23 January 2024

2024 February Events Guide

Love is in the air, and so are new events in Norfolk! Check out what’s happening in Norfolk this February.

Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm

The Chrysler museum of art

All Month long


The Chrysler Museum of Art will showcase the groundbreaking exhibition “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of the Storm” from December 5, 2023, to April 7, 2024, marking its debut in the U.S. as the originating venue from the National Portrait Gallery in London. Featuring over 250 rediscovered photographs taken by McCartney between November 1963 and February 1964, the exhibition chronicles The Beatles’ rise to international stardom. Erik Neil, Director of the Chrysler Museum, emphasizes McCartney’s sensitivity in capturing the essence of the band’s experiences. The exhibition, portraying scenes of Beatlemania and personal encounters, invites viewers to witness the dawn of the “British Invasion” and McCartney’s artistic vision. Chrysler Museum members can anticipate a special event commemorating The Beatles’ 60th Anniversary on The Ed Sullivan Show. Supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Special Exhibitions Endowment, the exhibition celebrates the intersection of music, art, and history.

THE DAWN IS OURS: AMANDA GORMAN TEXTILES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

The Barry Art Museum

All month long

Zimbabwean artist Leginah Ndabambi, a prominent member of the Heartworks Stitching Women’s Collective in Cape Town, has sustained her family through embroidery for over thirty years. Motivated by Amanda Gorman’s powerful poetry performance during the 2021 U.S. presidential inauguration, Ndabambi created a series of embroidered tapestries reflecting hope, connection, and women’s collective strength in the face of the COVID pandemic. The exhibition, featuring nine original pieces from Ndabambi’s collection, explores the impact of Gorman’s words on the artist and her aspiration to inspire young women in Africa. Accompanied by a short film, the exhibition provides insights into Ndabambi’s artistic process and her vision for collective upliftment through visual storytelling.

Diversity Gallery

Norfolk botanical garden

all month long

Norfolk Botanical Garden is currently hosting its first-ever Diversity Gallery at the Baker Hall Visitor Center until February. The exhibition features over 80 pieces of art from 25 local diverse artists, showcasing a vibrant array of styles and cultural influences. This initiative underscores the Garden’s commitment to fostering inclusivity within the local artistic community. The Diversity Gallery serves as a dynamic space for celebrating diverse voices and promoting meaningful conversations about representation in the arts.

Norfolk Admirals 2023-2024 Schedule

Norfolk Scope

all month long

Cheer on the admirals as they take on their opponents!

Feb. 9 Admirals vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions at 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 10 Admirals vs. Trois-Rivieres Lions at 6:05 p.m.
Feb. 23 Admirals vs. South Carolina Stingrays at 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 24 Admirals vs. South Carolina Stingrays at 6:05 p.m.
Feb. 28 Admirals vs. Adirondack Thunder at 7:05 p.m.

Dial M for Murder

Wells Theatre

Jan. 24–Feb. 11


Step into a world of deception, suspense, and betrayal as a retired tennis player plots to murder his wealthy wife…until his plan takes an unexpected turn. Whether you’re a devoted fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s renowned film adaptation or experiencing this thrilling masterpiece for the first time, Dial ‘M’ For Murder is guaranteed to keep audiences guessing, gasping, and smiling until the final curtain call. With his deft hand for timing and humor, mystery and comedy, director Mark Shanahan (The 39 Steps, The Hound of the Baskervilles) returns to surprise and delight VSC audiences.

Game Changers

Harrison Opera House

Feb. 1

Remember putting on an album and listening from start to finish? Relive that moment with a live concert experience unlike any other as The Black Jacket Symphony recreates Journey’s iconic album “Escape” live in its entirety; note for note, sound for sound.

Over the past 10 years, the Black Jacket Symphony has performed over 40 classic rock albums, bringing an incredible night of entertainment to over a million music lovers across the U.S. The group of hand-picked musicians changes based upon the album being performed—and no sonic detail is overlooked, with the musicians doing whatever it takes to reproduce the album. It’s a full night of rock and roll magic—plus a visual experience unlike any other. Fans across the country flock to their shows—and once you see one, you won’t miss another!

