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Release Date: July 6,2016

Reasons to Leave Your House: Summer is Lit & Live in Hampton Roads Edition

Reasons to Leave Your House: Summer is Lit & Live in Hampton Roads Edition


All Weekend Long:

Thursday through Sunday, live music will be on the Oceanfront!

Thursday through Sunday, see Heathers: The Musical at Chrysler Hall.

Thursday through Sunday, check out all the awesome events at the Norfolk Public Library. They even have adult Legos. Don’t act like you don’t play with your kid’s Legos.


Saturday and Sunday, check out the International Conscious Connections Holistic & Spiritual Art Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.



4:30-9pm: Go retro at Smartmouth during Smartcade / Retro Video Game Night.

5-7pm: Calling all artists, community supporters, NEON District businesses, etc. for a get together to discuss the public art projects slated for the 2016 NEON festival. Meet at Work Release and get some grub.

6-9pm: Enjoy Sunsets on the River with The Mirrors and The Band Concord at the Hermitage Museum.

6pm: Head to the Oceanfront for the Great Adventure night March of the Minions with family activities and a movie (beginning at 8:30pm).

6-10pm: Go Borderline Crazy at Thursdays by the Lake at Mariners’ Park.

7-9pm: Hear Matthew from the Colonies at Borjo in Norfolk.

9pm: Hear The Hornitz at Doc Taylor’s in Virginia Beach.



10am-1pm: Check out the Process Talk with Artist Beth Cavener at the Virginia MOCA.

12-1pm: Grab your lunch at Slover Sounds and hear Who We Are Not.

5pm: Head to Daniels Performance Group in Smithfield for the 2016 Collector Car Appreciation Day to benefit Toys for Tots.

5-9pm: Make your way to Town Point Park for the 6th Annual Summer Brewfest.

5pm-2am: Head to Free Fridays at Work Release to hear DJ Canrock.

5:30-8pm: Catch Matt Redford live on the lawn at Taste on Shore Drive.


6-9pm: Enjoy an Ah-Maze-Ing Friday Night outside of the Virginia Air & Space Center.

6-9pm: Enjoy a performance by the awesome Deloreans at Fridays @ the Fountain in Newport News.

7pm: Hear Mamas Black Sheep at Oyster Alley in Hampton.

7pm: See In This Moment, HEALLYEAH, Shaman’s Harvest, and Sunflower Dead at The Norva.

7pm: Love Toby Keith? Get to the Amphitheater in Virginia Beach.

7-10pm: It is time for the Night Moves 2016 Meets at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

7:30pm-2am: Hear Waiting Mortuary, Vomit Stain, Barabbas, and Murder at the RiffHouse Pub in Chesapeake. Someone please take Vomit Stain some Oxi-clean.

13558654_1052044671557693_245074675896417438_o8-9:30pm: Get some lip service and enjoy it at the Push Comedy Theater during Lip Service! The Ultimate Lip Syncing Competition.

9pm-2am: Catch Candidate Demo, Fat Spirit, Night Shark, and Wandcarver at Charlie’s in Norfolk.

10pm-1am: Rewind at FM Restaurant.

10pm-1am: See why girl power is the best at Girl-Prov: The Girls’ Night of Improv.

10pm-1am: Hear The Record Collection, Almost People, and Dead Love Alive at Norfolk Taphouse.


8am: Head to Mt. Trashmore for the 2016 Shine 5K and Glitter Dash 1K.

8am-5pm: If you flip for fish or leap for lizards, you’ll want to hop over to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for the American Reef & Reptile Expo.

9am: Grab your sneakers for the HIV & AIDS Awareness Walk in Newport News.

10am-5pm: Grab your chalk and head out to the boardwalk at the Oceanfront for Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion.

10:30am: Join the Traveling Y for Blazing Hot Yoga at MacArthur Center Square.

11am-2pm: Make your way to Charlie’s in Norfolk for An Invitation to Education and Libations.

11am-2pm: Dress in your Doctor Who best for the free family event “Doctor Who in Hampton: Time Travel of Historic Proportions” at the Hampton History Museum.

12-7pm: Celebrate with Smartmouth as they release their bottles of Inside Voice Double IPA.

3-11pm: Check out the 2016 Rolling of the Bulls in Hampton.


5-8pm: It is closing night for Echoes from the East at Work Release.

5-8pm: Grab food, hear music, and check out bikes at the BHD Saturday Night Live Summertime Blues Bike Night in Portsmouth.

6-10:30pm: Enjoy your night at the Hampton Block Party with Roosterfoot.

7pm: Hear the Billy Joe Trio at Oyster Alley in Hampton.

7pm-1am: Celebrate with Café Stella during their 5th Anniversary party.

7pm: See The Lego Movie at The Pavilion at City Park for free in Portsmouth.

8pm: Go psychedelic at the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at the Norva.

8pm: Get your tickets early for this one because it always sells out, and is loads of fun. Who Dunnit? The Improvised Murder Mystery will be at the Push.

9pm-12am: Check out the 7 Cities Soul Club Dance Off at Back Bay Brewing.


10pm: Who knew the end of the world could be so funny? Laugh it up during The Improvised Apocalypse at the Push.

10pm-2am: Hear the Unabombers, Old Scars, Tao and Rotten Squad for $5 at Norfolk Taphouse.


9:30am-12:30pm: Join Smartmouth for Brewed to Run.

11am-4pm: This cool market seems to grow each week! Check out the Riverview Village Days Market at Lafayette Park.

12pm: Join the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio for the Free Noon Demo featuring artist Ali Feeney.

12-6pm: See the art exhibit by Linder “Hollywood” Lawrence at Colley Cantina.

2-6pm: Demons, The Fighting Jamesons, and Nature’s Child will entertain at Murphy’s Irish Pub.


6pm: Catch The String Cheese Incident at the Portsmouth Pavilion.

6pm: Enjoy a night of stand-up comedy at Willett Hall in Portsmouth during David Mann as David Mann.

6:30-10pm: Hear Wolfsnare, Awake at Last, RelativeRoots, Felicia Hoyos, and Nervous at O Herman in Newport News.

8:30pm: End your weekend with a glass of wine in your hand, a little black dress and Audrey Hepburn at Mermaid Winery during Movie Night on the Patio: Breakfast at Tiffany’s.