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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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ExpandWhitaker Memorial Hospital Exhibit
November 15, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Address: 2803 Oak Avenue
Highway Exit: 3 from I-664
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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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ExpandGame Day 10K / 5K
February 1, 2015
Address: 700 Town Center Drive
Phone: 757-926-1400
Highway Exit: 258A
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ExpandGroundhog at Noon
February 2, 2015, 12 p.m.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandOrquestra Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico
February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
In 1971, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México was founded to promote music as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. The Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México has performed in many cities around the world with a large number of featured guest conductors and soloists. Foreign conductors who have led the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México include Léon Barzin, Kurt Woess, José Iturbi, Piero Gamba and Joel Levi. The Orchestra has performed in countries such as Spain, Germany and France, and their current extensive tour in the United States has met with great success with audiences and critics. Both the Orchestra and its Artistic Director have received the Annual Award from the Mexican Union of Theatre and Music and an honorable invitation to represent the Spanish-American musical culture in the Festival of Music and Dance in Spain.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandSpring Lecture Series: Michael Touglas
February 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
Address: 100 Museum Drive
Phone: 757-596-2222
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandOn Screen/In Person: Rebels With a Cause
February 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
Rebels With a Cause explores how a handful of politically savvy activists fought to protect San Francisco’s Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area from the threat of sprawl and over-development at a time when California was the nation’s fastest-growing state. Their efforts set new precedents for protecting open space and helped shape the environmental movement as we know it today.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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Expand11th Annual Bacchus Wine and Food Festival
February 6, 2015
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandVirginia Symphony Orchestra presents At the Movies with John Williams
February 6, 2015, 8 p.m.
When it comes to music from the world of film, one name stands above all others:  John Williams.  For more than six decades, his celebrated scores have led audiences of all ages to emotions of all levels.  Be there when the VSO POPS celebrates the unforgettable scores from Star WarsIndiana JonesSchindler’s List and much more.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
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;  February 7, 2015 - February 8, 2015
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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ExpandFollow the Drinking Gourd
February 7, 2015;  February 14, 2015;  February 21, 2015;  February 28, 2015, 4 p.m.
Celebrate Black History Month with this popular planetarium program at the Virginia Living Museum about the Underground Railroad and learn how the stars of the northern sky led slaves to freedom. This poignant and inspiring tale of one family’s desperate flight to freedom is based on the children’s book written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. Shown on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. $4 plus museum admission.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-595-1900
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandMotown Live: Martha Reeves
February 7, 2015, 8 p.m.
It was 1962 when Martha Reeves, singing under the pseudonym “Martha LaVaille,” brought audiences to their feet at Detroit’s famed 20 Grand Nightclub. After some stand-in gigs, Martha (along with Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard) backed Marvin Gaye on his first three releases and sang with him on stage. Soon, however, Martha and the Vandellas emerged from the shadows with “Come and Get These Memories,” followed by an enviable string of hits: “Heat Wave,” “Nowhere to Run,” “Jimmy Mack,” and, of course, the Motown anthem, “Dancing In The Street.” Over her career, she sang rock, jazz, country, gospel, blues and classical. After a four-year run as a member of the Detroit City Council, she is back on the road full time, making sure that no one ever forgets the Motor City!
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandAfrican-American History Month Film Fest: The Tuskegee Airmen
February 7, 2015, 1 p.m.
Starring Laurance Fishburne, Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Lithgow, & Malcolm-Jamal Warner, this movie is based on the exploits of the 332nd Fighter Group, the first African-American combat pilots in the United States Army Corps that fought in World War II. Free with paid admission.
Address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard in Huntington Park
Highway Exit: 258A or 263A from I-64
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ExpandIn the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue
February 8, 2015, 3 p.m.
