Events - November December 2010




DATEBOOK EVENTS NOV/DEC 2010

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UPCOMING EVENTS

ILLUMINATIONS
Dec 11-30 2010
FREE

Gaze at the sight of each area illuminated with lights, narration, Fifes and Drums and muskets and cressets. Free. 5:30 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE
Ongoing: Learn belly dancing skills, no experience necessary. $10. Mondays, 8–9 p.m.; Thursdays, 5–6 p.m. Hipnotic World Dance Center, 139 Tilden Ave., Chesapeake. 757-681-6676. www.hipnoticbellydancing.com

FIRST FRIDAY IN OLDE TOWNE
Ongoing: Visit art galleries, antique shops and specialty stores the first Friday of the month. Free. 5–8 p.m. 12 Historic Squares of High St., Portsmouth. 757-405-3500.

CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES
Ongoing: All writing styles explored including poetry, fiction, social networking, blogging, photography, stand-up comedy and screenplay writing. The Muse Writing Center, Norfolk. 757-818-9880. www.the-muse.org

FALL CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Ongoing: Fall writing classes. Registration required. $165–$180. The Muse Writing Center, Norfolk. 757-818-9880. www.the-muse.org

FIRST FRIDAYS FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Ongoing: Craft time at the Olde World Tea Company the first Friday of the month. Free. 4–7 p.m. 327 Main St., Smithfield. 757-356-0832.

FIRST FRIDAY POETRY SALON
Ongoing: Share poems the first Friday of the month. Free. 7:30–9:30 p.m. The Muse Writing Center, Norfolk. 757-818-9880. www.the-muse.org

LIVE MUSIC AT ANNA’S RISTORANTE PASTA VINO
Ongoing: Live music during Sunday brunch. Noon–3p.m. 1810 S. Church St., Smithfield. 757-357-4676.

LIVE MUSIC AT JALAPENO’S RESTAURANT
Ongoing: Wednesday and Friday evenings. 13432 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield. 757-356-9655.

MUSE AFTER HOURS
Ongoing: Enjoy the creative minds from the Muse Writing Center on Wednesdays. Free. 5:30–7:30 p.m. The Boot Restaurant, Norfolk. 757-818-9880. www.the-muse.org

NARO CINEMA OPENING NIGHT FILM SOCIETY
Ongoing: Fridays, view movies with drinks and snacks. 6–7 p.m. The Green Onion, Norfolk. 757-818-9880. www.the-muse.org

OLDE TOWNE ANTIQUES TO FLEA MARKET
Ongoing: First Saturday of each month. Free. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Middle St. Garage, Downtown Portsmouth. 757-405-3500.

SUBSTANCE DANCE PARTY & OPEN DJ NIGHT
Ongoing: Shake off work-week stress on Saturdays and open DJ night on Tuesdays. Free. Saturday 10 p.m.–2 a.m. and Tuesday 9 p.m.–2 p.m. Belmont House of Smoke, Norfolk. 757-623-4477. thisissubstance.blogspot.com

SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH ROBIN WELCH
Ongoing: Listening to the soothing sounds of Robin Welch’s classical guitar. Free. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The Jewish Mother, Virginia Beach. 757-422-5430. www.jewishmother.com

THE CASE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE KILLER
Ongoing: Solve a murder mystery and enjoy a four-course meal. Shows Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. $41.95 for show and dinner. 7:30 p.m. The Clarion Inn & Suites, 5351 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg. 888-471-4802. www.mysterydinner.com/williamsburg/#season/

POETRY SHARING NIGHT
Nov. 2: Original work welcome! Free. 6:30–9 p.m. Old Dominion University, Norfolk. 757-368-4100. www.odu.edu/vbhec

YARN AT DOC TAYLOR’S SEASIDE MARKET LOUNGE
Nov. 4: Live regional music. Free. 8:30 p.m. 207 23rd St., Virginia Beach. 757-425-1960. www.quivaproductions.com

THE HARDWICK CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Nov. 5: Ensemble music by John Winsor. 7:30 p.m. The Unitarian Church of Norfolk, 739 Yarmouth St., Norfolk. 757-627-5371. www.ucnorfolk.org

HAMTOWN PORK & FORK FEST
Nov. 5–6: Smithfield Barbecue Cook-Off with music, brews, cornhole and door prizes. Joel C. Bradshaw Fairgrounds, 21311 Courthouse Hwy., Windsor. 800-444-5226 ext. 1639.

CHRISTMAS IN OLDE HAMPTON
Nov. 5–7: Hand-crafted decorations by artists. Free. Blue Skies Gallery, Hampton. 757-727-0028. www.blueskiesart.com

OLDE TOWNE CURB MARKET’S FALL FOLLIES MARKET
Nov. 6: Parking lot behind Bank of Southside Virginia. 9 a.m.–Noon. Downtown Smithfield. 757-375-3031.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Nov. 6–7: Large collection of special gift items. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. A. Dodson’s, 2948 Bridge Rd., Suffolk. 757-483-1344 www.adodsons.com

SANTA’S STOCKING OLD-FASHIONED CRAFT BAZAAR
Nov. 6–7, 20–21: Over 100 different vendors. Saturdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Kempsville Recreation Center, Virginia Beach. 757-385-4486. www.VBgov.com/parks

HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Nov. 7: Shopping and socializing hosted by the Cypress Point Circle of The King’s Daughters. $1 donation. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Quality Suites & Sleep Inn at Lake Wright, 6280 Northampton Blvd., Norfolk. 757-668-7098.

DISCUSSION OF SORRY, WRONG ANSWER: TRIVIA QUESTIONS EVEN KNOW-IT-ALLS GET WRONG
Nov. 8: Join Dr. Rod Evans as he delves into his new book. Free. 7–8:30 p.m. Lecture Hall 244 Old Dominion University, Norfolk. 757-368-4100. www.odu.edu/vbhec

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
Nov. 11: Honor our veterans with a ceremonial wreath-laying at the War Memorial in York Hall. Free. Noon. 301 Main St., Yorktown. 757-890-3500.

