New Year’s eve is upon us and many are eager to watch 2017 move into history’s ‘rear view mirror’. For those that have not had their fill of the joy and mirth of the holidays, there are many opportunities in Hampton Roads to get out and ring in the new year this weekend. Below are a sampling of events happening throughout Hampton Roads this weekend. For a full list of events, check out our event calendar.
Thursday, December 28
Step out tonight for Jhane’s Sweet Lounge’s weekly “Open the Garage Doors” event for the LGBTQ community. Drink specials from 7-9 and the DJ starts spinning at 9 p.m. More information HERE.
Friday, December 29
Red Stapler Duo’s “Last Friday of 2017” starts at 9 p.m. at Tap It Local in downtown Norfolk at 244 Granby St. If you want to listen to Vee and Joe’s fresh takes, check them out HERE.
Saturday, December 30
Saved By The 90s: A Party with the Bayside Tigers will take place at the Norva on December 30 and will feature a live band doing covers of the best of the 90’s music. More information HERE.
Sunday, December 31
‘Drag Yourself to Brunch’ at Croc’s in Virginia Beach Grab your Friends and Drag Yourself To Brunch for this special New Years Eve Show with delicious fresh brunch entrees like Shrimp and Grits, Crab cakes, and Cocktails. Bloody Marys. Mimosas. Friendly fun service. Fun atmosphere! (21+). Seating at 11 a.m. For more information and tickets, click HERE.
“Last Night on the Town” family friendly event in Virginia Beach starts at Pembroke Mall and ends at the Virginia Beach Town Center with a concert headlined by 10,000 Maniacs on. More information can be found HERE.
Fifth Annual “Naughty by Norfolk” event brought to you by Alchemy Underground. The 5th annual celebration of the NFK legendary Naughty by Norfolk returns for New Years Eve at Toast in Norfolk starting at 9 p.m. Surprises are in store as is a champagne toast at midnight. For tickets and more information, click HERE.
New Year’s Eve at the Hershee Bar hosted by Ms. Jennifer Warner. Celebrate New Year’s at Hershee Bar. Included in ticket price are party favors, music by DJ Chaos, Champagne toast at midnight and door prizes. $10 cover at the door. More information HERE.
Rainbow Cactus Co. New Year’s Eve Party. This event is limited to those over 21 years of age. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. More information HERE.
Omar white and Lady Nina Divine are producing a New Year’s Eve party at 37th & Zen. with champagne, party favors, food, two rooms, two DJs that starts at 9 p.m. 37th and Zen 1083 W. 37th St., Norfolk More information HERE.
The Wave on Colley will be open for New Year’s Eve. For details, consult their website HERE.
MJ’s Tavern in Norfolk is hosting a low-key New Year’s Eve affair – no cover charge, no special events, no holiday music, just their well-known friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant atmosphere. More about MJ’s HERE.
Monday, January 1
New Years Day Drag Brunch at the Grey Goose! If you need to nurse a New Year’s hangover, start with drag brunch at The Grey Goose in downtown Hampton. Join Aria Ovahere For a Hampton’s First DRAG BRUNCH! Come see Jasleane Jade, Devo Monique and Gabriella McQueen strut their stuff! Tickets are $27. For more information, click HERE.
Finally, whether you dance into the new year at a club or watch the ball drop at a house party, designate a driver or use Uber/Lyft/cab to get around and play safe! We want everyone in the 757 to start 2018 happy and healthy. Happy New Year!