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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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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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ExpandCreedence Clearwater Revisited
March 1, 2015, 7 p.m.
Creedence Clearwater Revival founding members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford have been on quite a ride. Forty-five years ago this  August they headlined the Saturday night slot at the legendary Woodstock Music Festival while 3 of their albums were in the top 10 of the music charts at the same time.  When they launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project some 25 years later, they were startled by the outpouring of affection for their new band. Since then, the group has toured to once again perform live the CCR hits – touchstones of a generation. A platinum selling live album followed as the astounding response to the band has been driven in part by new generations of fans that, as Cosmo says,  “weren’t even born when the music came out.”
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandMary Chapin Carpenter
March 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Mary Chapin Carpenter will join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a very special evening of songs from her debut orchestral record, “Songs From The Movie.” Arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell) “Songs From The Movie” harkens to Carpenter’s love of classic film and symphonic music. The album features new interpretations of 10 beloved songs by Carpenter. Carpenter has recorded 13 albums and sold over 13 million records, won five Grammy Awards, was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993, and, in 2012, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This very special performance will feature Carpenter alongside the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and will be conducted by Mr. Mendoza.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandThe Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents The Music of Benny Goodman
March 6, 2015, 8 p.m.
Swing along with the Virginia Symphony and jazz artist Sal Andolina as they pay tribute to the life and music of “The King of Swing” with Benny Goodman’s chart-topping hits and classic swing-era favorites.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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Expand13th Annual Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend
March 6, 2015 - March 8, 2015
The Annual Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend includes nationally renowned scholars, Civil War encampments, a variety of tours and historical events everyone will enjoy. Registration required for some events. Fee.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandOver the Rainbow: A Musical Tribute to the Artistry of Judy Garland
March 7, 2015, 8 p.m.
Relive and encounter anew the timeless wonder of the music made famous by an American treasure. The remarkable Hilary Kole conjures the spirit and beauty of Judy Garland in stunning arrangements, featuring “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “The Trolley Song,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” “Look for the Silver Lining” and other great songs made famous by the singer Fred Astaire called “the greatest entertainer that ever lived.” Hailed by Rex Reed of The New York Observer as a “musical marvel!,” Kole continues to engage audiences throughout the world since beginning her professional career at the legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace that stage. She now graces ours performing the songs of one of the greatest voices ever!
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandWomen's History Month Film Fest: Fly Girls
March 7, 2015, 1 p.m.
The museum will host a film festival during the month of March featuring films with depicting women’s roles in the military.  All movies are free with each day’s paid admission. March 7: Fly Girls. At the height of World War II, more than a thousand women left their homes and jobs for the opportunity of a lifetime--joining the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) to become the first female pilots to fly for the United States military. Drawing on archival footage, rarely seen home movies, and interviews with pilots themselves, the women of the WASP take wing once again, to tell their story of skill, determination, and courage.
Address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard in Huntington Park
Phone: 757-247-8523
Highway Exit: 258A or 263A from I-64
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ExpandThe Battle of Hampton Roads Facial Hair Competition
March 7, 2015
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandHistory Bites
March 7, 2015
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandThe Russian National Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
March 8, 2015, 3 p.m.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s. Many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions began to exercise their new-found creative freedom by starting vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet, but to invigorate it as the Russians began to accept new developments in global dance. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. Legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko serves as artistic director.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A 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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ExpandOn Screen/In Person: Still Dreaming
March 10, 2015, 7 p.m.
Still Dreaming follows a group of elderly entertainers living at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey and a pair of young directors hired to stage an in-house performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As the once-celebrated performers struggle with Alzheimer’s, dementia and physical disabilities, the play’s themes of perception, reality and memory take on new relevance and poignancy.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandWomen of Ireland
March 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full-stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. The show demonstrates the wealth of talent that exists within Ireland’s traditions of music, song and dance. The common theme inherent in all performances is the presentation of the most revered qualities of Ireland’s ethnic music which will be transported from the Irish fireside to the international concert hall platform. In addition, special significance is placed on depicting the pure qualities of Irish music in a contemporary setting.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandCommunity Day
March 14, 2015, - 5 p.m.
