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July 16, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

July 17, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

July 18, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  • Zelma G. Rivin Wonderful Wednesdays Music Series

    July 18, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Jewish Museum & Cultural Center, 607 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Dramtreeo is a five-member acoustic folk Group, featuring the traditional music of North America, the British Isles, and the seven seas. An eclectic mix of songs reflects the joys and sorrows, hard work and hard luck the high spirits and humor of ordinary people from around the world.

July 19, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  • Sunset Thursdays: 2nd WYND

    July 19, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    High Street Landing, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm. Come relax and enjoy great music, food and beverages, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River. There will be no rain dates, if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 393-5111.

July 20, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  • Unfaithful: The Stage Play

    July 20, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Dr, Portsmouth, VA 23707, USA

    Lucy's House Entertainment presents Unfaithful: The Stage Play featuring singer Shirley Murdock, Denzel Wells, Tony Terrie, Gary "Lil G" Jenkins, Taundra Noel Shaw and Teairra Mari. Tickets range from $66 to $36. Unfaithful is an emotional,  twist-turning stage play that explores the life of Kenny and Rochelle Jones -- the perfect couple who seem to have it all. Together with their daughter, the family shares a life of privilege in the suburbs. The bonds of matrimony, what it means to be family and gender roles are major themes in this production. For tickets and more information, call the Willett Hall Box Office at 757-393-5460.

  • The Avett Brothers

    July 20, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

    The Avett Brothers return to Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Friday, July 20. Their past three concerts at the Pavilion attracted a nearly sold-out audience as the band enjoys Hampton Roads as one of its strongest fan bases in the country. The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m.

    A folk-rock band from Mount Pleasant, NC, the touring band is brothers Scott Avett (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), as well as Bob Crawford (double bass) and Joe Kwon (cello). Mike Marsh (drums), Tania Elizabeth (violin) and Paul Defiglia (keyboard).

    The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky-tonk, and ragtime.

    The Avett Brothers last performed in Portsmouth in 2016.

    The band’s new CD called “True Sadness” is released June 24, described by the band as a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. The album draws upon countless resources. Influences cited include Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings of Convenience, calypso of the 1950s and country of the 1930s.

    Tickets are on sale at the Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

July 21, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  • Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    July 21, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

  • Kayaking at Paradise Creek Nature Park

    July 21, 2018  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Paradise Creek Nature Park

    Join the non-profit Elizabeth River Project for a guided paddle through the largest restored wetland in Virginia that’s open to the public for paddling. We provide the clear-bottomed kayaks, paddles, life jackets and tour guide. You learn the history and ecology of Paradise Creek Nature Park. No experience necessary.

    Registration required at least two business days prior. Cost: $40 per person/$30 members of Elizabeth River Project. Contact Kat: (757)-392-7132, kfish@elizabethriver.org

  • Movies in the Park - The Emoji Movie

    July 21, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Portsmouth City Park, Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23701, USA

    7 pm
    Cost: Free
    For more information, call 757-393-8481.

  • Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang

    July 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

    Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy and next generation guitar superstar Jonny Lang will co-headline at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Saturday, July 21. The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m.

    At 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

    With a style similar to B.B. King, Buddy Guy is both a popular session player and a successful solo artist. Jimi Hendrix admitted to being profoundly influenced by Guy, while Eric Clapton calls him the greatest blues guitarist ever. In fact, few blues musicians today can match Guy's ability to make a guitar solo the ultimate blues statement.

    At 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. He released his first platinum record at 15, an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lang’s talent transcends the crop of blues prodigies.

    No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, Lang is a full-blown artist with a style of his own. What began as a bluesy sound influenced by electric guitar pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy evolved into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music.

    Tickets are on sale at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

July 22, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and designed for family audiences.

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

  • The Brian McKnight 4 with special guests Chrisette Michele & K'BANA BLAQ

    July 22, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Union Bank & Trust Pavilion

    The Brian McKnight 4 come to Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Sunday, July 22. Chrisette Michele and K’BANA BLAQ open the concert. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Brian McKnight has released 13 albums, with several going 2x and 3x platinum, and he has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.

    McKnight has an enviable record of chart consistency and successful tours for more than a decade. He’s collaborated with performers across every genre including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G.

    Along with 16 Grammy nominations, Brian McKnight won American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. He has crossed the boundaries of EVERY medium. He has hosted “Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight” on BETJ. In addition, “The Brian McKnight Morning Show” on KTWV the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, was a Top 5 rated show two years running. In 2009 Brian started hosting his own radio show “The Brian McKnight Show” in 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. Brian also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show “The Brian McKnight Show.”

    Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, although she also includes deep elements of Hip Hop and Jazz. She won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2009 for her song "Be OK." She has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and VIBE Music Awards since here breakout in 2008.

    Local favorite artist K’BANA BLAQ opens the show.

    Tickets are on sale at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

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PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA VENUES OF INTEREST

Children’s Museum of Virginia 221 High St. | 757-393-5258

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street | 757-393-8543

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 904 Elm Avenue | 757-393-8983 ext. 20

Hoffler Creek 4510 Twin Pines Rd. | 757-686-8684

Paradise Creek Nature Park 1141 Victory Blvd. | 757-399-7487

Union Bank & Trust Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir. | 757-393-8181

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course 1 Bide-A-Wee Dr. | 757-393-8600

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High Street | 757-393-8591

Lightship Portsmouth Museum 2 London St | 757-393-8591

Portsmouth Public Library 601 Court St. | 757-393-8501

Willett Hall 3701 Willett Dr. | 757-393-5144

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