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          • All day
            July 2, 2021-July 17, 2021
            The Flight of Katherine Fletcher Jul 2-17

            July 02, 2021 to July 17, 2021

            Virtual

            Virtual On Demand

            $10.00

            An original play written and directed by Bethany Paulsen and produced by Jackie Adonis and Matt Burchfield

            The Flight of Katherine Fletcher is a romantic drama set during the gilded age. When suspected of a crime, Katherine Fletcher flees from New York to begin a new life in Philadelphia. She establishes a dinner theater with her new found family. Her world is thrown into upheaval when unsolicited affection, a handsome stranger and old connections enter the fray. With the past threatening her future, Kate struggles to keep her new life from being torn apart.

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          • 7:00 pm
            July 3, 2021
            201 East Brambleton Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23510
            Party on the Plaza Jul 3

            Party on the Plaza returns to the Norfolk Scope Arena on Saturday, July 3! The second annual Party on the Plaza is poised to be the premiere concert of the summer, and the first hip-hop concert in the area in more than a year. The event will feature two powerhouse groups on one stage – The Diplomats and The Lox!

            Cam’ron – Jim Jones – Juelz Santana – Freekey Zekey – Jada Kiss – Styles P – Sheek Louch

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          • All day
            July 10, 2021
            Chalk the Walk Jul 16-18

            Saturday, July 10 – Chalk the Walk (On the boardwalk from 16th-18th Streets)

            Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, July 10, 2021, as artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!

            The theme for this year’s Chalk the Walk is The Power of the Wind.

            All participants must register by 12:30pm to qualify for the competition. All drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes. Registration is free, and all participants should bring their own chalk.

            At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four-foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk.

            Competitors will complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Judges will score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity. There will be three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth. The Youth division will be for ages 12-16.

            Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for each division. Winners will be announced at 4:45pm on the boardwalk at 17th Street.

            Advance registration for Chalk the Walk is not required, but artists may pre-register if they wish here: https://bit.ly/3hidDbt

            There is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk.

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          • 7:30 pm
            July 16, 2021
            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
            Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic Jul 16-18

            July 16, 2021 to July 18, 2021

            Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3:30pm

            BY MATT COX

            The play contains adult language and situations, which may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

            Presented by A Hair Out of Square Productions and Zeiders American Dream Theater

            Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, is a hilarious re-imagining of what life might have been like for the non-celebrity students at a famous magical school in an alternate universe.

            This production is 90 minutes with no intermission.

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          • 7:30 pm
            July 23, 2021
            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
            Allan Harris: Kate's Soulfood Jul 23

            Critically acclaimed soulful crooner Allan Harris will be bringing his hit album Kate’s Soulfood on the road this summer! A collection of vignettes from his Sundays spent traveling from Brooklyn to Harlem as a child, Kate’s Soulfood is an expressive showcasing of Allan Harris’ proficiency in songwriting and love for a strong and lively community. Joining Harris is his long-standing, tight knit ensemble of contemporary musical greats including Arcoiris Sandoval on piano and keys, Marty Kenney on bass, Norman Edwards on drums and saxophonist Irwin Hall.

            Virtual on Demand will stream July 30 – August 13.

          • 8:00 pm
            July 23, 2021
            1010 Church Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
            JokingJoe & Friends Comedy Show Jul 23

            JokingJoe (born Joseph Johnson) is a local comic born in Norfolk, Virginia. JokingJoe began his comedy career in 2002 at the Virginia House of Comedy, working with the likes of Eddie Griffith, Mike Epps, Sommore, Adele Givens, Monique, Arnez J, Nephew Tommy, Tony Rock, and more. He’s performed at various night clubs and venues, including the Virginia Beach & Richmond Funnybone.

            JokingJoe is also a community activist in the City Of Norfolk. He has been giving back to the community for 10 years during Easter, Back to School Drives, giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving, toys for Christmas, and traveling to VA state prisons to give motivational speeches.

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          • 8:00 pm
            July 24, 2021
            4509 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
            The Plan B Comedy Show July 24

            Join us at The Z and see our resident comedy company deliver their very own unique, fast paced and always funny Comedy Show.

            About Plan B Comedy:

            Plan B Comedy is very proud to be the resident comedy group at The Z. Performing regularly in both the Studio and the Main Stage, Plan B Comedy provides a high energy, fast paced and exciting experience to audiences of all ages. Plan B Comedy’s brand is “FUN” and it shows.

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Forbes Calls Virginia Beach The 9th Best City For Renters

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In the US, around 30% of housing units are renter-occupied. Around 20% of American renters move house during any given year, meaning there are millions of highly stressful apartment hunts happening across the country at any time.

While looking for an apartment can be difficult in even the best of circumstances, it’s always comforting to at least know you’ve chosen the right city. So where are the best places in the country to be a renter?

Some writers at Forbes wanted to find out, so compared the 100 largest cities on five different important areas. They were given different weights, with the heaviest weighted areas being Apartment Qualities and Apartment Affordability, each weighted at 35%. Weather and Natural Disasters, Getting Outside, and Crime each had a weight of 10% in their formula.

According to Forbes, Plano, Texas is the best city in the country for renters, thanks in part to high median income and modern and plentiful amenities and furnishings. But what about the Old Dominion? Virginia Beach represents the Commonwealth well, featuring high on the list at number 9. It’s there on the strength of its Affordability and Getting Outside scores. But the state’s largest city isn’t alone, with neighbors Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Richmond at positions 13, 50, and 63, respectively.

Some of what the writers had to say about VB:

Virginia Beach’s location provides a variety of landscapes, from ocean views to wildlife preserves, and both urban and rural areas. You can hit the city’s beach or the boardwalk—or one of its many hiking trails—when you’re looking for some fresh air. You’ll have to fight some weather battles in Virginia Beach, including hurricanes and floods. Last year saw a record hurricane season, and Virginia Beach is trying to tackle repeated flooding by widening its beaches in order to protect nearby properties.

So you can take heart, weary apartment hunter. If you’re looking in Virginia Beach, you’ve started your hunt the right way.

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