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Airfield 4-H Education Center in Wakefield
Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market
Drew Matott, 2010

July 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

Starting

July 8

Heated Exchange

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm

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/.

From

July 17 – 21

4-H Youth Development Camp

Location: Airfield 4-H Education Center Wakefield

The Airfield 4-H Educational Center Junior Summer Camp provides youth between the ages of 9 – 13 with programmingdesigned to learn through experiential education and character development.  4-H camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment which focuses on the individuals social, spiritual, mental and physical development for both boys and girls.  Contact Greg Costanza at Cgeerg@vt.edu for more information on camping and/or teen counselor opportunities.

 

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.

 

June 26 – 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 September 9

Arthur’s World ™

Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Developed by the Boston Children’s Museum and based on the Emmy award winning PBS series, and the award winning Marc Brown Book, Arthur’s World has been a great success with children across the country. Using exciting immersive environments that encourage imaginative participation, Arthur’s World bring the world of Marc Brown’s book to life. For more information please call 757-393-5258 or visit www.childrensmuseumva.com.

 

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.

 

Through October 9

To Face the Unknown: Portsmouth and the Great War

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

The History Division of the Portsmouth Museums will present: To face the Unknown, an exhibit that examines the effects of the Great War here at home. Come and see images and artifacts that tell growth, naval expansion and community support. The exhibit focuses on how WWI changed Portsmouth through phenomenal grown and experience relating to the home front effort; new housing communities and the way the military installations in Portsmouth grew and changed to support the war – installations like the St. Julien’s Creek Ammunition Depot, which expanded to become the place where tens of thousands of sea mines were filled and shipped. For more information call 757-393-8591 or visit www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.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.

Saturday

July 1

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

July 1

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

July 1

7 pm

Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book (2016)

Location: Portsmouth Park.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call (757) 393-8481.

Tuesday

July 4

8:30 am – Noon

Historic Cradock’s 99th Patriotic Salute

Location: Afton Square

Come join the Cradock Civic League and the Community to start your 4th of July celebration. For more information please call Dottie Wyatt at 757-83-7700 or email her at dottiewyatt@juno.com

Tuesday

July 4

8 pm

Fourth of July Stars and Stripes Forever Concert: Tidewater Concert Band

Location: Portside Park (Old Holiday Inn Site)

Join us for a free patriotic concert, saluting the 250th Anniversary of the NNSY featuring the Tidewater Concert Band and stay for the fireworks immediately following the concert. For more information please call 757-393-8481.

Tuesday

July 4

9:30 pm

Fourth of July Fireworks

Location: Portside Park

Watch the fireworks on the water in Portsmouth. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. following a special concert from the Tidewater Concert Band at Portside Park at 8 p.m. Free. Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth. 757-393-5111.

Wednesday

July 5

 7:30 pm

Wonderful Wednesday Summer Music Series:  The Frailache Klezmer Band

Location: Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe.  The professional musicians were called Klezmorim.  The genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces and evolved in America to include American jazz sounds.  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

July 6

 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.

Thursday

July 6

 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Tidewater Winds

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm – 9:30 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 canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Friday

July 7

10 – 11:30 am

Resistance and Resilience: A Memoir Workshop of the Jim Crow Era

Location: Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

How did you, your family, and your community cope with the daily pressures and challenges of the Jim Crow Era? Join Lisa Hartz, the founder and director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, who is deeply committed to collecting and archiving this unique history, as you write in response to visual and literary prompts. These collected writings will be assembled into a volume and made available at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum as a resource. Participation is free; please register by calling the History Division office at 757-393-8591.

 

 

Friday

July 7

2 – 4 pm

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.

 

Friday

July 7

5 – 8 pm

First Friday Concert Series: More Cowbell

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

The First Friday Concert Series closes with the blues and rock of More Cowbell Two guitars, Allman, Stevie Ray, Steely Dan, James Brown….need we say more? Exhibits and music are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Friday

July 7

5 – 8 pm

Opening Reception: To Face the Unknown

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

The anniversary of the Great War will be the focus of this new opening exhibition, titled To Face the Unknown. Light refreshments will be served and live music will entertain visitors. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

July 8

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

July 8

8 – 10 am

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 closes 3 days prior to each event date.

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.

