In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.
Ballet Virginia International provides aspiring toe-stretchers with professional instruction in several dances, satisfying those looking for a casual workout or a new artistic medium. This deal gives you five sessions of any of the following drop-in classes:
The soaring, off-Broadway musical sensation, based on the Gospel of Matthew, strings together a series of musical parables about the life and times of Jesus Christ. Set to Stephen Schwartz’s modern music with traditional hymnal lyrics, the rousing musical is directed by Regent University’s Department of Theatre chair Eric Harrell and features the dazzling dancing and singing of the university’s student performers.
Coached by Hall of Fame nominee Marty Schottenheimer—one of the winningest coaches in NFL history—the Virginia Destroyers look to rush, tackle, and pass their way to a UFL championship in their first year in Hampton Roads. Going into their third game with a 2–0 record, the Destroyers will take on the 0–2 Mountain Lions, hoping to rack up another win at home before bandaging their hands, washing their jerseys in neighbors’ pools, and travelling to California for a rematch in Sacramento. Fans can watch as star quarterback Chris Greisen tries to add to his 5–0 starting record in the UFL while he tosses touchdowns with laser-guided precision. The game will take place at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, which features as many as 10,000 seats and can accommodate enough spectators to intimidate visiting teams and scare off wandering grizzly bears.
Named the Best Place to Take a Dance Class in 2012 by Tucson Lifestyle magazine, Shall We Dance boasts experienced instructors that help instill dancing wisdom and undeniable rhythm in people looking to twirl and sidestep across the studio’s hardwood floor. Students pair up during group dance lessons or work one-on-one with instructors during private lessons as they are shown how to gracefully execute an arsenal of dance steps in styles such as salsa, Argentinean tango, swing, and waltz. The studio also offers weekly dance parties (held Friday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.), which provide a casual setting for students to practice with different dance partners, ready couples for weddings, or prep solo dancers for musical housecleaning sessions.
An admission pass includes access to all live blues music shows, barbecue from local restaurants participating in the “Battle of the BBQ,” two drink tickets (does not include wine), and unlimited high fives at the petting zoo. Talented musical acts such as Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers, Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, and The Michael Clark Band will be jamming and jiving. All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads and Natchel' Blues Network.