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Find an ever-evolving list of FARMERS MARKETS in our region. We are always on the lookout for more, too. Fresh produce, meats, seafood, artisan-made items, prepared foods—you never know what you will find. Buy local!

Virginia Opera’s Spring Season

Virginia Opera spring schedule released

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, shares their 2021 Spring Season performance calendar—a thoroughly entertaining and easily accessible program with numerous virtual and in-person Features to be presented throughout the coming months.

General Director and CEO Peggy Kriha Dye: “Making music is our passion and we are thrilled to announce our Spring Season. We are excited about new collaborations, bold plans, and to welcome talented singers to our communities. As always, all of this activity will happen with the safety of our artists and patrons at the forefront of our planning.”  MORE DETAILS

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Virginia ZooFarm Reopens

The Virginia Zoo has announced the ZooFarm’s reopening on May 5, 2021. The barnyard boasts a variety of animals from sheep to pigs, big and little cows, cavies, alpaca and birds. Plus, a herd of 11 goats have just arrived for the season. And we couldn’t forget our buzzing buddies over in the red barn–the Zoo’s bees are getting an upgraded hive.

“We are excited to be able to offer more access to our animals and areas at the Zoo,” said Greg Bockheim, Executive Director of the Virginia Zoo. “The animals have missed you and we can’t wait welcome you back,” Bockheim added.

The Zoo is open daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Advanced reservations are required for all visitors and can be made at virginiazoo.org. Capacity is limited and all staff and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face masks upon entry, when indoors, when within 6 feet of others not in your group and in designated “Mask Zones.”

Virginia MOCA Extended Hours

May 27 and June 3 | The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art will be open until 8pm on Thursday, May 27 and June 3 in an extended hours pilot program to provide greater access.

“Many people in our community have asked for more flexibility in our hours,” said Director of Audience Development, Brad Tuggle. “If you are a working parent and/or have athletic, religious, or volunteer commitments on the weekends, we may never be open when you can visit. Expanding access is a mission-based priority. We continually review operations to identify and address all types of barriers. Recent changes include free admission, bilingual audio tours, and now revised hours of operation.”

The current exhibitions have less than a month remaining on view and close on June 6. They include: Nourish, a collaboration between 12 artists and food experts from our region with new work commissioned by the Museum, American Appetite: Selections from the Chrysler Museum of ArtReal Food Films, and a Community Gallery Open Call.

“We are looking forward to it,” said Virginia MOCA Director & CEO, Gary Ryan. “If it goes well, we are looking at continuing the extended hours for the summer exhibitions.”  MORE DETAILS

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ABOVE: George Benjamin Luks, “The Wedding Cake,” ca. 1910, from the American Appetite: Selections from the Chrysler Museum of Art exhibition

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Virginia International Tattoo

June 3-6 2021 | The TATTOO is back! For more than two decades the Virginia Arts Festival’s Virginia International Tattoo has thrilled audiences with a spectacular show of patriotism and pride. This year, the tattoo takes the field outdoors at Old Dominion University’s S. B. Ballard stadium with an exceptional cast including military bands, bagpipes galore, drummers, dancers and so much more, honoring the greatest generation.


Busch Gardens Special Events

Announced on Jan. 5th, Busch Gardens Williamsburg will be open for special events throughout 2021—even during the winter months. This winter they will offer three new outdoor special events: Winter Weekends, Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, with limited capacity admission, as well as their regular line-up of events which include the Food & Wine Festival, Bier Fest, Howl-o-Scream and Christmas Town.

The park is also offering special membership deals with ticket discounts. Get yours today!

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Live Comedy Returns

Now more than ever, we can all use some laughter. Well the Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant in Virginia Beach is open and has shows booked! Must be 21 and over. As a health safety measure, they are only selling entire tables instead of individual tickets with two options: two-person table and a four-person table. Seating is done by the date and time of the ticket purchase/reservation, so you will be assigned tables by purchase date. The earlier you purchase, the closer you are to the stage. And if you’re feeling adventurous to give stand up a try for yourself, they offer comedy school online as well as in person. Check website for details.

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Boulevard Update

19Oct 19 2020

Boulevard Update Ed. 3: Horror movies, French-Filipino cuisine, street art battle

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Details about where to get your classic Halloween movie fix, a local favorite restaurant reopens (yay!), and a street art battle at a local artisan market. Plus: What to do this weekend in Hampton Roads.

12Oct 12 2020

Boulevard Update Ed. 2: A new bike shop, a live podcast taping, a glow-in-the-dark high ropes adventure

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Get all the details about the newest bike shop in Norfolk, a community-artisan live podcast episode and the glow-in-the-dark high ropes course adventure you won’t forget.


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