Saturday

July 8

 10 am – 4 pm

2nd Annual Christmas in July Car Show

Location: Kroger Marketplace Parking Lot

Come join us for a family friendly free event. All makes and models vehicles, vendors, kid fun, raffles and best of all Santa will be join us. Santa House will be accepting un-wrapped, new toys or monetary donations. Bring your own vehicle to show, registration table day of event. $20 cars and trucks; $10 bikes and motorcycles. Top 30 and 10 Special Class awards.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Santa.house.1/

Saturday

July 8

 10 am – 5 pm

Patriot’s Day

Location: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum (outside)

Celebrate American independence 1940’s style! Learn about life on the home front in World War II Portsmouth. Sign up to become a W.A.V.E., fly a target kite, and experience live Swing Music and Swing dancing throughout the afternoon! Free open-air event! Sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum in collaboration with the Portsmouth Museums.  For more information visit http://www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com/

Saturday

July 8

1:30 pm

Art of the Great War

Location: Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

Dr. Linda McGreevy will give an illustrated presentation on art created during, and of, World War I. Dr. McGreevy is Professor Emerita and former Department Chair of Art History at Old Dominion University, where she taught for over 30 years. She has written several books related to the subject of art and WWI, including Bitter Witness: Otto Dix & the Great War. Dr. McGreevy is currently preparing her next book, Käthe Kollwitz: The Woman Watching Who Feels Everything, a biography of the German printmaker and sculptress. For more information call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

July 8

3 – 8 pm

Shaggin’ on High: A Tribute to Portsmouth’s Bill Deal & Beach Music

Location: High Street

Join us as we pay tribute to Portsmouth’s Bill Deal & Beach Music. Featuring music from Soul Intent and the Original Rhondels along with other street performances. This event is Free and open to the public. Beverages will be available for purchase. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Featured Beach Bands & Performance Schedule:

3–3:45 p.m.: Soul Intent (Middle Street Stage: Near the VA Sports Hall of Fame)

4–4:45 p.m.: The Original Rhondels (Dinwiddie Street Stage)

5–5:45 p.m.: Soul Intent

6–6:45 p.m.: The Original Rhondels

7–8 p.m.: Street Music Performances (Carribean drums & Saxophonist)

7 p.m.: Restaurant Performances (More restaurants with music will be added as confirmed)
Roger Brown’s: The Beachnuts

Free and Open to the Public • Beverages will be available for purchase

Saturday

July 8

 7 pm

Movies in the Park: The Wild Life (2016)

Location: Portsmouth City Park

Join us each Saturday evening for Movies in the Park.  A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island. Rated PG. First come, first served, capacity 150 people   Sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services. For more information please call 757-393-8481.

Tuesday

July 11

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Portsmouth Master Gardener Lecture Series: Techniques to Revive your Landscape during Summer Months

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: Techniques to Revive your Landscape during Summer Months. Their mission is to eduate 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.

Thursday

July 13

6:30 pm

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: 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

July 13

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Elements 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.

Friday

July 14

10 – 11:30 am

Resistance and Resilience: A Memoir Workshop of the Jim Crow Era

Location: Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

How did you, your family, and your community cope with the daily pressures and challenges of the Jim Crow Era? Join Lisa Hartz, the founder and director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, who is deeply committed to collecting and archiving this unique history, as you write in response to visual and literary prompts. These collected writings will be assembled into a volume and made available at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum as a resource. Participation is free; please register by calling the History Division office at 757-393-8591.

Friday

July 14

 2 – 3 pm

Ranger Walk with Free Native Seeds

Location: Paradise Creek Nature Park

Join our Education Ranger for a behind the scenes tour of the park in spring. Learn insider facts, bring your binoculars to spy on winter wildlife and have your nature questions answered by our ranger. Suitable for adults and children. Free but registration is required. For more information please call 757-399-7487 ext. 202 or visit www.paradisecreeknaturepark.com.

Saturday

July 15

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

July 15

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.  

Saturday

July 15

7 pm

Movies in the Park: Moana

Location: Portsmouth Park.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call (757) 393-8481.

Tuesday

July 18

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

July 19

11 am – 1 pm

Coffee with a Cop

Location: Portsmouth Main Library

Join your neighbors and officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Contac the Public Information Officer for more information at 757-393-8257.

Wednesday

July 19

6 – 7 pm

Master Gardener Summer Nights in the Garden Series: Native Plants and Pollinators

Location: Portsmouth VCE Office (105 Utah Street)

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: Native Plants and Pollinators. 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.

Thursday

July 20

10 – 11:30 am

Resistance and Resilience: A Memoir Workshop of the Jim Crow Era

Location: Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

How did you, your family, and your community cope with the daily pressures and challenges of the Jim Crow Era? Join Lisa Hartz, the founder and director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, who is deeply committed to collecting and archiving this unique history, as you write in response to visual and literary prompts. These collected writings will be assembled into a volume and made available at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum as a resource. Participation is free; please register by calling the History Division office at 757-393-8591.

