Drew Matott, 2010
First Friday Concert Series - Amy Kaus
Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market
Builder Fest August 21 @ Children's Museum of Virginia

August 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

 

Through August 6

Hardhat Heroes: A Photographic Portrait by Glen McClure

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Since 2015, Glen McClure has been capturing portraits in large – format B&W photos of workers who follow in the time – honored traditions of making their living in shipyards across our region. Workers from BAE to Colonna, East Coast, Lyon, Nassco, and Newport News Shipbuilding, to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Tecnico are featured. For more information call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

 

Through August 11

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

P.A.L. Summer Camp

Location: Emily Spong located at 2200 Piedmont Ave.

Register now for the 2017 P.A.L. Summer Camp hosted by the Portsmouth Police Dept. The camp will be at Emily Spong located at 2200 Piedmont Ave., Monday through Thursday from 8:30 e.m, to 5:00 p.m., beginning June 26th and ending August 11th. Registration is Only Open to Portsmouth Residents ages 5-13.

• Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
• Fun Daily Activities
• Weekly Field Trips
• Lessons on Crime Prevention, Bullying, and more

The P.A.L. Summer Camp Fee is $120. A $30 non-refundable deposit is required with completed registration packet.

The remaining $90 camp fee is due no later than June 1, 2017 to participate. Only completed packets with $30 deposit will be accepted and only registrants paid in full by June 1st will have a secure spot in the Summer Camp program. SEATING IS LIMITED!

Registration forms can be downloaded at www.portsmouthvapal.com.
For more information contact Officer A. Washington at 757-235-5668

 

Through October 8

2017 Outdoor Sculpture

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Since 2005, The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center has annually sought proposals for outdoor sculptures to display within the enclosed garden courtyard. Crawford A. Mann, III, the Joan & Macon Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art served as a juror for the 2017 exhibit. His selections include work by eight sculptures from across the United States that will go on display this spring. Featured is work by Abigail Cochran, VA; Jan Kirsh, MD; Jon Mason, VA; Pokey Park, AZ; Philip Smith, MD; Timothy Spurchise, VA; Kevin Vanek, MS, and Carl Wright, WV. The competition offers cash awards totaling more than $4,000 in Jurors Choice, Seawall art, Brancusi, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice. Pick up a ballot at the front desk and cast your ballot to help determine which artwork and artists receive the People’s Choice Award. Voting closes on August 1st. For more information, please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

Saturdays through November

9 am – 1 pm

Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

Location: On Court and High Streets outside the Courthouse Galleries Courtyard

Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market held every Saturday, May through November with special markets in April and December (see website for details). Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. On Court and High Streets outside the Courthouse Galleries Courtyard. Visit www.portsmoutholdetownefarmersmarket.com for more info.

Ending

August 30

Heated Exchange

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

In this group exhibition, ten artists use distinct approaches to the seductive surface, luminous color, and ethereal image layering unique to the encaustic medium.  Incorporating scraping, burning, burnishing, incising, dipping, dying, or pouring works are infused with poetic beauty and release the fragrant scent of honeyed beeswax.  This hot wax technique is recognized for its exquisite beauty and incredible versatility. For more information, please call 757- 822-1888 or visit www.tcc.edu/vac/.

Thursday

August 3

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Blaque Velvet

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. 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 canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

August 4

5 – 8 pm

First Friday Concert Series: The BJ Griffin Duo

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join local favorites The BJ Griffin Duo as they create and play arrangements for two voices, cello, and piano. Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center. Exhibits and music are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

August 5

10K: 7 AM, 5K: 9 AM

3rd Annual Cutter 10K & Coast Guard 5K

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion Park

The city of Portsmouth in conjunction with Road Rage events is holding the 3rd Annual Cutter 10K and Coast Guard 5K. The race is a unique opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the local Coast Guard community and recognize the City of Portsmouth as the only official Coast Guard City in Hampton Roads. All 10K & 5K & participants will receive event Tee Shirts, and finisher medals. Combo Challenge Participants will receive both finisher medals & the combo challenge medal. Run Division awards will recognize the top 3 overall winners along with the top three in each group. For more information or to register online please visit www.roadrageevents.com.

