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  1. NORFOLK SOCIETY FOR CEMETERY CONSERVATION (NSCC) VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS

    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: http://www.norfolksocietyforcemeteryconservation.org/

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  2. Offsite Gallery: Form/Contrast By Christopher Kozak & Mensah Bey

    August 16, 10:00 AM - October 4, 9:00 PM @ MacArthur Center

    Form/Contrast By Christopher Kozak & Mensah Bey With a focus on a modern interpretation of the human form, Christopher Kozak & Mensah Bey present the human figure from contrasting vantage points. Comic centered backgrounds create courageous, illustrative settings for Christopher Kozak's figures. Vibrant , Afrocentric, humanoid abstractions move throughput Mensah Bey's paintings. Open Aug. 16-Oct. 4

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  3. 11TH ANNUAL OPERA IN THE PARK CONCERT

    September 7, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Point Park - Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

    The Virginia Opera invites you to its 11th annual Opera in the Park celebration on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Norfolk’s Town Point Park. Produced in conjunction with Norfolk Festevents, Opera in the Park is a free, open to the public all-ages picnic-style event that marks the official launch of each Virginia Opera season. Opera in the Park will once again be emceed by Virginia Opera’s own “Doc Opera,” Dr. Glenn Winters. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs, picnic supplies, and coolers with non-alcoholic beverages. Local craft beer, Virginia wines, and food truck vendors will all be on hand to provide food and beverages for purchase. Free drawings for a selection of fabulous prizes will be conducted throughout the evening, for tickets to the opera and other local arts events and attractions, as well as restaurant gift certificates.

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  4. Attucks Jazz Club : KEN PEPLOWSKI, CLARINET

    September 7, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Attucks Theatre

    “Arguably the greatest living clarinetist” (BBC2), Ken Peplowski is a "brilliantly entertaining" (Downbeat) musician. He cut his teeth playing in the family polka band while still in elementary school in Cleveland; by high school he had caught the jazz bug, and was soon jamming with local musicians and gigging nights and weekends. After a year of college, Peplowski was invited to join the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. Just a few years later in 1984, Benny Goodman came out of retirement and put together a new band, hiring Peplowski on tenor saxophone. In his star-studded career, he has collaborated with the greats, from Mel Torme and Peggy Lee to Charlie Byrd and George Shearing, along with fascinating forays into music of all kinds, playing alongside Madonna, Leon Redbone, and Erich Kunzel.

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