyrics, Clairdee is unmatched. She is aware of the meaning and feeling behind every phrase — all of which she communicates with winning sincerity and warmth — set to state of the art arrangements that are equally smart and entertaining.
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Portsmouth

10 a.m.-Noon/Buffalo Riders 2016 Parade of Horses/I.C. Norcom High School
This year, the 15th annual eight mile parade is dedicated to the memory of Buffalo Soldier Carroll Cuffee, 10th Cavalry and Buffalo Soldier Gidwood Sutton, 9th Cavalry. Both troopers served in the U.S. Army on horseback. Parade starts at I. C. Norcom High School on High Street at 10 a.m. sharp.  All horsemen and any groups are invited to join us in this historical parade, including car and motorcycle clubs

1 p.m./Local Author Dr. Laurie Cannady Book Signing and Author Talk/Portsmouth Main Library
Join Portsmouth author Dr. Laurie Cannady, author of the newly released, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul, as she revisits her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia to discuss her work. This event is part of a city wide Black History Month celebration.

1 p.m.-4 p.m./The AAHS Portsmouth Picture Round-Up/The Wesley Center
Got old family pictures taken of places in and around Portsmouth? The African American Historical Society will be available to scan your pictures into their Portsmouth Archive and return them right back to you. Come ready to share those old memories for generations to come!

Suffolk

11 a.m./Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads: “Freedom Song”/Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope, inspiration, and unwavering courage. Freedom Song tells the story of the immense challenges and the important contributions of African-Americans throughout history. Best for ages five and up.
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Virginia Beach

10 a.m.-1 p.m./Pirate Party/The Old Coast Guard Station
Join the pirates of The Old Coast Guard Station for a day full of pirate fun! We’ll have pirate games, crafts, and pirate-themed story time. Every lad, lass, and buccaneer will get a piece of treasure to take home.
$4 Adults, $2 Buccaneers 6-15, Free for Lads & Lassies under 6, FREE for MUSEUM MEMBERS.

11 a.m.-2 p.m./GrowSmart Kid Fest/Lynnhaven Mall
Join us for a family event geared toward children ages birth to five!  Activities include:  Diaper Derby, children’s storytimes, prenatal yoga demo, Born to Move kids’ fitness demo, stroller scavenger hunt, face painting, children’s arts and crafts!  All children ages 0-5 will receive FREE books and prizes!  Parents, stop by our info booths to learn how to support your young children’s learning, development and health.

1 p.m./Comedy Class/Virginia Beach Funny Bone
Learn the art of stand up and improve public speaking skills from Virginia’s premier comedy club. Reserve a seat at VBFunnyBone.com.
FREE

4 p.m./Hampton Roads Cancer Awareness Fashion Show Event/Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
The Hampton Roads Cancer Awareness Fashion Show is MTB’s premier event. This event brings together survivors and those battling cancer in a moment of celebration; highlighting each individual as their stories of personal triumph and the fighting spirit is told. The cancer awareness fashion show is both entertaining and inspiring. This is one cancer awareness event that you don’t want to miss!
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7:50 p.m./Big Screen Saturday: Titanic 3D/Virginia Aquarium
Based on a historical event, the audience is immersed in the events on board ship as remembered by one of the survivors – a nearly 100-year-old woman.
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Sunday

Norfolk

2 p.m./Seven Venues Wedding Open House/Chrysler Hall
Join us for a special catered open house tour of Chrysler Hall, Attucks Theatre, or Harrison Opera House! Brides, grooms, family, and friends can stop by any time. Check out all three venues, or visit just one – new tours will begin every 30 minutes. Please RSVP to weddings@sevenvenues.com

7 p.m./Tell Me More Storytelling: Injuries/Push Comedy Theatre
Tell Me More… Storytelling hosts a regular storytelling night 7 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at the Push Comedy Theater, 763 Granby St., Norfolk. We showcase storytellers sharing stories inspired by one word and a song for further prompting if needed. Here are the themes we have chosen for the next few months: FEB. 21 Theme: Injuries Song: “Ambulance,” by Blur Possibly inspiring stories of: Broken bones and broken hearts MARCH 20 Theme: Disappointments Song: “Failure,” by Kings Of Convenience Possibly inspiring stories of: Succeeding at failing hard APRIL 17 Theme: Adaptations Song: “Delicate,” by Damien RIce Possibly inspiring stories of: Flexibility and change Admission is $5. You can buy tickets at the door or online.
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Portsmouth

4 p.m./The Not Just for February Players/The Wesley Center
They’re back and better than ever! Join us for an evening of African American literature, history and FUN at its very best. Portsmouth’s own NJFP (Mamie King, Elberniece Wadley and George Eason, Jr.), is a readers theatre troupe that has entertained audiences along the East Coast for years via slave narratives, early African American Portsmouth history, scripture, ‘60’s music, love poems and prose — all read to you! Come check out why this group isn’t just for February!

Virginia Beach

2 p.m./Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads, “Freedom Song”/The Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center
The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope, inspiration, and unwavering courage. Freedom Song tells the story of the immense challenges and the important contributions of African-Americans throughout history. Best for ages five and up.

3 p.m./Symphonicity: Rule Britannia/Sandler Center
Featuring: Megan Van Gomple, violin; Symphonicity Chorus; Old Dominion University Concert Choir; Virginia Children’s Chorus; Amy Cofield Williamson, Soprano; Scott Williamson, Tenor; David Newman, Baritone.
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