Your Groundhog Day, Nomarama, Super Bowl Party, Hampton Roads Weekend!


See if “Chesapeake Chuck” sees his shadow on Friday and then get ready for Super Bowl LII!

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All Weekend

Friday – Sunday | New Exhibition: “Another Look: Marine Photography from 1948-1972” | Mariners’ Museum and Park
Join local photography clubs in viewing photography collected from 1948 through 1972. This retrospective exhibition will explore man’s connection to the ocean.

Friday – Sunday | “Rapture, Blister, Burn” | The Little Theatre
With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.

Friday – Saturday | Valentines for Veterans | Great Neck Area Library
They supply the materials and you supply the creativity to make a valentine for a veteran. All valentines will be mailed in time for Valentine’s Day.

Saturday- Sunday | Give Me Liberty | Hampton History Museum
The groundbreaking exhibition “Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery” explores the lives of over 30 fugitive slaves from Hampton.




6:30 p.m. | Couples Massage Workshop | Braille Bodywork
Relax your partner with basic massage techniques for the back, shoulders, neck, hands and feet in a two hour workshop.

7 p.m. | Nauti Night Out Mermaid Tail/Whale/Anchor Door Hanger | Mommy Makes Stuff Studio
Make your very own door hanger with Randi at the Mommy Makes Stuff Studio. Cost of admission covers all supplies as well as custom writing and finishing touches.


11 a.m. | Food Truck Friday | Hampton VA Medical Center
Get your lunch fix from a number of food trucks parked at the Hampton VA Medical Center. This week’s featured food trucks are themed: Taste of Asia.

5 p.m. | Family Movie Night | Bethel Manor Elementary School
Take your kids to see a very special movie about a very special race car. There will be pre-orders for hot dog meals, photo ops and license plate/coloring stations for the kids.

Newport News

12 p.m. | Groundhog Day Ceremony | The Virginia Living Museum
Find out if resident groundhog, Chesapeake Chuck, will predict six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Will he see his shadow?

6 p.m. | Free Friday Night Movies | Wylie Theater Fort Eustis
Spend an evening watching a movie at Fort Eustis. At 6 p.m. enjoy Thor Ragnarok and at 8 p.m. see A Bad Moms Christmas.

7 p.m. | Bacchus Wine & Food Festival | The Virginia Living Museum
Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music, entertainment and games.

7 p.m. | Disney Trivia and Paint Night | Wine and Design
Join Wine and Design in a night of painting and trivia for all things Disney. They are currently accepting trivia teams of 2-5, creative Disney Themed names win pretend bonus points.

7 p.m. | Voodoo Visionary | Tradition Brewing
Come out and listen to Voodoo Visionary play improvisational funk dance music from the dirty south musical mecca of Atlanta.


10:30 a.m. | Writers Coffee Break | Cafe Stella
Get your coffee break in at Cafe Stella for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students and friends can enjoy conversation together.

6:30 p.m. | Bad Movie Night | Pretlow Planetarium
View old sci-fi films on the first Friday of every month on the dome of the Pretlow Planetarium. The night will start with a pub-style trivia contest at 6:30 p.m. followed by an old sci-fi film a 7 pm. All showings are free!

7:30 p.m. | Pride and Prejudice | Wells Theatre
Dive back into the world of Jane Austen with this stage adaption of her most beloved novel.


4:30 p.m. | Transformational Yoga – For all Levels | Sattvic Space Yoga and Healing Studio
Participate in a yoga practice that addresses all the aspects of your existence simultaneously at one time.

6 p.m. | $25 Sip and Paint Night | Baby Talk Cafe
Create beautiful Orchids with no experience necessary. Ticket price includes all art and wine supplies you need!

7 p.m. | Line Dance Invasion | Roger Brown’s Restaurant and Sports Bar
Come out and enjoy an evening of line dancing at Roger Brown’s.

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | 2018 Hampton Roads International Auto Show | The Virginia Beach Convention Center
Get your car fix at the international auto show this weekend. Open daily through Feb. 14.

8 p.m. | And Then There Were None | Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. Enjoy this mystery comedy from January 19 through February 11 at the Little Theatre.



12 p.m. | Hampton Job Fair | St Tammany Lodge
Find your next job with a company in the Hampton Roads area, including direct sale vendors who are looking to share their company information with those curious about working from home. Casual Dress, children friendly.

Newport News

2 p.m. | Super Saturday Groundhog’s Prediction | Virginia Living Museum
Find out what what Virginia Living Museum groundhog Chesapeake Chuck has to say about who will win Super Bowl LII. 

2:30 p.m. | Macro Photography Workshop | The Mariners’ Museum and Park
Join the Mariners’ Museum Staff and James River Camera Club in learning how to take up close and personal photos of the Mariners’ collection. The club will offer demonstrations and guidance in the art of Macro Photography. Please bring your own camera and tripod.


11 a.m. | Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads presents “Robots!” | Virginia Stage Company
Go far, far into the future, in a world almost exactly like our own, to learn about how Robots may rule the world. This is a great way to satisfy your inner science fiction lover! 

