July Events

>Suggest events we might have missed

  • Curious George Exhibit Opens July 7
  • Curious George Exhibit Opens July 7
  • PHISH in concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash in concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • Summerland Tour at nTelos - Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playgound, July 17
  • Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard in concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
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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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Anecdotes and Parables

Final Day - This exhibition features lithographs, sculptures and paintings by Georgeanna Fellio and Heather Bryant, two artists who explore the animal narratives in their work.

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

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Summer Galaxy

Through August 17 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM - Fun filled educational and socially stimulating program runs 9 weeks in recreation centers and selected school sites throughout the City. Activities include exposure outings, arts/crafts, large and small group games, creative expression, character and leadership development, sports and much more. $250 for nine weeks.

Portsmouth Recreation Centers
For more information please call (757) 393-8481

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Outdoor Sculpture

Through October 14, 2012 - 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

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The Beat Goes On: Self-taught Artists and their Visionary Art

Through October 14, 2012 - Offering two and three-dimensional work in all shapes, colors and sizes made by the individuals whose work springs from their own inner voices. Works by self-taught artists from the region and beyond will be featured.

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

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Independence Day Fireworks

9:30 PM - View the fireworks from the Seawall or along Crawford Parkway.
757-393-5111

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

6Concert In the Courtyard - Free Music Series

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy music in the courtyard from The H.M. Johnson Band.

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

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Olde Towne Farmer's Market

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

7Olde 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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Beat Goes On Artist Demonstrations

10AM - 2 PM - The Beat Goes On artists Ab the Flagman, and Miz Thang will be at PACC to offer art activities and share their work.  Miz Thang will lead a make-n-take activity where young artists can create their own birdhouses from recycled materials and paint them with their own unique designs.  Ab the Flagman, also a member of the band the X Miss Americas will construct an artwork and perform on his guitar. 

First weekend activities and exhbit admisson is FREE .

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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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Patriots Day

10AM - 5 PM - Enjoy historic demonstrations, music, crafts, games, military drill, food and fun. Free admission.

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

8First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

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

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Curious George™: Let's Get Curious!
Children's Museum of Virginia

Through September 23 - Visitors will explore familiar buildings and locales from the book series and PBS Kids TV show. The exhibit (from the Minnesota Children's Museum) presents key concepts in science, math and engineering. Included with admission.

Children's Museum of Virginia, Changing Exhibits Gallery
For more information please call 757-393-5258

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Hoffler Creek Blackberry Tasting Tour

10:30 AM - Noon - Indulge in the flavors of blackberries. Bring picking gloves and pick blackberries along the trail. Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Crosby, Stills & Nash at nTelos

The music of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash is a cornerstone of rock 'n roll. As Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), this trio of legendary singer-songwriters has been actively collaborating since 1969, when they first harmonized in either Joni Mitchell's living room or Mama Cass Elliot's dining room, depending on which member you ask (Crosby and Nash ascribe to the former, Stills is adamant about the latter).

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the concert begins at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets go onsale March 30 at Tcketmaster or at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion boxoffice.

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FREE Youth Fire-EMS Academy

through July 19 - The Portsmouth Fire department is launching an exciting interactive summer program designed to give students an inside look into the world of emergency services. This crash course is a fun way to learn more about our department and what we dothrough hands on participation and exhilirating demonstrations.

Space is limited so sign up to be one o f the first graduates by calling Mrs. Sunshine Torrey at 393-8765.

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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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56th Annual Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament

Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club

Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament | 757-718-7784

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Hoffler Creek Volunteer Work Day

10 AM - 2 PM - Put on your work gloves and join in to maintain the preserve's trails and facilities.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Pearls On the Bay 2012 Black & White Affair

5 - 10 PM - Olde Towne Portsmouth, North Landing
Attire: Summer Dressy Black & White

Proceeds benefit academic scholarship and the City of Portsmouth "Gear-Up" Back to School program. Contact: email | 757-573-5337

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Encounters: Photographic Portraits by Glenn McClure.

Through October 7, 2012 - The exhibit features 40 large-scale color and black and white images from Ireland, France, Italy and Virginia.

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

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Mindless Behavior at nTelos

Opening special guests are Jacob Latimore and Lil' Twist.

American teen pop quartet Mindless Behavior, after selling out a European tour across London, Manchester, Birmingham & Paris, will embark this summer on their biggest headlining U.S tour, The #1 Girl Tour.

After growing a rabid fanbase touring with Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys and Janet Jackson, Mindless is playing in venues more than double the size of those played during their last U.S. headlining tour just a few months ago. The #1 Girl Tour is presented by AEG Live.

Spurring up more heat across the current boy band craze, Mindless Behavior has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times as one of the leading groups in "The Return of Boy Bands."

"After our tour in Europe, we're excited to come back home to our U.S. fans," says Ray Ray. "This tour will be our biggest and best yet. We can't wait for all of our Mindless fans to see all of the surprises we have on this one!"

Mindless Behavior – comprised of Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton – released their debut album "#1 Girl" in September, 2011 to critical acclaim on Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records. The album debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard Top 200 album chart, has sold more than 270,000 copies, 2.9 million ringtones, and more than 650,000 singles of the infectious tracks "Hello," "My Girl," and "Mrs. Right."

The group has more than 120 million YouTube views and a million Facebook fans, and has been crowned "The princes of social media" by Teen Vogue. Their most recent music video for "Hello" shot to #1 in its first week on the popular music video countdown show on "106 & Park" on BET.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Show begins at 6:00 p.m. Reserved seats in the pavilion only will be available, with no lawn seating for this special show.
Tickets on sale at Tcketmaster or at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion boxoffice.

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First-ever Summerland Tour at nTelos
Featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, the Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground

With tons of smash hit songs and millions and millions of albums sold between them, the five bands comprising this year's Summerland are still a constant presence on the airwaves across the country and represent a true value for concert fans.

"We've wanted to do a tour like this for a long time and we're so excited to be hitting the road with our friends to bring you this huge summer party," said Everclear front man Art Alexakis. Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath added "Get out your flip flops and your shades because Summerland is going to be a blast."

Tickets go on sale April 20 at Tcketmaster or at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion boxoffice.

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Portsmouth Judicial Center Dedication Ceremony

1 PM - Join the Portsmouth City Council and the Judges of the Third Judicial Circuit and District Courts at 415 Portcenter Parkway.

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Hoffler Creek Early Bird Tour

8 - 10 AM - Join Clark White to see the birds of summer. FREE admission, but as always donations are appreciated.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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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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Hoffler Creek Sunset Kayak Tour

6:15 - 8:15 PM - Take a Sunset Kayak Tour at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Space is limited. Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Hoffler Creek Night Owl Paddle

8:30 - 10:30 PM - Take a paddle (kayak) at night. Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Olympisms: Excellence, Respect, Friendship

A Girl Scouts Council Event at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
| 757-393-8031 | 206 High St. - Portsmouth, VA 23704

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Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard at nTelos

Kristofferson, one of the original "Outlaw Country" artists, is known for such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee," "For the Good Times," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," and "Help Me Make It Through the Night." In addition to his success as a recording artist, more than 500 others have recorded his songs. He has three Grammy Awards and 27 albums to his credit and has appeared in more than 70 major films.

Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985.

Merle Haggard also is a charter member of the "Outlaw Country" artist movement. With his band The Strangers he helped create the Bakersfield sound, characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, New vocal harmony styles were sung, in which the words are minimal, with a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets go onsale March 3 at Tcketmaster or at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion boxoffice.

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