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.
Do you appreciate fine chocolates and craft beer? If so, Billsburg Brewery has the perfect pairing for you.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Billsburg presents ‘Chocolate Rendezvous’. This event will be held Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8pm. Enjoy pairings of chocolate and decadent desserts from Carrot Tree Kitchen and Blackbird Bakery with four 8oz pours of Billsburg beers.
VIP tickets are available which allow early access from 5-6pm and a special cask, not released to the general public until after the event (if there is any left!). Members of the Billsburg Founders Growler Club will be upgraded to VIP for free when you bring your growler. Tickets are $25 and $30 for VIP.
For detailed info and to purchase tickets, click here.
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.
Saturday, February 3rd, Boathouse Live is excited to present a ‘Drag Brunch’. Enjoy an incredible brunch by Chef Delicious and live entertainment from 11-2pm.
Catch Jennifer Warner and her showgirls performing at one of the largest entertainment venues in Newport News. This event is a guaranteed great time with excellent food and fun company. Tickets are $1o in advance and $15 at the door. Admission includes brunch, the show and one mimosa. Be sure to bring your ticket to gain access.
Tickets may be purchased online here.
Nature, Vine and Wine! The 14th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival returns to the Virginia Living Museum Friday, February 2nd.
Enjoy amazing samplings of wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic selection of live music, entertainment and games. Participating restaurants include The Grey Goose, Nawab, Schlesinger’s, SMOKE, Wildside Cafe and Fort Magruder Hotel. Mix and mingle with friends old and new amongst the most beautiful museum galleries and exhibits.
Dance the night away with the sounds of Brother Lucy, Louis Vangieri, Paul Urban & Friends, PC Duo and Zen Mojo. This event is from 7-10pm.
Tickets range in price and can be purchased here.
The city of Hampton has more exciting news for children and adults alike! Saturday, January 20th, Mayor Tuck will formally “chop” the ribbon to signify the official opening of Gymnastics Inc.’s new NinjaZone.
The 6,500 sqft. NinjaZone is located right next door to Gymnastics Inc.’s current facility at 398 Salters Creek Road. With over 150 ninjas already enrolled, the NinjaZone at Gymnastics Inc. is already the talk of the town.
NinjaZone has developed an athletic training curriculum to maximize all of a child’s ‘Ninja’ skills. It is inspired by the discipline from martial arts, coordination from gymnastics, strength and agility from obstacle course training, and creativity from parkour and free-running. Classes are led by highly qualified Ninja Coaches. The ribbon cutting will take place at 1pm Saturday.
For more info on NinjaZone, click here.
Are you a fan of brunch like us? Do you need something to look forward to every Sunday? Grab the family or some girlfriends and head to the Yorktown waterfront.
Enjoy stunning views and great company at Riverwalk Restaurant. Brunch is served every Sunday from 10am-2pm. Indulge in made-to-order eggs, pancakes, quiche, fruit waffle cones and yogurt parfait. Lunch options are also available, featuring fresh catch of the day, chicken salad, pasta salad, house salad, crab dip, baked oysters and tuna tartar. Cost is $28 for adults and $14 for children. You must make reservations by calling 757-875-1522.
For more info, visit their Facebook page here.
Friday, January 12th, mark your calendars for the best reggae band in the area. Grab your friends and bundle up to enjoy the island vibes of Strange Rootz at Bull Island Brewery.
Strange Rootz is a group of brothers united together through conscious music. Coming from different roots, the members bring ideas together to create beautiful vibrations of love, unity, truth and rights. Take advantage of the stunning waterfront views while listening to great music. Bull Island offers an amazing selection of craft beer, wine and food. This event is from 7-10pm.
For more info on this and other events, click here.