Friday, May 7, 2021

Arts

Artwork Sought For New Co-Working Space in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News is looking for artists to participate in the inaugural art exhibit that will be located within the new co-working space known as The Offices @ Two Five and J. The “Uncommon Area” art...

Winter Blues Jazz Fest Returns In June

WILLIAMSBURG-Culturefix’s popular Winter Blues Jazz Fest will return for 2021, albeit a few months later than anticipated. The Winter Blues Jazz Fest, which is typically held each January, was postponed this year and has been rescheduled now for June 24-27....

Torggler Center Eyes September Opening Date

NEWPORT NEWS—The Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center on the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News is poised to open to the public, but probably not until mid-September, according to new Executive Director, Holly Koons, who promises...

Regal Theatres Plan To Reopen Locally on May 21

WILLIAMSBURG-While Regal Theatres announced its plan to reopen theatres nationwide starting April 2, most Regal cinemas in Virginia won’t reopen until May. Locally, the Regal Theatre in New Town and the Regal Theatre at Kiln Creek in Newport News are...

Williamsburg Players Plans New Shows For Spring On New Outdoor Stage

YORK-Williamsburg Players is planning a slew of new shows this spring and summer on a new outdoor stage in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Williamsburg Players first experimented with outdoor performances in the fall on a temporary stage in its...

Gallery At York Hall Reopens For the Season on April 1

YORK-The Gallery at York Hall has a full lineup of exhibits for its 2021 season. The gallery will reopen for the season on April 1. The new season kicks off with the “Quilts Past & Present Exhibit” in April and...

WCF Awards More Than $68,000 in Grants To Help With Pandemic Recovery

JAMES CITY-Williamsburg Community Foundation (WCF) recently awarded 19 spring grants to several local non-profit organizations. This year’s grants totaled more than $68,000 and will go toward helping organizations recover from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Among the recipients...

Watermen’s Museum Opens for the Season On April 1

YORK-When the Watermen’s Museum reopens on April 1, guests can expect several new exhibits and programs to enjoy. Thanks in part to a grant from Dominion Energy, five new educational kiosks have been installed outside. Four of the stations will...

Movie Theatres Will Reopen in Williamsburg in April

WILLIAMSBURG-Both movie theatres in the Williamsburg area are expected to reopen for business in April. High Street’s Movie Tavern is planning a reopening on April 2. Face masks will be required except while eating and drinking. Social distancing will also...

New Ice Age Exhibit Opens at Virginia Living Museum

NEWPORT NEWS-Now through April 11, visitors to the Virginia Living Museum will be able to experience what life was like during the Ice Age through its latest exhibit “Exploration Ice Age: Unearthing Extinctions.”  The temporary exhibit showcases mammoths, saber-tooth...

2021 Hampton Jazz Festival Canceled

For the second year in a row, the Hampton Jazz Festival has been canceled. The festival is usually held during the last week of June, but organizers do not feel it will be safe to schedule the festival for...

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New Marathon-ish Event Coming to Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS—You’ve heard of the Newport News Marathon that winds its way through streets of the city? Well, get ready for a new marathon that’s geared for people who prefer entertainment over exercise. The inaugural 23rd Street Marathon is slated...

Philip Michael Store In Hampton Relocates

HAMPTON—The Philip Michael Fashion For Men Store formerly located at Coliseum Crossing in Hampton has moved. They are now in Coliseum Crossing, just a few doors down. “Our landlord had an opportunity to bring in Five Below, and they wanted...

Snow Companies Names New President

YORK-Snow Companies on Waller Mill Road has named a new president. The company, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, announced the promotion of Blake Shewey to President of the agency on May 5. Brenda Snow will continue on as...