Things to Do

Anything But Bland

When setting up my appointment to interview Carlyle Bland, the owner of restaurants Marker 20 and Venture Kitchen and Bar, located in Downtown Hampton, he told me, “Any day next week except Friday. I’m planning an April Fools’ prank, and…

Muse Paintbar, Virginia Beach

The walls are decorated like the fridge of an artist’s proud mom. Paintings from previous classes and a handmade/vintage decor create a fun, hipster-like vibe in Muse Paintbar. I find the canvas with my name on it, and the paint…

Coastal Virginia Restaurant Weeks

The post-holiday letdown doesn’t last long when Restaurant Week rolls around each January. Restaurant Week is an effort to entice diners to come out during some of the historically slower seasons (not all are held in the winter) for restaurants…

2015 OBX Taste of the Beach

The annual Taste of the Beach, sponsored by the Outer Banks Restaurant Association, runs March 19–22 and is a vibrant playground overflowing with local flavors showcased during wine tastings, brew tours, brunches, dinners and more than 70 culinary activities.  View…

The Norfolk Art Creep

The Norfolk Art Creep is your chance to party with fellow art lovers in coastal Virginia. 

Boardwalk Art Show 2014

The 59th Boardwalk Art Show in Virginia Beach featured some familar faces as well as some newcomers, but all brought their "A" games for this year's show. Weather was a factor Friday night, as strong winds and rain pelted artists…

The Coastal Virginia Summer Bucket List

Each summer, we feel as giddy as kids nearing the end of a school year because we can’t wait to take advantage of all the fun things to do in Coastal Virginia. More often than not, summer is gone in…

Thmart Blog's Weekend Music Round Up April 17-20

There is a ton of really great music this weekend in Coastal Virginia. If you can only make it to one show this weekend, do yourself a favor and see jazz legend Chick Corea at TCC Roper Performing Arts Center…

The 6th Annual East Beach Art Show

The 6th Annual East Beach Art Show is this Saturday, April 19th, 2014 in Norfolk's East Beach neighborhood. Come out to Stage Pavillion Park at 27th Bay and Hammock Lane from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see some terrific…