Arts AND Entertainment

Norfolk’s thriving arts community will welcome you into their studios, galleries, and performance venues. From the working artists’ studios, to the beautiful Tiffany glass collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art, to live performances at the Harrison Opera house, Chrysler Hall, Wells Theatre, historic Attucks Theatre, Generic Theatre or NARO Expanded Cinema, you’ll find a multitude of opportunities to enrich your creative spirit.

Virginia International Tattoo Itinerary

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Mermaid Factory

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Performing Arts

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Public Arts and Galleries

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Museums

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Live Music

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Chrysler Museum / Perry Glass Studio

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African American History in Norfolk

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Latino Music Festival

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Pride Fest

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Harborfest

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Norfolk Tour Company

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Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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Bayou Bon Vivant

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Virginia CaribFest

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Things to Do in Ocean View / East Beach

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

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Every Brilliant Thing

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Apr152022
Aug282022

Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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May012022
Jan012023

THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Mar182022
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Exhibit – Hirata Gôyô: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll

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May232022

Movie Night @ Hank’s: Back to the Future (1985)

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Jan152022
Jul172022

Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

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Apr042022
Jul312022

Exhibit – Motion / Emotion : Exploring Affect From Automata to Robots

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Jan282022
Jun262022

Exhibit – Hew Locke: The Ghostly Tourists

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Apr212022
Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Apr042022
May292022

Exhibit – FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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May252022

’90s/Early 2000s Pop Culture Trivia Night!

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May252022

COVA Books & Brews Meet Up

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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May262022

The War and Treaty

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May192022
Aug112022

Sunsets on the River

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Apr072022
May262022

Yoga in the Gordon Art Gallery!

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May272022

Tassels on Tap

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May272022

Jon Pardi

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May202022
Jul012022

Friday Night Live at COVA

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Apr012022
Oct292022

After Dark Dance Cruise

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May272022
May292022

The Patriotic Festival

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May272022

The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show

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May282022

PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL PARTY

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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May282022

Church St. Jazz – Norman Brown

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May282022

Phil Poteat at O’Connor Brewing Co.

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May072022
Aug062022

Colley Avenue Summer Concert Series

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May282022

Cogans Spring Beer Festival

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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May312022

Wallows

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Jun022022

Improv Night with Push Comedy Theater

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Jun022022

Allison Russell

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Jun032022

Ultimate Roasting Championship

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Jun032022
Jun052022

BRIAR PATCH AND COMPANIONSHIP

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Jun042022

Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Final Classical Concert of the Season

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Jun042022

NorFunk Fest feat. TAUK at Makers Craft Brewery

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Jun042022

Silent Disco

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Jun052022

Bumbling Beetz Urban Market

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Jun072022

Banned Books Club @ Elation Brewing

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in the city.

May 2022 Event Guide

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Top 15 Instagram Worthy Places in Norfolk, VA

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Norfolk Getaway: Fantastic Things to Do in Norfolk VA

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VisitNorfolk Unveils Remodeled Visitor Center

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Down by the Bay: The Perfect Weekend in Norfolk

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End the summer with these 3 family-friendly road trips

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Museum Exhibition Features the Art of Eric Carle

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Where to Find Live Music in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk’s live music scene is rapidly growing, bringing out local musicians and touring…
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Restaurants

You’ve got 600+ indie restaurants in Norfolk to try. Start here.

Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts

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Torch Bistro

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The Bonbonnier

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Monarch Recovery Sports Grill at Springhill Suites

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Benchtop Craft Brewing Company

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O’Connor Brewing Company

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Guides & Itineraries

Looking for a little help or inspiration? Use Norfolk’s curated city guides and itineraries to get the most out of your time in our city.

Must Seas: Arts & Entertainment Edition

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City Guide

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