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Get your new year started with Symphonicity this Sunday at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts!
01/02/2024

Get your new year started with Symphonicity this Sunday at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts!

01/02/2024

Virginia Beach high students brought a little holiday spirit to the ViBe Creative District. Teens ages 14 to 18, participated in a custom painted ornament challenge.

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to the Sandler Center for ...
12/20/2023

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2024, for their first Virginia Beach concert of the new year, Tchaikovsky 6: The Story Behind the Music. 🎼

In this intimate program, join Eric Jacobsen as he tells us the story behind the music of Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony, full of passion and emotion. Excerpts from the work will illustrate a narrative that brings the music to life, setting the stage for a complete performance of Tchaikovsky 6 after intermission.

Learn more about this performance, and other events sponsored by the AHC, at virginiabeach.gov/culture.

12/15/2023
12/15/2023

Wrap up the perfect present! Virginia Musical Theatre tickets make great gifts! Give tickets to the final acts of our 32nd Season: Evita, February 23-25, and Jersey Boys, May 3-5, 2024! Stop by or call the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 757-385-2787 or visit ticketmaster.com.

12/13/2023
12/13/2023
12/13/2023

Join us tomorrow, Dec. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for a FREE virtual lunch and learn discussion with Norfolk State University! 💻

As we close out the year, we look at Black Resistance as expressed and experienced through art, performance, and culture.

Moderated by celebrated author, historian, and Norfolk State University Endowed Professor of Virginia Black History and Culture, Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, the program will feature guest speakers Christy Frederick, from fashion design, and Anthony Stockard, from performing arts.

Capping the 2023 season with the arts points us to the new year, as 2024’s national Black History theme is Arts & Culture, so we are gearing up for a full year ahead of Black Arts, Culture and Performance!

Register via Zoom at https://nsu-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oL_ol2W8SGSr0VAgxTe7Zg?fbclid=IwAR3-1G6EYCrwM64NuioCgqMo5xTy0ojRjzkm__pcZ_gFRZoL-o4Ila0m8EE #/registration.

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Symphonicity will kick off 2024 at the Sandler Center for the ...
12/07/2023

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Symphonicity will kick off 2024 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts with the return of a family-friendly yearly tradition, the 25th Annual Lollipop Concert for Children & Families: “Carnival of the Animals." 🎹🐘

This 45-minute concert, designed for children 5-12 years old, will offer a visually
captivating presentation of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Young
audiences and their families will have fun as they listen to the short movements that
musically depict the expression and personality of a variety of animals.

Event begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. Pre-concert lobby activities start at 3 p.m. Learn more about this event, and more upcoming events and programs sponsored by the AHC, at virginiabeach.gov/culture.

12/07/2023

We see a lot of LOVE stickers on cars typically but a digital wrapped utility box traveling down General Booth Blvd caught us by surprise! This artwork was first installed in 2019 at the corner of 19th St and Baltic Ave in partnership with Virginia Beach Arts & Virginia Beach City Government. Looks like it needed some maintenance and is headed back to its home in !

12/07/2023

Hallelujah! The Virginia Beach Chorale is back to fill the hearts of classical music buffs and Christmas carol fanatics alike with holiday cheer. This event will have the crowd dancing like sugarplum fairies, and the Chorale is thrilled to be able to spread joy to the world. This performance of time...

12/06/2023

Help us spread the word about the ’s next drive-thru food distribution on Tuesday, December 12, from 10am to 2pm at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater. We look forward to partnering with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore again before the busy holiday season!

Remember:
• Guests will be directed to enter via Dam Neck Road.
• Please come with your trunk empty.
• Put your car in park at each stopping point and end all phone calls.
• Once you have pulled up to the loading station, please remain in your vehicle.
• The distribution will go until 2pm or until food runs out, whichever comes first.

Can’t make it? Be sure to use the Foodbank’s online partner agency directory or find a distribution near you. https://foodbankonline.org/directory/

12/06/2023

🎁 This St. Nicholas Day, unwrap the gift of music. Mark your calendar for the return of Symphonicity’s Messiah Sing-Along on Dec. 23! 🎶

Immerse yourself in the joy of the season as the audience performs the enchanting choral sections of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. Four professional soloists will sing the solo arias and recitatives.

The concert at is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 7 p.m. and is first come, first served. Arrive early to secure your spot and soak in the festive atmosphere of this annual community tradition.

Scores will be available in the lobby for $10 each, ensuring you can follow along and be part of the performance.

Donations will be gratefully accepted before and after the program to support the arts in our community.

🌟Exclusive perk for Symphonicity full season subscribers: Present your subscription card at the box office by 6:40 p.m. for a special early seating opportunity at 6:45 p.m.

