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Seawall Art Show August 25-26, Olde Towne Portsmouth
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Olde Towne Farmer's Market - Every Saturday

9 AM – 1 PM - 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. Just outside the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center courtyard at Court and High Streets. Visit the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market website for more details

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Civil War Tours with Private James Cook

7:30 PM - Monday & Wednesday
August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Union occupation of Portsmouth during the Civil War is the focus of this walking tour lead by Private James Cook.

• All tours leave from the Renaissance Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth
• 60-75 minutes depending of the size of the group
• $10.00 / Two for $15.00 fee paid at the tour
• Groups of five or more may book a tour any day or time throughout the year with advance reservations.
• Advance ticket sales and credit cards available at:
   The Coffee Shoppe, 300 High Street
   Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Gallery, 1 High Street (on the waterfront)

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Olde Towne Living History Tours with Colonel Wm. Crawford

7:30 PM - Thursday & Saturday
August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Join Portsmouth's founder, Colonel William Crawford, for a stroll through four centuries of maritime history in the home of America's first and largest shipyard.  Hear tales of early growth and expansion, British occupation during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 and Union occupation during the Civil War as you pass one of the largest collections of historic homes on the Eastern Seaboard.

• All tours leave from the Renaissance Hotel, 425 Water Street, Portsmouth
• 60-75 minutes depending of the size of the group
• $10.00 / Two for $15.00 fee paid at the tour
• Groups of five or more may book a tour any day or time throughout the year with advance reservations.
• Advance ticket sales and credit cards available at:
   The Coffee Shoppe, 300 High Street
   Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Gallery, 1 High Street (on the waterfront)

Colonel Wm. Crawford website

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Picturing the Civil War: Wood Engravings of the Civil War by Winslow Homer

Last chance to see this exhibit - In 1861, Winslow Homer's lithographic began transitioning from transcribing Matthew Brady photographs of the war to his own distinct style of drawing.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Brith Sholom:
A Cornerstone of Jewish Life in Tidewater

The Brith Sholom Center Exhibit at the Jewish Museum is now open, highlighting some of the memorabilia of this organization, its activities, and its membership  Brith Sholom a Jewish organization dedicated to the ideals of charity through fraternal, civic and social endeavors worldwide.  The exhibit is open Sunday’s from 2-4pm or by appointment.

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center - 607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, Virginia www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org   757-391-9266

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The Chrysler Museum Comes to Portsmouth

Through November 5

The exhibitions Art that Asks the Big Questions: The Chrysler Museum Comes to Portsmouth and Glen McClure: New Work, Italy, Ireland.

During the Chrysler's closure for expansion, the VAC will present four collections of work from the Norfolk, Virginia museum. Large-scale 19th-century European oil paintings, including The Neophyte, Gustave Doré; La Desserte, Étienne Prosper Berne-Bellecour; and Lunatique à Etretat, Hugues Merle, will provide an interesting range of subjects. Complementing them are several bronze sculptures including Ugolino and His Sons, Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, and Lion Crushing a Serpent, Antoine Louis Barye. Many of these works previously belonged to Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., whose donations made the institution one of the major art museums in the southeastern United States.

Twenty mixed media prints by Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi will feature vintage, often humorous, designs from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. Additional works by American artists Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray and Nam June Paik provide two and three-dimensional examples that exemplify the variant approaches of the contemporary age.

Chrysler Museum gallery hosts will be answering questions in the VAC galleries during the duration of the exhibition. A gallery guide will provide additional information.

The TCC VAC is located at 340 High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth. Galleries are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and are free and open to the public. For further information call (757) 822-1888 or go to the Center's website.

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Virginians in the Spotlight
Water, Water, Everywhere

Through August 31 -  Summer means it’s time to jump in the water! Rotating exhibit features greatest water sport inductees.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Open through October 13 -  in the Courtyard.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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In Motion: Action Paintings by Gloria Coker

Through September 29 - Gloria Coker never planned an art career--too much insecurity. Then after four years of taking classes while raising two children, Gloria received her M.Ed in Counseling at William and Mary and immediately joined the staff of the Daily Press as a news illustrator and courtroom artist. Her series of paintings of important women began and ended when she asked JoAnn Falletta to be a subject for a series and instead wound up producing art for four year for the Virginia Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic. Thus began a continuing series involving music. Later, she included paintings of dance. And now she turns her attention to abstract landscapes that often have hidden figures.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Crime Lab Detective

Open through August 31 - Visitors use scientific reasoning skills and forensic science to evaluate evidence and solve the burglary at the Johnson’s house. The exhibit offers two solution tracks presenting a challenge to visitors of all ages.

Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St., Portsmouth | 757-393-5258

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Moneyball - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Statistics in sports is almost as important as the wins on your team’s record.  Learn the ins and outs of calculating and analyzing individual team statistics and the effect they have on a successful franchise.  With a friendly game of baseball to wrap up the workshop, you will be able to apply all that you learned in the Hall of Fame classroom on the field.

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Outdoor Sculpture

Through October 13, 2013 - Visit the garden setting to relax and enjoy the seventh year of this outdoor exhibit.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

FirstEvents - Olde Towne Portsmouth

Held the first Friday through Sunday of each month, Olde Towne Portsmouth's business community opens its doors along High Street between Effingham Street and the riverfront. Events and activities include Arts to Antiques Flea Market, free museum admission, exhibit openings and art afternoons, and a lot more. Sponsored by the Olde Towne Business Association | 757-397-7173

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

Noon - 6 PM - basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

2Concert In the Courtyard - Free Music Series

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy music in the courtyard from Robbin Thompson.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) and PortsEvents | Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Running Family Fun Day

11 AM - 3 PM - Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Running themed arts and crafts as well as contests for the whole family.  Wear a shirt from any race and receive $2.00 off admission.  For more information, please call 757-393-8031 or visit www.vshfm.com

3Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

10 AM - 2 PM - The Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market is conveniently located in the Middle Street Garage at the corner of Middle & London Streets and is held year round, rain or shine on the first Saturday of each month. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. Always Free Admission & Free Parking! Call 757-339-1876 for additional information.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

10 AM - 4 PM - basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

 

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Happy Birthday Coast Guard

10AM - 5 PM - In conjunction with the overall City’s events, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship PORTSMOUTH are also celebrating the Coast Guard with a variety of family fun activities! 
Free admission.

Presented by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship Portsmouth Museum | 757-393-8591 | www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com

4First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

Call your favorite restaurant for details.
Click here for a list of downtown area retaurants

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Running Family Fun Day

11 AM - 3 PM - Foot races, arts & crafts, and tons of family fun! 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Butterfly and Dragonfly Tour

10 AM - Noon - Attend this outdoor seminar with local butterfly experts Shirley Buchanan and Jessica Beard.  Learn the life cycles of these insects and how you can attract them to your yard. $5, $2.50 members. 

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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A Night at the Museum Pajama Party

7 - 11 PM - Let loose with fun-filled activities, a movie and watch the Museum come alive!  

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Gospelrama 2013
27th Annual UNITY Celebration

3 - 9 PM - North Landing (on the Portsmouth Waterfront) Admission is FREE and OPEN to the Public For more information, call 393-0318 Presented by HOPS (Helping Others Progress Successfully) 

Download the Gospelrama flyer for a list of featured entertainment

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Movies in the Park - Toy Story

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Portsmouth Book Group

6:30 - 7:45 pm Are you a voracious reader who loves to talk about books? Come join the Portsmouth Book Group! Our book selections are eclectic, so we hope to attract a wide variety of readers. Try us out and share the titles you would like to discuss.

Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-393-8759

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Wonderful Wednesdays Music Series:
Pavel & Friends

7:30 PM - Violinist Pavel Ilyashov has been enthusiastically applauded by audiences throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas for his performances as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Cellist Jeffrey Phelps heads the instrumental music department at the Governors school for th Arts. Pianist Stephen Coxe teaches music theory and composition at Old Dominion University and serves on the faculty of the Governor's School for the arts.

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center - 607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, Virginia www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org   757-391-9266

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Moneyball - Series

10 - 11:30 am - Statistics in sports is almost as important as the wins on your team’s record.  Learn the ins and outs of calculating and analyzing individual team statistics and the effect they have on a successful franchise.  With a friendly game of baseball to wrap up the workshop, you will be able to apply all that you learned in the Hall of Fame classroom on the field.

Ages 8 and up. 
$10 per session includes admission and materials
$35 all sessions paid for upfront. 

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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Early Bird Walk

8 - 10:30 AM - Stroll around Lake Ballard with local bird expert Clark White to identify birds by sight and sound. Be prompt - gates close at 8:15 a.m.; late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Free of charge and no registration necessary. Donations are always appreciated.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Volunteer Work Day

10 AM - 1 PM - Join us to help maintain the grounds and trails of Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Sign-up through Volunteer Hampton Roads.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Tidewater "O" Gauge Trains at the Children's Museum of Virginia

Tidewater "O" Gauge Association (TOGA) will have a modular displayon the second floor near CreARTivity showing off their collection. Members will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the trains and display.

Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St., Portsmouth | 757-393-5258

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Movies in the Park - Wreck it Ralph

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Bruce Hornsby at nTelos

Possessed of a breezy, nonchalant style that belies his technical gifts, pianist Bruce Hornsby writes powerful songs from the heart that touch on several distinctly American traditions: pop, jazz, bluegrass, and '60s soul. He worked for a while as a studio player and songwriter, and had his first hit in 1986 with the stirring and philosophical "The Way It Is." After that, he continued to release albums that honored his own muse rather than the marketplace, and put together various backing bands to suit the mood and style of the genres he works in. Hornsby has also maintained a close musical relationship with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead, having toured as a temporary member in the early '90s and collaborated on off-shoot recordings and live shows.

Bruce Hornsby was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, and grew up in that combination college town and tourist center, later attending the University of Miami and the Berklee School of Music. He then spent years playing in bars and sending demo tapes to record companies. In 1980, he and his brother (and songwriting partner) John Hornsby moved to Los Angeles, where they spent three years writing for 20th Century Fox. There Bruce Hornsby met Huey Lewis, who would eventually produce him and record his material. Hornsby finally signed his band, the Range, to RCA in 1985. Their debut album, The Way It Is, was released in April 1986. It eventually produced three Top 20 hits, the biggest of which was the socially conscious "The Way It Is," which featured Hornsby's characteristically melodic right-hand piano runs. The album stayed in the charts for almost a year-and-a-half and sold two million copies. Hornsby & the Range won the Best New Artist Grammy Award for 1986.

Get tickets at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at Ticketmaster.com.

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KISS at nTelos

For four decades, KISS has been one of the world's largest bands. KISS has amassed 28 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band. The quartet has sold more than 40 millionalbums in the U.S., with their worldwide sales exceeding 100 million albums.

KISS has been named in many "Top" lists. They include 10th on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," 9th on "The Greatest Metal Bands"list by MTV, No. 1 on Hit Paraders's "Top 100 Live Bands," 56th onVH1's "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time," and 26th on Gibson's"50 Greatest American Rock Bands."

Get tickets at the nTelos Wireless 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 City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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HIStory Through Poetry A Spoken Word Event Featuring Young Audiences of Virginia's
Nathan Richardson.

Poet and spoken word artist Nathan Richardson looks at the world through a prism of poems. The performance goes from global to local as Nathan explores history, literature, and theatre through the lens of his development as a writer. Nathan's original poetry and a sampling of other American poets will enthrall and delight audiences of all ages.

Recommended for Ages 12 & Up • Adults & Seniors Welcome

August 13th @ 3PM • Manor Branch - 1401 Elmhurst Lane

August 14th @ 1PM • Cradock Branch - 28 Prospect Parkway

August 15th @ 2PM • Portsmouth Main - 601 Court Street

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Virginia Tour North Golf Tournament

Join us at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club for a great time and great golf!  

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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HIStory Through Poetry A Spoken Word Event Featuring Young Audiences of Virginia'sNathan Richardson.

2PM • Churchland Branch - 4934 High Street West - Poet and spoken word artist Nathan Richardson looks at the world through a prism of poems. The performance goes from global to local as Nathan explores history, literature, and theatre through the lens of his development as a writer. Nathan's original poetry and a sampling of other American poets will enthrall and delight audiences of all ages.

Recommended for Ages 12 & Up • Adults & Seniors Welcome

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Movies in the Park - The Little Mermaid

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Family Movie Night

6:00 PM - Enjoy a night out and bring your family to watch a movie on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

Churchland Library - For more information, please call 757-686-2538

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Historic Murdaugh Mansion Tour

4 - 6 PM - The home, which is located at 228 North Street, was built in 1808 and has been part of Portsmouth history.

The afternoon will feature a Living History Tour of North Street with Colonel Crawford, gardening demonstrations from The Flower Lady of Portsmouth, and live music. There will also be raffle for prizes including tickets to the Virginia Children's Museum.

For more information please call Ryan Benton at 757-544-0383

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GEAR UP "A Back to School PEP Up"

Noon - 4:00 PM - Free and Open to the Public. This is a program for school aged children.  It provides active group games, entertainment a motivational message, and distribution of school supplies.  Children must be present to receive school supplies.  Donations Welcome. The Portsmouth Health Department will provide the Tdap vaccine for 6th graders and Meninggococcal vaccine for 11 and 12 year old students.

