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Jank’n Live at Twisted Pig

Twisted Pig Ale and Smokehouse 722 Mt. Vernon Ave, Portsmouth, VA

Come and Enjoy some Good Ole Live Rock N’ Roll, Country and a Little Southern Rock too! These guys know how to do it!


Salt Live at Baron’s

Baron's Pub Portsmouth 500 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Acoustic Rock Duo - Jeff and Russ.  Keys and guitar.  Vocals.

JukeBox Live at Roger Brown’s

Roger Browns Restaurant and Sports Bar 316 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Party band.  Funk, soul, jazz, r&b, and more.


The Pigeon Comes To Portsmouth: A Mo Willems EXHIBIT

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Pigeon Comes to Portsmouth: A Mo Willems exhibit is inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems. Visitors are invited into the […]


Blow Up II – Inflatable Contemporary Art

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

BLOW UPII: Inflatable Contemporary Artexplores the medium of inflatable art with figurative, conceptual,and abstractimagery. Theselarge-scaleinflatable sculptures, conceived by nine artistsand art collectives,connote fun and whimsy,are familiar yet strange,and challenge the […]


Black History Now – Art Is Revolutionary

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 904 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

In 2024 the arts take center stage, as Black History Now! showcases some of the area’s most successful Black artists, filmmakers, musicians, and changemakers. Meet the artists who made history […]


Pokey Smokey Rides at City Park

Portsmouth City Park Cpl J M Williams Ave, Portsmouth, VA

Take a ride around City Park aboard the Pokey Smokey II. Saturdays and Sundays 11-3 (last ride at 2:45) April 6 - June 16 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 11 - […]


Art Workshop: Resin on Glass

That Art Store 510 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA

Resin art can be done on glass surfaces and is a great way to create unique and eye-catching pieces like jewelry, furniture, and decorative items.  This step by step class […]


Rover Fest 2024

Port Rover 2880 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA

Port Rover gives back with RoverFest.  This event features an amazing vender market and a gathering of multiple local rescue organizations with adoptable pets.  Come out and enjoy venders, crafters, […]