ONANCOCK SECOND FRIDAY & ART STROLL
Nov. 12, Dec. 10: Enjoy a stroll through participating shops and galleries. Onancock. 757-302-0366. www.onancock.org

SmARTS! SMITHFIELD MONTHLY ARTS STROLL
Nov. 12, Dec. 10: Stroll through participating Historic District shops, listen to music and enjoy light bites and beverages. Free. 5–8 p.m. Smithfield. 757-357-7707. www.smithfield-virginia.com

WIDE OPEN WINE GUILD
Nov. 12, Dec. 10: This event is great for any wine lover. $3. 7 p.m. Bon Vivant Market, 415S Church St., Smithfield. 757-356-0932.

CHILI COOK-OFF
Nov. 13: Vote for your favorite at this friendly competition or enter your own creation. Noon–3 p.m. Waterman’s Museum, Yorktown. 757-887-2641.

G. I. JIVE: A SALUTE TO THE YEARS OF TROOP ENTERTAINMENT
Nov. 13: Join the Publick Show, a local chorus ensemble, for its annual show. $20. 1–6 p.m. Rite Masonic Center, 64 Saunders Rd., Newport News. 757-566-8600. www.publicktimeschorus.com

BLUES AND JAZZ CONCERT
Nov. 13: ACES presents Barbara Martin and Mac Walter. $5–$20. 8 p.m. Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church, Onancock. www.onancock.com

YORKTOWN MARKET DAYS
Nov. 13, Dec. 11: Free. 8 a.m.–Noon. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. 757-890-3500. www.riverwalklanding.com

SHOP FROM THE HEART, A NIGHT OF GIVING
Nov. 14: Shop ‘til you drop to benefit the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. $5. 6:30–9:30 p.m. MacArthur Center, Norfolk. 757-627-6502. www.shopmacarthur.com

NEXUS INTERFAITH DIALOGUE
Nov. 15: Representatives from different faith traditions explain the significance of worship. Free. 7:30–9 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk. 757-455-3129. ww2.vwc.edu

16TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON
Nov. 16: Sponsored by Seton Youth Shelters; includes cocktail hour and silent auction. $45. 11 a.m. Princess Anne Country Club, Virginia Beach. 757-963-5795. www.setonyouthshelters.org

REGENT UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES
Nov. 16: Hear Susan RoAne, networking expert and best-selling author, speaks on How to Work a Room in a Digital World. Founders Inn, Virginia Beach. 757-352-4141. www.regent.edu/events/els

HOLIDAY RAW FOOD DEMONSTRATION
Nov. 17: Learn to incorporate wholesome raw foods into your holiday meals. $40. 7–9p.m. 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. 757-685-4325.

CHAMBER COMMUNITY BUSINESS EXPO
Nov. 18: Live music and door prizes. Free. 3–7 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 100 N. College Dr., Franklin. 757-562-4900. www.fsachamber.com

FIREHOUSE BLUEGRASS BENEFIT CONCERT
Nov. 19, Dec. 17: Enjoy a fun concert and make a donation towards much needed medical, rescue and firefighting equipment. 7:30 p.m. Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department, 15020 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton. 757-613-6183.

OLDE TOWNE ARTS AND ANTIQUE OPEN HOUSE
Nov. 19: Local art and entertainment, including the Winter Wonderland: the Coleman Collection. Free. 5–9 p.m. High St. Shopping District, Portsmouth. 757-405-3500. www.portsvaevents.com

MACARTHUR ON ICE
Beginning Nov. 20: Take to the ice for some cool fun on MacArthur’s outdoor skating rink. $8–$10. MacArthur Center, Norfolk. 757-314-4409. www.macarthuronice.com

26TH ANNUAL GRAND ILLUMINATION PARADE
Nov. 20: Dazzle at the illuminated skyline and witness the Grand Illumination Parade with festive floats, big balloons and Santa. Free. 7 p.m. Downtown Norfolk and Old Towne Portsmouth. 757-623-1757. www.downtownnorfolk.org

FREE WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC FORT HUGER
Nov. 20: Led by historian Albert Burckard for all ages. Free. 10 a.m. Fort Huger, Isle of Wright. 757-357-0115. www.smithfield-virginia.com

NIKE-AJAX MISSILE SITE N-75 WALKING TOUR
Nov. 20: Tour one of the few surviving Army-Defense Posts of the Cold War. Free. 2 p.m. 13036 Nike Park Road, Carrollton. 757-357-0115.

OLDE TOWNE CURB MARKET’S Thanksgiving MARKET
Nov. 20: Parking lot behind Bank of Southside Virginia. 9 a.m.–Noon. Downtown Smithfield. 757-375-3031.

TREFOIL
Nov. 20: Enjoy this trio as they bring French Music from the late 14th century back to life. Free. 8 p.m. Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg. 757-221-1073. www.wm.edu/as/music/index.php

INDIAN RIVER CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
Nov. 20–21: Gift items crafted by local artists and Santa! Free. Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday Noon–4p.m. Indian River High School, Chesapeake. 757-382-6411. www.cityofchesapeake.net/PRevents

DOOMTREE AT SHAKA’S
Nov. 22: Listen to Doomtree, featuring P.O.S. 7 p.m. 317 Monticello Ave., Virginia Beach. 757-422-1993. www.quivaproductions.com

TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER
Nov. 25: Feast on all the traditional fixings of a Thanksgiving meal. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach. 757-366-5700. www.FoundersInn.com

HANDS-ON-HISTORY
Nov. 25–26, Dec. 20–24, 27–Jan. 1: Family activities at The Benjamin Powell House. Included in admission. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

BEER DOGGIN’
Nov. 26: Join the Bon Vivant’s Beer Lover’s Club to taste new brews. $5. 7 p.m. Bon Vivant Market 415S Church St., Smithfield. 757-356-0932.