Location: Chick-fil-A, 901 Frederick Blvd.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, recreation and Liesure Services.
For more information please call, 757-393-8481 

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43rd Annual Seawall Art Show

The Seawall Art Show is a juried show of fine art & crafts and features 90 artists up and down the Eastern Seaboard. High Street Landing. Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 10 am – 5pm .

Seawall Art Show website
757-393-8983 Ext. 13

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Movies in the Park - Tangled

7 PM - FREE Disney movies projected on a large screen. Fun and
enjoyment for the entire family.

Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services

For more information, call 393-8481

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Teen Book Club

2:45 - 4 pm - Middle and high school teens ages 13 - 18 interested in the monthly teen book club. Participants get their books at the meeting.

Manor Library - For more information, please call 757-465-2916

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Wonderful Wednesdays Music Series:
Ambrosia String Trio

7:30 PM - This dynamic ensemble will thrill you with their interpretations of the very best music written for string trio, from classical favorites to the most recent compositions of celebrated contemporary composers. Featuring three talented individuals violist Beverly Kane Baker, cellist Rebecca Gilmore Phillips and violinist Simon LaPointe.

Jewish Museum and Cultural Center - 607 Effingham Street Portsmouth, Virginia www.jewishmuseumportsmouth.org   757-391-9266

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Ke$ha at nTelos

Ke$ha co-wrote every song on her first two albums and considers herself a songwriter primarily writing for artists including Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. Her musical influences consist of hip-hop, punk rock, 1980s pop, dance music and classic country. Her vocal technique has led her to be credited as a rapper, a topic she disagreed with until fellow rappers Andre 3000, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg endorsed her.

Her debut album, "Animal" and her first extended play, "Cannibal," were released in 2010. Ke$ha's irreverent music and image propelled her to immediate commercial success, with "Animal" debuting as the No. 1 album in the US. She also achieved two No. 1 singles, "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We R," and a string of Top 10 hits from the album and its re-release.

At the same time, she continued to write songs for other artists, including "Till the World Ends" for pop singer Britney Spears. "Warrior," her second studio album was released in December 2012, spawning Ke$ha's eighth Top 10 hit with "Die Young."
To this date, "Tik Tok" is the second best-selling digital single in history with more than 14 million units sold internationally.

Get tickets at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at Ticketmaster.com.

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Norfolk State University Baseball Classic

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course
1 Bide-A-Wee Dr. Portsmouth, VA 23701
757-393-8600

www.bideaweegolf.com

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High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children's Museum – Music Act: Bob Linsly
• In front of Sports Hall of Fame – Novelty Act: Juggler Jon Norton
• In front of Mannino's – Face Painting
• Roving Entertainment along high street – Cirque Mime Troupe

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Sports Card & Memorabilia Show

Sell your cards, look at dealer's different cards, trade with others, and show off your collection!  

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (757) 393-8031

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9th Annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale

10 AM - 4 PM - All along the High Street Corner Featuring: Sales, bargains, specialty gifts, antiques, arts & crafts and more.  

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High Street Family Entertainment

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy live, interactive, and FREE entertainment: 

• In front of Children’s Museum – Music: Dustin Furlow
• In front of Sports Hall of Fame – Novelty Act: Magician James Davis
• In front of Mannino’s – Caricaturist
• Roving Entertainment along high street – Unicyclist/Juggler

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Hank Williams Jr. at nTelos

Williams' life has been a series of breathtaking highs and unbelievable lows¿a fall from Ajax Mountain in Montana in 1975 nearly killed him, but Williams re-emerged hell-bent on making serious music his way. Hank has been to hell and back, constructing his own trailblazing musical legacy to sit alongside his father's. So if certain folks don't agree with Hank's take, well, "I'm more concerned about whether the crappie are biting on Kentucky Lake," he says. "I don't approach my career that way, and never have. I'm not some 20-year old artist thinking, 'oh god, I hope I can kiss the ass of every program director out there so I'll get played.' That ain't me. Uh-uh. No."

But that's not to say Hank doesn't have plenty of support from like-minded people, whether they be his legions of fans or members of the country music superstar club. When Hank famously parted ways with ESPN and Monday Night Football due to his now legendary comments on "Fox & Friends," both his fans and several compatriots in the music industry came to his defense. Brad Paisley appears on Old School on the neo honky-tonk classic "I'm Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams," and fellow legend Merle Haggard shows up twice, on the righteously indignant "We Don't Apologize For America" and a Bocephus-ized re-imagining of the Haggard classic "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink." Trace Adkins offers a line on the Harry Truman-quoting "Cow Turd Blues," which Hank jokingly calls, "one of the most beautiful love songs I've ever written."

Get tickets at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at Ticketmaster.com.

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