This weekend in Hampton Roads

November 8th, 2013 at 5:26 pm by under Community

It’s Veterans Day weekend, which means plenty of events to honor active and retired military personnel. Plus, some big-name comedians are rolling into town this weekend. Fill up on laughs, and fill up your bellies as Suffolk’s Restaurant Week comes to a close. Check out what’s going on this weekend in Hampton Roads…

Traffic Notes:

-The Downtown Tunnel westbound lanes will remain open this weekend for the Veterans Day holiday. Crews will resume work on the westbound tube Tuesday at 8 p.m.

**Veterans Day Freebies: In honor of Veterans Day, many local attractions and businesses are offering free admission to active and retired military personnel. We’ve compiled a list here, but feel free to add any other events in the comments at the bottom of this post.

-HAMPTON: Veterans and retired military receive free admission to the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton this weekend. They’ll also get discounts in the Imagination Station and Cosmic Café. Military ID or proof of service must be presented to receive free admission. The Air & Space Center is closed on Monday in observance of Veterans Day.

-NEWPORT NEWS: All active duty, retired military personnel and their family members can visit the Mariners’ Museum for free this weekend. Military Appreciation Weekend runs through Monday, and offers free admission for up to four people. Valid military ID must be presented at the admissions desk.

-NORFOLK: Saturday is Military Appreciation Day at the Virginia Zoo! The event was rescheduled due to inclement weather in October. The event includes games, entertainment, giveaways and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Zoo. Admission on Saturday is free with proper ID for active duty, retired military, DOD civilians, reserve/guard members and their dependents.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Lynnhaven Mall is honoring Veterans Day with gift card giveaways, a toy collection, and musical performances on Monday. The first 400 active military members to check in at the Center Court “Zone” will receive a $10 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card.

-WILLIAMSBURG: Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents can visit Colonial Williamsburg for free all weekend, from Nov. 8-11. For more information, call 888-965-7254.

**Veterans Day Store/Restaurant Discounts:    

-FOOD LION: Food Lion is offering a 10 percent discount to active and retired military personnel on Monday. To receive the discount, you’ll need to present your MVP card and checkout and request it.

-HARRIS TEETER: Harris Teeter is offering an 11 percent discount on Monday. Any active duty military personnel or veteran will need to show some form of military ID and a VIC card to receive the discount. The offer excludes alcohol, tobacco, tickets, and gift cards.

-RESTAURANTS: The following restaurants have special deals, menus or offers for Veterans Day: Applebee’s, Chili’s, Golden Corral, Olive Garden, TGI Friday’s, Bar Louie, Texas Roadhouse, Red Robin, California Pizza Kitchen, Outback Steakhouse, Denny’s.

Friday, Nov. 8

-NORFOLK: Take a look at the 99-year-old Norwegian tall sailing ship “HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl” in Norfolk. The ship is docked at Otter Berth next to Waterside, and departs on Monday. Everyone is welcome to tour the ship Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are free.

Photos: Norwegian tall ship in Norfolk

-VIRGINIA BEACH: “Hunger Games” fans can head to the Virginia Beach Central Library Friday to join other “tributes” for games, trivia and activities from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Help Santa kick off the holidays at Lynnhaven Mall Friday with festive activities. Starting at 6 p.m., Santa starts off the fun with a parade. Holiday music continues until 8 p.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Eddie Griffin is in town, performing at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Friday night’s 8 p.m. show is SOLD OUT, but you can still get tickets for a later show, or for Saturday.

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-NEWPORT NEWS: The nation’s newest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, will be christened Saturday. The ship is named for the former president whose daughter will be in town to perform the traditional bottle breaking ceremony on the bow of the ship.

-NORFOLK: Take a look at the 99-year-old Norwegian tall sailing ship “HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl” in Norfolk. The ship is docked at Otter Berth next to Waterside, and departs on Monday. Everyone is welcome to tour the ship Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are free.

-NORFOLK: The Farmer’s Fare Seasonal Market is back in Norfolk. The Market offers organic and specialty produce, Virginia cheese, seafood, and more. Check it out on Hammock Lane from 9 a.m. to noon.

-NORFOLK: AcquaFire brings wood-burning fire pits together with the Renaissance Pond at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The fall-friendly event includes live music, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for this fall-friendly event. Tickets are $8 at the door, with no fee for children 12 and younger. Food and beverages are also available at the event.

-SUFFOLK: It’s the last day of Suffolk Restaurant Week. Restaurants are offering three-course, price-fixed menus for both lunch and dinner. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and menus.

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-VIRGINIA BEACH: The 4th annual Native American Heritage Month celebration is being held at Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach. Check it out Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., and watch this The Hampton Roads Show segment for more information.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Check out Aaron Neville at the Sandler Center at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $34 to $60.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Eddie Griffin is in town, performing at the Virginia Beach Funny Bone. Check him out at 7 p.m. or 10 p.m. for $30.

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

-HAMPTON: Bass Pro Shops opens its Santa’s Workshop Sunday, offering free photos with Santa, crafts, and games. Check it out at the store’s Hampton location.
-NORFOLK: Take a look at the 99-year-old Norwegian tall sailing ship “HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl” in Norfolk. The ship is docked at Otter Berth next to Waterside, and departs on Monday. Everyone is welcome to tour the ship Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are free.

-NORFOLK: Make it a day to double-up on comedy with two famous comedians in Norfolk. Jeff Dunham’s Disorderly Conduct Tour comes to the Ted Constant Center at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are set at $45.50. Catch Kevin James on stage at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk. The show is at 7:30 p.m.

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Alton Brown brings a mix of comedy and cooking demonstration to the Sandler Center at 7:30 p.m. Alton Brown Live! is an unique combination of comedy, lecture, experiments, and music. Audience member should be prepared to step up and join Alton as the event is interactive!

-VIRGINIA BEACH: Comedian Dave Landau brings the laughs to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone Sunday. Catch his act at 7 p.m. for $12.

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One Response to “This weekend in Hampton Roads”

  1. Laughter is a wonderful stress buster and makes you feel like you’re not the only a single facing troubles, because everyone around the globe is!

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