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Ballet Virginia returns to the Sandler Center for the Performi...
12/05/2023

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Ballet Virginia returns to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts with a timeless holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker!" 🎄💃

Ballet Virginia’s professional company will be featured in this dreamy and entertaining holiday production with a cast of over 100 dancers. Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking score will be performed live by Symphonicity, the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach.

Escape with Clara and her Nutcracker as he comes to life and saves her from the evil Rat King and his menacing troop. Witness Drosselmeyer’s magical snow as it transforms Clara into a beautiful princess and her beloved Nutcracker becomes a handsome prince. Waltzing flowers, tiny mice, and a delightful Sugar Plum Fairy will make treasured memories and send you away with joy in your heart.

There are multiple performances from Dec. 15-17. Learn more about this, and other events sponsored by the AHC, at virginiabeach.gov/culture.

12/05/2023
12/04/2023

Join the APDA Virginia here at Bay Lake on December 7th, for an afternoon full of Holiday Cheer. We will be painting ornaments, led by our amazing Tidewater Arts Outreach artist, in a step-by-step process. This event is open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and their caretakers! Sign up at www.apdaparkinson.org/va or call 757-495-3062!

12/03/2023

Today is your last chance to experience The Secret Garden at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. There are still a few seats available! bit.ly/VMT-Garden Hurry! The show begins at 2:30pm!

📷: David Beloff

12/01/2023
Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission grantee Virginia Symphony Orchestra has a pair of holiday events for the who...
11/30/2023

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission grantee Virginia Symphony Orchestra has a pair of holiday events for the whole family to enjoy at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts! 🎄

Jingle Bell Jam
Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. (pre-concert activities start at 2 p.m.)

Santa Claus is stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads.

Holiday POPS!
Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony and special guests. Holiday POPS will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect and more – high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth! And there will even be a surprise or two!

Learn more about these, and other events sponsored by the AHC, at virginiabeach.gov/culture.

11/29/2023

🚨The Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission's (AHC) next Community Cultural Arts Grant application deadline is TOMORROW, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m.

Eligible nonprofits can apply now at https://culturalaffairs.virginiabeach.gov/commission-grants/community-cultural-arts-grants.

Community Cultural Arts Grants are designed to aid in building cultural equity in the arts in Virginia Beach by providing support for arts-based projects that reflect our changing communities through innovative, culturally rooted, and/or participatory projects. Organizations do not need to be based in Virginia Beach.

Projects must take place in Virginia Beach before June 30, 2024. Eligible organizations can request up to $5,000 in grant funding, which may be up to 75 percent of the project budget.

If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Plate, Public Programming & Partnerships Manager, at [email protected]. The AHC will not accept faxed or emailed applications.

11/29/2023

🩷 or 💙❓How does this love triangle end? We have 12 seats left for our Thursday, November 30 Pride Night show. We have a waitlist at the door for all other performances. Please note season tickets are n/a for Pride Night because it is a benefit performance.

📸 by J. Stubbs Photography

11/29/2023
Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Virginia Beach Chorale is back to fill the hearts of classical...
11/29/2023

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission (AHC) grantee Virginia Beach Chorale is back to fill the hearts of classical music buffs and Christmas carol fanatics alike with holiday cheer. This event will have the crowd dancing like sugarplum fairies, and the Chorale is thrilled to be able to spread joy to the world. This performance of timeless classics will not be one to miss! 🎄

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Learn more about this, and other Virginia Beach arts events sponsored by the AHC, at virginiabeach.gov/culture.

11/28/2023
The Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation, Inc. was formed in Dec. 2012 to raise private dollars aimed at enhancing publi...
11/28/2023

The Public Art Virginia Beach Foundation, Inc. was formed in Dec. 2012 to raise private dollars aimed at enhancing public spaces throughout the City with works of art.

Modeled after similar nonprofit organizations in Virginia, New York and California, the foundation’s goal is to showcase Virginia Beach as a welcoming, creative City, which takes great pride in its public spaces.

"The Wave," by Jeff Laramore, a 35-foot stainless steel sculpture inside the Laskin Road roundabout, was the foundation’s first gift of sculpture to the City, and creates a strong sense of arrival to the Resort Area. Donald Lipski's "The Canoes," a 36-foot aluminum sculpture on the pedestrian overlook of the Lesner Bridge was the foundation's second gift to the City.

Learn more about how you can support the foundation at vbpublicart.org/foundation.

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving, VB! 🦃 We wish you a wonderful day filled with warmth and gratitude with your family and friends. 🥧

11/21/2023

Auditions begin tomorrow for A Raisin in the Sun!

