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  1. First Sunday Evenings: A Mirror in Time - History in First Person: Reflections on Love, Relationships & Marriage

    February 1, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The American Theater

    In her book, "A Mirror in Time", Dorris Gwaltney examines romantic relationships of historical characters and literary figures. In the spirit of the month of love, we have selected four of the fifteen in her collection to be read by dramatic actors. Kate Hogarth Dickens – “Loving the Queen” Edgar Allen Poe – “The Abiding Presence” Tsali of the Cherokee – “The Great Remova Harriet Tubman – “A Suit of Clothes”

  2. Reconstructing Williamsburg’s Revolutionary War Armoury - Port Hampton Lecture

    February 2, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    Kenneth Schwartz, Master of the Anderson Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury at Colonial Williamsburg, talks about the construction of the shop he works in. The Armoury was an enlargement of the blacksmith shop accomplished during the American Revolution, chiefly for weapons repair. In addition to the manufacturing of nails, axes, kettles, and other useful metal implements by the forty people employed there, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, gun stockers, tin plate workers, and others made and repaired muskets, swords, and bayonets.

  3. The International Guitar Night

    February 3, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    The International Guitar Night brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. Each tour includes a new cast of guitar luminaries.

  4. Walnut Street Theatre: A Life in the Theater

    February 5, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    A funny and touching behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both the spotlight and a dressing room.

  5. Glory Kickboxing

    February 6, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    Rico Verhoeven (44-9-10, 23 KO’s) will defend the GLORY WORLD Heavyweight Championship against Errol Zimmerman (103-11-1, 44 KO’s) in the headline slot.

  6. Black History Month breakfast

    February 7, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina

    Join the Aberdeen Gardens Historic Association for “Our Past Is The Foundation For Our Future” with guest speaker Anton Bell, Hampton Commonwealth Attorney.

  7. Book 2 Film: "The Dead Zone" - Main Library

    February 7, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Main Library, Meeting Room A

    Read "The Dead Zone" by Stephen King, then join us to watch the 1983 movie. Enjoy light refreshments and lively discussion. Ages 18 and up.

  8. Valentine's Family Night - Northampton Branch

    February 10, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Northampton Branch Library

    Family fun with Valentine's Day themed books, rhymes, crafts & snacks. For children of all ages and their families.

  9. Arlo Guthrie: 50th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Alice's Restaurant’

    February 10, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    This legendary folk singer-songwriter returns to the The American Theatre to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, “Alice’s Restaurant.” When a young Arlo, son of renowned folk legend Woody Guthrie, was arrested for littering on Thanksgiving Day back in 1965, he couldn’t know that it would launch his career and turn him into a counterculture hero. It ultimately helped spark an entire generation to embrace social activism. Guthrie charmed Hampton audiences with his witty stories, amusing anecdotes, and folk favorites throughout his many appearances here, and this concert promises even more with a brand new program.

  10. Arlo Guthrie: 50th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Alice's Restaurant’

    February 11, 7:30 PM @ The American Theater

    This legendary folk singer-songwriter returns to the The American Theatre to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his iconic song, “Alice’s Restaurant.” When a young Arlo, son of renowned folk legend Woody Guthrie, was arrested for littering on Thanksgiving Day back in 1965, he couldn’t know that it would launch his career and turn him into a counterculture hero. It ultimately helped spark an entire generation to embrace social activism. Guthrie charmed Hampton audiences with his witty stories, amusing anecdotes, and folk favorites throughout his many appearances here, and this concert promises even more with a brand new program.

  11. Family Movie Night! FROZEN

    February 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton Main Library

    All ages. Bring a pillow & blanket!

  12. Phoebus Film Club Series: Remember the Titans

    February 12, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The American Theater

    In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria, VA. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all-black school with an all-white school, the very foundation of football’s great tradition was put to the test.

  13. Revolutionary Days - 2nd Sarturday Family Event

    February 14, All Day @ Hampton History Museum

    Experience a bit of the life of the men, women, and children in colonial Virginia in the days leading up to and during the American Revolution. Try doing household chores like laundry and making butter without today’s technology. Sign your name to the Declaration of Independence using quill and ink, but beware of English retribution thereafter! Practice rolling cartridges and drilling like a Continental soldier. We will also have replica clothing and tools available for you to try.

  14. Celebrate Healthcare Enrollment Fest

    February 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Attendees will be able to enroll in the healthcare marketplace on site, hear panel discussions on health and relationship topics and enjoy entertainment and freebies.

  15. Monster Jam

    February 14, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    Monster Jam, stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night's entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

  16. Mad River Theatre Works: Freedom Bound

    February 14, 2:30 PM @ The American Theater

    An original play with music that tells the tale of the most important incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio.

  17. Monster Jam

    February 14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    Monster Jam, stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night's entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

  18. Celebrate Healthcare Enrollment Fest

    February 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Attendees will be able to enroll in the healthcare marketplace on site, hear panel discussions on health and relationship topics and enjoy entertainment and freebies.

  19. Monster Jam

    February 15, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hampton Coliseum

    Monster Jam, stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Monster Jam provides a massive night's entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

  20. Youth Career Expo

    February 18, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

  21. Professional Baseball on the Peninsula - Lunch in Time

    February 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    Peninsula Pilots owner Henry Morgan and his public address announcer, Frank Edgar (also Chairman of the Board of the Hampton History Museum), tell the interesting history of professional baseball on the Peninsula. In 1948, at its beginning, the team was a farm club of the Brooklyn (later Los Angeles) Dodgers. Over the years various other major league franchises sponsored minor league teams at Peninsula War Memorial Stadium, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, and perhaps most notably the Cincinnati Reds. Future major leaguers such as Johnny Podres, Gil Hodges, Johnny Bench, Lou Pinella, and Gary Carter earned playing time there. Now Morgan has the Peninsula Pilots, a developmental team not affiliated with a major league franchise but features top collegiate baseball talent as a member of the Coastal Plain League. Ryan Zimmerman, star third baseman of the Washington Nationals, is among the several players drafted by professional baseball from t

  22. Mercy Creek - Front Porch Music Series

    February 18, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock. Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique. From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek's songs are anchored by Nystrom's beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics. Beer and wine available for purchase from La Bodega Hampton

  23. Phoebus Film Club Series: The Bicycle Thief

    February 19, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The American Theater

    The Bicycle Thief quickly solidified its position as one of the greatest films ever made when it was originally released. In his December 13th, 1949 review for The New York Times, Bosley Crowther called it “brilliant and devastating — a film that will tear your heart, but which should fill you with warmth and compassion.”

  24. The Blues Is Still Good News Benefit Concert

    February 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The American Theater

    After a wildly successful concert last season, The Hampton chapter of The Fernando Jones Blues Camp and The Blues Kids Foundation returns with, “The Blues Is Still Good News”. Enjoy more high-energy performances, pairing some of the finest young musicians with extraordinary local musical talent.

  25. Book 2 Film: "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" - Main Library

    February 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Main Library Programming Room

    Read the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber, then join us to watch the 1947 movie. Enjoy light refreshments and lively discussion. Ages 18 and up.

  26. Imani Winds

    February 27, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ogden Hall

    More than North America's premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. The group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.