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Arts & Culture Events

  1. Offsite Gallery opening & exhibition: re-ligare by John Rudel

    October 19, 6:00 PM - November 30, 5:30 PM @ Offsite Gallery @ World Trade Center

    Join us at the Offsite Gallery for an opening Oct. 19th, 6-8pm. Influenced by the trichotomy of visual form introduced by Paul Klee in his idiosyncratic Pedagogical Sketchbook, John Rudel (Batten Associate Professor of Art & Curator of Exhibitions at Virginia Wesleyan) creates layers & patterns that force the viewer to leave areas out of focus to identify individual elements. A continual shift of focus & perception creates countless tiny impulse based experiences of visual reconnections. John worked with the City's public art program to create "Eyes" for the MacArthur North Garage. His "Towers" greet you at the entrance to the NEON District & you can also see his etched design "Play Ball" on the windscreens at the Harbor Park light rail station. Don't miss seeing his most recent mixed media paintings that have evolved over time with lots of reflection & often a series of changes involving the continual addition & removal of elements. See more at http://johnrudel.com/index.html

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  2. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 17, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  3. Virginia Children's Chorus presents "Harvest of Song"

    November 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church

    Enjoy a fall afternoon with the joyous sounds of all our singers, ages 6 to 18! Directed by Carol Thomas Downing, Louisa Priore & Dr. Matthew Russell. Accompanied by Max Holman. Call (757) 440-9100 or e-mail vccinfo@verizon.net for information or to order advance tickets.

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  4. Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty and Disease

    November 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Slover Library

    Join us for an author talk and book signing with Dr. Carolyn A. Day. Day will discuss the history of beauty and disease in her book, Consumptive Chic. Enjoy Hors D'oeuvres and Cash Bar. Books will be available for purchase and signature. This event is free and open to the public. “Impeccably researched and beautifully executed, Consumptive Chic tells the surprising, wholly engrossing story of how a wretched disease became both fashionable and aesthetically pleasing. This is a relentlessly intelligent study, one that will find a wide and admiring audience.” – Mark Smith, Carolina Distinguished Professor of History, University of South Carolina, USA

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  5. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 18, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  6. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 19, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  7. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 20, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  8. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 21, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  9. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 22, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  10. Cards for Veterans

    November 23, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  11. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 23, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  12. Dancing In The Street: The Music of Motown

    November 23, 8:00 PM @ Chrysler Hall

    Experience the magic of MOTOWN! Come sing along to smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations and the one and only Stevie Wonder. Songs include Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Reach Out I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, I Heard it Through The Grapevine, My Girl, Superstition and more. Audiences will be transformed by the powerful music of Motown with these authentic arrangements and exciting, young talented singers.

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  13. Cards for Veterans

    November 24, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  14. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 24, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  15. Cards for Veterans

    November 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  16. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 25, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  17. Rockefeller in Ocean View

    November 25, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Ocean View Beach Park

    Come enjoy the 7th annual Ocean View event for the holidays. There will be music, a performance by the Hurrah Players, hot chocolate and coffee from Coaster Coffee, the lighting of the giant tree, and of course, Santa himself will be there for free photos and to hear Christmas wishes.

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  18. Cards for Veterans

    November 26, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  19. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 26, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  20. Cards for Veterans

    November 27, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  21. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 27, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  22. Cards for Veterans

    November 28, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  23. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 28, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  24. Cards for Veterans

    November 29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  25. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 29, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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  26. Cards for Veterans

    November 30, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ MacArthur Memorial

    As we salute our men and women of the Armed Forces this holiday season, what better way to do so than through a family friendly activity? Come on down to the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center and create a card to send to a veteran. All materials will be provided onsite and the cards will be delivered to local installations and veterans hospitals before the holidays. Family friendly and FREE! Supplies will be available each day during normal opening hours. (Tues-Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm)

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  27. A Christmas Carol

    November 30, 2:00 PM - December 23, 7:30 PM @ Wells Theater

    It wouldn't be the holidays without Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. Experience the childlike wonder of this heartwarming story that follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption where he learns the power of kindness and compassion. This play is recommended for all ages and, in our opinion, is better the more kids you bring.

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  28. Million Bulb Walk 2018

    November 30, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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City Council Events

  1. City Council Meeting

    November 20, 7:00 PM @ City Hall

    Work sessions are held on the 10th floor conference room; the formal meeting is held in the 11th floor council chambers. The work session and formal meeting are broadcast of Cox channel 48 and streamed live online (click on icon).

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Million Bulb Walk

    November 9, 4:00 PM - December 15, 9:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Walk through 2-miles of spectacular holiday light displays with family and friends. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season… with a few new surprises.