Friday

July 21

10 – 11:30 am

Resistance and Resilience: A Memoir Workshop of the Jim Crow Era

Location: Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

How did you, your family, and your community cope with the daily pressures and challenges of the Jim Crow Era? Join Lisa Hartz, the founder and director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, who is deeply committed to collecting and archiving this unique history, as you write in response to visual and literary prompts. These collected writings will be assembled into a volume and made available at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum as a resource. Participation is free; please register by calling the History Division office at 757-393-8591.

Thursday

July 20

 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Portsmouth Master Gardener Lecture Series: Drought Tolerant Plants and Water Conservation Techniques

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: Drought Tolerant Plants and Water Conservation Techniques.  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.

 

Thursday

July 20

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Island Boy

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

July 22

8 – 10 am

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 closes 3 days prior to each event date.

Saturday

July 22

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

July 22

6:30 pm

July Jazz at Portsmouth Pavilion

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

“July Jazz” featuring Brian Simpson, RaJazz, Connie Parker and Sam Rucker will perform a free concert in Portsmouth Pavilion on Saturday, July 22. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 5:30 p.m. A limited number of VIP reserved seating tickets will be sold for the Orchestra. The remainder of the seats for “July Jazz” are free admission, up to capacity of the venue. “July Jazz” limited VIP reserved seating tickets are $20 at the Portsmouth Pavilion Box office, inclusive of fees and go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at the Portsmouth Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Brian Simpson is heralded as one of contemporary jazz’s foremost innovators and pioneers. He has released three No. 1 records and seven in the Top 10 since 2005. “It’s All Good” stayed in the Top 5 on charts for four months. Simpson is performing hits and songs from his 2017 release “Persuasion.”

RaJazz is one of Hampton Roads’s most requests bands, having performed at most of the region’s top festivals and events since 2009. The ensemble is composed of nine superb Virginians, who captivate audiences of all ages with a tasty blend of smooth jazz and R&B.

Connie Parker is the regional matriarch of jazz. Her sublime vocals and piano playing have for decades have been recognized as the best in Hampton Roads and Richmond.

Sam Rucker began as a producer of hip-hop, but has evolved into a modern jazz saxophonist. His original songs have attracted attention of numerous national jazz artists who have invited him to play live or played on his records.

Saturday

July 22

7 pm

Movies in the Park: The Lego Batman Movie

Location: Portsmouth Park.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call (757) 393-8481.

Sunday

July 23

7:30 pm

Australian Pink Floyd

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Having sold over four million tickets to concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in demand touring entities currently operating. They will bring a fabulous light show, special filmed footage, and original animation onto a large high resolution LED Screen, inflatables such as the pink kangaroo, The Teacher and Pic and a 10 piece band playing the songs with all the note for note attention to detail and sound that has been honed from almost 30 years of performances. Doors open 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. For more information please call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.pavilionconcerts.com

Wednesday

July 26

 7:30 pm

Wonderful Wednesday Summer Music Series:  Songs By Jewish Composers

Location: Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Featuring Ellen Gollliher, soprano and James W. Kosnick, piano.  Nineteenth and twentieth century songs, mixing musical styles and emotional themes, including information about each composer and his or her historical and relative importance.  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

July 27

10 – 11:30 am

Resistance and Resilience: A Memoir Workshop of the Jim Crow Era

Location: Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

How did you, your family, and your community cope with the daily pressures and challenges of the Jim Crow Era? Join Lisa Hartz, the founder and director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, who is deeply committed to collecting and archiving this unique history, as you write in response to visual and literary prompts. These collected writings will be assembled into a volume and made available at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum as a resource. Participation is free; please register by calling the History Division office at 757-393-8591.

Thursday

July 27

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Good Life Band

Location: Portside

Come relax and enjoy great music and more, while watching the stunning sunset overlooking the Elizabeth River.
Please Note: No rain dates. If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. We will continue with the schedule as planned. For more information please call 757-393-5143.
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Friday

July 28

10 – 11:30 am

Resistance and Resilience: A Memoir Workshop of the Jim Crow Era

Location: Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum

How did you, your family, and your community cope with the daily pressures and challenges of the Jim Crow Era? Join Lisa Hartz, the founder and director of the Seven Cities Writers Project, who is deeply committed to collecting and archiving this unique history, as you write in response to visual and literary prompts. These collected writings will be assembled into a volume and made available at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum as a resource. Participation is free; please register by calling the History Division office at 757-393-8591.

Saturday

July 29

7 pm

Movies in the Park: Frozen

Location: Portsmouth Park.

Free and open to the public. For more information, call (757) 393-8481.

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