TRAINS AND PLANES
Nov. 26–28: Second annual model train show. $5–$10. 9 a.m.–4p.m. Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach. 757-721-7767. www.militaryaviationmuseum.org

LANTHORN TOUR
Nov. 26, Dec. 4: See the magic of Colonial Williamsburg by candlelight. $7.50–$15. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

MUSICAL DIVERSIONS AT THE COURTHOUSE
Nov. 26, Dec. 4, 17, 22–27, 29-Jan. 1: Listen to the sounds of Colonial Williamsburg’s musicians. $15. 7:30 and 9 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

KID’S HOLIDAY WEEKENDS
Nov. 27–28, Dec. 11–12, 18–19, 26: The Historic Area and Art Museums of Williamsburg are catering to the kids for four exciting weekends. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

CHRISTMAS AT HOME
Nov. 27–Jan. 1: Learn about Christmases of the past in this hour-long walking tour. $7.50–$15. 7–9 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

LISTEN MY CHILDREN: LEGENDS, MYTHS AND FABLES FOR FAMILIES
Nov. 27, Dec. 10, 18, 22, 24: Enjoy an evening of storytelling. $7.50–$15. 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Nov. 28: Dazzle at the shimmering lights of the traditional Christmas tree. Smithfield Center, Smithfield. 757-356-9339.

FOUNDERS ILLUMINATION
Nov. 28: A day of family-friendly entertainment and the illumination of 100,000 white lights in the evening. Free. Noon. The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach. 757-366-5700. www.FoundersInn.com

A GRAND MEDLEY OF ENTERTAINMENTS
Nov. 29, Dec. 5, 13, 21, 24. Experience this 18th century traveling show, complete with amazing feats, strange beasts and a dash of comedic amusement. $7.50–$15. 7:30 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

LADIES NIGHT AT A. DODSON’S
Dec. 1: Make a wish list and your secret Santa can come on Dec. 8 to fill it. 5–9 p.m. A. Dodson’s, 2948 Bridge Rd., Suffolk. 757-483-1344 www.adodsons.com

HOLIDAYS AT THE TAVERN
Dec. 1–24: Enjoy the mid-19th-Century holiday décor. Free. Boykin’s Tavern Museum. 757-357-0115.

HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES
Dec. 1–22: Singers from the area perform the sounds of the season. Free. MacArthur Center, Norfolk. 757-627-6000. www.shopmacarthur.com

WINTER VIOLIN CONCERT
Dec. 2: Pavel Ilyashov makes a solo and chamber performance. Free. 3–5 p.m. Old Dominion University, Norfolk. 757-368-4100. www.odu.edu/vbhec

SANTA’S ATTIC
Dec. 2–3: Arts and crafts show. Free. Thursday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Hampton City Hall, Hampton. 757-728-2085. www.hampton.gov/parks

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Dec. 3: The lighting of the Christmas tree following a procession of lights. Free. 7:30 p.m. Begins at Victory Monument, Yorktown. 757-890-3500.

CHRISTMAS MARKET ON MAIN
Dec. 4: A variety of goods from arts and crafts to roasted chestnuts and hot cider. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Historic Main St., Yorktown. 757-890-3500.

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Dec. 4: Kick of the holiday season when a traditional holiday tree is lit by the Mayor and the City Council. Free. 5 p.m. City Hall, Chesapeake. 757-382-6411.

OLDE TOWNE CURB MARKET’S Holiday MARKET
Dec. 4: Parking lot behind Bank of Southside Virginia. 9 a.m.–Noon. Downtown Smithfield. 757-375-3031.

OLDE TOWNE PORTSMOUTH FARMERS’ MARKET
Dec. 4: Located in the first block of Middle St., between High and Queen Streets. 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Downtown Portsmouth.

SANTA LUNCHEON
Dec. 4: Enjoy fun activities, face painting and lunch with Santa. Reservations required. $9-$12. Noon–1:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St., Portsmouth. 757-393-5258. www.portsvaevents.com

WATERMAN’S MUSEUM OYSTER ROAST
Dec. 4: Enjoy favorite seafood treats. 2–6 p.m. Waterman’s Museum, Yorktown. 757-887-2341.

YORKTOWN LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Dec. 4: Festive decorations on the boats on the river vying for “Best in Show.” Free. 7 p.m. Yorktown Waterfront. 757-890-4970.

BATTLE OF GREAT BRIDGE
Dec. 4–5: Experience two pivotal battles of the Revolutionary War re-enacted. Free. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Great Bridge “Bridge,” Chesapeake. 757-382-6411. www.cityofchesapeake.net/PRevents

TEDDY BEAR TEA
Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 19: Sip tea with a cuddly teddy bear. Each child will receive a commemorative teddy bear to keep. Reservations required. The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach. 757-366-5700. www.FoundersInn.com

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Dec. 4–5, 11–12, 18–19: Share a meal with jolly ole St. Nick himself. Reservations required. 8–10 a.m. The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach. 757-366-5700. www.FoundersInn.com

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS WALKING TOUR
Dec. 4–5, 25: Gaze at holiday decorations on the buildings of Colonial Williamsburg. $10–$15. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

COOKIES WITH SANTA
Dec. 5: Enjoy the treats of the season at York Hall, including holiday cookies and a visit from Santa. Free. 1–4 p.m. 301 Main Street, Yorktown. 757-890-4490.

A FESTIVAL OF ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS
Dec. 5: A blending of ancient and modern styles of worship led by the choir, soloists and instrumentalists. Free. 4 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St., Portsmouth. 757-393-0431. www.trinity-portsmouth.org

GRAND ILLUMINATION
Dec. 5: Fireworks and live music will mark the beginning of the holidays. Free. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

HISTORIC PORT NORFOLK HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES
Dec. 5: Take a tour of historical homes in the Norfolk area, featuring three historical churches. $12-$14. 3–7 p.m. Portsmouth. 757-399-4122.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Dec. 5, 12: Have your pet pose with Santa. 7–10 p.m. MacArthur Center. 757-627-6000. www.shopmacarthur.com

LEADERS LEVERAGING A VIRTUAL WORLD
Dec. 8: Learn how a Virtual Assistant can benefit your workplace through this webinar. Free. 1:30–2:30 p.m. Register at http://msbcoach.com/newletters/webinarDecember08.html

MEN’S NIGHT AT A. DODSON’S
Dec. 8: Let A. Dodson’s take care of your gift wrapping as you enjoy a festive evening with food and drinks. 5–9 p.m. A. Dodson’s, 2948 Bridge Rd., Suffolk. 757-483-1344 www.adodsons.com

ANTEBELLUM HOLIDAYS
Dec. 9–31: Experience the holiday décor of Lee Hall Mansion. 163 Yorktown Rd., Newport News. 757-888-3371. www.leehall.org

OLDE TOWNE CANDLELIGHT HOME TOUR
Dec. 10-11: Explore the fanciful decorations on this self-guided walking tour of historic homes. $20. Friday, 5–9 p.m.; Saturday, 1–5 p.m. Historic Portsmouth. 757-714-3223.

