“Artini – Virginia Made” at Boathouse Live

The PFAC Board of Advisors is excited to announce the 7th Annual Artini – Virginia Made. This year, the event is taking place at Boathouse Live Friday, March 2nd.

Local mixologists will compete to create the best cocktail using ingredients made in Virginia. Attendees will choose the winner. Enjoy amazing appetizers from Circa, Waypoint, Harpoon Larry’s, P.F. Chang’s, Second Street, Fin, Riverwalk, Juan’s, Kismet, Mellow Mushroom, Schlesinger’s and of course Boathouse Live.

Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 after February 23rd. Admission includes drink tastings and food pairings. Enjoy great food, exquisite drinks and live music by Plastic Eddie. This event is from 6-9pm.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“Good Shot Judy” at Boathouse Live

Friday, February 23rd, prepare to shake, rattle and roll all night long to the sounds of Good Shot Judy.

Good Shot Judy is a Virginia-based band specializing in classic vocal jazz entertainment, always bringing the swing and the swagger. This highly popular band is known for delivering top-notch classic vocal jazz and recreating the classic nightclub entertainment feel of Las Vegas in its prime. Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie, glitz and glamour.

Boathouse Live is the perfect venue for this lively group, with lots of space to tear up the dance floor. This event is from 9pm-12am. General admission is $5, VIP is $10.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“One City Marathon” in Newport News

The Fourth Annual One City Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 4th. This is an exciting weekend event including a two-day Health and Wellness Expo, kick-off celebration at Boathouse Live, pasta dinner, and four races!

Choose from the Boston Qualifier Marathon, Marathon Relay (teams of 2-4 split the marathon), Maritime 8K or Nautical Mile Fun Run. The marathon starts at Newport News Park and is a point to point course taking you through scenic Newport News. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the James River, a flat course, enthusiastic fans, course support, and more.

This year, the Saturday night pasta dinner will take place at Boathouse Live. Join the awesome runners and staff at the official One City welcome party with great food, live music and guest speakers. The menu will include salad, two pasta dishes, vegetables, bread and dessert. Tickets are $17.50 per person with group discounts available.

Once the race is over, you’re invited to celebrate at ‘One City, One Celebration’, the official after-party for the race. This event will feature a live DJ, food provided by Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, craft beer by Tradition Brewing Company, runner-relaxation area and fun children activities.

For more info and to register, click here.

“Hampton Roads Welcomes Lionsbridge FC”

“It’s about more than soccer. It’s about community. It’s about a family night out. It’s about local flavor.” Newport News is excited to welcome Lionsbridge Football Club to the area with games beginning in May 2018.

Not long ago, bringing high-level soccer to the area was a dream for local businessman, Mike Vest, Dan Chenoweth and Kevin Joyce. Now, thanks to their hard work and a very excited community, that dream has become a reality. The team will play in the Premier Development League (PDL) of about 75 teams that Vest says represents the best amateur soccer in the nation.

POMOCO Stadium will be home for the team named after the iconic bridge in nearby Mariners’ Museum Park. The coaching staff will recruit players from area and state schools, including CNU, William & Mary, Virginia Wesleyan and Old Dominion.

Lionsbridge FC’s owners want to make the games more than just sporting events. Each game will be preceded by a ‘pre-game community festival’, featuring live music, a beer tent, food trucks, bounce houses  and other family-friendly activities. Don’t miss the fireworks displays as well! Ticket prices will be $8 for adults and $2 for children. Season tickets are also available for purchase.

Tradition Brewing Company will have craft beer on site at each game. Fans have the option to watch the games up close and personal at the Tradition Sideline Lounge at POMOCO Stadium. Tradition will also host Lionsbridge FC events, including ‘St. Patricks Day Human Foosball Tournament’.

For details information and more about the team, click here.

“Mutts Gone Nuts” at The Ferguson Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 10th, The Ferguson Center for the Arts presents ‘Mutts Gone Nuts’. Bring the entire family out to enjoy an afternoon of talented pups. Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash-hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more!

From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Deemed “A Must See” by The Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks! Mutts Gone Nuts promotes adoption of rescue animals. The show takes place from 2-4pm.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“The Virginia Craft Spirits Road Show” at The Mariners’ Museum

Attention all lovers of local spirits! Saturday, February 10th, The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow comes to the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News.

This exciting event will highlight eight Virginia distilleries, plus Norfolk’s Smartmouth Brewing. Participating distilleries include Belle Isle Moonshine, Chesapeake Bay Distillery, Copper Fox Distillery, Ironclad Distillery, James River Distillery, KO Distilling, Virginia Distillery Company and Vitae Spirits Distillery. Area restaurants providing food will be Supper, Gosport Tavern, The Public House and Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas.

Tickets will include all samples of artisan spirits, craft cocktails, local beers and delicious southern food pairings. Guests can enjoy spirits neat or experience the same spirits in a carefully crafted cocktail. Tickets purchased in advance are $25 for one, $45 for two or $60 for three. Advanced ticket sales end February 9th. This event is from 4-8.30pm.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Fur Ball 2018, to Benefit the SPCA” in Newport News

It’s almost time for the most adorable fundraiser on the Peninsula! The 11th Annual Fur Ball Gala will take place February 17th at the Newport News Marriott in City Center.

This year’s highly anticipated theme is ‘Take Me To Paris’. Dress your best and come enjoy French-inspried fine dining and cocktails. Don’t miss the always popular pet parade, silent and live auctions, dancing and more. This event is held from 6-11pm.

Tickets are on sale now. For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“Game Day 5K/10K” in City Center

Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with a race through City Center! Take part in the GameDay 5K or 10K race so you won’t feel terribly guilty about eating all that junk food later on for the big game.

Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite sports gear in true Super Bowl spirit. There will also be a half-mile ‘Fun Run’ for the little ones. At the post-race party, you’ll enjoy the greatest tailgate in Newport News. Tradition Brewing Company will be onsite providing their best craft beer along with food from Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill.

After the race, be sure to head down the street and visit Tradition Brewing Company for live music by Felicia Hoyos, free sports massages and great food from Sliders Food Truck.

Race Day is February 4th. For detailed info and to register, click here.