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Early Bird Walk

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Take a stroll around Lake Ballard and beyond with local birding experts (or by yourself) to identify birds in the area by sight and sound before the Preserve opens to […]

Good Vybez Live on the Foggy Point Patio

Foggy Point Bar and Grill at the Renaissance Hotel 425 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA

party/dance bad.  Pop, funk, blues, jazz, r&b, and much more.


2023 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

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

Reception: May 13, 1:30 p.m. Since 2006 the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center has hosted an exhibition of sculptures in the historic courtyard. Visitors can pick up a ballot inside […]


Color Outside the Lines

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

Reception: June 17 @ 1:30pm This exhibition presents paintings by contemporary Virginia painters who offer a range of subject matter and styles from abstract to figural and imaginary environments. Featured […]


SOLID GROUND: New Works from the Ceramic Design Association

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

SOLID GROUND offers work by Ceramic Design Association (CDA) artists, whose work ranges from functional ware to large-scale sculptures. The organization brings together local ceramic artists and potters dedicated to […]


Art Workshop: Paint Your Pet

That Art Store 510 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA

Paint your fur baby for lasting memories.  Learn the basics and take it from there.


A Haunting in Venice

Commodore Theatre 421 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world's most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a seance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. He soons gets thrust into a sinister […]


Portsmouth Community Concerts presents Vox Fortura

I.C. Norcom High School Auditorium 1801 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA

NOTICE: Due to HVAC issues at Chruchland Auditorium, the concert will now take place at I.C. Norcom High School Auditorium. The Portsmouth Community Concerts presents its 85th season. Tickets available […]