13TH ANNUAL OLDE TOWNE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dec. 11: Performances, children’s activities, carolers and more! Noon–6 p.m. High St., Olde Towne Portsmouth. 757-393-8481. www.portsvaevents.com

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Dec. 11: Enjoy a warm breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets required. 9 a.m. Historic Freight Shed, Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. 757-875-1522.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT BURGER KING
Dec. 11: Take a seat next to Santa and enjoy a meal. Reservations required. 8–9:30 a.m. MacArthur Center, Norfolk. 757-627-6502. www.shopmacarthur.com

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
Dec. 11: Kids ages 3–12 can be kids and shop. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St., Portsmouth. 757-393-0431.

DOWNTOWN SMITHFIELD CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dec. 11: This year’s theme: Isle be Home for the Holidays. 11 a.m. Downtown Smithfield.

LADY DUNMORE’S BALL
Dec. 11: Celebrate Queen Charlotte’s birth night and the christening of newborn Lady Virginia. $65. 7 p.m. The Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dec. 11: See historical houses decked out for the holidays; then get your groove on at the Annual Music Festival at Historic Cokesbury Church. Homes tour: Free; 2–4 p.m. Music Festival: $15–$20; 4–8 p.m. Onancock. 757-302-0330. www.onancock.org

RAWLS MUSEUM ARTS ANNUAL GALA
Dec. 11: Enjoy an artsy evening for a good cause. Various ticket prices. 6–11 p.m. 22376 Linden St., Courtland. 757-653-0754. www.rawlsarts.com

SANTA CLAUS PARADE
Dec. 11: Santa strolls down High Street in a horse-drawn carriage. 5:30 p.m. Olde Towne Portsmouth. 757-393-8983.

SANTA CLAUS SHUFFLE 5K RACE AND 1K FUN RUN
Dec. 11: Costumed runners fill the streets. Refreshments, prizes and entertainment included. Check-in 7 a.m., Fun Run 8:30 a.m. and 5K 9 a.m. nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth. 757-488-9161.

TOYLAND PARADE
Dec. 11: See all your favorite holiday friends including Santa. Free. 1 p.m. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. 757-890-3500.

CHRISTMAS IN THE FIELD
Dec. 11–12: Enjoy a historic weekend with a Civil War re-enactment, living history programs and more. $5. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Heritage Park, Windsor. 757-357-0115.

CAROLING
Dec. 11–23: Enjoy the tunes or sing along with your favorite seasonal songs. Free. 6 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

ILLUMINATIONS
Dec. 11–30: Gaze at the sight of each area illuminated with lights, narration, Fifes and Drums and muskets and cressets. Free. 5:30 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

CHOWDER COOK-OFF
Dec. 12: Taste the flavors of local cooking from chefs all over the Eastern Shore. $15. 5–8 p.m. Aqua at Bay Creek Resort and Club, Cape Charles. 757-331-8660. www.baycreekresort.com

REGENT UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES
Dec. 14: Hear from P. J. O’Rourke, business satirist and best-selling author, as he speaks about “Pirates in Neckties: Government vs. the Free Market, Which is Worse?” Founders Inn, Virginia Beach. 757-352-4141. www.regent.edu/events/els

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
Dec. 16–19: Enjoy this holiday classic as directed by Cathy Eaton. $15. Evening shows, 8 p.m.; matinees, 2:30 p.m. Smithfield Little Theatre, 220 N. Church St., Carrollton. 757-357-7338.

OLDE TOWNE CURB MARKET’S Jingle BElls MARKET
Dec. 18: Parking lot behind Bank of Southside Virginia. 9 a.m.–Noon. Downtown Smithfield. 757-375-3031.

ONANCOCK’S CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dec. 18: A hometown parade with floats, bands, antique cars and Santa! Free. 5 p.m. Market Street, Onancock. 757-787-3363. www.onancock.com

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Dec. 24: Celebrate lighting the first Christmas Tree of Williamsburg at the Courthouse on the Duke of Gloucester Street. Free. Colonial Williamsburg. 1-800-HISTORY. www.history.org

SWAN TERRACE CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER
Dec. 24: Enjoy a holiday meal and seasonal music. The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach. 757-366-5700. www.FoundersInn.com

THE FOUNDERS CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Dec. 25: Let the chefs do the cooking as they prepare a holiday buffet. The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach. 757-366-5700. www.FoundersInn.com

13TH ANNUAL OLDE TOWNE SCOTTISH WALK
Dec. 31: Celebrating the New Year the way George Washington did. Free. 3:30 p.m. Olde Towne Portsmouth. 757-650-3052.

SWAN TERRACE NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
Dec. 31: Ring in the New Year with fine dining, entertainment and a champagne toast. The Founders Inn and Spa, 5641 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach. 757-366-5700. www.FoundersInn.com

Art

ARTS CENTER @ 319
319 Main St., Smithfield. 757-357-7707.
www.smithfieldarts.org
Through December: The Resident Artists Show. Opening night is Nov. 12, 5–8 p.m.

CHARLES H. TAYLOR ARTS CENTER
4205 Victoria Blvd., Hampton. 757-727-1490.
www.hamptonarts.net
Through Dec. 5: Small Works; Miniatures by Hampton Roads Artists.
Dec. 10–Jan. 23: The Peninsula Glass Guild’s 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition & Philip Nolley: Recent Work. This exhibit explores the many shapes of glass.

THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART
245 West Olney Rd., Norfolk. 757-664-6200.
www.chrysler.org
Through Jan. 6: London Calling: Victorian Paintings from the Royal Holloway Collection. A distinguished collection of English Victorian art.
Through February: Cheers to Queen Victoria! British Glass from the Chrysler Collection. British glass objects from a variety of decorative styles.
Through March 27: Portraying a Nation: American Portrait Photography, 1850–2010. More than 100 portraits illustrating diversity.
Nov. 6: Senior Art Forum: London Calling. Discussion on Victorian culture.
Nov. 10: Do You See What I See? Families Learning Together: Hide and Peep. Learn about the Victorian era.
Nov. 11–22: Annual Members’ Appreciation Sale. Enjoy 20 percent off your gift shop purchases and a free London-scene umbrella.
Nov. 15: Amernet String Quartet. Kaufman Theatre.
Nov. 17, Dec. 15: Art and Books, Wine and Cheese. Delve into famous Victorian literature and light refreshments.
Nov. 17: Lecture by Kelly Conway. The highlights of Victorian tableware and decorative arts.
Nov. 21: Sunday Afternoon Concerts: The Virginia Chorale presents Sullivan With and Without Gilbert.
Dec. 1: In Search of a National Landscape: the Art of William T. Richards.
Dec. 11: Second Saturday Family Day: Scrooge Calling. The cast of Virginia State Company’s A Christmas Carol visits the museum for the day.
Dec. 11: Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Aesthetics and Victorian Visual Culture. Join University of Michigan’s Jonathan Smith for a lecture about the debate between science and art.
Dec. 19: Sunday Afternoon Concerts: Eastern Virginia Brass Band.

CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER OF VIRGINIA
2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach. 757-425-0000.
www.cacv.org
Through Jan. 16: Heidi Fowler—Re:USE. This artist finds her inspiration from pictures taken through a car window.
Through Jan. 16: John R. G. Roth. The beauty of the natural environment is displayed in Roth’s detailed anthropomorphized sculptures.
Nov. 7: House of Blues, Yellows, Greens and Reds. Fundraiser with live music and seasonal food. $75. 2–6 p.m.
Nov. 18: Pre-K Art Day. Bring your preschoolers for an educational day of art.
Nov. 18: Third Thursday at CAC. Free Admission.
Dec. 5: Holiday Craft Sale: Artists will be selling unique gift items. Free. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Dec. 5: Free Family Fest: Enjoy scavenger hunts, art activities and refreshments. 2–4p.m.

COURTHOUSE GALLERIES
420 High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8543.
www.courthousegalleries.com
Nov. 19, 26–Dec 31: Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection. Celebrate the season with classic wonderland scenes.
Nov. 19, 26–27, Dec. 3–4, 10–12, 17–19, 24: Singing Santa Returns to Winter Wonderland. Join Santa in singing the classics.
Nov. 26–28: Kick off the holiday season with fun crafts and activities.

d’ART CENTER @ SELDEN ARCADE
208 E Main St., Norfolk. 757-625-4211.
www.d-artcenter.org
Through Nov. 3: Visual Dimensions. Washington DC artists Jo Weiss and Susan Yanero display their artwork with sculptor Burton Tysinger.
Through Nov. 13: Children’s Exploration in Paint and Mixed Media. Let your children learn new skills in painting and mixed media. 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Through Nov. 21: Watercolors Class. Learn the basics of watercolor painting. 1–3 p.m.
Nov. 6–14: People, Places and Things. An exhibition by d’ART Center Artist Vonnie Whitworth.
Nov. 20–Dec 31: d’ART Holiday Gift Gallery: The Decker Gallery will be transformed into a Artful Gift Shop with original artworks starting at $10.
Dec. 3: d’ART Holiday Shopping & d’ARTini Night Party: Enjoy a holiday-themed d’ART Martini while you shop at the gift shop.

DEWITT WALLACE DECORATIVE ARTS MUSEUM
326 West Francis St., Williamsburg. 757-220-7693.
www.history.org/history/museums/dewitt_gallery.cfm
Through Dec. 2012: This Old Coffeehouse. Learn what historians underwent to reconstruct the Richard Carlton Coffeehouse.
Nov. 10–11: ‘Tis the Season to Decorate, Celebrate and Entertain. Demonstrations and lectures about new and traditional ways to decorate and entertain. $100–$175.
Dec. 16: Decking the Halls: The Evolution of Holiday Decoration at Historic Sites. A look at Christmas decorations in the house museum.

PENINSULA FINE ARTS CENTER
101 Museum Dr., Newport News. 757-596-8175.
www.pfac-va.org
Ongoing: Paint Days! Tuesdays and Thursdays, kids display their creative side. Paints, paper, easels and smocks provided.
Through Nov. 16: Discovery Watercolor. Learn the tools and techniques of traditional watercolor.
Through Nov. 17: After School Clay Camp. Each Wednesday, bring your kids to play with clay for the day.
Through Nov. 21: New and Returning Classes for Fall 2010. New classes include Plein Air Sketching, Making and Using Molds and Molded Forms and special holiday classes.
Through Jan. 2: Pfac Biennial 2010. Witness the best artwork from hundreds of entries submitted from across the country; featuring the exhibit Colonalism.
Nov. 6: Japanese Manga (Ages 10 +). Students can learn drawing techniques to create Manga, Japanese cartoons.
Nov. 6–7, Dec. 4–5: Free Admission Weekend.
Nov. 18, Dec. 16: Art After 5. Live music and poetry await you at this free event.
Dec. 4: Season’s Greetings: Holiday Scenes from the Noland Company Collection. See dozens of historic buildings decked out for the holidays in this exhibit.

VISUAL ARTS CENTER
340 High St., Portsmouth. 757-822-1888.
www.tcc.edu.vac
Through Nov. 4: Truth With a Camera: Shooting for Good. Photojournalist-in-Residence, John Meltzer, speaks on photojournalism.
Nov. 20–Jan. 6: 41st Annual Art Faculty Exhibition: The work of more than 20 Visual Arts Center faculty members on display. Free.

Museum

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA
221 High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-5258.
www.childrensmuseumva.com
Nov. 26–28: Opening Celebration for Winter Wonderland: the Coleman Collection. Acollection of wintery scenes, a sing-along with Santa and more! $5.
Dec. 18: Andalo’s Happy Holiday Celebration. A variety of activities in celebration of the holidays. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dec. 31: Andalo’s New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy the New Year’s countdown at noon with refreshments afterward. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

ENDVIEW PLANTATION
362 Yorktown Rd., Newport News. 757-887-1862.
www.endview.org
Dec. 9–10: St. Nick at Endview. Meet ‘ole St. Nick and take part in the Toys for Tots program. $3. 5–7 p.m.
Dec. 9–31: Christmas at Endview. Historical holiday decorations. Included with admission.

