AltDaily's weekend picks


by 13News

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 24 at 1:02 PM

VA BEACH -- Ballyhoo! by the Bay
National recording sensation Ballyhoo! are headlining Ballyhoo! by the Bay, the daylong event on Saturday, August 25, in Va. Beach.


In an effort to raise awareness and money for the ForKids program to help homelessness families. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUPPORT FORKIDS. The event is outside beneath the oak trees behind HK on the Bay. Rain or Shine. Doors open at NOON.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for $10 pre-sale and $15 AT THE DOOR. The first 50 people 21+ in the door get a bag full of goodies, from HK on the Bay, Firefly, Oceans & Ale, O’Connors Brewery and more!

HK on the Bay 4600 Lookout Road Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23455 757-605-3024

NORFOLK - Selden Swap & Art Market
Saturday, August 25, from 10am to 3pm at Selden Arcade in downtown Artists/crafters will be selling original handmade items in the arcade on this day and every 4th Saturday of each month through October. If you want to sell your items, tables are available first come, first serve (some moveable wall space available too). All others, bring any (gently loved) items you have and would like to trade for something else.

Donations will be made to Hope House. You are welcome to sell items other than artwork/crafts however, you will need to purchase a Special Event license available through the Commissioner of Revenue for $50 (good for the year, one time purchase) or available that day in the arcade. No food items!

Be sure to take part in a d’art center Scavenger Hunt and enter to win merchandise!

Parking is best in the Main Street or Waterside Garage. On street parking is also available. Unload at the Main Street building end. Call 664-6880 if you have any questions!

NORFOLK-MIKE THOMAS PRESENTS… THE OCEAN VIEW PIER PARTY FOR EVAN on Saturday, August 25, from 4pm to 11pm at Ocean View Fishing Pier.

This is the fourth Pier Party of the season presented by Mike Thomas. The proceeds of the event go to support the EVAN (Eastern Virginia AIDS Network). Music By: DjSilver

Main bar with satellite bars for quick access. There is a minimum $5 donation at the door (cash only).

EVAN will also be having a BACK to SCHOOL supplies drive for kids. Please bring items such as backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, three ring binders, notebook paper, glue sticks, and scissors. We will collect the items on site for distribution later. Come out! Show your support! Have an amazing time!

PORTSMOUTH - Seawall Art Show August 25-26 at 521 Middle Street.

According to the review of the 2008 Seawall show in Sunshine Artist (the national trade publication which covers this kind of show), you can expect to see a lot of art-savvy buyers. According to the reviewer, “most come to buy and not just kick tires.” Earlene Lampman, one of the volunteer organizers and Artist Liaison for the show, estimates a crowd of about 15,000 visitors to the show this year. The proceeds from the show benefit City of Portsmouth, Virginia museums.

If you want to find that one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, then the waterfront at Portsmouth, VA’s historic Olde Towne is the place to be August 27 and 28 High Street and the waterfront will be hosting the 40th Annual Seawall Art Show, with some 90 juried artists. As in previous years, expect to find a little of everything, from wood carving to oil paintings, handwoven clothing to art glass, fine jewelry to pottery, and more.

Admission to the show is free, as is the street parking on the weekend.

Aside from works for sale by nearly 100 artists, the show also features a student art show, entertainment, and food.

Artists vie for many thousands of dollars in awards gathered from exhibitor fees. The show is run by volunteers and is supported by the Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission.