Art & Culture

Disney Travel

Disney Travel

Art & Culture
By Krissy Weinhardt Don’t you wish you could wave your magic wand and poof, your vacation is set?  Well, especially when planning a Disney vacation, we all know this is certainly not the case.  It is overwhelming at best, but Disney has certainly innovated its systems since the last time my family went, which was admittedly, over 15 years ago.  When helping with my plans, my dad was overcome by how many things he wished [upon a star] to have had when he was planning the trip for our family.  Having just come home from my Disney honeymoon, I have created my Disney “pro tips” to help you conquer those dreaded lines and make the most of your time in the parks.    Pro Tip #1: Download the Disney App One of the first things that is relatively new to Disne
An Independent Film in Hampton Roads

An Independent Film in Hampton Roads

Art & Culture
An Independent Film, Harvey, is coming to Hampton Roads! Producer/Director team Eric Feldman and Peter J. Eaton, both Hampton Roads residents, began their collaboration in the late 90’s, writing several scripts together, one of which became the gritty, mob-thriller feature film “Gravity” – winner of Best Director award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.  Not long after that award, Eaton was hired to direct a romantic comedy feature film shot almost entirely on the Eastern Shore and in Hampton Roads titled “Sweet Good Fortune”.  Feldman also acted in the film.   This was followed by the supernatural thriller, “Necessary Evil”, filmed in Los Angeles and starring actors Lance Henriksen and Danny Trejo which was picked up domestically by Lionsgate and distributed interna
Voices From The Garden: Monument to Women in Virginia

Voices From The Garden: Monument to Women in Virginia

Art & Culture
Historic Women Leaders from Yesterday Martha “Pattie” Hicks Buford, (14 March 1836–17 January 1901) Photo cite: Episcopal Women’s History Project The Virginia Women’s Monument, named Voices from the Garden, is the nation’s first monument designed to celebrate the remarkable women who made significant, but often unrecognized contributions and accomplishments in a variety of fields and endeavors over the 400-year history of Virginia.  This new monument in Richmond, the first on capitol grounds in the U.S.A, includes bronze statues and 230 names of Virginia Women inscribed on the monument’s glass.  Each issue, Hampton Roads Weekly will feature the story of one of these amazing historical women and pair her with the story of one of our dynamic, contemporary women leaders in
Fabulous Finds: BeJeweled Hilltop

Fabulous Finds: BeJeweled Hilltop

Art & Culture, Fashion
Fabulous Finds: BeJeweled Jewelry Store at Hilltop North Walking into BeJeweled in Hilltop North Shopping Center feels like the doors have swung open to reveal all the treasures Harrison Ford found as Indiana Jones in The Raiders of the Lost Ark movie.  You won’t be disappointed in your quest for something special whether you possess a pocketbook that is large or small.  Unique settings and designs featuring precious and semi-precious stones abound, each piece is hand-picked from the wonderful array of designers featured at BeJeweled.  BeJeweled owners Russell and Leslie Levine believe that everyone deserves to “be jeweled” with fine quality jewelry that is real and affordable. That’s what they do best... for over 25 years now.  They love what they do and offer a
Entertaining Matters

Entertaining Matters

Art & Culture, Entertainment, Food
With Dr. Kara Coe  Party With a Purpose: A Charitable Reason this Fall Season As the summer heat dissipates in Coastal Virginia, late August ushers in our annual Fall customs. For many of us, the frenzy of school supplies, anticipation of cool crisp weather, and pumpkin-flavored everything, will also bring a sense of togetherness. Kids return from camp, fathers get out their football jerseys, and mothers start making plans for Thanksgiving and holiday travel.  In Hampton Roads, we are blessed with the good fortune of warm Autumn evenings well into October, as well as, brilliant foliage and harvested crops; the perfect conditions for both indoor and outdoor entertaining at home. Do I ever need an excuse to host an event? No! I just need friends, food, and plentiful cockt...
Virginia Musical Theatre

