A selected (meaning incomplete) list of upcoming arts happenings in the Hampton Roads, Va, area — especially events by and for local writers.
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2013 JHDoucette.com Fortune Writing Contest: Writing & art. Emailed entries due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 1. Paper entries available @ Fair Grounds News & Coffee, Baldwin and Colley avenues, Norfolk, Va. Winners announced July 7. Fortunes displayed @ Fair Grounds until the management gets tired of looking at them. FMI click this link.
The Story Stage: Storytelling & open mic with David Claunch & Lynn Rhuelmann. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20 @ The Venue on 35th, 631 35th St., Norfolk, Va. Cover $3. Seven minute limit. Every third Thursday @ 7 p.m. Free nearby surface and street parking. FMI click this link or call (757) 469-0337.
CORE Theatre Ensemble presents Two by Gamba – Oxus Gennan & Sgorbypark: Theater. 8 p.m., Friday, June 21, & Saturday, June 22 @ Little Theatre of Norfolk, 801 Claremont Ave, Norfolk, Va. General admission $15; subscribers $10; fees may apply. Free surface lot parking behind theater & limited street parking nearby. FMI click this link.
Circle Mirror Transformation: Theater. Various shows, June 7-30 @ The Generic Theater, 215 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, Va. General admission $15; student, military & seniors $12. Fees may apply. Group rates available. The Generic Theater Down Under Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, Va. Garage parking @ Scope Garage $; nearby surface lot & garage parking $; limited metered street parking. The Tide @ Monticello & MacArthur station. FMI call (757) 441-2160 or click this link.
Past Events of Note
The First Annual Norfolk Comedy Festival: Sketch, improv & standup comedy featuring The Pushers, Plan B, Cats Hugging Cats, & The Richmond Comedy Coalition. Various performances, Wednesday, July 25, and Friday-Saturday, July 27-28 @ various locations. For Friday & Saturday shows: The Generic Theater Down Under Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk. Garage parking @ Scope Garage $; nearby surface lot & garage parking $; limited metered street parking. The Tide @ Monticello & MacArthur station. FMI click this link.
Old Dominion University 35th Annual Literary Festival: Words With Teeth: Readings, lectures & events. Sept. 30 to Oct. 5 @ Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. Garage parking is free for on-campus events. Events are free unless noted otherwise. FMI.
- Woman, Image and Art & Photographs With Teeth: Visual arts reception. 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30 @ The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, 4509 Monarch Way, Norfolk, Va. Between W. 45th & W. 46th streets. Some paid street parking nearby. (Further details on both exhibits below.)
- Dustin Lance Black’s 8: Staged reading. 8 p.m., Oct., 3-5; 12:30 p.m., Oct. 3-4 @ Old Dominion University Theatre, 4600 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, Va. General admission $20; students $15. Proceeds benefit ODU Out & The American Foundation for Equal Rights.
- Author, poet and translator Yunte Huange. 2:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1 @ Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts, 481o Elkhorn Ave., Norfolk. Near W. 49th St.
- Poet Yona Harvey. 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1 @ Chandler Hall.
- Poet Robin Becker. 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1 @ Batten Arts & Letters Building, 43rd Street & Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk.
- Author Sheri Reynolds. 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ Batten Arts & Letters.
- Poet Patrick Rosal. 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ Learning Commons, 1st Floor, Perry Library, 4427 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, Va. Near W. 45th St.
- Screenwriter and playwright Dustin Lance Black. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ North Cafeteria, Webb Center, 49th Street & Bluestone Avenue, Norfolk, Va.
- Photographer Karolina Karlic, 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ Gordon Art Galleries
- Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty. 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ Chandler Hall.
- Poet Dorianne Laux. 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.3 @ Chandler Hall.
- Author M.T. Anderson. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ Chandler Hall.
- Poet Jan Freeman. 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 @ Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, 1881 University Dr., Virginia Beach. Surface parking nearby.
- Percussionist Jamal Mohamed. 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 @ Chandler Hall.
- Poet and playwright Merle Feld. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 @ Chandler Hall.
- Poet Tim Seibles. 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 @ Chandler Hall.
- Alice Randall. 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 @ Chandler Hall.
- Author Allan Gurganus. 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 @ Chandler Hall.