Take the family on a voyage of exploration to The Mariners' Museum. Admission is only $5 per person for residents of Hampton Roads and kids 3 and under are free during The Mariners' Community Day. Explore the USS Monitor Center, handcrafted ship models, maritime paintings, rare figureheads, small craft from around the world and much more. This discounted admission price is only available during Community Day and no other discounts apply. For more information: MarinersMuseum.org or call (757)596-2222.


Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandFrogs: A Chorus of Colors
March 14, 2015 - September 7, 2015
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Highway Exit: 258A 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;  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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ExpandWomen's History Month Film Fest: Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII
March 14, 2015, 1 p.m.
The museum will host a film festival during the month of March featuring films with depicting women’s roles in the military.  All movies are free with each day’s paid admission. March 14: Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII. In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. This clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allies’ success. When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed to aid the Army's calculation efforts, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers.
Address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard in Huntington Park
Phone: 757-247-8523
Highway Exit: 258A or 263A from I-64
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ExpandOne City Marathon
March 15, 2015
Take a tour of Newport News marathon style! The inaugural Newport News One City Marathon takes to the streets on March 15, 2015. Runners will begin their journey in the stunning setting of Newport News Park, venturing to Warwick and onward to the beautiful neighborhoods of Hidenwood and Deep Creek, where runners will approach the thriving campus of Christopher Newport University (CNU). Winding their way along the James River, One City runners will continue to sample the city's offerings as they bound alongside The Mariners' Museum, through Historic Hilton Village and enter the Huntington neighborhood before making their final approach to the world-class Newport News Shipyard. The finish line will await their arrival at Victory Arch.
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ExpandAn Evening with Sarah McLachlan
March 17, 2015, 8 p.m.
Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan’s landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum SURFACING, contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks: “Building a Mystery” and “Last Dance.” In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour showcasing female musicians which raised over $7 million for local and national charities over its 3 years and in 2002 founded her non-profit organization the Sarah McLachlan School of Music. The school provides free afterschool music education for at-risk and underserved kids who otherwise would have no access to music programming. From an early age, music provided Sarah with the tools she needed to navigate the challenges she faced in her life so she recognizes how important it is for every child to have those same opportunities. McLachlan’s latest album SHINE ON was released earlier this year, it explores her personal journey over the last three years navigating love, loss and change. SHINE ON celebrates the human ability to grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandDistinguished Speaker Series: General Colin Powel - "Leadhership: Taking Charge"
March 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
For over 50 years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world. The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell attended the City College of New York where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. It was not until he joined the Army ROTC program at CCNY that he discovered his calling and launched his incredible military career. He served three presidents and oversaw 28 crises to include the Panama intervention of 1989 and Operation Desert Storm in the victorious 1991 Persian Gulf War. His awards and medals are too numerous to mention. Powell currently serves on a number of business and non-profit boards.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandVirginia Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
March 20, 2015, 8 p.m.
It is perhaps the most-played violin concerto of all time and one of the more demanding works for the violin virtuoso – Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin – remarkable for its unwavering melodic inspiration and passionate expression of human feeling. In it, Tchaikovsky speaks to us from the heart, using the voice of the solo violin as his medium. Also on the program is the light and playful 9th Symphony by Shostakovich.
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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ExpandWomen's History Month Film Fest: Lioness
March 21, 2015, 1 p.m.
The museum will host a film festival during the month of March featuring films with depicting women’s roles in the military.  All movies are free with each day’s paid admission. March 21: Lioness. How did five female Army support soldiers, mechanics, supply clerks and engineers, end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq War?  An intimate look at war through the eyes of the first women in U.S. history sent into direct ground combat, despite a policy that bans them from doing so.
Address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard in Huntington Park
Phone: 757-247-8523
Highway Exit: 258A or 263A 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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