GLOUCESTER MUSEUM OF HISTORY
6539 Main St., Gloucester. 804-693-1234.
www.gloucesterva.info/museum/historyhome.htm
Through November: Annual archeological exhibit will be on display.
Through December: Holiday exhibits including the “Teddy Bear Tree” by Mary Lawrence on display.

HERMITAGE MUSEUM & GARDENS
7637 North Shore Rd., Norfolk. 757-423-2052.
www.hermitagefoundation.org
Nov. 14: Hermitage Roast and Toast. Join an exciting oyster roast and microbrew beer tasting on the lawn. 3–6 p.m.
Dec. 4: Studio Artist Holiday Open House. Join the Hermitage Studio Artists at the Cottage Studios. 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dec. 17–Feb. 1: Spiritual Visions Exhibition. Explore the concept of giving a contemporary voice to expressions of spiritual iconography.

ISLE OF WRIGHT COUNTY MUSEUM
103 Main St., Smithfield. 757-356-1223.
Nov. 9, Dec. 14: Tell Me A Story. Children will enjoy the stories that introduce them to the symbols of the Isle of Wright. 10:30–11 a.m.
Nov. 14: Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. 5 p.m.
Dec. 11–12: Spice Bags. Create your own spice bags for the wintery months. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT
State Route 31, James City County. 757-253-4838.
www.historyisfun.org
Through Nov. 15: Werowocomoco: Seat of Power: Special Exhibition. See Virginia Indian artifacts spanning nearly 10,000 years.
Nov. 25–27: Food and Feasts of Colonial Virginia. Learn how Virginians used to feast in the olden days.
Dec. 1–Jan. 3: A Colonial Christmas. Get a glimpse of holiday customs from the past.

THE LIGHTSHIP MUSEUM
Water and London Streets, Portsmouth. 757-393-8591.
www.portsnavalmuseums.com
Dec. 4, 18: Nautical Holidays. Make your own nautically-themed ornament. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dec. 11: History for the Holidays. Come for guided tours, ornament-making and sing-alongs. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

THE NEWSOME HOUSE MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER
2803 Oak Ave., Newport News. 757-247-2360.
www.newsomehouse.org
Nov. 6–Jan. 4: A Few of Our Favorite Things. View the extraordinary quilted art display by the American Quilter’s Guild.
Dec. 1–31: Newsome House Holiday Splendor. Experience the spirit of the season in a historical setting. Suggested $2 donations.
Dec. 11: Soulful Christmas Celebration. Have your picture taken with “Soulful Santa.” 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dec. 18: Habari Gani! Learn about the Kwanzaa tradition at this interactive family workshop. Noon–2 p.m.
Dec. 18: The Black Candle: the Story of Kwanzaa. View a private screening of the first feature film about Kwanzaa. Free.

NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN
6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk. 757-441-5830.
www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org
Nov. 19: A Norfolk Botanical Garden Fundraiser. Stroll through two miles of lights followed by music, dancing, wine and hors d'oeuvres. $50. 5:30–8 p.m.
Nov. 25–Jan. 2: Drive through the best lighted show in town. $10–$15 per car. 5:30–10 p.m.

OLD COAST GUARD STATION
24th St. and Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach. 757-422-1587.
www.oldcoastguardstation.com
Nov. 2–Jan. 4: From Sea to Shining Sea. Explore the rich history of the Coast Survey.
Dec. 4: Holiday Sale and Open House. Enjoy complimentary tours and 20 percent off purchases in the museum store.

VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER
600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton. 757-727-0900.
www.vasc.org
Through Nov. 18: Legends of Flight 3D in IMAX. Come face-to-face with some of history’s most amazing aircrafts.
Through Jan. 3: Sustainable Choices. Learn how choices you make today can have a lasting effect on our planet.
Nov. 11–14: Veteran’s Day. Admission to the museum will be free for Veterans and Retired Military.
Beginning Nov. 19: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I on the IMAX screen in 3D.
Nov. 24–Feb. 27: Downtown Hampton on Ice. The Peninsula’s only outdoor, covered skating rink, right next door.
Dec. 3–12: Hampton Neighborhood Appreciation Days. All Hampton residents receive free admission. Proof or residency is required.
Dec. 11: 9th Annual Breakfast with Santa. Tickets required.
Dec. 17: Tron: Legacy 3D on the IMAX big screen.
Dec. 27–30: Holiday Science Camps. Robot Mission Dec. 27–28 and Space Adventure Dec .29–30.

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM
717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach. 757-385-FISH.
www.virginiaaquarium.com
Ongoing: Isopod Exhibit: Three deep water isopods on display.
Through Jan. 5: GEICO and AZA Gecko Exhibit. A live gecko exhibit helps educate on the importance of preserving the environment.
Nov. 27, Dec. 18: Sailing with Santa. Take a cruise with Santa and his crew through Owls Creek and enjoy this unique photo opportunity. $14–$17, infants 12 months and under are free. Special charters take place on Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
Nov. 27–Dec. 19: Santa Dives. Watch Santa as he brings holiday cheer into the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium to feed the fish. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.
Nov. 28–Dec. 19: Sundays with Santa. Join Santa for a variety of activities in the Marsh Pavilion. Sundays, Noon–3 p.m.
Dec. 18: Breakfast with Santa and photo opportunity. For members only; $17.
Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve Celebration. Join Radio Disney and ring in the New Year early. 11 a.m.?1 p.m.

