June 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

 

Through October 8

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 2 – August 6

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.

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

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 – Local Favorite

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

 9 am – Noon

Clean the Bay Day

The 29th Annual Clean the Bay Day at sites all over Virginia.  Please check back for online registration for this event beginning in mid-March.  Thank you for your interest in this true Virginian tradition. For more information visit http://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day   or email Amos Taylor  taylora@portsmouthva.gov

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.

Saturday

June 3

 10 am – 5 pm

FIRST SATURDAY – THE RHYTHM PROJECT: Steel Pan Drum Performance in the Courtyard

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Free admission to exhibits and music. Inside the museum, exhibits will be open free to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com

Saturday

June 3

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

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

 4 pm

“The Remains of the Celebrated Ironclad: Gosport and the Merrimack.” By Anna Gibson Holloway, PhD, National Park Service Maritime Historian

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Presented by The Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. The story of the USS Merrimack/CSS Virginia is intimately tied to the Cty of Portsmouth and the Gosport Navy Yard. Though burned, tested in battle, scuttled, and salvaged repeatedly, the vessel continues to be a presence in local and national history. NPS maritime historian Anna Gibson Holloway will present the saga of the ship and her local connections that stretch well past 1862. For more information, call 757-393-8591This is a free concert series of summer shows. All performances will take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm – 8 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.

Thursday

June 8

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: TFC 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

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 Awards 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.

Friday, June 9th
6:30-8:30 BLAQUE Velvet
8:30-10:30 Original Rhondels

Friday

June 9

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Sunset Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Halfway through spring, our second Sunset Paddle of  2017 is sure to be a treat.  Take a guided kayak tour of Hoffler Creek as the day winds down. Wrap up by catching the sun set over the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel from the James River.  $35 non-members/$20 HCWPF members. Limited space and advanced registration required. For more information please call 757-686-8684 or visit http://www.hofflercreek.org/

Friday

June 9

8:45 – 10:45 pm

Moonlight Paddle

Location: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

Tag along with Hoffler Creek’s experienced paddle guides for this unique moonlit paddle on Lake Ballard in the center of the preserve. Stay close to the group to learn about our unique history and wildlife or paddle off on your own for a more intimate experience. After spending some time on the water we’ll head back to headquarters to roast s’mores fireside. $40 per non-member/$25 per HCWPF members. Limited space is available and advanced registration is required.  For more information please call 757-686-8684 or visit http://www.hofflercreek.org.

Saturday

June 10

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

June 10

11 am

Wilson Ward Civic League 2017 Helen Norman Scholarship Brunch

Location: Fourth Baptist Church

June 10, 2017 at 11am
Fourth Baptist Church
726 South Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Donate $25

For additional info, contact Elvira Johnson at 757-373-1432.

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.

2:30 – 3:00 PM – Flutist Judy Brown (Water Stage)

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Billy Joe Trio (Water Stage)

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Rajazz (Showmobile)

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Michael Clark Band (Water Stage)

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Soul Intent (Showmobile)

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Romonta (Water Stage)

8:00 – 9:15 PM – National Recording Artist: Ray, Goodman, & Brown

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.

Sunday

June 11

6:30 pm

Slightly Stoopid with Special Guest Iration, J. Boog and The Movement

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

Slightly Stoopid returns to Portsmouth for the third time as the 2017 Sounds of Summer tour brings the California natives. Joining Slightly Stoopid are opening bands Iration, J Boog and The Movement. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit www.pavilionconcerts.com or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

Thursday

June 15

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Billy Joe Trio

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

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 – 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

June 17

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

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

Saturday

June 17

7 pm

“1964”. . . The Tribute

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

“1964”…The Tribute, the global musical journey through the music of The Beatles, returns to Portsmouth Pavilion.  The show features two 45-minutes sets with intermission.  “1964”…The Tribute has for more than 20 years performed around the world as what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” “1964”…The Tribute takes audiences to an era in rock history that will live on all the hearts of music fans forever.   The show starts at 8:00 p.m., and doors open at 7:00 p.m.  For more information visit www.pavilionconcerts.com or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

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.

Tuesday

June 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 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

Wednesday

June 21

 7:30 pm

Wonderful Wednesday Summer Music Series:  Favorite Romances and Encores for Violin and Piano

Location: Jewish Museum and Cultural Center

Join Simon LaPointe on violin and Charles Woodrow on piano for favorite romances and encores for violin and piano.  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

June 22

5:30 pm

Annual Police Retirement and Awards Ceremony

Location: Drydock Club and Scott’s Center Annex

Tickets are $25/per adult and $16/per child. Please come out and support your local law enforcement officers who are being honored for a job well-done. For more information or to purchase tickets please call Christie Saunders at (757) 393-8752 ext. 10.

Thursday

June 22

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursdays at Portside: Soul Intent

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

June 23

 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, crabs 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.

Sunday

June 24

 10 am – 12 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 . Stop by our Ranger station located at the brand new Dominion Wetland Learning Lab. We will be catching fish, crabs 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.

Monday

June 25

 7:30 pm

Collective Soul and Our Lady of Peace with Special Guest, Tonic

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

With eight #1 rock hits to their credit, Collective Soul stands as one of the powerhouse bands of the ‘90s. The Atlanta-based group made their debut with 1994’s double-platinum “Hints Allegations And Things Left Unsaid,” an album highlighted by the gold-certified #1 rock smash, “Shine.”   Collective Soul, Our Lady Peace and Tonic tickets go on sale Friday, April 21 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.

Wednesday

June 28

6:30 pm

FM99 Presents: Megadeth with special guest Meshuggah, TesseracT & Lillake

Location: Portsmouth Pavilion

With a string of five consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums Megadeth became one of the biggest bands of the mid-‘80s and ‘90s, boasting such arena anthems as “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying” (The opening bassline was used as the theme for MTV News for years afterward), “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due”, “Symphony Of Destruction” and “Sweating Bullets,” along with the top singles in 1997/98 off “Cryptic Writings,” “Trust” (No. 1 radio track), “Almost Honest,” “Use The Man” and “A Secret Place.” The band has five Top 10 albums and two Top 5 releases. For more information please visit http://www.pavilionconcerts.com to purchase tickets call 800.745.3000 or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Wednesday

June 28

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Portsmouth Master Gardener Lecture Series: What’s Bugging you in the Garden? How to Identify Your Garden Pests and Control Them Naturally

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension / Portsmouth Master Gardner for a free gardening lecture: What’s Bugging you in the Garden? How to identify your garden pests and control them naturally. 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

June 29

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Rajazz

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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