2 p.m. | 3rd Annual Nomarama Slider Competition | O’Connor Brewing Co.
Join us as we bring you five more major Burger Players from in and around the 757!

2 p.m. | A Woman’s Christmas Tea | Hunter House Victorian Museum
Celebrate the end of the busy holiday season with an afternoon tea for ladies based on Christmas tradition. Refreshments with savories and sweets will be served.

2 p.m. | Gallery Talk with Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond | The Chrysler Museum of Art
Help the Chrysler museum commemorate Black History Month with a special Gallery Talk with Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, Founder & Executive Director of the emerging African American Culture Center/

8 p.m. | Virginia Symphony Pops: Elvis: The King’s Songbook | Chrysler Hall
Come hear renditions from the King himself.

8:30 p.m. | Rueda de Casino Social | Mambo Room Cultural Dance & Event Center
Join the Mambo Room for a festive and fun Cuban themed party. This event includes a 45 minute beginner lesson at 8:30 p.m. and then dancing until 10:30 p.m.


10 a.m. | Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market | County Street
Find your treasures at the Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market. 

12 p.m. | New Farmers Market at MoMac Brewery | MoMac Brewing Company
This new market is an ‘extension’ of the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market and will be hosted by MoMac Brewery and held throughout the winter months every Saturday from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. until the regular market resumes in Portsmouth on May 5.


8 a.m. | Mardi Gras 10k Run4Beads and 5k Color Run | Windsor Castle Park
Come out and enjoy the only Mardi Gras Run & Festival in the Hampton Roads area. Make sure you’re dressed up in your favorite Mardi Gras attire and run in the Geaux for Gold 10k at 10 a.m. or the Fat Tuesday 5k Color run at 11 a.m. Refreshments and jazz music provided afterwards.


10:30 a.m. | Archaeology for Kids with Fairfield Foundation | Morgan Memorial Library
Learn about American Indian Ceramics, Artifact Washing and so much more at the Morgan Memorial Library. This is an elementary school aged kids class and is presented by The Fairfield Foundation.

9 p.m. | Above & Beyond Jazz at Boogies Soul Food Restaurant | Boogies Soul Food
Above & Beyond Jass is coming to Suffolk to perform the smoothest, sweetest jazz just for you at Boogies Soul Food. No cover charge required.

Virginia Beach 

10 a.m. | Virginia Beach Polar Plunge Festival | Hilton Oceanfront Hotel
Help raise money for the Special Olympics!

12 p.m. | Taste of Whole Foods | Whole Foods Market
Join us for our Taste of Whole Foods Market demos. Demos include chef inspired menus featuring our 365 Everyday Value Brand, unique finds for foodies & take and go favorites made by us.

2 p.m. | Virginia Beach SPCA Puppy Bowl Tail-Gate Party | Smartmouth Pilot House
Meet the three VBSPCA puppies represented in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIV and join them for beers, food, games and prizes.


10 a.m. | Fossil Frenzy Hike | York River State Park
Join a crew of explorers to find out what exactly lived in York River State Park before us. Find fossils of early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops and snails on a hike to a fossil beach.

8 p.m. | The Comedy Club presents – National Touring Stand Up Comedians | “Double Tree” at 50 Kingsmill Rd
Get a chance to laugh your heart out at the Comedy Club of Williamsburg with a showcase of touring Stand Up Comedians.

9 p.m. | Stadium Arcadium | Alma Mater Productions
Get a chance to play with all of the arcade games from your childhood in one night!



6 p.m. | Super Bowl Sunday Fun Day | Bowman’s Soul N the Wall
Enjoy a delicious buffet, drink specials and raffle contests as you watch the Superbowl.

Newport News

8:30 a.m. | Sedgefield Farmer’s Market | Sedgefield Village Green
Buy your fresh local produce with lots of choices at the farmer’s market this weekend!


12 p.m. | Tour de ORF Bike Ride | Smartmouth Beer
Smartmouth Beer and Elizabeth River trail have teamed up to create a route for a leisurely bike ride through Norfolk. All skill levels are welcome. Immediately after the ride participants can refresh with a nice cold beer at market price.

5 p.m. | Super Bowl Party | Grain
Where will you be watching the game? Grain @ the Main will host you, featuring Miller lite and Blue Moon along with 80 taps to choose from. There will be games and prizes to keep the night alive.


12 p.m. | Puppy Bowl Adoption Event | Portsmouth Humane Society
The Portsmouth Humane Society is teaming up with the ASPCA and Animal Planet to host a #PuppyBowl adoption event. Don your favorite team’s jersey and come meet their MVPs (Most Valuable Pets).


2 p.m. | Aerial Yoga | StudioA Fitness
Get a total body workout with aerial yoga! Using a soft fabric hammock suspended a few feet off the ground, you’ll perform a series of exercises involving yoga, calisthenics, Pilates and acrobatics.


11 a.m. | Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch and Buffet | Riverwalk Restaurant
Join the Riverwalk Restaurant every Sunday to satisfy your brunch needs. The menu includes fresh, local seafood, natural meats and local farmer’s produce to create delicious breakfast and lunch dishes.