Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a listing and links to additional events across Hampton Roads that you'll find only at Daily Press Entertainment.
Trombone Shorty at Neptune's Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Free. 757-425-7730.
To Support and Defend – annual Constitution Day event at Merchants Square at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, Williamsburg. Features music from the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band, the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drums, and more. Admission is free. Information: 757-565-8889.
Virginia Symphony free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 12 on lawn of CNU and Virginia Symhpony jazz concert at 6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 13 at NN City Center. Info: 757-926-1400.
World Class Wednesday at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton, 5-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Weekly event featuring live entertainment, food, wine, art, luxury automobiles and more. Free.
“Campfires and Homefires – A Civil War Living History” on Saturday and Sunday at the Poquoson Museum, 968 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson. Free event. Reunion of descendants of Civil War veterans from York and Poquoson, as well as demonstrations, camps and re-enactors. Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday. Civil War music played live at 7 p.m. Saturday. Info: 757-868-6899.
ETC Indie Music Fest at Towne Point Park in Norfolk, Saturday Sept. 13 from noon-10 p.m. Admission is free. Three stages of indie music acts. Headliners include Shovels and Rope, and Bronze Radio Return. Info: 757-441-2345.
Virginia Drum Show and Day of Percussion, featuring Carmine Appice – Sept. 13, Meredith Center for the Arts, 7336 Granby St., Norfolk. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $20. Info: 757-717-3111
Taste of Suffolk- September 13, 2014, Saturday. - Downtown Suffolk 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Free and Open to the Public. Taste of Suffolk is back in Downtown Suffolk for the eighth year of this street festival tradition. The event will span Main Street from Finney Avenue to Washington Street. Walk along enjoying specialty food items from local restaurants all over Suffolk and see all the goods and services the merchandise vendors have to offer. Taste of Suffolk has something for the whole family with our children’s area and live bands. Come see all this great tradition has to offer on September 13, from 11:00 am – 5:00pm. Entry to the event is free and open to the public.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayak and Canoe races at Mill Point Park in Hampton – Sept. 13. There are races of varying distances, for adults and for children. Entry fees range from $25-$100. Information: 757-291-7350.
“The Shining” at Friday Night Movies at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk. Admission is $7. (757) 423-2052.
“The Dixie Swim Club” opens at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, 24th Street and Barberton Drive, on Friday, Sept. 12, and runs through Oct. 5. Admission $17. 757-428-9233
Neptune Festival Seniors Gala at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, on Thursday, Sept. 18. Big band music. Tickets are $10. Information: 757-498-0215.
75th annual Eastern Big Game Show – Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton. Event runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Held in conjunction with the Southeastern Guns & Knives SGD gun show. Show will include the top 25 deer harvested in Virginia. Admission: $10.
Bobcat Goldthwait at The Funny Bone, 217 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. He will perform at The Funny Bone through Sunday, Sept. 21. Admission is $17 for Thursday night, $20 for weekend shows. 757-213-5555 or vabeachfunnybone.com.
Ku’Ono Paddle Series at the Paradise Ocean Club on Fort Monroe – Saturday, Sept. 13. World Paddle Association events: stand-up paddleboarding, kayak and canoe. Adult races, and special Keiki race for kids 13 and under. Participants pay entry fees, but spectators are free. Info: 757-291-7350
Rhythms on the Riverwalk: Super Jazz Band (featuring Conni Mann), 6:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 12, at the Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Free. Info: 757-890-3500.
Sept. 11-18, the Fall for the Book Festival takes place across the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax. This year's special guests include Jodi Picoult, recipient of the 2014 Mason Award; Richard Russo, 2014 Fairfax Prize winner; and Eula Biss, winner of the 2014 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Terri Osburn of Virginia Beach will appear in “From Sweet to Heat,” a panel discussion scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m. at the Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax. The festival is free and open to the public.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. Exhibit closes on Sept. 13.
Tell Me a Story at the Isle Of Wight County Museum. Children ages 3 to 5 and their families are invited to visit the Isle of Wight County Museum for Tell Me a Story, a monthly program designed to introduce youngsters to the symbols of Isle of Wight County through books, games and crafts. Free. Storytimes are 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 18 (Back to School theme), Oct. 16 (fall colors theme), Nov. 20 (turkeys theme) and Dec. 18 (winter snowflakes). 103 Main Street in Smithfield. 757-356-1223.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach opens exhibits by Amy Cutler and Gabriel Dawe ("Plexus 28") on Friday. Exhibits run through Dec. 28. Admission for non-members is $7.70. 757-425-0000 or virginiamoca.org.
Special screening of the London stage production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" starring Gillian Anderson. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 in selected local theaters, including AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 and Movie Tavern Williamsburg. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased in advance at theater box offices.
Monday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., Marissa Meyer, author of young adult novels "The Lunar Chronicles" and "Cinder," will Skype into the Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St., for a virtual meet-up with teens. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Call 757-259-4050.
ART WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR. A playful collection of some 120 works of art designed to tickle the funny bone with playful, silly, whimsical, witty or satirical humor will go on view Saturday when "That's Funny: Art with a Sense of Humor" opens at Hampton's Charles H. Taylor Arts Center. The exhibit was inspired by the humorous posts that many of the 80 artists share on Facebook. Through Oct. 19. Free. 4205 Victoria Blvd. 757-727-1490.
18th Annual Car Show of the Hampton Roads Region Cadillac and LaSalle Club. Saturday, Sept. 13. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Suttle Motor Corp., 12525 Jefferson Ave. (at Bland Boulevard), Newport News. The vintage show features Cadillacs, LaSalles, Buicks, Chevrolets, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs. Information: 757-886-1789.
HARNESS RACING AT COLONIAL DOWNS. After a legal dispute wiped out this year's thoroughbred season at Colonial Downs, the hooves will finally hit the dirt at the New Kent County track when harness racing begins Wednesday afternoon. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and racing starts at 1, with 10 races per day. The season will run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. General admission is $3, and kids under 12 are free. The track is at 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway in New Kent. 804-966-7223.
GO GREEN EXPO. Eco-friendly products and tips on healthy gardening are just a few of the highlights of the free Go Green Expo taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Brittingham Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive (off Jefferson Avenue), Newport News. Sponsored by the Newport News master gardeners, the day will feature 70 vendors, a farmers market, raffles, hands-on demos, rain barrel workshops, children's crafts and face painting, ask-a-master gardener booth. There'll be food trucks for lunch. 757-591-4838.
Williamsburg Players presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, "Cats." At 200 Hubbard Lane, Williamsburg. Starts this weekend and runs Thursdays-Saturdays through Sept. 27. $12-$20. 757-229-0431.
Funk rock band War performs at Mill Point Park in Hampton on Friday. Gates open 5 p.m. $10.
Folk rockers Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach. $45-$70. 757-385-2787.
The Isle of Wight County Fair hopes to break attendance records again with its distinctively down-home mix of truck and tractor pulls, carnival rides, agricultural exhibits and country music. Through Sunday. $8. Heritage Park, 21311 Courthouse Highway, Windsor. 757-376-0316.