Saturday

August 5

9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages.  No experience is required.  Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation.  Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class.  Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside.  Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like.  We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so.  Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook.  If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+.  No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun.  For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

Saturday

August 5

10 am – 1 pm

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration: The Big Latch On

Location: City Park

FREE family fun event featuring music, children’s activities, door prizes, food, and local businesses and health care professionals. A wonderful place to network with the Hampton Roads area birth, breastfeeding and parenting communities. The World Breastfeeding Week 2015 theme on working women and breastfeeding revisits the 1993 WBW campaign on the Mother-Friendly Workplace Initiative. Portsmouth City Park.   Hosted by La Leche League of Portsmouth.  For more information: LLLofPortsmouth@gmail.com or call Erin, Mary & Ashley at 757-828-6555

Saturday

August 5

 9 am – Noon

End of Summer: Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling, Goodwill Donations and Document Shredding

Location: I.C. Norcom Highs School

The City of Portsmouth will hold a free-drive thru household hazardous waste collection, document shredding and electronic recycling event at I.C. Norcom High School.  We will also be collecting school supply donations for the upcoming school year.  For more information please call 757-393-8663.

Saturday

August 5

10 am – 2 pm

Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

Location: Middle Street Garage

Great finds of all kinds. With more than 70 dealers and vendors exhibiting, you will enjoy hunting through this eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. Discover a great selection of antique and estate furniture, architectural antiques, china, silverware, art and prints, sporting gear, musical instruments, books and ephemera, handmade crafts and toys, as well as decorative accessories and flea market items of all types and one of a kind items priced to sell. For more information please call 757-405-3500.

Saturday

August 5

3 – 9 pm

31st Annual Gospelrama

Location: Portside

Over 20 Gospel artists performing.  Line up to be announced.  Sponsored by Helping Others Progress Successfully (HOPS). For more information, call Christine Davis at (757) 393-0318

 

Sunday

August 6

3 – 9 pm

31st Annual Gospelrama

Location: Portside

Over 20 Gospel artists performing.  Line up to be announced.  Sponsored by Helping Others Progress Successfully (HOPS). For more information, call Christine Davis at (757) 393-0318

Thursday

August 10

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Tidewater Drive

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. 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 canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

August 12

9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages.  No experience is required.  Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation.  Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class.  Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside.  Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like.  We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so.  Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook.  If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+.  No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun.  For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

Saturday

August 12

 1 – 3 pm

Kayak Tours of Paradise Creek!

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours.  Learn about the history of the park and river, wildlife supported by this vulnerable habitat, and more.  Fist paddler to sign up earns a spot in our unique clear bottom kayaks.  All ages welcome with parent permission and assistance.  $40 per person/$30 for members.  Limited spots available, please call 757-399-7484 for details and reservations.  Registration for these events close 3 days prior to each event date .

Tuesday

August 15

6 pm

Family Movie Night

Location: Churchland Library

Enjoy the latest series of programming at Churchland with our monthly movie night. Movie will be shown on the big screen. Bring a friend and munch on some popcorn! For more information please call 757-686-2538.

Wednesday 

August 16

 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Portsmouth Master Gardener Lecture Series: Ornamental Grasses and Summer Blooming Flowers

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: Ornamental Grasses and Summer Blooming Flowers.  Their mission is to educate Portsmouth residents about safe, effective and sustainable garden management practices. They are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information, tips, techniques and advice to the community. Free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-5314 or visit www.pmgv.org

 

Wednesday 

August 16

 7:30 pm

Wonderful Wednesday Summer Music Series:  The Virginia Chorale sings the Great American Songbook

Location: Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Enduring popular and jazz standards by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Ellington, Arlen, Rodgers and more, sung by Virginia’s premier professional choral ensemble.   Exciting pieces, familiar to most listeners, performed by two local favorites.  Advance tickets are $20 per show or $75 for the entire series available until June 20th. After June 20th, tickets are $25 at the door.  Students and military with ID are $10 per concert.  For more information please visit http://jewishmuseumportsmouth.org or call 757-391-9266.

