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ExpandSea Rex 3D
May 24, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSavage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep
May 24, 2014 - January 5, 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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ExpandB is for Butterworth, F is for Forgery: Solve a Maritime Mystery
October 25, 2014 - April 26, 2015
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandEvironmental Impact Traveling Exhibition
October 25, 2014 - January 4, 2015
A traveling exhibition of contemporary work focusing on global, as well as local, environmental issues.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-8175
Highway Exit: 258 A from I-64
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ExpandWhitaker Memorial Hospital Exhibit
November 15, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Address: 2803 Oak Avenue
Highway Exit: 3 from I-664
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ExpandCelebration in Lights
November 27, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Address: 13560 Jefferson Avenue
Phone: 757-886-7777
Highway Exit: 250 B from I-64
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ExpandArtful Giving Pop-Up Shop
November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-8175
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandFlight to Freedom: The Fields Family and Freedom's Fortress
January 1, 2015
Address: 617 27th Street
Highway Exit: 6 from I-664
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ExpandMaritime Friday
January 2, 2015, 10 a.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandHistory to Life Celebration
January 3, 2015, 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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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;  January 10, 2015;  February 14, 2015;  March 14, 2015;  April 11, 2015;  May 9, 2015;  June 13, 2015;  July 11, 2015;  August 8, 2015;  September 12, 2015;  October 10, 2015;  November 14, 2015;  December 12, 2015
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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ExpandMaritime Mondays
October 13, 2014;  November 10, 2014;  December 8, 2014;  January 12, 2015;  February 9, 2015;  March 9, 2015;  April 13, 2015;  May 11, 2015;  June 1, 2015;  June 8, 2015;  June 15, 2015;  June 22, 2015;  June 29, 2015;  July 6, 2015;  July 13, 2015;  July 20, 2015;  July 27, 2015;  August 3, 2015;  August 10, 2015;  August 17, 2015;  August 24, 2015;  September 12, 2015;  October 12, 2015;  November 9, 2015, 10 a.m.;  December 7, 2015
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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ExpandDancing With the Stars Live!
January 13, 2015, 8 p.m.
Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to the Ferguson Center! The official 90-minute live show, DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!, showcases some of the faces from the show you know and love. The all-new DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! tour will feature a cast of the television show’s most popular competitors, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances. Dancing with the Stars dancers will choreograph brand new never-before-seen numbers and re-create some of the show’s most memorable moments. Mark Ballas and Witney Carson are the first two dancers revealed to be on the tour; further announcements will be made throughout the season. Prepare for an evening of live choreographed excitement direct from the hit TV show!
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSmokey Joe's Cafe
January 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.;  January 16, 2015, 8 p.m.;  January 17, 2015, 2 p.m.;  January 17, 2015, 8 p.m.
Welcome to the hottest joint in town! The Coasters are headlining and it’s always a party at Smokey Joe’s Café! This Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a raise-the-roof, song-and-dance celebration of some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits! Get ready for songs like “Hound Dog,” “Stand By Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Fools Fall In Love” and many more. The New York Daily News calls Smokey Joe’s Café “wildly infectious” and Time magazine says, “it sails and soars!”
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandStory Time
October 19, 2013;  November 16, 2013;  December 21, 2013;  January 18, 2014;  February 15, 2014;  March 15, 2014;  April 19, 2014;  May 17, 2014;  June 21, 2014;  July 19, 2014;  August 16, 2014;  September 20, 2014;  October 18, 2014;  November 15, 2014;  December 20, 2014, 10 a.m.;  January 17, 2015;  February 21, 2015;  March 21, 2015;  April 18, 2015;  May 16, 2015;  June 20, 2015;  July 18, 2015;  August 15, 2015;  September 19, 2015;  October 17, 2015;  November 21, 2015;  December 19, 2015
Hear a nature-related story at the Virginia Living Museum. Recommended for ages 2 and above. 10 a.m. 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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ExpandCivil War Lecture Series
January 17, 2015;  March 21, 2015;  May 9, 2015;  September 12, 2015;  December 12, 2015, 1 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandLooking Both Ways: African and African-American Art Exhibit
January 17, 2015 - March 22, 2015
African and African-American Art embodies the diverse cultural influences acting on contemporary African-American artists who use their cultural roots as inspiration.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSpring Lecture Series: Colette Loll, Art Fraud
January 22, 2015, 7 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandJohnny Mathis
January 23, 2015;  January 24, 2015, 8 p.m.
One of North America’s most popular entertainers, the legendary Johnny Mathis returns to the Concert Hall stage to perform your favorites in his trademark velvety voice. Known for his smooth vocal skills, celebrated ballads and hits such as “Chances Are,” “The Twelfth of Never,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” “Misty” and “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” Mathis has sold millions of records worldwide and is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 hits spanning each decade since 1955. Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame not once but twice, he is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandScotty McCreery
January 25, 2015, 7 p.m.
Scotty McCreery recently released his second No. 1-debuting album with his sophomore release, “See You Tonight.” “See You Tonight’s” Top 10 title track marks McCreery’s third RIAA Gold-certified single as an artist and his first as a writer. On the album, McCreery continues to showcase his bass voice while perfectly blending contemporary and traditional country. McCreery has become one of country music’s hottest new stars with album sales approaching 2 million. His platinum-selling debut album, “Clear As Day,” made Billboard history by debuting No. 1 on the Top 200 chart — a first for a country artist on their first studio album. McCreery is currently crossing the country on his See You Tonight Tour, while his current single, “Feelin’ It,” is climbing the country charts.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandTeacher Appreciation Afternoon
January 26, 2015
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandZap Mama & Antibalas
January 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Zap Mama and Antibalas bring the Afrobeat world-music sound to the Ferguson Center in a concert like you’ve never heard or felt before! Known to her fans as Zap Mama, Marie Daulne began as the leader and founder of a female vocal polyphonic quintet that succeeded worldwide and has since evolved into a variety of configurations approaching Urban, Jazz, American Soul and Afro-Pop music styles. Using the organic tone of the human voice, Zap Mama has developed her sound for over 20 years, inspiring diverse audiences around the world.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandVirginia Symphony Orchestra presents Ode to Joy
January 30, 2015, 8 p.m.
Beethoven’s ecstatic Ninth Symphony celebrates life and fellowship through the thrilling combination of orchestra and human voice.  JoAnn Falletta leads the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, chorus and soloists in this magnificent masterpiece.  The amazing conclusion and “Ode to Joy” will leave you breathless.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandMeet the Groundhog
January 31, 2015
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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