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ExpandSea Rex 3D
May 24, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandSavage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep
May 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Venture into the deep, dark pre-historic world of carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived. Opening May 24, 2014 at The Mariners’ Museum, Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep features over 20 large-scale, magnificent skeletons and living replicas of ancient marine reptiles, touch stations with real bones and fossils, interactive touch screens, and so much more! See the Tylosaur, the largest marine lizard ever found in North America at 45-feet long, take your photo with the largest turtle ever found or inside the jaws of a Megalodon and dig for fossils. Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep will include exciting family activities, summer camps, sleep, scout and school programs, lectures and more! For more information, visit MarinersMuseum.org/Dinosaurs.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandEmerging Artists Invitational
July 12, 2014 - October 12, 2014
·       Showcasing new and exciting work by emerging artists.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-8175
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandEarly Fall Planetarium Programs
October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Choose among three shows in the Virginia Living Museum’s Abbitt Planetarium. The Zula Patrol explores weather on the planets in “Zula Patrol,” showing Wednesday through Sunday at 12:30 p.m. A staff astronomer takes a tour of the current night sky in “Virginia Skies,” showing Wednesday through Sunday at 1:30 p.m. “Dark” is a full-dome movie exploring the nature of dark matter; showing weekends at 2:30 p.m. The planetarium is open Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets are $4 plus museum admission.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSenegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
October 2, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir was founded in 1950 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Ambassador Artist for Peace, Mr. Julien Jouga (1931-2001). The Choir is now lead by its Music Director, Mr. Ambroise N’Diong, and is composed of the Cathedral’s chorale, that of St. Joseph’s of Medina, who each Sunday, in the heart of Dakar’s most working-class neighborhood, interpret Gospel/Negro Spirituals, traditional African Songs and the magnificent masses that Julien Jouga composed in his country’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère and Portuguese Creole. The voices – to which drums, guitar and kora are occasionally added – rise in a local polyphony invented by Mr. Jouga, testifying at the same time not only to his mastery of language, but to his profound knowledge of his country’s rhythms and music traditions.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandMonarch Fest
October 4, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Enjoy a day of monarch butterfly crafts, activities and opportunities to learn about the fascinating life cycle of butterflies. Get an up-close look at live butterflies to see what makes them so captivating.  Virginia Living Museum visitors may even be able to help release live monarchs for their migratory journey to Mexico. Activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Monarch Bank.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandHistory to Life Celebration
October 4, 2014, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us as we bring historical characters to life through dramatic interpretation, song and dance. The event will highlight the history of Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Newsome as well as great historical figures of the Southeast community. You never know who you may meet at The Newsome House. This is an event you don’t want to miss! A $2 donation is suggested. For more information call 757-247-2360.
Address: 2803 Oak Avenue
Highway Exit: 3 from I-664
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ExpandFree Admission Weekend
June 7, 2014 - June 8, 2014;  July 5, 2014 - July 6, 2014;  August 2, 2014 - August 3, 2014;  October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014;  November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014;  December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Enjoy free admission to the Peninsula Fine Art Center!
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-8175
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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Expand41st Annual Fall Festival of Folklife
October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7912
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ExpandSavage Ancient Seas Scout Day
October 4, 2014, - 5 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandAre You NEXT? The Business of Art Panel Discussion
October 5, 2014, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandAn Evening with Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe and Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman
October 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Two giants from the political stage join together (as they were often known to do in bipartisan fashion) to present their views and answer questions on topical issues impacting our nation. Senator Snowe’s dedicated work garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. During her career, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, and Time named her one of the top 10 U.S. Senators. Senator Lieberman is perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000. During his Capitol Hill tenure he established himself as a national leader — one who worked across party lines to find common ground, a person who spoke his conscience and who got things done for the good of all people in America.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandStory and a Walk
January 13, 2010;  April 9, 2014;  May 14, 2014;  June 11, 2014;  July 9, 2014;  August 13, 2014;  September 10, 2014;  October 8, 2014;  November 12, 2014;  December 10, 2014, 10 a.m.
For pre-school children and their caregivers. Join us as we share a story at the Newport News Park Discovery Center and then take a short walk!  Don't forget to dress for the weather!
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7912
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ExpandPoetry Night
October 9, 2014;  November 13, 2014;  December 11, 2014, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandThe United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Fall Concert
October 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will join forces with Christopher Newport University’s Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Combined Choirs to present a free concert. The program includes a special tribute to the 200th anniversary of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” featured soloists, symphonic favorites, and patriotic selections and will also feature several pieces that commemorate Hispanic Heritage month.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandFall Lecture Series with Paleontologist Michael Triebold
October 9, 2014, 7 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandJae Sinnett with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
October 10, 2014, 8 p.m.
