Posts Tagged ‘concert’

Friday, August 26: Art Show and Raffle to Benefit CHKD

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Dr. Miele’s eldest daughter, Alexandra Whiteside, will be exhibiting a large collection of her artwork, alongside that of her husband, James Whiteside — and you can win a piece of art for your home.

The art opening, silent auction, and raffle will be held at COBALT in Hampton, for the benefit of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, on Friday, August 26th from 6 – 9 PM. Please join us for this special reception!

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Zoo Grooves returns to the Virginia Zoo this weekend with a performance by local music act, The Deloreans.

Zoo Grooves

Saturday, August 27: Ready to Groove?
Join us for a rockin’ good time with live music at the Zoo for one last time this summer! Bring your blanket and your lawn chairs, enjoy Asia after-hours, animal ambassadors, summer fare & local brews.

Gates open at 5:30 pm.

Performances begin at 6 pm featuring The Deloreans 80’s Band.

Free admission for Zoo members and general admission costs apply for non-members.

Refreshments, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. No outside food or beverage permitted. Rain or shine!

We know how much you all LOVE The Deloreans and their 80’s vibe… Come to ZooGrooves dressed in all your 1980’s glory and we’ll be giving out prizes for the most rad outfits at the concert.
Big hair, neon and fitness wear encouraged!


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Fun times with animals (yours and others’):

Friday, October 9th (Leave Fido at home for this one.)

Art Roar

Pack your blankets & chairs for a classic evening under the stars at the ROARchestra. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform family favorites at this outdoor, kid-friendly concert. Don’t miss out!
GATES OPEN at 6 pm

Non-Members (ages 6+): $5
Zoo Members: FREE


Friday, October 9th (Bring your dog!)

Art Sparky


Celebrate fall with your family and friends tomorrow night at our first outdoor movie  of October! Pizza, treats, lawn games, and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie will delight guests of all ages on the mysterious Hermitage lawn. Each admission also qualifies you to win 2 passes to Adventure Park, courtesy of 96x.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to watch the film with their family members.
View more info and the full lineup here.

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I received this reminder in my inbox today and I wanted to share it with you:
ZOO GROOVES CONCERT – this Saturday!
Saturday, July 30 (also August 20)
5:30 p.m. – performances begin at 6:00 p.m.
Concert nights at the Zoo are perfect for families! Enjoy music by Norfolk’s own “School of Rock” in the Zoo event field. Concessions with your favorite summer foods and refreshments will be available for purchase until 8:00 p.m. Pack your blankets and lawn chairs to be entertained at this groovy event!
But…it’s not just about the music!
Zoo Grooves attendees will be able to submit name suggestions for the new Virginia Zoo Tiger mascot. Submissions from the last Zoo Grooves concert and this one will be the only names considered. The winning name will be announced at the final concert of the series on August 20.
Concert-goers will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction of original art by the Zoo’s animal residents. This event features art from Lisa the African elephant, Rimba the tapir, Schnitz the orangutan and others!
This partnership event FREE to the members of:
Virginia Zoo
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Membership cards and photo ID are required. General Admission applies to non-members.
For more information, visit our website or call (757)441-2374, ext. 253.

     I attended the first Zoo Grooves and really enjoyed it.  Since most people were sitting in the grass, listening to the band, the walkways were wide-open for viewing the animals.  Oddly, I didn’t think to bring my camera.  I’m sure I won’t forget tomorrow night!

     Meanwhile, in that same e-mail, there was this little bonus:



Meet our brand new bundle of joy. A Masai giraffe was born yesterday, July 28, at 4:20 p.m.  Mom and baby are doing very well, and can be viewed from windows looking into the Elephant and Giraffe Barn. He is approximately 6-feet tall and weighs a little over 150 pounds. 
The Zoo will announce a baby naming poll at a later date.

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     If you saw Keith Urban. perform at the Hampton Coliseum last night, you know how fully awesome he was.  If you missed it, you should be kicking yourself.  Enjoy these photo highlights from the show:

All photos by Jennifer Miele.

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     Leash your dogs, pack a picnic, grab a couple of lawn chairs and head to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens for Sunsets on the River – the popular live music series at one of the most beautiful outdoor settings in Norfolk.  The grounds of the Hermitage are like an oasis in the city – and you’re welcome to bring your well-behaved dogs to enjoy the fun.

     Admission is FREE for museum members and just $5 for non-members over 12.  Kids 12 and under can attend free.  Bring your dinner with you – but please leave beverages at home.  The Hermitage will have a cash bar as well as non-alcohol drinks available for purchase.

