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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 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: 258 A 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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ExpandHistory to Life Celebration featuring The Legacy of Weyanoke
November 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014, 12 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. It will also feature Legacy of Weyanoke, an ensemble specializing in traditional songs and stories from the African and Native American heritage.  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
Phone: 757-247-2360
Highway Exit: 3 from I-664
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ExpandWild Gifts for the Holidays
November 1, 2014 - December 23, 2014
The Virginia Living Museum’s Wild Things Museum Store introduces “Wild Gifts for the Holidays,” a collection of unusual and affordable nature-related items for all ages, including eco-friendly clothing, plush toys, and stationery. Favorites include easy reader books, learning games, socks and hoodies, cuddly stuffed animals, home decor and hand-made jewelry - all themed to reflect Virginia’s native wildlife. Many items are unique, being created especially for the museum. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Living Museum.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandBeyond the Edge of the Sea
November 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Explore the diversity of life deep in the ocean’s wilderness in “Beyond the Edge of the Sea” at the Virginia Living Museum. The exhibit highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, who accompanied Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover on many expeditions to deep-sea locations across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dr. Van Dover, a deep-sea explorer and U.S. Navy-qualified pilot of the deep-diving submersible Alvin, curated the exhibition for the Muscarelle Museum of Art. During 20 years working in the deep sea, Dr. Van Dover has made many discoveries of species and adaptations to life in extreme environments. The exhibit contains more than 70 works selected from Jacobsen’s sketchbooks and five specially commissioned pieces.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandDia de Los Muertas Community Day
November 1, 2014, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Address: 101 Museum Drive
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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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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ExpandLate Fall Planetarium Shows
November 1, 2014 - November 23, 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. Two fish must touch the moon to save their home in “Kaluoka’hina,” 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
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandNational Symphony Orchestra
November 2, 2014, 7 p.m.
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is one of the finest, most visible orchestras in the country. Now in its 84th season, the fifth under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who is also the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Orchestra has played to great acclaim in events of national and international importance, including state occasions, presidential inaugurations and official holiday celebrations. Its performances range from bold new works to beloved favorites, chamber music to original educational programming, as well as innovative pops programming in almost every genre. Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has, throughout its history, been committed to artistic excellence and music education.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandNational Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Cirque Peking
November 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
For more than 50 years the dazzling company known as the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China has mesmerized audiences of all ages worldwide with stunning displays of the Chinese martial arts, illusion and acrobatics, all set to traditional music. From cycling stunts to high-flying acrobatics to extraordinary feats of balance, this is one of the most influential large acrobatic troupes on the planet. Fun for the entire family, the Acrobats are a crowd-pleasing form of entertainment!
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandNew Orleans Legends featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint: Oh Yeah! Tour
November 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Preservation Hall was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity. Legendary players like George Lewis, Sweet Emma Barrett and Kid Thomas Valentine, all rooted in the formative years jazz, were its original stars and performed nightly in a tiny space located in the historic French Quarter. While that generation is long gone, the hall is still in business, the music is still performed and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to tour the world. Fronting the band at this time is Allen Toussaint, one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B. An American musician, songwriter and record producer, Toussaint has crossed paths with many of music’s greats in his illustrious 40-year-plus career (Paul McCartney, Irma Thomas, Paul Simon, Etta James, Elvis Costello, etc.).
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandBattle of the Beers
November 7, 2014, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.;  November 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandFrogs and Friends
November 8, 2014
 Enjoy a day filled with amphibian-related exhibits, activities and programs at the Virginia Living Museum. Learn ways to help the frogs and friends around you. See several rare and exotic amphibians including: Poison Dart Frogs, Australian Green Treefrog, Aquatic Salamanders and Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toad.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
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
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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ExpandTribute to Maya Angelou in Song and Verse
November 8, 2014, 8 p.m.
A special evening of spoken word, song and monologues to celebrate the extraordinary life of Dr. Maya Angelou.  To audition and participate please contact, Michelle Gilliam, 757-247-8950.
Address: 2410 Wickham Ave.
Phone: 757-247-8950
Highway Exit: 6 from I-664
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ExpandMartha Graham Dance Company
November 9, 2014, 7 p.m.
As the oldest and most celebrated modern dance company in America, the Martha Graham Dance Company created and still embodies a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences worldwide. The pioneering choreographer and her dancers radically expanded dance’s vocabulary of movement, rooting it in social, psychological and sexual ideas, forever altering the scope of the art form. Always a fertile ground for experimentation, the Martha Graham Dance Company has been an unparalleled resource in nurturing many of the leading choreographers and dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Pearl Lang, Pascal Rioult and Paul Taylor.
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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ExpandVeterans Day Ceremony
November 11, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sponsored by American Legion, Braxton-Perkins Post #25, this annual ceremony is held at 11 a.m. at the Victory Arch, 25th Street & West Avenue in downtown Newport News. After the ceremony, the public is invited learn about America’s rich military heritage at the Virginia War Museum. Visit the museum on Veterans Day and receive $1 off the posted admission prices.
Address: 25th Street & West Avenue
Phone: 757-247-8523
Highway Exit: 6 off I-664
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ExpandAn Evening with Natalie Cole
November 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Daughter of one of America’s most beloved entertainers, multiple Grammy winner Natalie Cole has built a phenomenally successful career spanning 35 years. She just released her first Spanish-language album, “Natalie Cole en Español,” which is a salute to the pioneering, bilingual legacy of her legendary father, and spotlights the most romantic songs of the great Spanish-language composers. With this effort, she hopes to reintroduce a new generation of fans to many of Latin Music’s most romantic standards — with both new interpretations of Spanish-language classics previously recorded by Nat King Cole, and Natalie’s own personal selections of songs that have touched her heart and make this album truly her own. Join us for an exceptional evening and a timeless performance by one of the finest R&B/pop vocalists of our time.
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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ExpandAn Evening of Storytelling with Garrison Keillor
November 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Every week, millions of Americans tune in to “A Prairie Home Companion” and are magically transported to “Lake Wobegon,” where they are regaled by the wise, laid-back reflections of radio personality, author and humorist Garrison Keillor. With his touching and often hilarious yarns about growing up in the American Midwest, the aging process and late-life fatherhood, he is one of the most popular storytellers of all time. Keillor is out with a new book, “The Keillor Reader,” a single volume which brings together the full range of his work: monologues from “A Prairie Home Companion,” stories from The New Yorker and The Atlantic and excerpts from novels and newspaper columns. With an extensive introduction and headnotes, photographs and memorabilia, “The Keillor Reader” also presents pieces never before published, including the essays “Cheerfulness” and “What We Have Learned So Far.”
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandFall Lecture Series with Author Ric Burns
November 13, 2014, 7 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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