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  1. Hampton Restaurant Week

    March 4, 2018, 8:00 AM - March 10, 2018 @ Hampton restaurants

    Hampton Restaurant Week will take place Sunday, March 4- Saturday, March 10. Diners may select from exciting menus presented by restaurants located throughout Hampton. Participating restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner.

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  2. Hampton Roads Home Show

    March 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    This home show event is focused on saving you time and money. Shop, compare and save from experts in remodeling, landscaping, decorating and building. Leisurely stroll through wall-to-wall displays showcasing the latest trends and unveiling the newest products. Professionals are on hand to provide comparative information. Enjoy the entertaining and interactive demonstrations. Let the Hampton Roads Home Show inspire you with countless ideas on enhancing your home's look, comfort and value. The event is Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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  3. 8th annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival

    March 4, 2018, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Come to the largest tattoo event in Virginia, presented by Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink magazine. See hundreds of tattoo artists and vendors all weekend. Hours are noon-midnight Friday; 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday; and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25 daily, $45 Weekend Pass, $35 Military Weekend Pass. www.hrtattoofest.com

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Exhibits

  1. When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

    January 21, 2017 - June 1, 2018 @ Hampton History Museum > Hampton History Museum - Changing Gallery

    The exhibit “When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers,” explores the local history and personalities of the hit film “Hidden Figures.” The exhibit opened to the public in the 20th Century Galleries at the Hampton History Museum on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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  2. Hampton Arts League Open Members Exhibition 2018

    January 27, 2018 - March 11, 2018 @ Charles H. Taylor Arts Center

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Hampton History Museum

  1. When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger. By 1942, the human computers had become essential to operations. A memo that April stated: "The engineers admit themselves that the girl computers do the work more rapidly and accurately than they could." In the 1940’s Langley also began recruiting African-American women as human computers, but due to segregation laws these "West Area Computers" were kept separate from their white counterparts. This changed in the 1950s as NACA (later NASA) integrated and the “human computers” extended into the broader scientific community at NASA. By the 1960s they numbered in the hundreds. This exhibit features three of these pioneers: Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Hampton native-Mary Jackson.

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Virginia Air & Space Center - IMAX

  1. Be the Astronaut

    August 31, 2017, 1:00 PM - May 31, 2018 @ Virginia Air & Space Center - Changing Gallery

    Be the Astronaut is a world-class exhibit experience that teaches STEM based content via a fusion of physical exhibitry and state-of-the-art video game technology. Scientifically verified by experts at NASA for accuracy and feasibility, you will experience the concepts, challenges, and excitement of spaceflight through the use of touch-screen stations, artifacts, and interactive simulator pods built to look like space capsules. You’ll also have your own crew of virtual content experts throughout every stage of the exhibit. These digital characters will help teach what’s needed to fly a spaceship, pilot a lander, and drive a surface rover — then will be there as you climb in the simulators to actually perform these feats, in a thrilling narrative adventure that spans the solar system. Do you have what it takes to Be the Astronaut?

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