     Tonight’s performer is local legend Lewis McGehee.  You must see Lewis McGehee perform live if you’d like to call yourself a “local” of Hampton Roads or any of the individual Seven Cities.  In fact, it’s written in the articles of incorporation of Princess Anne County.  Don’t check; just take my word for it.

     And remember to mark your calendars for performances from other area musicians on May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, and June 30.  See you there!  ~~  Jen

     P.S.  The Hermitage offers discounted membership opportunities during special events.  If you’ve thought about joining and supporting this one-of-a-kind landmark, tonight is the night to sign up!

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      Last night, I attended Sunsets on the River, a concert series hosted by the Hermitage Foundation in Norfolk.  The performance by Ampersand was the third of four concerts featuring various musicians this month.  I’m not going to lie – it was heavenly.  The waterside setting was the perfect venue – boats, birds, gardens, a full moon, and a storied mansion.   The weather was just right, to boot.  You know those days when you can’t put a number on the temperature because it’s not hot, not cold, not warm, not chilly – just sort of…there?  Like all you feel is your skin and no worry about whether you need to add a layer of clothes or peel one off?  It was like that.  In the perfect setting.  With music.

     Two things about the event stood out:  1) despite the free-flowing adult beverages, this was largely a family event.  The dance floor was populated almost exclusively by tots, whose enthusiasm more than made up for those of us who were too uptight to dance.  I even spotted a number of budding groupies crowding around the band during their sets.  And kudos to quick-thinking singer Martha Roebuck who put an ever-so-slightly kid-friendly spin on “Folsom Prison Blues”:  “I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him cry.”  Awwww. 

     2)  The event is dog-friendly.  Pooches of various breeds were socializing with each other as their respective owners engaged in what was most likely witty repartee.  A volunteer at the Hermitage confirmed that the grounds are definitely open to dogs.  I recommend this type of event for well-mannered dogs which are leashed and well-mannered owners who pick up after their pets.

     There is only one night left to partake in the fun (free for Hermitage members; $5 non-members; free for kids 12 and under.)  Jackass Flats will entertain the masses on Thursday September 30th, from 5:30 to 9 PM.  Bring a picnic, a lawn chair or a blanket, your kids and the dogs.  Beverages may be purchased on-site, since they cannot be brought in.  Snacks are also available for purchase.  Pray for awesome weather and I’ll see you there!

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     Happy Friday!  Today, I’m rounding up all the freebies and promotions going on in our clinic, as well as events around town. 

Promotions and Freebies

  • Advantage – Buy a 4 pack, get 1 free tube.  Offer expires August 31, 2010.
  • HeartGard Plus- Win What You Buy gamecards available through August 31, 2010.  Scratch off the gamepiece to find out if you win a free pack of HeartGard Plus.
  • Free Pet Poison Helpline static clings.  Know whom to call in a poisoning emergency.
  • Free Greenies Pill Pockets samples for hard-to-pill dogs and cats.  Limited supply.
  • Free tick ID charts, fits in your wallet.  Know what’s biting you and your pet!  Limited supply.
  • Free Blessed Lifestyle magazine, courtesy of Alexandra Whiteside, The Lady Contractor.  Limited supply.
  • Free YellowBook phone book covers, in sturdy plastic; courtesy of The Lady Contractor.  Limited supply.

     Congratulations to Linda C., our first winner in the Win What You Buy game.  Linda won a free 6-month supply of Heartgard Plus!

Community Happenings

  • Tonight:  Eileen Stouter’s Opening Reception and art display at the Pembroke 4 Art Gallery, 7-9 PM.  291 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach.
  • Sunday:  Tidewater Winds in concert at the Roper Performing Arts Center (historic Loew’s Theater), 7:30 PM.  340 Granby Street in downtown Norfolk.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Park in the Freemason Garage or the MacArthur Center Garage. 

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     The Tidewater Winds kick off their Summer Season tonight with a performance at Hickory High School in Chesapeake at 7:30 PM.   Two more concerts round out this week under the theme “Made in America.”  The shows then swing into Norfolk on July 11th for “Around the World In Music” at the Harrison Opera House; July 18th for “The Greatest Generation” at the Roper Theatre; and July 25th for “Musical Magic!” at the Roper Theatre.

     For a complete set of concert dates and locations, visit  All concerts are free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.

     I was clued in to the Tidewater Winds a couple of years ago while attending another free concert (my specialty), and I’ve been hooked ever since.  The musicians are polished professionals who put on a show well worth attending.  Best of all, most of the concert dates are held inside nicely air-conditioned buildings.  What’s not to love?  ~~~Jen

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