HRVA Happenings

Erin Ward
Erin Ward
Published on February 28, 2020

There is a lot happening in the 757 this weekend! Here are just a few of the local events that caught our eye! If you have an event coming up let us know! Our lists are seen by over 2k HRVA locals per week!

Friday, February 28th

South African Wine and Tapas Evening at Indulge Bakery & Bistro-Newport News Kara van Zyl of Riebeek Cellars (South Africa) will be joining us at Indulge Bakery and Bistro for an evening of South African tapas and wines. Riebeek Vineyards are in the heart of the Swartland wine region in South Africa where its warm, dry climate is the ideal condition for producing fine white and red wines. We will pair several of their varietals with Chef Greg’s exceptional plates. Kara van Zyl will educate us on their South African wines and share stories of their beautiful vineyards with us.

Live Music at Waterman’s-Virginia Beach Join us most Friday nights at 9:30pm in the Main Bar for live music featuring local musicians. 28th: Paper Aliens

Free Friday Wine Tasting at the Virginia Beach Winery The Virginia Beach Winery has free wine tasting every Friday night from 4:30 – 8pm.

Mars 1001 Full Dome Planetarium Show at TCC-Virginia Beach Mars 1001–An international crew of astronauts is about to embark on the first interplanetary journey in history, the first manned mission to the surface of Mars. Reporter Miles O’Brien is reporting live from his Space Headquarters TV Studio in New York while events unfold for the crew on their 1001 day long mission. We will witness firsthand their brave attempts to put human footprints on Mars and return safely to Earth. This journey is made possible by the biggest engineering feat ever and loaded with scientific experiments. The explorers will be extending our knowledge of Mars and will be learning whether or not mankind has a future among the stars. Experience the thrill of the grandest mission of exploration ever undertaken! The total presentation will be approximately 50 minutes long. This event is free and open to the public.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration at the Ferguson Center for the Arts-Newport News Get ready to rock with Marc Martel, the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet. Not only was Martel hand-picked by Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May for their 25-date tribute tour in 2012, he was also chosen to record vocals on the award-winning Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”! Martel and his band perform dozens of songs that Queen made famous, including “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and more.

The Mix Free Artist Social Mixer-Newport News Enjoy this networking event turned game night for artists of every kind, only at Downing-Gross! This popular networking mixer is back! Visual artists, musicians, writers, make-up artists, dancers, crafters and more – Join us for this one-of-a-kind mixer for artists of all types on February 28th. It is the perfect opportunity to rub elbows with other creative people and establish connections for future collaborations. Enjoy light refreshments, live music, games (with prizes) and more as you learn about what Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center can offer you. This event is free but RSVP is requested.
Pro tip: Don’t forget your business cards!

Hops for Hearts at Twisted Knot Brewing Co-Newport News Twisted Knot Brewery Co. will be celebrating ♥️ Heart Month by hosting a fundraising event “HOPS FOR HEARTS”, Feb. 1 thru Feb. 28. This event will benefit Mended Little Hearts of Coastal Virginia and Child Life at CHKD. HOPS FOR HEARTS will feature a special beer release to honor the son of one of the Twisted Knot owners. Twisted Knot will be donating 100% of the profits of Tachy Snuggles and ALL CASH tips throughout February. In addition there will be Celebrity Beertenders and many AMAZING food trucks (see below) who are supporting our fundraising efforts by donating a portion of their profits towards HOPS FOR HEARTS.

Saturday, February 29th

Origami Songbird Mobile at the MOCA-Virginia Beach Fold sleek contemporary origami songbirds from multicolored papers and then assemble them in an eye-catching mobile. No prior paperfolding experience necessary for success in this workshop with hands-on instruction.

Ridealong Virginia Aquarium Tour-Virginia Beach RIDE ALONG Tour Guide is a Tour Guide and Travel Service that provides services in Tours with Transportation, Audio, and Written. Brief, Fundamental and Kid Friendly. Cost: $54.00 (per Person)

The Deloreans 12 year Anniversary Party-Hampton Come celebrate 12 years with the Deloreans at The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery.

Hank’s Filling Station 2nd Birthday Party-Norfolk Thank you for your support over the past two years. ❤️ Join us in our #backyard on #leapday, Saturday, Feb 29th, for our 2nd Birthday Party in #NorthColley. 🐖 We’ll be cookin’ a big fat, delicious pig on the #smoker.
🎸 #livemusic with Aaron Firestone @ 1pm.
👪 Community donation to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters @ 2pm. 🥼 Community donation to Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk @ 3pm.
🏡 Community donation to Hope House Foundation @ 4pm.
🎵 #musictrivia with Music Match Bingo @ 4:30pm.
🍺 Our friends from Devils Backbone Brewery will be here all day with a bottle opener key chain bar and other goodies.
🍪 Girl Scouts will be selling their famous Girl Scout cookies all day. **Just Added**
Jim Beam Fire, Vanilla, and Honey #shotgirls from 3-4pm
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Suntori Toki Whisky and Haku Vodka shot girls from 4-5pm

Plant Based Wellness & Herbal Healing Retreat at Esoteric-Virginia Beach Join us for an extensive journey of self care, plant based wellness, herbalism and the holistic lifestyle! Our nation-wide retreats are part of an on-going educational series to promote improved choices for our health and environment. What to Expect: Experience a full day of community building — our introductory workshops are led by the TOP herbalists, mindfulness leaders and practitioners of Hampton Roads to guide you on a transformative path of wellness.

Introduction to Beekeeping with VBBC-Virginia Beach Join us for an introduction to the world of beekeeping! Class will cover all facets of beginning beekeeping with emphasis on practicality for the beginner. Environmental, pollination issues and honeybee survival will also be covered. We are planning the class so even those with some experience will greatly benefit from the subject matter.

Sunday, March 1st

Beginner Embroidery at Kitsch-Norfolk Join us for one of our most popular workshops! Join Riki of Rik Rack Embroidery and learn all the stitches you need to complete a kit. You can choose from any of her available kits. Kit, instruction and beverages all included.

Yoga at The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery-Hampton Enjoy an hour Vinyasa Yoga class followed by a refreshing pint of Vanguard’s Caiseal beer (or Mimosa/Blood Mary for the non-beer crowd). Stick around for brunch!

11th Annual CBDX Casino Night at the Westin-Virginia Beach Town Center The event will be held at the beautiful Westin in Virginia Beach Town Center at 7:30pm on February 29th, 2020. Cocktail attire (black tie optional). The evening will include black jack, craps, horse races and live music from Snack Bar Jones.

Great Chefs of Virginia Series: Chef Travis Brust at the Cavalier-Virginia Beach On March 1, join Williamsburg Inn/ Executive Chef Travis Brust for a Very Virginia 4-course meal with wine pairings at the beautiful Becca Garden & Restaurant, inside the Historic Cavalier Hotel. Chef Burst’s food philosophy is very fluid. It is not only about what the chef wants, it’s understanding trends, staying open-minded and pleasing our guests.

20/20 Perfect Visions: The Women at the Naro-Norfolk THE WOMEN (George Cukor, 1939)
We’re ringing in National Women’s History Month with this all-star production written by and starring only women. The attention to detail was such that even in props such as portraits, only female figures are represented, and several animals portraying pets were also female. Starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, and many more, this enjoyable comedy follows a happily married woman who lets her gossipy friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays. (NR, 133 mins)

VA Li’l Ole Opry-Newport News Like always, there will be great country music, old and new, mixed together with a little gospel, bluegrass, oldies and more! We hope you will join us for a great evening of entertainment! As always, we thank you for your patronage and for supporting local musicians and live music! See you at the Opry.

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