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. 757-595-1900.
www.thevlm.org
Through Nov. 21: Daytime programs in the Abbitt Planetarium, including Kaluoka’hina, Virginia Skies and Astronaut. $4.
Through Jan. 2: Earth from Space. See the Earth from a different perspective at this exhibit.
Nov. 7: Geologic History of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about the Bay’s 250-million-year-long history. 1 p.m.
Nov. 9: Meet Virginia’s Mammals. Learn about the mammals of Virginia in this adult seminar. $7. Registration required.
Nov. 13, Dec. 11: Star Party/Laser Light Night. Discover the wonders of space through a telescope at the Star Party and enjoy the stunning show of the Laser Lights in the Planetarium. Check online for show times. $6?$10.
Nov. 20, Dec. 18: Story Time. Enjoy a story and a live animal show. 10 a.m.
Nov. 24?Dec. 18: Holiday Planetarium Shows. Come see one of the new holiday shows under the big black dome, including Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star and Laser Holidays.
Nov. 27, Dec. 18: Holiday Evening in the Planetarium. Star of Wonder at 6:30 p.m. and Laser Holidays at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. $6.
Dec. 4: Wintertime on the Bay. Let your kids (grades K–3) enjoy fun winter programs. $59. Registration required. 9:30 a.m.?1 p.m.
Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve. Celebrate the New Year earlier with family fun activities. 11 a.m.?1 p.m.

VIRGINIA WAR MUSEUM
9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. 757-247-8523.
www.warmuseum.org
Nov. 11: Veterans Day. Learn about America’s rich military history. 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Ceremony, which features a presentation and wreath-laying ceremony. 4–5 p.m.

YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER
200 Water St., Yorktown. 757-528-4838.
www.historyisfun.org
Nov 25–27: Food and Feasts of Colonial Virginia. Learn how soldiers turned their meager camp food into nourishing meals that sustained them through battle.
Dec 1 – Jan 3: A Colonial Christmas. Listen to accounts of those in military encampments during the American Revolution.

Stage

THE AMERICAN THEATER
125 E. Mellen St., Hampton. 757-722-2787.
www.hamptonarts.net
Nov. 6: Pianist Christopher O’Riley in Out of My Hands. $25–$30. 6 p.m.
Nov. 12: Bang on a Can All Stars in Steve Reich’s 2 x 5. $25–$30. 8 p.m.
Nov. 15: Buika. $25–$30. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19: New Orleans Nights starring Allen Toussaint, Nicholas Payton & the Joe Krown Trio. $24–$30. 8 p.m.
Nov. 27: Rainbow Puppet Productions in Toyland with Mickey Rooney as the voice of the Master Toy Maker. $8. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dec. 1, 2: Danu: Christmas in Ireland. $25–$30. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4: Theatre IV in: Beatrix Potter’s the Tailor of Gloucester. $8. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Dec. 12: Christmas in Cape Breton with Natalie MacMaster. $30–$35. 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve: Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet. $40. 9 p.m.

TCC’S CHESAPEAKE STUDIO THEATRE
1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. 757-822 -5219
www.tcc.edu
Nov. 3–7, 10–12: Bell, Book and Candle. A comedy about a modern-day witch living in a New York apartment looking for love. $5–$8. Wednesday–Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

CHRYSLER HALL
201 W. Brambleton, Norfolk. 757-664-6464
www.sevenvenues.com
Nov. 4: Daniel Tosh: Tosh Tour Twenty Ten. $45.50. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5–6, 12–14: The Witches. $15. Fridays–Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 6: The Virginia Symphony: Beethoven No. 6. $20–$85. 8 p.m.
Nov. 14: Virginia Symphony: All Aboard! $10–$20. 3p.m.
Nov. 20: Comedian Kevin Hart. $49.15. 8 p.m.
Nov. 30–Jan. 2: Disney’s The Lion King. Check online for times and ticket prices.

CNU’S FERGUSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
1 University Pl., Newport News. 757-594-8752
fergusoncenter.cnu.edu
Nov. 5: Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. $20–$65. 8 p.m.
Nov. 7: Amy Grant. $37–$52. 7 p.m.
Nov. 9: BBC Concert Orchestra. $42–$72. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 12: Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company. $29–$44. 8 p.m.
Nov. 14: Kris Kristofferson. $27–$47. 7 p.m.
Nov. 21: Oak Ridge Boys Christmas. $27–$57. 7 p.m.
Nov. 30: The Lettermen Christmas. $27–$42. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 1: The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis. $52–$87. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: Dave Koz & Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010. $42–$62. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Virginia Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah. $20–$50. 8 p.m.
Dec. 14–19: Sister’s Christmas Catechism: the Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. $37.
Dec. 18–19: The Nutcracker, with the American Youth Ballet Company. $20–$35.

DOWNING-GROSS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
2410 Wickham Ave., Newport News. 757-247-8950.
www.downinggross.org
Dec. 2–8: Festival of the Trees.
Dec. 4: National AIDS Awareness Program: Sometimes I Cry, Sheryl Lee Ralph. 8 p.m.
Dec. 10: Holiday Frost. Free. 4–8 p.m.
Dec. 13: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Theater IV. Free. Newport News Public Schools only 10 a.m., open to the public 1 p.m.

HARRISON OPERA HOUSE
160 Virginia Beach, Blvd. Norfolk. 757-664-6464.
www.sevenvenues.com/about/visitor_info/harrison
Nov. 13, 17, 19, 21: VA Opera presents: Cosi Fan Tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. $25–$114. Nov. 13 and 19, 8 p.m.; Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 17: Virginia Symphony: Holiday POPS! $20–$85. 8 p.m.

REGENT UNIVERSITY THEATER
100 Regent University Dr., Virginia Beach. 757-352-4245.
www.regent.edu
Nov. 19–21, Dec. 2–5: The Last Night of Ballyhoo. $12–$15. Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.
Nov. 20: Virginia Symphony presents Beethoven’s Fourth. $20–$50. 8 p.m.
Dec. 11: Virginia Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah. $20–$50. 8 p.m.

VIRGINIA MUSICAL THEATRE, INC
265 Kings Grant Rd., Suite 100, Virginia Beach. 757-340-5446.
www.broadwayatthecenter.com
Dec. 3–5: Holiday Melody: the New Edition. Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

WELLS THEATER
110 East Tazwell St., Norfolk. 757-627-1234.
www.vastage.com
Nov. 2–7, 9–14: The New Pink: An Implausible Comedy by Chris Hanna. $20–$45. Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Wednesdays–Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.
Dec. 3–24: VA Stage presents: A Christmas Carol (Season Extra!) by Charles Dickens. $30–$47.

