Reasons to Leave Your House: Mid Summer Fantasy Edition

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5:30-9pm: Don’t miss the final Sunset on the River at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens with Major and the Monbacks!

6pm: Join the adventure with the Virginia Aquarium Family Great Adventure Series on the beach. After the family fun, stay to watch Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets at 8:30pm.

6pm: Waffletina @ The Birch's 43 Hours of B. United International! Some of the bestest things, together.

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6-9pm: If you want to catch some music by water and you find yourself on the Peninsula, head to The Mariners’ Museum & Park for Thursdays by the Lake featuring Snack Bar Jones.

We Need Your Laughs to Live: Comedy Central & Tosh Writers Hit the NEON District

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The Threezus Standup Comedy Tour will be making an appearance at the Push Comedy Theater on Tuesday night. It features TK Kelly, Ricky Carmona, and Nick Malis, three of the writers from Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, all of whom live in Los Angeles.

TK Kelly has also written for Funny or Die, and Second City This Week. He has written, acted, and directed for Recycled Babies Sketch Comedy. I was able to catch up with him while the three were on the road.

No Joke: 10 Ways Improv Will Improve Your Life

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Plenty of articles will tell you all about improv and how it will help you make friends, “yes, and!” your way into a happier life, and build the confidence necessary to appear normal in social settings. These are true, but from an improviser’s perspective, it has a lot more to offer than the social skills your homeschooling never gave you.

Reasons to Leave Your House: Chalk, Junk, and Art Edition

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5pm: If you’re fancy and like to begin your weekend with a wine tasting, you’ll want to head to The Egg Bistro in Suffolk for Blenheim Vineyards & Dreaming Tree Wine Tasting.

6pm: Be a part of the Virginia Aquarium Family Great Adventure Series on the beach at 27th Street in Virginia Beach. This week’s movie will be Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.

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7pm: See Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae & Canaan Smith at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach.

All day – It is DC Comics Days at your local Barnes and Noble. Come in 7/8 – 7/12 for a special offer on all DC Comics graphic novels and get a free “Young Gotham” comic collection and poster while supplies last.

Reasons to Leave Your House: July 4th Fire Workin' it Edition

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5-7pm: Start your long weekend off right with the wild creatives of NFK at the NEON District Happy Hour at Work | Releasee. It's also a 50/50 raffle fundraiser for The Joy Fund, so help a good cause and maybe leave with a pocketful of cash. 

6-9pm: Enjoy the Bonfire on the River Summer Concert Series with the fam.

6pm: Batter-up, Batman! It is Superhero Night at Harbor Park with Tidewater Comicon. Enjoy baseball, free comic books, and cosplayers.

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6-10pm: Slapnation will be at Thursdays by the Lake at the Mariners’ Museum & Park.

Reasons to Leave Your House: Take PRIDE and Party On, Wayne Edition

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5pm: Kansas City is coming to Norfolk for the Boulevard Brewing Company Pint Night at The Public House. Come celebrate KC style.

6-9pm: No, this is not a Skittles commercial. But, you can Taste the Rainbow at O’Connor Brewing Company as a part of PrideWeek.

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5:30-9pm: Sway to the music of The Michael Clark band featuring Tracy Clark at Sunsets on the River on the grounds of the beautiful Hermitage Museum and Gardens.