 

Thursday

August 17

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Evolution Soul

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. 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 canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

August 18

2 – 4 pm

Ranger Station

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Stop by our Ranger station located at the brand new Dominion Wetland Learning Lab.  We will be catching fish, crab and shrimp in the wetland.  Borrow binoculars to spy on birds, butterfly nets to catch insects and field guides to identify trees and wildlife in the park.  Come anytime during the hours listed for free hands on fun for all ages. For more information, please call 757-399-7484.

Saturday

August 19

 9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages.  No experience is required.  Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation.  Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class.  Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside.  Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like.  We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so.  Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook.  If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+.  No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun.  For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

Saturday

August 19

9 – 11 am

Volunteer Service Day

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Become a river hero.  Help us clean up the park, improve plantings and learn river stewardship while you’re at it.  Projects vary by date.  Groups please contact us in advance to schedule a private volunteer event.  All ages allowed with adult supervision for those under 18.  Free, but registration is required.  For more information please call 757-399-7487 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

Thursday

August 24

9 – 11 am

Healthy Hampton Roads: Healthy Community Summit Series – Advancing the Regional Agenda, Meeting 2

Location: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Join City and community leaders as they collaborate on a regional agenda for health and to discuss healthy city campaign priorities across Hampton Roads.  Free and open to the Public.  For more information visit www.cinchcoaliton.org.

Thursday

August 24

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Michael Clark Band

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. 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 canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

August 26

9 – 10 am

Yoga in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join yoga instructor Neve in nature for a yoga class for all levels and ages.  No experience is required.  Neve teaches alignment based hatha yoga styles which focus on safety and relaxation.  Her humor and grace will have you smiling during and after class.  Come stretch, build strength, practice balance and enjoy being outside.  Please bring your own yoga mat to the courtyard and any other props you would like.  We practice on the bricks so if you want to double up your mat for more protection or a blanket feel free to do so.  Updates about the class will be posted on Facebook.  If it is raining, class will not take place. This class is a suggested donation of $5+.  No registration is required, just come, stretch and strength and have fun.  For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

Saturday

August 26

 1 – 3 pm

Kayak Tours of Paradise Creek!

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Creek Nature Park’s 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek during a guided tour led by local outfitter Adventure Kayak Tours.  Learn about the history of the park and river, wildlife supported by this vulnerable habitat, and more.  Fist paddler to sign up earns a spot in our unique clear bottom kayaks.  All ages welcome with parent permission and assistance.  $40 per person/ $30 for members.  Limited spots available, please call 757-399-7484 for details and reservations.  Registration for these events close 3 days prior to each event date .

Saturday

August 26

10 am – 6 pm

48th Annual Seawall Art Show

This juried arts and fine crafts show on Portsmouth’s High Street Landing waterfront in Historic Olde Towne has been a highlight for more than 45 years. Featuring the works of a select 80- 90 artists, selections include oil paintings, wood carving, art glass, fine jewelry, pottery and more. Includes a student art show (Saturday only) food, and entertainment. For more information please call 757-393-8983. or visit www.SeawallArtShow.com

Sunday

August 27

10 am – 5 pm

47th Annual Seawall Art Show

This juried arts and fine crafts show on Portsmouth’s High Street Landing waterfront in Historic Olde Towne has been a highlight for more than 45 years. Featuring the works of a select 80- 90 artists, selections include oil paintings, wood carving, art glass, fine jewelry, pottery and more. Includes a student art show (Saturday only) food, and entertainment. For more information please call 757-393-8983. or visit www.SeawallArtShow.com

Thursday

August 31

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Heather Murphy Band

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 9pm. 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 canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

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