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Arts & Culture Events

  1. Chrysler Museum – Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Boat People

    August 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022 @ Chrysler Museum of Art, The Box

    Experience the work of Vietnamese artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen with his 2020 film, The Boat People in the Chrysler Museum’s video space, The Box, and one of his sculptures on view in the Museum’s Asian galleries.

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  2. Chrysler Museum – If You Thirst for a Homeland: Flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffeman

    August 12, 2021 - December 12, 2021 @ Chrysler Museum of Art, Glass Project Space

    Inspired by nature, the art of Dafna Kaffeman conveys the complexities of life in modern Israel. Kaffeman creates exquisitely crafted plant replicas using flame-worked glass. These botanical specimens reflect the natural world of the artist’s homeland. The glass plants are combined with Hebrew and Arabic words printed or embroidered on soft white fabric, including handkerchiefs which are often associated with Jewish cultural practices of celebration, commemoration, sacrifice, and mourning. Each plant the artist renders in glass has its own cultural and historical meaning.

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  3. Play presents "Garbage Horror Show" at MacArthur Center

    September 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - October 31, 2021, 11:00 PM @

    MacArthur Center 

    2nd Floor, site of former Pottery Barn

    Play’s Garbage Horror Show, which runs through Halloween, tells the terrifying story of climate change in a futuristic mutant world constructed solely from trash and found objects. Staged inside an abandoned storefront in MacArthur Center, a team of actors will bring the world to life each Friday and Saturday night with interactive performances designed to encourage visitors to participate within the surreal landscape.

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  4. Chrysler Museum – Pier Luigi Nervi: Art and Science of Building

    October 1, 2021 - February 27, 2022 @ Chrysler Museum of Art, McKinnon Galleries

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Norfolk’s greatest modern building: Scope Arena. Designed by renowned Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi in collaboration with local architectural firm Williams and Tazewell, its soaring struts lift the dome and paradoxically let light in from below, not above as in traditional domed structures. This exhibition will follow Nervi’s career as an architect in Italy through many projects, including airplane hangars, cathedrals, exhibit halls, and skyscrapers, giving visitors an understanding of the unique architectural achievement of Scope and its place in the history of modern architecture.

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  5. Norfolk Visual Arts Month

    October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021 @

    Enjoy over 100 ways to experience visual arts in Norfolk, VA every day!

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  6. Norfolk State University presents "No Justice, No Peace": Global Protest, Unrest, and Conflict

    October 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - December 3, 2021, 4:00 PM @

    James Wise Gallery in the E.O. Hamm Fine Arts Building at Norfolk State University

    This exhibition features the artworks of over thirty artists who address the global crises currently happening around us. Admission is free.

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  7. Virginia Stage Company presents "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" and "Hold These Truths" in repetoire

    October 17, 2021, 8:00 PM - November 7, 2021, 2:30 PM @ Wells Theater

    "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" by Ken Ludwig tells the story of a military doctor and a Broadway chorus performer’s unlikely romance, entirely via letters, during WWII. "Hold These Truths" by Jeanne Sakata is about an unsung American hero, Gordon Hirabayashi, who fought passionately for the Constitution against an unexpected adversary: his own country. During World War II, he refused to report to a relocation camp with thousands of families of Japanese descent, launching a 50-year journey from college to the courtroom and eventually to a Presidential Medal of Freedom. An inspiring true story of conscience amidst conflict, it is a one-man portrait of American character at its best.

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  8. Little Theatre of Norfolk presents "An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde

    October 22, 2021, 8:00 PM - October 30, 2021, 2:30 PM @

    Little Theatre of Norfolk

    Deceit and lies weave themselves throughout as Wilde pulls the curtain on the hypocrisy of moralistic Victorian society. With wit and gaiety, Wilde paints a scathing critique of gossips, income gaps, sexist attitudes, and the perils of protecting one’s morals.

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  9. Feldman Chamber Music Society presents Ariel Quartet

    October 25, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Chrysler Museum of Art

    Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet has garnered critical praise worldwide over the span of nearly two decades. Formed in Israel as teenagers at the Jerusalem Academy Middle School of Music and Dance and celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2020-21, the Ariel was named recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, granted by Chamber Music America in recognition of artistic achievement and career support. The ensemble serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they direct the chamber-music program and present a concert series in addition to maintaining a busy touring schedule in the United States and abroad. Wolf: Italian Serenade Schubert: Quartet No. 13 in A minor “Rosamunde” Beethoven: Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3

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  10. The Norfolk Forum presents Neil deGrasse Tyson

    October 26, 2021, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Chrysler Hall

    Astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of The Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson is the recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen and is also the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship.

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  11. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

    October 29, 2021, 7:30 PM @ Attucks Theatre

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  12. Public Art Dedication "Chryshellis" by Eileen Gay

    October 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ocean View Beach Park

    Join Norfolk Arts & Coastal Va. Plein Air for the dedication of their Public Art Partnership Project "Chryshellis", an 8ft. tall sculpture by Eileen Gay. The planning committee selected Eileen to create artwork that represents the authentic, salty integrity of Ocean View. The sculpture, with a curved shell-like exterior, encases a porcelain and glass tile sunrise mosaic. The contemporary, forward-thinking artwork embodies the meaning and history of the area, and highlights Ocean View's uniqueness, natural beauty and great beaches.

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  13. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

    October 30, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Attucks Theatre

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  14. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

    October 31, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Attucks Theatre

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  15. Seven Venues presents Michael Blackson "Halloween Comedy Extravaganza"

    October 31, 2021, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Chrysler Hall

    The Halloween Comedy Extravaganza comedy special will feature Michael Blackson, one of the funniest comedians in the country, also known as the African King of Comedy. Born in Ghana, Blackson relocated to the United States as a teenager and pursued a career as a comedian. In 2005, he released a comedy sketch titled Modasucka: Welcome to Africa. Blackson eventually landed a role in the film Next Friday, launching his career as an actor. He went on to appear in several music videos, was a regular guest on Wild ‘N Out and was featured in the sitcom, Are We There Yet? Some of Blackson's other works include The Savages and Meet the Blacks. The Halloween Comedy Extravaganza will also feature additional up and coming comedians.

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Multimodal Norfolk In-Person Public Meeting: Outcomes of the Multimodal Plan

    October 25, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @

    The Kroc Center

    The City of Norfolk's Department of Transit received over 800 comments when they asked residents to tell them what their needs are for walking, bicycling, scootering, and accessing transit. Now they’ve taken those needs and incorporated them into a list of improvement projects to ensure Norfolk really is a multimodal city! In this final round of public meetings, the City will share the outcomes for the Multimodal Transportation Master Plan and next steps. This is the last of four October public meetings and will be held at the Kroc Center. The same presentation will be given at all meetings, so there is no need at attend all four! There is no registration required to attend the meeting.

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