Comfort Inn Olde Town
347 Effingham St
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone: (757) 397-7788
Fax: (757) 397-7873
An annual event that features art, antique, speciality shops, and restaurants kicking off the holiday season each November. Opening shows and receptions are featured at local art galleries. This event also includes free horse-drawn wagon rides, complimentary refreshments at many of the shops, and an antique car show.
Portsmouth Humane Society hosts the Annual Fur Ball Gala to support their Capital Campaign for a new shelter. Your ticket will include valet parking, cocktails, a delicious plated dinner with dessert (volunteers will be on hand to babysit your dog while you eat), live entertainment, raffle prizes, best dressed contest, and more.
nTelos Wireless Pavilion at Harbor Center is a beautiful arena that hosts all the major events in music, art, dance, theater and performing arts. The venue has a huge canopy with a large stage jutting out amongst the vast lush green lawn. You can watch your favorite stars live on stage while grooving to their music. The cool breeze of the harbor makes any event here serene and enjoyable. Many popular bands and artists have performed here, so make sure you check the website for a schedule of events.
Local and regional artists perform throughout the day at this annual festival.
Located in Downtown Norfolk, on the waterfront, Town Point Park host scores of events throughout the year. Events include the Friday-after-work concert series, Harborfest, Town Point Jazz and Blues Festival, and the ever popular Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival. The park is situated adjacent to the Waterside Festival Marketplace.
Art lovers should visit Selden Arcade while in Norfolk, especially since Selden has recently become Norfolk's Cultural Arts Center. The Selden also has two galleries where you can admire contemporary art which often feature local artists. The center also often hosts performing artists and local events.
Make plans to attend the Annual Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood Feast, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Norfolk and Old Point National Bank. The event will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Point Park in Norfolk. Dine on all-you-can-eat crab cakes, fried fish, clams, oysters and more. Beer and wine will be served. Attendees will be able to interact with the regions business and political leaders, as well as candidates running for office in November's election. Live entertainment will be performed by local favorite, Lewis McGehee, and a silent auction will feature donated items up for bid.
d'ART Center in Norfolk is synonymous with creativity. A haven for art lovers and connoisseurs alike, this art space is home to a bevy of assorted artists who showcase the best of their creative talent at its premises. Lay eyes on some of the most exotic art exhibitions: watercolors, oils and other mediums that are sure to delight your inner artist. Special art sessions, workshops and classes are there for you to take advantage of and explore. Know more about lending the finishing touches to a pot or a sculpture, or make a piece of jewelry to gift your loved ones. Regular art camps make the process of learning exciting even as you drown in a sea of colors. Entry is free. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
This historic theater is named for its original proprietor, the "Father of Vaudeville," Jake Wells. Today, the Wells is home to the Virginia Stage Company and regularly hosts productions. The Wells and the VSC in the past have put on such productions as My Fair Lady and A Christmas Carol.
Nationally recognized as the premiere professional theatre in southeastern Virginia and the region's only fully professional not-for-profit theatre group, this theater company produces five major productions each season that include Pulitzer Prize winning plays, world premieres, and comedies. They also present a holiday musical.
Originally built in the 1920s and heavily renovated in 1998, the NorVa is a local music venue that can accommodate up to 1500 people. This petite structure has two full bars that also serve food, two mini bars, a lounge and a balcony. The state-of-the-art music system and cool ambiance draws large variety of bands. Seating is first-come, first-served, but don't worry if you get there late - standing room is perfect for dancing!
You will enjoy first-run Hollywood movies, critically acclaimed films, comfortable seating, and a concession stand while at this cinema.