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  1. All the Way LIVE! Variety Show

    October 1, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The American Theater

    This monthly variety show features amateur and experienced talent, adults and kids, and is a fun high energy evening out. A house band backs up all performers, and each event will be hosted by a local celebrity.

  2. Hampton TRIAD Fish Fry

    October 3, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hampton Senior Center

    Support senior education and safety by purchasing a delicious fish lunch. Enjoy fish, coleslaw, baked beans, a roll and a drink. Dine in or carry-out.

  3. Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon: Expo

    October 3, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Join in on the fun at our 2-day event this year! This fast and flat course will have all runners “crawlin” past the beautiful waterfront in downtown Hampton. Runners will make their way down the historic Chesapeake Avenue and back to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for a crawlin’ fun time at the post-race party.

  4. Mill Point Park Friday Live Concert Series: Cassadee Pope

    October 3, 5:00 PM @ Mill Point Park

    Mill Point Park welcomes NBC's The Voice season 3 winner Cassadee Pope to the stage. Her unique vocals and powerful performances stole the national spotlight during her time on the competition and she recently released her first album, Frame By Frame.

  5. Aberdeen Gardens Harvest Fest Gala

    October 3, 6:00 PM @ The Langley Club at Langley Air Force Base

    In addition to dinner and dancing hear guest speaker Demetria Tucker, White House Award for Youth Programming recipient and support the Historic Foundation of Aberdeen Gardens.

  6. Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon: 5K and 1K kids kilometer

    October 4, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Join in on the fun at our 2-day event this year! This fast and flat course will have all runners “crawlin” past the beautiful waterfront in downtown Hampton. Runners will make their way down the historic Chesapeake Avenue and back to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for a crawlin’ fun time at the post-race party.

  7. Five-Alarm Festival & Chili Cook-Off

    October 4, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Carousel Park

    Toss on a sweater for a "chili" day in downtown Hampton. Festival includes children's activities, K-9 demos, arts and crafts, and chili tasting. Kids will enjoy face painting and an inflatable slide. Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week with this fun festival.

  8. Craft Beer Festival

    October 4, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mill Point Park

    Enjoy tastings, a souvenir pint glass, entertainment, food trucks, raffles, vendors and more. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Hampton Roads.

  9. Book 2 Film Classic: "All About Eve" - Main Library

    October 4, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Main Library Meeting Room "A"

    Read the short story “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr, then join us to watch the 1950 movie. Enjoy light refreshments and lively discussion. Ages 18 and up.

  10. Mike Epps: After Dark Tour

    October 4, 8:00 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    Actor and comedian Mike Epps has been bringing tears of hilarity to peoples' eyes ever since joining the Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995. Known for his hilarious impersonations of stoner life in films like How High and Next Friday, Epps adds pop culture and current events to his list of targets during his side-splitting stand-up act. Fresh off a spate of hat-tipping live concerts shows in 2013, Epps is set for another banner year, embarking on the worldwide After Dark Tour coming to Hampton Coliseum on October 4th!

  11. Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne

    October 4, 8:00 PM @ The American Theater

    A “living, breathing, biography” combining story, song and visual images to give us the defining portrait of an American icon. Thrilling arrangements include “Stormy Weather”; “Honeysuckle Rose”; “Yesterday When I Was Young” and many others made popular by Lena Horne.

  12. Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon and Craft Brew Fest

    October 5, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Join in on the fun at our 2-day event this year! This fast and flat course will have all runners “crawlin” past the beautiful waterfront in downtown Hampton. Runners will make their way down the historic Chesapeake Avenue and back to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for a crawlin’ fun time at the post-race party.

  13. Who or What Killed Desmond?

    October 5, 5:30 PM @ Thomas Nelson Community College, Mary T. Christian Theatre

    This play focuses on the untimely death of 19 year old Desmond Carter. Desmond is the school bully and he is murdered during a carnival. The questions concerning his murder are complex and his death impacts his family, friends and the community. They all want to know: who killed Desmond. The real question is, what killed Desmond!

  14. First Sunday Evenings

    October 5, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    The Venue on 35th, a small storefront performing arts space dedicated to showcasing local artists from many genres, will bring to The American Theatre a slice of local urban art every First Sunday Evening of the month. Since The Venue is the home of the Virginia Playwrights Forum, many of the First Sunday Evenings will be showcasing the Forum’s new play development program. Presented will be staged readings of scripts with talk-back sessions, workshops, and full productions of new full-lengths, one-acts and ten-minute plays written by VPF members. The Forum will also reserve some time to read and critique scripts from The American Theatre’s Mentor Program for high school students who want to write for the stage.