Soporus on tour with TLVS

Vessel Craft Coffee

Feb. 2


Immerse yourself in a night of post-rock and experimental music at Vessel Craft Coffee on February 2, presented by Soporus, The Late Virginia Summers, and Transistor Rhythm (also known as Holy Love Incorporated and Good Glass Records). The event features a mesmerizing performance by Derek Edward Pearson. The early show starts at 6 pm, with the music commencing at 6:30 pm. There’s nothing quite like the harmonious pairing of coffee and music, making this event an unparalleled experience. The enchanting artwork is courtesy of 75 Nathans. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary fusion of sensory delights!

Photo courtesy of Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade

Yoga at Waters Edge Winery

Waters Edge Winery

Feb. 3

Calling all wine lovers! Helps us welcome Waters Edge Winery to Norfolk AND to the STL Community! We will be taking over the winery on the 1st Saturday of every month. Join us for an hour-long flow that is open to everybody. Space is limited, so please grab you spot in advance. Post flow enjoy a complimentary beverage (there are non-alcoholic options as well) and get ready for some fun off the mat!

Febtoberfest at Cova

Cova Brewing

Feb. 3

Experience the unique blend of music and coffee at Febtoberfest on February 2 at Vessel Craft Coffee. Presented by Soporus, The Late Virginia Summers, and Transistor Rhythm, featuring Derek Edward Pearson, this early show opens its doors at 6 pm, with music starting at 6:30 pm. Get discounted tickets in advance at LAVApresents.com. Recognizing the perfect pairing of coffee and music, Febtoberfest promises a delightful sensory experience. Artwork by 75 Nathans adds to the charm of this exceptional event!

Matchmakers Market at Benchtop

Benchtop

Feb. 3

Join Benchtop Brewing for their Matchmaker’s Market, featuring a diverse selection of local businesses. The event invites attendees to find a special someone or discover a sweet treasure (or two) to take home. Guests can indulge in delicious barbecue eats provided by Bar Q on-site and sip on handcrafted beers while perusing the goods. It promises to be a delightful experience, and they look forward to seeing everyone there!

Black Cinema Nights

Slover

Feb. 7-28

Come out to celebrate Black History Month with this Black Cinema Night Series! Slover will be showing black films based on the theme of the week.

Family Night: February 7- “The Wiz” (1978- rated G)

Black Love Night: February 14- “Southside With You” (2016- rated PG-13)

Kids Night: February 21- “The Black Panther” (2018- rated PG-13)

Docudrama Night: February 28- “Respect” (2021- rated PG-13)

Norfolk Public Library, Slover Memorial Main Branch, Location: Norfolk VA, Architect: Newman Architects

Niko Moon The Better Days Tour

The Norva

Feb. 8

Niko Moon’s vivid memories encompass music, cars, and the love between his parents. Growing up, he rode with his dad in a Falcon, cherishing the red interior and the distinct smell. His debut album, GOOD TIME, captures the essence of small-town Georgia, blending banjo-forward tunes with a swaggy backbeat and resonant guitars. Moon’s music, influenced by artists like Michael Franti, John Prine, the Eagles, and Outkast, exudes warmth and friendliness. GOOD TIME, a self-cultivated positivity starter kit, reflects Moon’s upbringing and his father’s dedication to family. With a background producing for Zac Brown and contributing to Michael Franti’s Stay Human, Vol. 2, Moon’s musical journey has been marked by precision and a commitment to authenticity. His latest release, COASTIN’, continues to showcase his unique blend of influences and experiences gained over a decade in the industry.