November 20 & 21
6pm to 9pm at LTVB.
Directed by Sharon Cook

Visit ltvb.com/auditions for requirements, character descriptions, and additional details about the show.

11/21/2023

Our Holiday Boutique is back! Shop fine art, handcrafted ornaments, ceramics, holiday cards, jewelry, and apparel - all made by local artists.

The boutique is already open, but we will also have a reception on December 1st, from 6:00-8:00 pm where you can shop, mingle, and celebrate the holiday season!

Give the gift of Virginia Beach arts! Keep an eye out for Sandler Center for the Performing Arts   specials 👀.  Virginia...
11/20/2023

Give the gift of Virginia Beach arts! Keep an eye out for Sandler Center for the Performing Arts specials 👀.



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It's baaack! 🔥 Be the first in line for Black Friday deals when you sign up for our Cyber Club at SandlerCenter.org/email - discounts will drop on Friday morning at 10am and run all weekend long!

The Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission supports Arts for Learning Virginia's Virginia Beach community arts and ...
11/20/2023

The Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission supports
Arts for Learning Virginia's Virginia Beach community arts and cultural performances via the Project Grant program.

Do you know a local arts and cultural nonprofit who may be interested in available grants? Visit https://culturalaffairs.virginiabeach.gov/commission-grants to learn more.

During this week of gratitude, we give thanks to Virginia Beach Arts for its support of the Family Time Performance Series at the Zeiders American Dream Theater!

11/19/2023
11/19/2023

It's not too late! Join us today at 3pm for Pianorama PURSUIT, featuring Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” with added effects and an enchanting performance of a young piano virtuoso from New York. Don't miss it! Tickets at symphonicity.org.



11/16/2023

Check out this preview of Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission grantee Symphonicity’s upcoming concert, Pianorama Pursuit, this Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts! Symphonicity partnered with fellow grantee Virginia African American Cultural Center for this special event.

Get your tickets at https://embed.showclix.com/event/pianoramapursuit

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission grantee United Jewish Federation of Tidewater: UJFT continues their Lee and ...
11/16/2023

Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission grantee United Jewish Federation of Tidewater: UJFT continues their Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival with three events over the next week.

✨Marjorie Ingall, author of Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case For Good Apologies
Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m. • SIMON FAMILY JCC

With her six (and a half!)-step formula for apologizing beautifully, Marjorie Ingall explains how to respond to a bad apology, why a good apology is hard to find, and why it doesn’t have to be. For more information and to register, visit JewishVA.org/BookFest or contact Hunter Thomas at [email protected].

Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. FREE and open to the community.

Rebecca Clarren, author of The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. • Chrysler Museum of Art

Rebecca Clarren melds investigative reporting with her personal history, revealing the intertwined stories of her family and the Lakota, and a devastating loss of Indigenous land and culture.FREE and open to the community. For more information and to register, visit JewishVA.org/BookFest or contact Hunter Thomas at [email protected].

Presented by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival in partnership with the Chrysler Museum of Art and the museum’s Native Advisory Council.

✨Corie Adjmi, author of The Marriage Box
Monday, Nov. 20, Noon • Simon Family JCC

In her debut novel, Corie Adjmi introduces readers to the world of a teenage Jewish Syrian girl growing up in the 1970s, looking for love and a place to belong. $8 for JCC members and adults 55+ | $12 for non-members. Lunch included with ticket. For more information and to register, visit JewishVA.org/BookFest or contact Hunter Thomas at [email protected].

Join Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission grantee Hurrah Players Dec. 8-10 at Virginia Wesleyan University's Susa...
11/16/2023

Join Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission grantee Hurrah Players Dec. 8-10 at Virginia Wesleyan University's Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center for a holiday musical celebration! 🎄

This joyful celebration is a beautiful show like the Radio City Holiday Show, featuring the best of the season - including your favorite holiday classics to popular modern day hits! With the renowned Lisa Wallace kick-line dancers, a 6 foot dancing snowman, dancing elves, SANTA and a few other festive surprises - "Hurrah for the Holidays" is an event for the entire family!

Learn more at hurrahplayers.com.

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Named one of the best places to live in America by USA Today Weekend, Virginia Beach offers its residents, and millions of tourists who visit annually, a lifestyle unmatched by any other major American city. Virginia Beach has a growing arts scene with impressive cultural venues, emerging and exciting creative sector businesses, public art, outdoor music and arts festivals, and distinctive arts districts. Come & Explore the Artistic Side of Virginia Beach! Visit www.vbpublicart.org for information and a map of the city’s public art. Check out vbgov.com/arts to learn more about the City’s Cultural Affairs Department.

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