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Southside Community Band Concert in the Courtyard

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

Free concert!  Enjoy a morning of popular tunes, show tunes, marches, and more performed by the all volunteer Southside Community Band.  Support local music!

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Women’s History Month

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

Honor the Trailblazers that came before us during the month of March. Discover their talents by participating in weekend activities that may include S.T.E.M. activities, crafts, stories, special guests, and more. Included with admission. Activities are held in two 2 hour sessions 10am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm

First Fridays Concerts in the Courtyard presents The Sam Floyd Band

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

The Sam Floyd Band is an elite 4-piece production led by singer and lead guitar David Buntz, joined by Lance Baker on vocals and drums, Andy Harrell on vocals and keyboards, and the amazing bass player, Alvin Harrison. Recognized as a local favorite with polished skills and many years of performing, they provide quality entertainment featuring […]

First Saturdays at the PACC – Morning Markets, Music & Museum

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

Every first Saturday of the month three markets will take place near each other, all surrounding the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center: The Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market, The First Saturday Art Market, and the Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market. The museum will host a free Concert in the Courtyard from 11:00 a.m. to […]

Nano Day

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

The Children’s Museum of Virginia welcomes back staff and students from Norfolk State University to host Nano Day. Discover the smallest science of plants and butterflies to sun screens and computer magnets with experiments, demonstrations, games, and more. Included with admission.

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Second Saturdays

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

Mark your calendars! Join Andalo on the second Saturday of each month for new themes, activities, and adventures.

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Special Needs Sundays

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

Join us on select Sundays for children with special needs and their families to visit the museum in a less overwhelming environment. The museum hopes to alleviate any stress by providing a special date and time for them to enjoy the museum through adapted programs and exhibits as well as a reduced number of visitors. […]

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Andalo’s Library

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

Explore a story with Andalo and friends! Every third Saturday of the month. Included with museum admission. Programming times: 11:30am and 1:30pm

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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 imagination, whimsy, and humor of Mo Willems. Many familiar characters will be featured, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and […]

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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 definition of art. Here, in an unusual feat, artists use air as an active tool in their work to subvert our perspectiveand surprise us. Inflatables […]

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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 in Portsmouth through this historic collection of memories and artifacts, highlighting the impact of Hampton Roads' and Portsmouth’s artists. Visit our Art is Revolutionary exhibit, […]

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The Life and Legacy of the Marquis De Lafayette Traveling Exhibit

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High Street, Portsmouth

Don’t miss your chance to see this enlightening exhibit about an essential American hero, the Marquis de Lafayette. You’ll find it at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum throughout the month of April, before it continues on to other locations across the country. Instrumental in America’s fight for independence, Lafayette was only 19 when he defied […]