June 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

Saturdays through November

9 am – 1 pm

Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

Location: 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

June 3

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire & Ice

Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Crossing the threshold of this exhibit means traveling back in time to explore the Age of the Dinosaur in Dinosaurs: Land of Fire & Ice!  As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and opportunities to investigate clues about what the dinosaurs left behind.  The exhibit features three distinct sections:  Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat) and a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig component).  When playing in this engaging environment, children experience countless opportunities for showcasing critical thinking skills such as: questioning, reasoning, theorizing, observing, contemplating, planning, executing and synthesizing.  For more information, visit www.childrensmuseumva or call 757-393-5258.

Ending

June 4

EMBRACING NARRATIVE: Artwork of the Washington Glass School & Virginia Glass Guild

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Contemporary glass artists explore new directions in glass media following the mastery of the glass art movement spawned during the 1970s.  From neon to hot-worked and cold-formed glass, Embracing Narrative features the work by members of the Washington Glass School, located in Washington DC and Virginia Glass Guild, originally founded as the Peninsula Glass Guild.  Together these organizations promote the awareness and advancement of glass through ideas, theory, sculptural design, technology and installation. For more information call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

Ending

June 21

Breaking Barriers: Glass Work by TCC Grads and Chrysler Assistants

Location: Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

Artists Brunch: Sunday, June 4 at 11am

This exhibition takes place during the Glass Art Society’s (GAS) annual conference hosted by the Chrysler Museum and thematically titled, Reflections from the Edge: Glass and Art Performance.  In this collaboration with regional venues, the VAC presents works by TCC graduates and Chrysler Museum glass studio assistants that are highly varied and depict current trends in this popular medium.  Joint festivities will take place on June 4 with the adjacent Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center. For more information, please call 757- 822-1888 or visit www.tcc.edu/vac/.

Friday

June 2

5 – 8 pm

First Friday Concert Series – Derek Smith

Location:Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Local favorites Derek Smith plays it all. Don’t miss out on this performance in the Courtyard! Exhibits and music are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

June 3

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.

Sunday

June 4

11 am

Artists Brunch: Breaking Barriers: Glass Work by TCC Grads and Chrysler Assistants

Location:Tidewater Community College Visual Arts Center

This exhibition takes place during the Glass Art Society’s (GAS) annual conference hosted by the Chrysler Museum and thematically titled, Reflections from the Edge: Glass and Art Performance. In this collaboration with regional venues, the VAC presents works by TCC graduates and Chrysler Museum glass studio assistants that are highly varied and depict current trends in this popular medium. Joint festivities will take place on June 4 with the adjacent Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center. For more information, please call 757- 822-1888 or visit www.tcc.edu/vac/.

Thursday

June 8

 6:30 – 8 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: TBD

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8pm. 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

June 9

8 pm

Bryan Adams

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Bryan Adams returns to Portsmouth Pavilion . Adams last performed at Portsmouth in 2008. It is remembered as among the best shows that season in the venue. Adams has achieved No. 1 hits in more than 40 countries around the world in his four decades of performing. He’s in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame. Adams has three Academy Award and five Golden Globe nominations. He has won a Grammy Award, American Music Award and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. Doors open 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm. For more information please call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.pavilionconcerts.com.

Friday

June 9

6:30 – 10:30 pm

Seawall Music Festival

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth Waterfront

Since 1977, a family festival featuring free waterfront concerts and family festivities.. Come out and enjoy free entertainment from local and regional acts. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

 

Saturday

June 10

3:30 – 9:30 pm

Seawall Music Festival

Location: Olde Towne Portsmouth Waterfront

Since 1977, a family festival featuring free waterfront concerts and family festivities.. Come out and enjoy free entertainment from local and regional acts. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Saturday

June 10

9:30 pm

Fireworks

Location: Portsmouth Waterfront

Produced by Pyro Shows of Tennessee, the Fireworks Display is one of the largest waterfront pyrotechnics shows on the East Coast. Be prepared for the unexpected as the sky is filled with an explosive display of light synchronized to a booming musical score. The show is scheduled for Saturday night at 9:30 pm and will be fired from TWO floating platforms in the Elizabeth River.

Thursday

June 15

 6:30 – 8 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: TBD

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8pm. 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

June 16

5 – 9 pm

30th Annual Cock Island Race

Location: Portside

Several classes of sailboats race up and down the Elizabeth River, but the race is not just for professionals. Casual boaters hit the waterway, too. The race kicks off with concerts and food on Friday night and ends Saturday with an awards ceremony and more live music. For more information please call 757-718-1126 or visit PortsmouthBoatClub.com

Saturday

June 17

9 am & 5 – 11 pm

30th Annual Cock Island Race

Location: Portside

Several classes of sailboats race up and down the Elizabeth River, but the race is not just for professionals. Casual boaters hit the waterway, too. The race kicks off with concerts and food on Friday night and ends Saturday with an awards ceremony and more live music. For more information please call 757-718-1126 or visit PortsmouthBoatClub.com

Tuesday

June 20

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.

Thursday

June 22

 6:30 – 8 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: TBD

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8pm. 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.

Thursday

June 29

 6:30 – 8 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: TBD

Location: Portside

This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8pm. 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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