Locals: See “The Tempest” For Free This Weekend (Live Theater)

Thanks to Fest Events for the pic!

I am a BIG advocate of live theater.  Besides being a performer myself I feel like my life has been greatly enriched by attending productions.  There is nothing quite like watching a sword fight live or hearing someone sing truly beautiful music.

I particularly enjoy the community theater in my area- the world is full of great performers who also happen to have “normal” jobs during the day.

Last night I had the opportunity to attend an amazing performance for FREE in Norfolk, VA at Town Point Park.  It’s a shortened version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”.  Now before you freak out because it’s Shakespeare they have taken the plot and beautifully winnowed it down to a little over an hour.  HUGE portions of it are done by amazing performers in masks- LOTS of physical humor with no talking.

To accompany the production, Festevents is rolling out a Midsummer Fantasy Festival that will open up more than two hours before the start of each performance. Patrons will be able to interact with the puppets and watch fencing contests and dancing. Kids can enjoy games and face-painting. A tavern will serve Elizabethan-style foods and brews in a pub-like atmosphere.  It was VERY fun (I learned to play darts).

I actually have to run out the door to rehearsal but I will write more later.  For those of you who want to check it out here is all the information:

What: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” presented by Festevents and Virginia Stage Company, and a Midsummer’s Fantasy Festival

When: Performances at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 26-27, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28

Where: Town Point Park, Waterside Drive, downtown Norfolk. (In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved inside to the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center adjacent to Nauticus at 1 Waterside Drive.)

Tickets: Reserved box seating, $15 adults, $10 children 12 and older, $3 children under 12; general admission (open picnic and lawn seating), $10 adults, $5 children 12 and older, free to children 12. There will be free general admission between 6 and 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4-5 p.m. Sunday (reserved box prices still apply). After 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and after 5 p.m. Sunday, admission prices apply. Tickets are available online athttp://www.Festevents.org or at the Festevents box office, 120 W. Main Street, Norfolk.

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something to do with your family in Hampton Roads this weekend?

Check out this list:

All Weekend
Saturday
  • 10am Summer Tree Walk at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge 4510 Twin Pines Rd. Portsmouth, VA 23703
  • 10:30am Virginia Beach Fire Clowns at Princess Anne Library (registration may be required) 1444 Nimmo Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun and frugal to do with your family this weekend?  Check out all these activities:
All Weekend
Saturday
  • 2pm  Ice Cream Social at Van Wyck Library1368 DeBree Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals: $1 Jimmy John’s Subs TOMORROW 7/18!

From the Jimmy John’s Facebook Page:

“Hey Norfolk area JJ fans! Are you ready for $1 subs?! Come to Jimmy John’s tomorrow from 11am-3pm for subs for a buck. Celebrate Customer Appreciation Day at 10 JJ’s in the Norfolk area! Subs #1-6 + JJBLT, limit one per person & in-store only! Check out the list of participating stores here!”

I was there last year when they had this deal and the line moved QUICKLY!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for some fun things to do this weekend?

Check out this list:

All Weekend
Saturday
  • 10am Volunteer Work Day at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge 4510 Twin Pines Rd. Portsmouth, VA 23703 
  • 11am Dinosaur Party at Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • 8:30pm Cinema Under the Stars “How To Train Your Dragon” at TowneBank Fountain Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront
Sunday
  • 7pm  Movies in the Park “Finding Nemo” at City Park- 140 City Park Avenue, Portsmouth,VA
Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!
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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend on a budget?

Check out this list:

All Weekend
Saturday
  • 10am-5pm Patriots Day Event at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum 2 High Street on the Portsmouth VA Waterfront
  • 10:30am Pony Pedicures at Blue Bird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
  • 11am Bat World at Horace C. Downing Branch Library 555 E. Liberty Street Norfolk, VA 23523
 

Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!
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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Hampton Roads?

Check out all the great things available:

All weekend

  • Support a Sailor at Hampton Roads Naval Museum, 1 Waterside Dr. #248, Downtown Norfolk (in Nauticus Building)
Saturday
  • 10am Acme Reptile Show at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge 4510 Twin Pines Rd. Portsmouth, VA 23703
  • 10:15am-12:15pm Ryan the Balloon Guy at Princess Anne Area Library 1444 Nimmo Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (call to register 757-385-2610)
  • 3pm Ryan the Balloon Guy at Pungo-Blackwater Area Library 916 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457 (call to register 757-385-7790)
Sunday
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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun and frugal to do with the family this this weekend?

Check out the activities:

All Weekend
Saturday
  • 1-2pm Renegade Storytime at Book Exchange / Movie & Music Exchange 116 E. Little Creek Rd Norfolk, VA 23505
  • 2pm Virginia Beach Fire Clowns (call 385-7790 to register) at Pungo-Blackwater Area Library 916 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Sunday
  • 2-4pm FREE Family Fest at Virginia MOCA 2200 Parks Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451 

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Summer 2013: Things To Do With Your Kids In Hampton Roads

So the kids have been out of school less than a week and you are already going crazy?

Be sure to check out all the options to keep them entertained on a budget!

Nationwide Summer Reading Programs

Local Summer Reading Programs- be sure to stop by your local library

AMC Bowling- Kids Get Two Free Games Every Day

Tropical Smoothie Flip Flop Day- FREE 24 oz Smoothie

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day- FREE Meal

Local Parks- things like swings and slides never get old!

Regal Summer Movie Express- $1 Kids Movies twice a week

Any other ideas?  Leave them in the comments below!

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Locals: Busch Gardens/Water Country USA Swim Team Promotion

Is your child on a swim team?  You can score a discount for the team at Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg, VA!

For a limited time (August 9-18) Swim Teams can receive single day admissions to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA at over 50% off!

There are no exclusions or documentation needed for this promotion. All you need is the promo code BGWCSWIMTEAM2013 listed on the flyer to purchase online or the flyer itself (or a print out) to present at the gate for the discount.

busch gardens swim flyer

Thanks My Active Child!

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