Mania- The Abba Tribute

Harrison Opera House

Feb. 8


Formed in 1999, MANIA (formerly ABBA MANIA) has been captivating audiences worldwide with their tribute to the Swedish ‘Supergroup’ ABBA. Having sold out theaters globally, they are set to bring their uplifting and dance-inducing live performances to Norfolk. MANIA recreates ABBA’s timeless hits, including ‘Dancing Queen,’ ‘Waterloo,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ and more, making it a must-see for both lifelong enthusiasts and a new generation of fans. With precision and respect, MANIA promises an unforgettable night filled with the iconic sound and energy of ABBA.

Lonely Hearts At The Veil

The veil

Feb. 9


Immerse in the enchanting atmosphere at The Veil Night Market’s Lonely Hearts Night – an evening of local delights, live music, and connections. Explore the market with local vendors, enjoy the starry ambiance, delectable treats, and the opportunity to forge new connections under the night sky. It’s a magical experience tailored for lonely hearts to come together and create unforgettable memories.

Kiss & Tail

Chrysler Hall

Feb. 10


Embark on a magical evening at The Veil Night Market’s Lonely Hearts Night, where the ambiance is set under the starry sky. This unique event not only features live music and local delights but also offers a vibrant market experience with local vendors. Wander through the stalls, indulge in delectable treats, and seize the chance to connect with kindred spirits. Lonely Hearts Night is designed to create enchanting memories, making it the perfect opportunity for those seeking both local delights and meaningful connections.

Mardigras at Waterside

Waterside district

Feb. 10


Don’t miss out on the Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, February 10! Secure your tickets now for a day filled with excitement, including a King Cake-eating contest, live entertainment, and a captivating cart float parade. It’s a party you won’t want to miss!

Galentine’s Day Drag Brunch

Waterside District

Feb. 11


Get ready for the ultimate celebration as Galentine’s Day Drag Brunch makes a triumphant return! Join us for the city’s most sizzling drag show featuring Sandra Lopez and her fabulous queens, all while indulging in a delectable breakfast buffet. Each ticket includes access to the brunch buffet, complete with a Waffle Making Station, Omelet Making Station, and a Dessert Station featuring Chocolate Fondue. Additionally, enjoy two tickets for your choice of Mimosas or Bloody Marys, secure a seat for the hottest drag show in town hosted by Sandra Lopez and her Queens, and receive a special Galentine’s gift.

Donuts and Flowers

O’s Donuts

Feb. 14


On February 14th, mark the calendars to join the special Valentine’s Day celebration at O’s Donuts. The day promises an array of delights, including a pop-up by Peyton’s Petals featuring fresh flowers for purchase. Attendees can express their sentiments at the DIY card station and choose from a variety of sweets for their valentine. For a unique touch, donut bouquets are available for pre-order pickup and purchase. The festivities unfold from 7 AM to 2 PM, creating a perfect setting for a day of love, sweets, and flowers.

rnb block party

Scope arena

Feb. 17

The RnB Block Party returns. New year, same great energy! You asked and we delivered, more free seating, more bars, more DJs. Your favorite Party makes its 2024 debut! Saturday, February 17. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., we are live INSIDE Scope Arena! Don’t miss the first official RnB Block Party of the year.

Tidewater Classical Guitar presents Duo Noire

Robin Hixon Theater

Feb. 23

Duo Noire is a virtuosic pair of pioneering American classical guitarists, Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett. Their work has been featured in Acoustic Guitar MagazineClassical Guitar Magazine, the Guitar Foundation of America’s journal Soundboard, and Chamber Music Magazine—with recordings airing on radio stations nationwide, including WQXR’s New Sounds in NYC. Experience a concert of genre-bending repertoire performed with spectacular precision by this tandem of graduates from the Yale School of Music.

Six the musical

Chrysler Hall

Feb. 27–Mar. 3

The SIX wives of Henry VIII are set to bring historical heartbreak to the spotlight, turning it into a 21st-century celebration of girl power! This acclaimed musical sensation, SIX, has earned 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score. Hailed by The New York Times as “totally rules!” and praised by The Washington Post, SIX is a global phenomenon. The Broadway album, SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT, debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard charts, with over 6 million streams in its first month. Catch this electrifying celebration as SIX comes to Norfolk!

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