  15. 19th Annual Virginia OSHA Conference

    October 8, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    For the second year in a row, Hampton will be the host city for the Annual Virginia OSHA Conference. The conference will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center from October 8-10.

  16. 19th Annual Virginia OSHA Conference

    October 9, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    For the second year in a row, Hampton will be the host city for the Annual Virginia OSHA Conference. The conference will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center from October 8-10.

  17. Taste of the Town

    October 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Peninsula Town Center Town Square

    Foodies unite! Join PTC and their restaurants for a sample of what they do best. When you purchase your ticket book, you get a taste of each participating restaurants in Town Square to benefit the USO. Enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment while supporting our military. Enjoy sampling great food from PTC’s fabulous restaurant participants along with special live music featuring Fine Swiss Cheese. Taste of the Town benefits the USO Hampton Roads & Central Virginia

  18. 19th Annual Virginia OSHA Conference

    October 10, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    For the second year in a row, Hampton will be the host city for the Annual Virginia OSHA Conference. The conference will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center from October 8-10.

  19. Mill Point Park Friday Live Concert Series: The Jeff Austin Band

    October 10, 5:00 PM @ Mill Point Park

    Mill Point Park welcomes the Jeff Austin Band to the stage. Austin is s a mandolinist and singer who is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage. He is also well know for being a part of the Yonder Mountain String Band.

  20. Dinnertainment featuring The Charles Darden Trio

    October 10, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Grey Goose

    "It's time to put on make-up, it's time to light the lights!" Make your reservations to join us for our new season of Dinnertainment! Mystery is in the air this fall with our "I LOVE Lucy murder mystery! Featuring everyone's favorite redhead Lucy, Ricky, Ricardo, Ethel and Fred Mertz! Dinner and a show! Call to make your reservations. Space is limited.

  21. Festival of Praise Tour 2014

    October 10, 8:00 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    Two of the most recognized men in Gospel music today are teaming up for a fall concert tour that will excite fans across the country. On October 10, the Festival of Praise tour, featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin comes to Hampton, promising to spread the message of God’s love. Joining Hammond and McClurkin is Alexis Spight, a favorite of both the judges and audience during Season Five of BET's Sunday Best. While she came up just short of the crown in the 2012 gospel competition, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter is still a winner. She has completed recording her first album, L.O.L.: Living Out Loud, which was released on March 12, 2013, and reached #1 in the country. Her freshman project L.O.L landed her Stellar Award nominations in two categories; “New Artist of the Year” & “Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year”.

  22. Virginia Stage Company: The Taming Of The Shrew

    October 10, 8:00 PM @ The American Theater

    In a unique collaboration with The American Theatre, the Virginia Stage Company will bring its main stage show, The Taming of the Shrew, to our stage for a weekend of incredible performances, featuring a talented cast and an innovative concept. This ‘workshop edition’ is designed to provide you with a truly memorable Shakespeare production, while gathering your vital feedback after the show. Your feedback will be used to shape the production as it prepares to open on the big stage at the historic Wells Theatre in early 2015. Director, Patrick Mullins takes us on a whirlwind ride, presenting this quick and quirky battle of the sexes romp set to original music. Find out who really wears the pants in Shakespeare’s witty tale of romance, sibling rivalry and strong women. Bring an open mind, a sense of romantic adventure, and a keen eye; audience feedback sessions will take place after every performance.

  23. Phoebus Fall Festival

    October 11, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Mellen Street, downtown Phoebus

    Enjoy downtown Phoebus with vendors, a kids area, free child ID, hay rides and food. Music, dancing and shopping.

  24. 2rd Saturday Art Walk

    October 11, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown & Phoebus

    Explore the art scene in Downtown Hampton and Phoebus by browsing local businesses featuring specific artists throughout the day. Family events also available at the Hampton History Museum.

  25. Peninsula Fall Festival

    October 11, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Goodwill

    Enjoy a day of seasonal fun at this free, outdoor event featuring more than 40 vendors with interactive children’s activities and giveaways! Bring the little ones in costume and join in the excitement of seasonal fun including games, face painting, live music, and arts and crafts. Watch the Halloween fashion show and pop up retail shop-to make your own original costume in time for trick-or-treat! Adults will find a variety of hands-on activities around effective job search strategies, healthy cooking, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects; all while learning more about the many volunteer and local job opportunities in our region! This ultimate family event is brought to you by Goodwill and SKY4.

  26. Dinnertainment featuring The Charles Darden Trio

    October 11, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Grey Goose

    "It's time to put on make-up, it's time to light the lights!" Make your reservations to join us for our new season of Dinnertainment! Mystery is in the air this fall with our "I LOVE Lucy murder mystery! Featuring everyone's favorite redhead Lucy, Ricky, Ricardo, Ethel and Fred Mertz! Dinner and a show! Call to make your reservations. Space is limited.

