Jazz Concert in the Courtyard
Children's Museum of Virginia Mascot, Andalo, at Paradise Creek Nature Park
Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market
Toddler Days @ Children's Museum of Virginia

September 2017 · Portsmouth, Virginia Events and Activities

 

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.

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.

Friday

September 1

5 pm – 8 pm

First Friday Concert Series: Bobby “BlackHat” Walters

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Bobby “BlackHat” Walters brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes. Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center. Exhibits and music are free and open to the public. For more information please call 757-393-8543 or visit www.portsmouthartcenter.com.

Saturday

September 2

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.

Thursday

September 7

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Hotcakes

Location: 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.

Monday

September 11

2 pm

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

Location: High Street Landing

The public is invited to join the Portsmouth family for a remembrance ceremony in honor of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. For more information please call 757-393-5111.

Thursday

September 14

4 pm

Haven of Safety:  The Kaiser’s Courteous Pirates in Hampton Roads by Gregory Hansard, Manager of Web and Digital Resources, Virginia Historical Society

Location: Churchland Branch Library

Presented by The Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum

Mr. Hansard is publishing a book on the internment of the sailors from the two German surface raiders, Prinz Eitel Friedrich and Kronprinz Wilhelm, who were interned in Hampton Roads, Virginia during World War I. They built their own miniature German village, were granted liberal leave, attended regular social events within the local community, and their presence made Hampton Roads a popular tourist area. He will discuss the relationships that formed between the sailors, the local community, and the U.S. officials, including the problems of internment such as escapes. For more information, call 757-393-8591.

Thursday

September 14

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Vinnie Knight Blues Riders

Location: 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.

Tuesday

September 19

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

September 21

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: 2ndWynd

Location: 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.

Thursday

September 28

 6:30 – 9 pm

Sunset Thursday’s at Portside: Block Party

Location: 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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