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Blue Star Museums

Portsmouth, VA

Free Museum Admission for Blue Star Families (Active-Duty Military). Select Portsmouth Museums* – including the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, The Lightship Portsmouth Museum and […]


67th Annual Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament

Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club 1 Ace Parker Drive, Portsmouth, VA

Join us for a premier amateur golf event, along the shores of the Elizabeth River! Hosted by the Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club in Portsmouth since 1957, the Eastern […]


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 […]


Jazz Night at Admiral’s

Portsmouth, VA

Admiral's Steak and Seafood, inside the Rivers Casino, offers jazz on Thursday nights.  Come in for a delicion dinner, quality cocktails, and the best in local jazz.  15% off on […]

Sunset Thursdays – The Gentlemen and Their Lady

Festival Park at Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, Virginia

NEW Location!! Festival Park (16 Crawford Circle) June 13th – August 29th (Thursdays ONLY) 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy Portsmouth’s FREE after-work summer concerts series sponsored by the Department […]

Acoustic Carnival Presents Robbie Bradshaw and Logan Vath

Coffee Shoppe 300 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Acoustic Carnival is a monthly music series hosted by Portsmouth's favorite Allen Hudson. Each month, he features the music of a different local artist. Doors open at 6. Music at […]


Deadpool & Wolverine

Commodore Theatre 421 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Wolverine is recovering from his injuries when he crosses paths with the loudmouth, Deadpool. They team up to defeat a common enemy. Release date: July 26, 2024 (USA) Director: Shawn […]


Karaoke at The Barrel

The Barrel Restaurant and Lounge 5770 Churchland Blvd, Portsmouth, VA

Looking to sing karaoke.  Check out The Barrel on Thursdays.  Also offering have great food and drink specials.