  27. Dinnertainment featuring The Charles Darden Trio

    October 11, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Grey Goose

    "It's time to put on make-up, it's time to light the lights!" Make your reservations to join us for our new season of Dinnertainment! Mystery is in the air this fall with our "I LOVE Lucy murder mystery! Featuring everyone's favorite redhead Lucy, Ricky, Ricardo, Ethel and Fred Mertz! Dinner and a show! Call to make your reservations. Space is limited.

  28. Virginia Stage Company: The Taming Of The Shrew

    October 11, 8:00 PM @ The American Theater

    In a unique collaboration with The American Theatre, the Virginia Stage Company will bring its main stage show, The Taming of the Shrew, to our stage for a weekend of incredible performances, featuring a talented cast and an innovative concept. This ‘workshop edition’ is designed to provide you with a truly memorable Shakespeare production, while gathering your vital feedback after the show. Your feedback will be used to shape the production as it prepares to open on the big stage at the historic Wells Theatre in early 2015. Director, Patrick Mullins takes us on a whirlwind ride, presenting this quick and quirky battle of the sexes romp set to original music. Find out who really wears the pants in Shakespeare’s witty tale of romance, sibling rivalry and strong women. Bring an open mind, a sense of romantic adventure, and a keen eye; audience feedback sessions will take place after every performance.

  29. Virginia Stage Company: The Taming Of The Shrew

    October 12, 2:30 PM @ The American Theater

    In a unique collaboration with The American Theatre, the Virginia Stage Company will bring its main stage show, The Taming of the Shrew, to our stage for a weekend of incredible performances, featuring a talented cast and an innovative concept. This ‘workshop edition’ is designed to provide you with a truly memorable Shakespeare production, while gathering your vital feedback after the show. Your feedback will be used to shape the production as it prepares to open on the big stage at the historic Wells Theatre in early 2015. Director, Patrick Mullins takes us on a whirlwind ride, presenting this quick and quirky battle of the sexes romp set to original music. Find out who really wears the pants in Shakespeare’s witty tale of romance, sibling rivalry and strong women. Bring an open mind, a sense of romantic adventure, and a keen eye; audience feedback sessions will take place after every performance.

  30. Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous

    October 16, 10:00 AM - October 19, 5:00 PM @ Hampton Public Piers

    Join us for the second annual Hampton Snowbird Rendezvous! We have an amazing four days of cruising-related educational seminars, great food, entertainment, and so much more planned!

  31. Flight to Employment Job Fair

    October 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Virginia Air & Space Center

    This career exploration opportunity is for transitioning military personnel, veterans and their spouses, including National Guard and Reserves, as well as disabled veterans. Bring your updated resume for on-site interviews. Sponsored by NASA Langley Research Center with strong support from area businesses. Also open to civilians interested in federal employment opportunities.

  32. Phoebus Film Club Series: Sign Painters - The Movie

    October 16, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old American history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country.

  33. Mill Point Park Friday Live Concert Series: Cracker

    October 17, 5:00 PM @ Mill Point Park

    These alternative-rock icons will take the stage at Mill Point Park and play their uniquely eclectic trove of new tunes. Cracker mixes influences and sounds from rock, punk, alternative country, psychedelia, blues and folk. The band is best known for its gold-selling album, Kerosene Hat.

  34. Hampton Roads Philharmonic Series

    October 18, 8:00 PM @ The American Theater

    Enjoy American Music at The American Theatre. After 30 years, community orchestra has returned to the city of Hampton. Three cheers for 50 dedicated musicians and banner audiences! Hampton Roads Philharmonic’s first 7-concert season was a hit! Their 2014-15 season promises even more memorable events, including their first performance at The American Theatre. Our players - ages 17 to 70 - rehearse weekly at the former US Army band room, Fort Monroe, under the direction of conductor, Steven Brindle. Join their American Theatre debut, and support all-American music!

  35. Hampton Roads Philharmonic Series

    October 19, 2:30 PM @ The American Theater

    Enjoy American Music at The American Theatre. After 30 years, community orchestra has returned to the city of Hampton. Three cheers for 50 dedicated musicians and banner audiences! Hampton Roads Philharmonic’s first 7-concert season was a hit! Their 2014-15 season promises even more memorable events, including their first performance at The American Theatre. Our players - ages 17 to 70 - rehearse weekly at the former US Army band room, Fort Monroe, under the direction of conductor, Steven Brindle. Join their American Theatre debut, and support all-American music!

