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Arts & Culture Events

  1. "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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    April 1 - November 30 @ Elmwood Cemetery

    NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION (NSCC) VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS: Tasks include landscape maintenance, beautification projects, and monument restoration and cleaning. Check calendar for more info:

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  3. Virginia Zoo April Membership Swap - Military Aviation Museum

    April 1 - April 30

    The Virginia Zoo and the Military Aviation Museum are swapping members for the month of April. Please visit our website for more details.

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  4. Nauticus Presents: ALBESILA

    April 12 - April 21 @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    In celebration of its 25th birthday, Nauticus is bringing ALBESILA Luminarium by Architects of Air to Downtown Norfolk. This massive labyrinth will immerse you in vibrant color as you walk through its 27 egg-shaped domes with interconnected, winding tunnels. ALBESILA will be located on the MacArthur Center Green at the corner of Freemason Street and Monticello Avenue. Tickets are available on-site for $6. A limited number of $10 Advance Booking tickets that give priority access at a specified time (reducing wait time) are available online only.

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  5. Coastal VA Plein Air, OV Business Association & Norfolk Arts event

    April 13, 6:00 PM - April 14, 6:00 PM @ East Beach

    Working with the OV Business Association and Norfolk Arts, Coastal VA Plein Air is bringing 20 local, regional, and nationally known plein air artists to paint throughout the area. Proceeds from the sale of paintings and sponsorships will be used to commission public art. Fundraising goal is $50,000 with matching funds of $25,000 from the Norfolk Arts, City of Norfolk Public Art Program. Matches are available to businesses and organizations with at least $25,000. Find more information at or contact Norfolk Arts Manager, Karen Rudd at 664-6883.

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  6. Jessica Lang Dance

    April 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Chrysler Hall

    Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging works that feature gifted, graceful, and athletic performers. The company has been presented at premier venues and festivals worldwide including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Joyce Theater, the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, Bolshoi’s Inversion Festival of Contemporary Dance, and Palacio de Bellas Artes, among many others. Catch this groundbreaking dance company in their Virginia Arts Festival debut!

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  7. Bach Celebration

    April 14, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Christ and St. Luke’s Church

    Kevin Kwan, conductor Jolle Greenleaf, soprano Anicet Castel, baritone and Members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Savor a feast of Bach in a beautiful setting! Always one Norfolk’s most inviting spaces for music, historic Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has undergone recent renovations that make the concert experience even better. Celebrate the history and future of this historically significant landmark building in this glorious performance featuring superb artists including members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists, including Jolle Greenleaf, hailed as a “golden soprano” and “a major force in the New York early music-scene” (The New York Times) and baritone Anicet Castell, a singer who has performed regularly with such famous baroque ensembles such as les Arts Florissants, le Concert d'Astre´e, and more.

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