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Arts & Culture Events

  1. MEAC Basketball Tournament

    March 11 - March 16

    This year’s tournament gets underway March 11-16 at the Norfolk (Va.) Scope Arena. Ticket books are on sale now for the highly-anticipated 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. For more information visit the web page below.

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  2. Virginia Stage Company: Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eyes

    March 13, 7:30 PM - March 17 @ Wells Theater

    Adapted from Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel, this play explores race and class during the post-Great Depression era. Young Pecola Breedlove prays for Shirley Temples' blue eyes, sure that love and acceptance will follow; but for a young black girl in Ohio in the 1940's, fitting in is easier wished for than done. This poetic narrative illuminates the destructive powers of racism, colorism, and how the dynamics of family and community can lift us up or tear us down. Produced in collaboration with Norfolk State University Theatre Company.

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  3. "A Saturday in Ocean View" photographs by Glen McClure

    March 15 - April 26 @ Offsite Gallery, World Trade Center

    Glen McClure’s photographs forge a connection between the subject and the viewer. For this exhibition, Glen and a team of four created portraits of random people encountered in parking lots, on sidewalks and at the beach entrance to the Chesapeake Bay during a September 29, 2018 visit to the Ocean View neighborhood. With over 60 solo exhibitions since 1997, Glen’s work can be found in collections at the Chrysler Museum of Art, the Mariners’ Museum, the Taubman Museum of Art and in numerous private collections.

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  4. AGNES OF GOD: The Little Theatre of Norfolk

    March 15 - March 17 @ The Little Theatre of Norfolk

    Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingstone’s suspicions. Who killed the infant, and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love, leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. “Agnes of God” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. by John Pielmeier Directed by Kathryn Strouse Performances 3/8/19-3/31/19

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  5. Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly

    March 15 - March 19 @ Harrison Opera House

    Puccini’s timeless masterpiece takes the Virginia Opera stage rendering this heartbreaking drama and mesmerizing score, featuring the poignant aria “Un bel di”. A tale of love and sacrifice set against a clash of cultures, Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese themes and soaring Italian lyricism creates a powerful emotional experience. Soprano Danielle Pastin, who charmed audiences as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot with Virginia Opera in 2016/2017, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Matthew Vickers as the American naval officer who loves her and leaves her. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Running time: 2h 57m including intermission Sung in Italian with English Supertitles Join Dr. Glenn Winters for his “Opera Up Close” pre-curtain talk forty-five minutes before each performance for his informative and entertaining insights on each production.

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