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  2. Photos with Santa in the Ice Palace

    November 10 - December 24 @ MacArthur Center North Garage

    Visitors are transported to a winter wonderland when they step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace, featuring a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and interactive fun for all ages. Visitors can also marvel at the larger-than-life snow globes, leave an icy handprint and sit on the chilly Ice Throne. The adventure culminates with a visit to Santa and a special gift.

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  3. Virginia Zoo for Military

    November 10, 10:00 AM - November 18, 5:00 PM @ Virginia Zoological Park

    Virginia Zoo is offering active duty and veterans a $5 dollar admission starting the 10th of November until the 18th.

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  4. Dickens Christmas Towne

    November 17 - December 31 @ Decker Half Moone Center, Next to Nauticus

    Celebrate family, art and literature during six magical weeks in this delightful holiday village. In recognition of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this season will feature the first-ever U.S. exhibition of original book sketches by Christmas Carol illustrator P.J. Lynch. Let your imagination soar with magical fairies, carousel horses, weekend tea parties, a second giant train display, carolers, new entertainment, shops and more! Every child will receive a FREE copy of A Christmas Carol. Returning to this year’s experience will be Father Christmas, Geoffrey “the Talking Christmas tree”, puppet shows, magicians, a children’s crafts corner, and lots of free family activities! PLUS, special programming returns the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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  5. MacArthur On Ice

    November 17, 2018 - January 14, 2019 @ The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street.

    MacArthur Center kicks off the fourteenth season of ice skating at the coolest place in town. Whether it’s a family tradition or a first date, the center’s 7,200-square-foot outdoor ice rink is the place for good times this winter. Throughout the season, enjoy public skating sessions, ice hockey clinics, figure skating exhibitions and more. Those new to the ice or feeling a bit rusty can sign up for private lessons or get a helping hand from skate guards on-site. The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street

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  6. Norfolk Harbor Race Series

    November 17, 7:00 AM - November 18, 1:00 PM @ Town Point Park - Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

    The Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon Weekend presented by Bon Secours DePaul Orthopedics is an exciting two-day event that offers flat, fast, and scenic courses through the Mermaid City. Norfolk is your perfect race destination with a bustling Downtown, thriving arts community, and world-class cuisine, you’ll feel right at home the moment you arrive. The series offers a race distance for everyone, including a Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K, and Kids Mile. Register online at https://events.hakuapp.com/ab0d57b330cd8dc8e23c

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  7. Clean Out To Clean Up

    November 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Waste Management

    Keep Norfolk Beautiful is hosting Clean Out to Clean Up in association with America Recycles Day on Saturday, November 17, from 9am to 12pm at Waste Management, 1176 Pineridge Road. Bring donations for Goodwill, documents for shredding with Eggleston, house hold hazardous waste, and e-waste. There will also be a special plastic bag collection and Bay Star Home free tree giveaway for Norfolk residents. More information can be found on the Keep Norfolk Beautiful Facebook page. Contact information: KNB@Norfolk.Gov or (757) 441-1347

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  8. 34th Annual Grand Illumination Parade

    November 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Downtown Norfolk

    The 34th Annual Grand Illumination Parade, "The Lights Are Bright On Broadway,” will take place in Downtown Norfolk on Saturday, November 17 at 7pm, bringing thousands of spectators out to take in the beauty, magic, and electric holiday spirit.

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  9. Riverview Village Days 2018 Farmer's Market

    November 25, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Riverview Village Days Farmers' Market

    Join us for another great day at Riverview Village Days! Enjoy a taste of our local farmer's market and food truck rodeo while browsing and shopping from a variety of local artisan and handmade vendors.

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  10. Rockefeller in Ocean View

    November 25, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Ocean View Beach Park

    Come enjoy the 7th annual Ocean View event for the holidays. There will be music, a performance by the Hurrah Players, hot chocolate and coffee from Coaster Coffee, the lighting of the giant tree, and of course, Santa himself will be there for free photos and to hear Christmas wishes.

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  11. Freemason Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    November 28, 3:30 PM

    Please join us for the Freemason Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Light refreshments will be provided.

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  12. Small Business Picture Day: Professional Headshots for Norfolk Small Business Owners

    November 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Jordan-Newby Branch Library

    Join the City Of Norfolk Economic Development for a training session and professional headshots during Small Business Portrait Day! Training Session: “How to Leverage Your Influence to Establish a Profitable Flow of Customers… Even If You’re Just Getting Started.” Presented By: Cheryl Harris Sutton – CEO of Harris Sutton Enterprises, Inc. Headshots: EmptyBoxOverflowing Design Studios

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