WILLIAMS AND MARY’S PHI BETA KAPPA MEMORIAL HALL
601 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg. 757-221-2666.
www.wm.edu/boxoffice
Nov. 12–14, 18–21: Oklahoma! The quintessential American musical that celebrates the American West. $10–$15. Thursdays–Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.

Music

ATTUCKS THEATRE
1010 Church St., Norfolk. 757-622-4763.
www.attuckstheatre.org
Nov. 5: Super Chkan & the Fighting Cocks. $20–$22.50. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 12: The Weepies. $22.50–$25. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3: Cedric Burnside & Lightin Malcolm. $20–$22.50. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10: Lucy Wainwright Roche & Danielle Ate the Sandwich. $20–$22.50. 7:30 p.m.

DONKS THEATER
Route 198 and 223, Hudgins. 804-725-2668.
www.donkstheater.com
Nov. 13: Anthony Lee Wood. $2–$12. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 27: Talent Championship/Gospel Show. $2–$12. 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11: Smith Family and Friends Christmas Show. $2–$12. 7:30 p.m.

HAMPTON COLISEUM
1000 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. 757-838-4203.
www.hampton.gov/coliseum
Nov 11: Gaither Homecoming Tour 2010. $29.50–$39.50. 7 p.m.

NORFOLK SCOPE ARENA
201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk. 757-664-6464.
www.sevenvenues.com
Nov. 13: XBOX 360 presents Justin Bieber My World Tour. $47.90–$69.90. 7 p.m.
Nov. 28: WWE Smackdown. $15–$60. 7 p.m.
Dec. 5: Michael W. Smith and the VA Symphony Orchestra. $33.95–$87.30. 7 p.m.
Dec. 11: Usher’s OMG Tour with special guest Trey Songz plus Miguel. 8 p.m.

THE NORVA
317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. 757-627-4500.
www.thenorva.com
Nov. 1: The Script and Joshua Radin. $22.50–$25. 8 p.m.
Nov. 3: All That Remains with Asking Alexandria, Born of Osiris and And She Whispered. $17–$20. 7 p.m.
Nov. 4: A Day to Remember & Underoath with The Word Alive and Close Your Eyes. $25–$28. 7 p.m.
Nov. 7: Rob Schneider with special guests. $25. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 8: Atreyu with Bless the Fall, Chiodos, Architects UK and Endless Hallway. $20–$25. 6 p.m.
Nov. 11: Wiz Khalifa with Big K.R.I.T. $17.50–$20. 8 p.m.
Nov. 16: Airwalk Presents the AP Tour-Fall 2010: Bring Me the Horizon, August Burns Red, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club and This is Hell. $17–$20. 6 p.m.
Nov. 17: An Evening with the Black Crowes. $35–$38. 8 p.m.
Nov. 24: ASG and Ballyhoo! with Jackmove and Guests. $12.50. 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 27: Mae with Relapse, City Voices and Over the Oceans. $12.50–$15. 8 p.m.
Nov. 30: Twiztid with Blaze Ya Dead Homie. $17–$20. 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 1: Minus the Bear with the Whigs. $18–$21. 8 p.m.
Dec. 7: Better Than Ezra woth Big Sam’s Funky Nation. $18–$21. 8 p.m.
Dec. 8: The Misfits with special guests. $16–$19. 8 p.m.
Dec. 11: Attack Attack! with Pierce the Veil. Of Mice and Men, In Fear and Faith and Emmure. $18–$21. 7 p.m.
Dec. 29: Keller Williams in 3 unique sets. $18–$21. 8 p.m.
Dec. 30: Gwar with Mobile Death Camp, Inferaeon and the Causalities. $20–$23. 8 p.m.

SANDLER CENTER
210 Market St., Virginia Beach. 757-385-2787.
www.sandlercenter.org
Nov. 7: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. $20–$85. 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 12: Brad Garrett. $31–$71. 8 p.m.
Nov. 16: Merchants of Bollywood. $25–$65. 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19: Joe Bonamassa. $38–$75. 8 p.m.
Dec. 16: Moscow Ballet presents the Great Russian Nutcracker. $100, tickets include Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Pre-Show Reception. 5 p.m.
Dec. 21: Kenny Rogers Holiday Show. $51–$97. 7:30 p.m.

SMITHFIELD STATION
415 S. Church St., Smithfield. 757-357-7700.
www.smithfieldstation.com
Ongoing: Live music at IBX Lounge every Wednesday night, featuring artists such as Tootie,
Joe Maniscalco, Don Butcher and more. 7–10 p.m.

ST. BEDE CATHOLIC CHURCH
3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg. 757-892-6366.
www.virginiasymphony.org
Nov. 18: Virginia Symphony presents Beethoven’s Fourth. $20–$50. 8 p.m.
Dec. 10: Virginia Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah. $20–$50. 8 p.m.

VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
1584 Wesleyan Dr., Norfolk. 757-455-2101.
www.vwc.edu
Nov. 1: JoAnn Falleta and Friends. Free. 7:30–9 p.m. Hofheimer Theatre.
Nov. 9: Sound & Symbol: Music of the Jews. Free. 11 a.m.–Noon. The Fine Arts Building.
Nov. 12: Manhattan Piano Trio. 7:30–9 p.m. Hofheimer Theatre.
Nov. 19: Tidewater Guitar Orchestra. 7:30–9 p.m. Hofheimer Theatre.
Dec. 3–5: A Wesleyan Christmas. Reservations required. Friday–Saturday, 7:30–9 p.m.; Sunday, 3–4 p.m. Hofheimer Theatre.
Dec. 7: Monumental Moment: Lessons & Carols. Free. 11 a.m. Monumental Chapel.

WILLETT HALL
3701 Willett Dr., Porstmouth. 757-393-5460.
willetthall.com
Dec. 5: USAF Heritage Band Concert represents the Air Force with musical and military distinction.
Dec. 10: Classic Productions for Students presents: Best Christmas Pageant Ever. 9:45–11:45 a.m.
Dec. 21: Theatre IV presents: A Christmas Carol, adapted to be suitable for all audiences.

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