  36. 2014 NASCAR Drive for Diversity

    October 20, 2:30 PM - October 22, 1:00 PM @ Langley Speedway

    This program brings out the best in the stock car racing stars of tomorrow and helps NASCAR identify young men and women with the talent, desire, attitude and discipline to become stars of tomorrow. During their time in Hampton, each driver will be put through a series of physical fitness skills and cognitive tests. In addition, the drivers will spend time on IRacing, a motorsport simulation game before multiple on-track sessions. Established in 2004, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) program is now executed by Rev Racing. The team is currently competing in their fifth season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

  37. Habaneros Quintet

    October 21, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    The Habaneros Quintet comes to us from Havana, Cuba. These celebrated performers (3 violins, one cello and a clarinet) are all members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Each is a distinguished soloist, university faculty member and recording artist. The Habaneros program includes classical favorites and new arrangements of Cuban and South American compositions. Dressed in authentic, colorful Cuban Guayaberas, and performing in front of a movie screen showing hundreds of rarely seen images of Cuba, you will experience the vibrant culture of the Habaneros’ Cuban homeland.

  38. Salty Dawg Rally

    October 25, 10:00 AM - November 1, 5:00 PM @ Bluewater Yachting Center

    The Fall 2014 Salty Dawg Rally will depart on November 1 (weather permitting) from Bluewater Yachting Center to sail to the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, or other various locations. The group will gather prior to the Rally to prepare their boats for the passage, join in the various planned events and meet their fellow Dawgs! The group will meet in the “Dawg House” (The Bluewater Yachting Center Pavilion) for daily weather briefings, various seminars, a Pig Roast, a Chicken Barbecue, a Chili Cook-Off and Potluck Dinners.

  39. Small Works: Miniatures by Tidewater Artists

    October 25, 10:00 AM - December 7, 6:00 PM @ Charles H. Taylor - Main Gallery

    In organizing this exhibition, two hundred Hampton Roads artists were challenged to create artworks less than twenty square inches. Artists working in two dimensional media created works no larger than four inch by five inch, for example; while three dimensional works fit within a 4 ½ inch cube. The resulting exhibition includes over 300 pieces in all media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, watercolor, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber, glass and more. Gallery Manager, James Warwick Jones served as Curator for the exhibition and an independent judge selected awards of First, Second and Third Place, five Awards of Merit, and ten Honorable Mentions.

  40. Poochapalooza Howl'Oween

    October 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Ridgeway Bark Park

    Come out to a friendly off-leash park where dog-savvy people bring their canine companions out to play and socialize. Halloween costume contest for your four-legged furkids, entertainment, vendors and more! Even if you don’t have a dog, come on out and enjoy the great doggie costumes that are sure to please everyone.

  41. 23rd Annual Halloween Bash

    October 25, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Virginia Air & Space Center

    Enjoy safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, a haunted house, spooky make-n-takes, Child Identification from the Hampton Sheriff’s Department, and more!

  42. Eddie Shaw

    October 25, 8:00 PM @ The American Theater

    Recent 2014 Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Eddie Shaw continues to build upon his unparalleled career as a Chicago blues saxophonist/bandleader in a city where guitar, harmonica and piano players have long ruled the roost. A multiple Blues Music Award winner and perpetual nominee in the Instrumentalist - Horn category, Shaw has blown his industrial-strength sax with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Magic Sam. And with his Wolf Gang, he has racked up the most road mileage of all Chicago bands over the past four decades, crisscrossing the country from Maine, where his upbeat, high-energy blues is a particular favorite, to countless points south and west. In 2012, working with some of Hampton Roads’ most accomplished blues musicians, Eddie released Eddie Shaw And The 757 Allstars “Still Riding High”, an album recapping his illustrious career as blues man extraordinaire that was nominated for “Best Traditional Blues Album” for the 2013 Blues Blast Awards. Eddie’s ties to the ‘7

  43. The Lady with All the Answers: The Ann Landers Story

    October 28, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    “Dear Ann Landers”... For decades, renowned advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. This is a new one-woman play about the bubbly, frank and slightly eccentric writer that provides a compelling portrait of her. Late on a 1975 night in Landers’ Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak — her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.

  44. Phoebus Film Club Series: Night of the Living Dead

    October 30, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    We celebrate the eve of All Hallows’ Eve with this undead horror classic. George A. Romero's debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent. The dead come back to life and eat the living. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside are hordes of relentless, shambling zombies who can only be killed by a blow to the head. Special food and drink on-hand for this PFC screening and a host of zombie survival tips provided to movie-goers, as well. Wanna come in costume? If you don’t get eaten first, you may win a prize!