This retro 1940s musical captures the sound that moved a nation’s spirit and helped win a war. In the Mood is a Big Band Theatrical Swing Revue that brings to life the era when America’s greatest generation was listening and dancing to the likes of: Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskin Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters and other greats. The company of 19 includes In the Mood Singers and Dancers and the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. Now touring in its 21st season, In The Mood has become a phenomenon all across the U.S. and overseas, having played Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. It’s as authentic as it gets!
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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ExpandRiver North Dance Chicago
February 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrated for creating vital connections between dancer and audience, as well as staging a gutsy and entertaining repertoire, River North Dance Chicago presents dynamic works that combine athletic prowess and artistic perspective with bold, theatrical flair. River North Dance Chicago was founded in 1989 and has since grown to become an internationally acclaimed company. Under the artistic direction of Frank Chaves, River North Dance Chicago demonstrates depth and sophistication with a commitment to creating an accessible, enriching experience for audiences. Chaves aims for audiences to feel the complete spectrum of human emotions in a single evening, and leaves them feeling joyful and exhilarated at the end of each program. 
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandDistinguished Speaker Series: Coach Bob Knight - Stories from a Coach and Mentor
February 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
In college basketball, the name Bob Knight is synonymous with greatness and winning. Coach Knight is among the youngest in his field to have won 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 and 800 career games. He was the first men’s college basketball coach to have reached 900 wins and until recently was the only member of this exclusive club. Bob Knight is his own man, one who represents high principles, expectations and demands for his players, his coaching staff and, most of all, himself. No other coach can cite NCAA and NIT championships and Olympic and Pan American gold medals among his achievements, and only two have won more than the three national championships he has. In 1991 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2011 was voted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandNew York Polyphony
February 13, 2015, 8 p.m.

New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (National Public Radio), the four men apply a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandVirginia Symphony Orchestra presents My Classic Valentine
February 13, 2015, 8 p.m.
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year by experiencing some of the lushest and most romantic music ever written. Three selections hand-picked by JoAnn Falletta just for you and your Valentine.
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandReptiles Bizarre and Beautiful
February 14, 2015 - February 16, 2015
This annual cold-blooded weekend explores the bizarre and beautiful aspects of reptiles. See exotic reptiles from around the world and reptiles native to Virginia on exhibit and in live reptile shows.
Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Phone: 757-534-7402
Highway Exit: 258A
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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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ExpandBilly Ocean with Special Guest Ambrosia
February 14, 2015, 8 p.m.
Billy Ocean is one of the most prominent R&B stars to hail from the UK, selling over 30 million records in his lifetime. Born in Trinidad, Billy settled in London’s East End at just seven years old. The calypso-crazy kid was influenced by soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, as well as pop groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Multiple Gold and Platinum records included hits like “Red Light Spells Danger,” Grammy winner “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)” and “Get Outta My Dreams; Get Into My Car.” California rockers Ambrosia open the evening. The group scored five Top 40 hit singles between 1975 and 1980 with songs such as “Biggest Part of Me” and “You’re the Only Woman (You & I).”
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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ExpandAfrican-American History Month Film Fest: The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels
February 14, 2015, 1 p.m.
The museum will host a film festival during the month of February featuring films with African-American themes.  All movies are free with each day’s paid admission. February 14: The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels. In the 1890s, the U.S. Army believed it could replace horses with popular new "safety bicycles."  Testing this theory, the army sent 20 African-American soldiers on a 2,000-mile ride from Fort Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri. This program traces the group's route across the American West through the eyes of two riders: the enthusiastic white officer and a black first sergeant, whose experience guided and motivated the enlisted men.
Address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard in Huntington Park
Phone: 757-247-8523
Highway Exit: 258A or 263A from I-64
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ExpandJersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
February 17, 2015;  February 18, 2015;  February 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m.;  February 20, 2015, 8 p.m.;  February 21, 2015, 2 p.m.;  February 21, 2015, 8 p.m.;  February 22, 2015, 1 p.m.;  February 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh, What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
Address: 1 Avenue of the Arts
Phone: 757-594-7448
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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