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Arts & Culture Events

  1. MacArthur Memorial 3rd Annual Military History Film Festival

    August 9, 7:00 PM - October 31, 9:00 PM @ The MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center

    The MacArthur Memorial is hosting its third annual Military History Film Festival August – October 2018. To commemorate the World War I Centennial, the 2018 films will focus on the courage and sacrifice of American troops in World War I. The film festival will kick off on August 9, 2018. In partnership with the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, the MacArthur Memorial will screen The Millionaires' Unit (2015) (120 mins).The festival will continue with screenings of The Fighting 69th (1940) on September 13, 2018 and Sergeant York (1941) on October 4, 2018. All screenings will take place in the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center Theatre at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE but registration is requested. Visit for more information or to register.

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  2. Norfolk Visual Arts Month

    October 1 - October 31, 12:00 PM @ Norfolk Virginia

    Visual Arts are all around you in Norfolk, Virginia. We’ve identified over 100 ways to experience visual arts during the month of October. Not only will you find art in galleries and museums, you’ll find that many establishments are bringing visual arts to the forefront every day all year long. It is with good reason Norfolk is called the Cultural Capital of Virginia.

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  3. Offsite Gallery exhibition through Nov. 30th

    October 19, 6:00 PM - November 30, 8:00 PM @ Offsite Gallery @ World Trade Center

    Closing reception: 6-8pm, November 30th~ 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. See more at

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  4. Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival

    October 20, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Stockley Gardens Park

    Hope House Foundation hosts the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, a free two-day community event featuring 120+ artists, musicians and food vendors on October 20 & 21.There are also activities for children throughout the weekend with clowns, magicians, musicians and art activities.

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  5. 10th Annual Garden Heritage Celebration

    October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Join us for a ceremony in Baker Hall Visitor Center to honor the 220 African-American women and men who first planted the Garden 80 years ago through the Works Progress Administration. Tram tour and reception to follow. Free admission until noon.

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  6. 31st Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

    October 20, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Town Point Park - Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

    Explore all the fine wines the Commonwealth has to offer all available right on the downtown Norfolk waterfront. Grab a table and enjoy one of Hampton Roads' most anticipated Wine Festival. Choose from over 30 Virginia wineries to imbibe and see why Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Virginia one of the top ten wine travel destinations in the world!

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    October 20, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Virginia Zoological Park

    We’re wild about our animals! Help us celebrate some of our favorite Zoo friends and their wild counterparts by joining us for Animal Appreciation Days! Explore all the things that make our animals unique, learn about their threats in the wild, and learn what the Zoo and our partners are doing to protect these species. What you can expect to experience: Trailhosts in World of Reptiles ZooLive! Stage presentation at 2 pm Education carts Zoodoption Special This month we’re featuring a special Sloth Zoodoption. Symbolically adopt our sloths between October 15 and October 20 at the $50 level and you’ll entered to win a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes encounter with that animal for you and one guest. Plus, your purchase will directly benefit the Sloth Institute of Costa Rica. Pre-purchased Zoodoptions will be available for pickup the day of the event, or will be mailed after October 22.

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  8. Commonwealth Coastal Classic

    October 20, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ TowneBank Fountain Park

    Norfolk Festevents, in partnership with Patrick Evans-Hylton's Eats and Drinks, presents the first Commonwealth Coastal Classic.The latest addition to Virginia’s extraordinary calendar of fine culinary events, the Commonwealth Coastal Classic will host an interesting variety of chefs’ tables, Virginia wines, spirits, crafted beers and ciders for tastings, original artisan works for sale, chef demos, live music by The Crooked Road Tour and much more to be enjoyed on Norfolk, VA’s downtown waterfront.

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  9. Attucks Jazz Club: Vincent Herring, Saxophone

    October 20, 8:00 PM @ Attucks Theatre

    Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful style and ebullient swing draw shouts from the audience. Downbeat calls him “a soulful groover…wailing the hard-bop blues, with gospel-like exclamations and deep pockets of funk... an honest, courageous approach that just plain feels good.”

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Fall Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Eggleston Garden Center

    October 19, 10:00 AM - October 31, 9:00 PM @ MacArthur Center North Garage

    Visit our fall pumpkin patch located at center court and snap a photo of you, friends and family. Visit the MacArthur Center Facebook page and be entered to win a Halloween/Fall themed gift basket.

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  2. 10th Annual WPA Garden Heritage Celebration

    October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Join Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) for the 10th annual Works Progress Administration (WPA) Garden Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Baker Hall Visitor center. This year's celebration features Norfolk State University Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of History Dr. Cassandra Newby- Alexander as the keynote speaker. The event will honor 220 African American women and men who planted the Garden 80 years ago. The Garden will offer complimentary admission between 9:00 am- noon.

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  3. From Here to Eternity Twilight 5K Run-Walk - Run like a Victorian!

    October 20, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elmwood Cemetery

    From Here to Eternity Twilight 5K Run-Walk, hosted Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation (NSCC) and the Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries is a fundraising event. All proceeds go to purchasing supplies, operations, and volunteer support.

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  4. Trunk or Treat

    October 20, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Target Parking Lot

    Who’s ready for some #TrunkorTreat fun and oh-yeah, CANDY? Make sure you #SAVEtheDATE and attend our annual family-friendly fall event. Did we mention it’s #FREE! That’s right, so come out and join us and other government and privately owned business vehicles on Saturday, October 20th, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Target located at 1245 N. Military Highway. No costumes required, but they are fun to look at! A Norfolk Community Safety Event!

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