Drummer/composer Jae Sinnett has been leading his Hampton Roads-based trio for over 20 years. Respectfully, it’s one of the great performing, touring, recording and versatile jazz ensembles in the country. Now the trio goes into new territory, teaming up with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable and exciting evening of beautifully melodic jazz with orchestra accompaniment — think “jazz with strings.” Pianist Allen Farnham orchestrated five of Sinnett’s compositions and one timeless standard, “As Time Goes By.” Terry Burrell is the bassist. It will be an incredible evening of music and a rare opportunity to hear a special musical collaboration with the trio and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Not to be missed!
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandHarvest Faire
October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014
  Harvest Faire, the Peninsula’s Renaissance Festival is back for its 20th season! The event includes demonstrations of period life, combat, and horsemanship. Music, dance, merchants, and games capture the feel of a late Renaissance market festival. Hours are Friday 5pm – 9 pm, Saturday 9am – 9pm, and Sunday 9am – 3pm. Tickets are $20 for an adult weekend pass, $5 for Friday only admission, $15 for Saturday only admission, and $10 for Sunday only admission. A $10 weekend pass is available for youth (ages 6-12) or admission is $5 daily for youth. Children under 6 are free. For more information visit www.harvestfaire.org. Proceeds will benefit the Peninsula SPCA.
Address: 362 Yorktown Road
Phone: 757-887-1862
Highway Exit: 247 from I-64
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ExpandPort Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival
October 11, 2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.;  October 12, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Artists’ booth will line Styron Square this year, during the 2nd weekend of October, to showcase a full spectrum of original works by nationally recognized artists. Set against a canvas of festivity with live music, family art activities, and gourmet food vendors, the Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival continues to be recognized as one of the best and most talked about fine art and sculpture shows in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Enjoy live music, exquisite food, family activities and artist demonstrations.
Address: Loftis Boulevard
Phone: (757) 369-3045
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandStar Party / Laser Shows
October 12, 2013;  November 9, 2013;  December 14, 2013;  January 11, 2014;  February 8, 2014;  March 8, 2014;  April 12, 2014;  May 10, 2014;  June 14, 2014;  July 12, 2014;  August 9, 2014;  September 13, 2014;  October 11, 2014;  November 8, 2014;  December 13, 2014
Free observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Choose among four shows, $6 each: “Virginia Skies” at 7:30 p.m., “ElectroLaze” at 8:30 p.m., “Laser Doors” at 10 p.m. and “Dark Side of the Moon” at 11:30 p.m. The Wild Side Café is open 6 to 9 p.m.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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Expand6th Anniversary Weekend Concert
October 11, 2014, 8 p.m.
Celebrating the Sixth Years of Stars in our midst and Building Community through the Arts, the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is proud to present Kindred the Family Soul, are an American R & B and Neo Soul duo consisting of the award-winning married couple of Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Their 2005 album “In This Life Together” honors the autobiography or Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis with the same title.
Address: 2410 Wickham Ave.
Phone: 757-247-8950
Highway Exit: 6 from I-664
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ExpandPat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
October 12, 2014, 7 p.m.
Together, with Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail-blazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo have forged one of the most successful partnerships in rock & roll history. Since their initial collaboration 35 years ago on the debut album “In The Heat of the Night,” they have sold more than 26 million albums and charted 19 Top 40 singles, earning four consecutive Grammy Awards and three American Music Awards.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandWolf Awareness Week
October 12, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Come howl with the Virginia Living Museum's red wolves during National Wolf Awareness Week. The week is designed to dispel misconceptions about wolves and to teach about the important role these predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Watch the VLM's wolves receive special enrichment activities at 1 p.m. See and touch a wolf pelt and tracking collar. “As one of the top predators in the wild, wolves are very intelligent animals that engage in high levels of activity while tracking and hunting prey, guarding their territory, and socializing with each other. In order to enhance the well-being and care of our wolves at the museum, we offer a variety of enrichment that provides mental stimulation and encourages positive activity,” says Animal Keeper Carrie Bridgman. Included in museum admission.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandMaritime Mondays
June 2, 2014;  June 9, 2014;  June 16, 2014;  June 23, 2014;  June 30, 2014;  July 7, 2014;  July 14, 2014;  July 21, 2014;  July 28, 2014;  August 4, 2014;  August 11, 2014;  August 18, 2014;  August 25, 2014;  September 8, 2014;  October 13, 2014;  November 10, 2014;  December 8, 2014, 10 a.m.
Join us Monday Mornings at The Mariners’ Museum for a morning of fund and engaginglearning activities for children ages 18 months to rising 5th grade. For more information, please visit http://www.marinersmuseum.org/maritimemondays or call (757)596-2222.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandZiggy Marley
October 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
A six-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to great critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers have garnered three Grammys for their music and generated chart-topping hits such as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s solo efforts have netted him additional Grammys, and his 2012 live album, “Ziggy Marley In Concert,” earned him his sixth Grammy for “Best Reggae Album.” To coincide with the release of his latest album, “Fly Rasta,” Ziggy is putting out his debut children’s book “I Love You Too,” a multicultural picture book which explores a child’s relationship with parents, nature and the unstoppable force of love.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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