Virginia Musical Theatre

Art & Culture
Commonwealth Musical Stage was incorporated in 1991 as the State’s only professional theatre committed exclusively to the production of musical theatre. To more clearly reflect the company’s identity, the name was changed to Virginia Musical Theatre (VMT) in 1997. VMT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization. A volunteer board of trustees oversees the fiduciary responsibilities of the company. Now entering its 29th season, VMT remains the only professional arts organization in Hampton Roads devoted exclusively to musical theatre. This focused commitment ensures its contributions enhance efforts of other institutions to complete the region’s cultural fabric. VMT provides: 1) affordable, professional, high quality productions; 2) added breadth to alternative popular fare offered b
Experience Virginia Beach

Experience Virginia Beach

Art & Culture, Entertainment, Events
Discover VBhotdeals, Happy Hour and Live Music in and around Virginia Beach Get these deals and more on www.vbhotdeals.com or the VBhotdeals button of the “experience VB” mobile app Experience VB Hot Deals: • Wasserhund Brewing - 50% off food and drink • Wes Laine Surf Camp - 40% off surf camp • Sonoma Wine Bar - 50% off food and drink • Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime - concert on the beach at the East Coast Surfing Championships August 23 - exclusive “Pit” passes $20 • Steel Pulse concert on the beach at the East Coast Surfing Champion ships August 24 - exclusive “Pit” passes $20 • Ocean 27 - 50% off food and drink • Coastal Edge - 50% off surf apparel • Hunt Club Farm - 40% off admission for 1-year • Beachside Social Shuffleboard - 33% off shufflebo
Voices From The Garden: Annie Sandler

Voices From The Garden: Annie Sandler

Art & Culture
The smallest, kindest, and quietest gestures are what make the greatest impact.  There are very few people who recognize the impact of the arts as much as Annie Sandler.  Alongside her husband Art, they recognized Virginia Beach’s need for a cultural center and supported the architectural masterpiece the Sandler Center of the Performing Arts.  It was dedicated in November of 2007.    Mrs. Sandler has been a pioneer in the greater Hampton Roads community by helping the arts come alive for all ages.  In the beginning, when asked to be President of the Sandler Center Board, she was hesitant at first but felt the responsibility to help lead the team since everyone was completely committed.  Together they raised $3 million more than what was expected o
Colorful Cartagena

Colorful Cartagena

Art & Culture
By Savanna Montiero It was the first day of Autumn. The leaves were changing and dangling loosely from the trees, winter was coming. “I will not go an entire winter without seeing the sun” I thought to myself. I needed to book a vacation where I could whisk away my partner Shea in effort to escape the cold. “Groupon!” I thought to myself, “an affordable option for anyone looking for a bargain.” I was overwhelmed by the vast variety of destinations in front of me. And then it was there, as clear as day, Cartagena, Colombia! I had seen photos of my favorite fashion blogger, Danielle Berstein (@weworewhat) in Cartagena just over a year ago. Colorful buildings, white sand beaches, and women carrying fresh fruit on their heads seemed perfect. Shortly thereafter, I booked our trip
Voices from the Garden:Adele Goodman Clark

Voices from the Garden:Adele Goodman Clark

Art & Culture
Each month, HRW will honor one of today’s woman leaders and pair her with like-minded a historical woman leader who is honored and highlighted in the Women’s Monument.  Adele Goodman Clark has a bronze statue in pride of place in the Voices from the Garden on the capitol square in Richmond Virginia. Adele Goodman Clark as a suffragette pushing womens’ right to vote Adele Goodman Clark was born in 1882 in Montgomery, Alabama to Robert Clark, a railroad worker originally from Belfast, and Estelle Goodman Clark, a Jewish music teacher originally from New Orleans. Her family lived in New Orleans, Louisiana and Pass Christian, Mississippi before moving to Richmond, Virginia in 1894. Clark attended the Virginia Randolph Ellett School. In 1906 Adele went to the New York School o