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  1. Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

    February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Celebrate the 29th annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center Feb. 22-25. The Merchants Mall will feature everything for quilt, fiber, wearable & textile artists and home sewers. In addition, M-AQF will present the finest collection of quilt, garment and fiber art exhibitions, including quilt and wearable art prize money competitions. Rounding out the event will be workshops and lectures presented by leading instructors along with demonstrations throughout the Merchants Mall. Complete information on all quilt festivals presented by Mancuso Show Management is available at www.quiltfest.com. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. $15 includes readmission, $13 Sunday only; ages 16 and under free.

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  2. I Value Budget Input Meeting

    February 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Kecoughtan High School

    Hampton’s budget process gives taxpayers a voice and they can discuss which programs and services they value most.

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  3. Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

    February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Celebrate the 29th annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center Feb. 22-25. The Merchants Mall will feature everything for quilt, fiber, wearable & textile artists and home sewers. In addition, M-AQF will present the finest collection of quilt, garment and fiber art exhibitions, including quilt and wearable art prize money competitions. Rounding out the event will be workshops and lectures presented by leading instructors along with demonstrations throughout the Merchants Mall. Complete information on all quilt festivals presented by Mancuso Show Management is available at www.quiltfest.com. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. $15 includes readmission, $13 Sunday only; ages 16 and under free.

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  4. Cécile McLorin Salvant

    February 24, 2018, 8:00 PM @ The American Theatre

    Cécile McLorin Salvant graces The American Theatre with her silky jazz sound that earned her a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, "For One To Love." Salvant’s natural curiosity for the history of American music and the connections between jazz, vaudeville, blues, and folk music, informs her unique performance style, which often includes rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong stories. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Cécile McLorin Salvant moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study classical and baroque music, and it was here that she developed a love for jazz. Since winning the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington D.C., she has toured clubs, concert halls and festivals and is sure to deliver a stylish and captivating evening of music. This is a not-to-be-missed event on the American Theatre stage.

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  5. Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

    February 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Hampton Roads Convention Center

    Celebrate the 29th annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center Feb. 22-25. The Merchants Mall will feature everything for quilt, fiber, wearable & textile artists and home sewers. In addition, M-AQF will present the finest collection of quilt, garment and fiber art exhibitions, including quilt and wearable art prize money competitions. Rounding out the event will be workshops and lectures presented by leading instructors along with demonstrations throughout the Merchants Mall. Complete information on all quilt festivals presented by Mancuso Show Management is available at www.quiltfest.com. Hampton Roads Convention Center. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. $15 includes readmission, $13 Sunday only; ages 16 and under free.

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  6. Ella at 100

    February 25, 2018, 2:00 PM @ The American Theatre

    Celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald -- a native of Newport News, an award-winning jazz artist, and a Virginia native --Desirée Roots brings to life Ella’s most noted songs. Accompanied by some of Virginia’s most acclaimed jazz musicians, this evening of celebration and joy comes to the American Theatre stage for just two performances. Joining Roots on stage will be Scott Wichmann as Frank Sinatra, Billy Dye as Louis Armstrong, and Anthony Cosby as Nat “King” Cole. Born April 25, 1917, Ella Fitzgerald was one of the greatest jazz singers of all time. “The First Lady of Song” delighted audiences around the world for over 60 years, sold over 40 million albums, and received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Join us as we commemorate Ella at 100!

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  7. Monthly Bike Cruise

    February 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Booker Neighborhood Park

    Join us as we ride our first Sunday Cruise of 2018! Our ride will will be held in the N. King Street area. *Please arrive a bit before 4 p.m. and be ready to roll. Location: Ride will leave from Booker Elementary School. Parking is available on-site. This ride is a casual pace, suitable for most skill levels and for all bike types. No registration is necessary. Per Hampton city code, helmets are required for those 14 years or younger. Recommended for all ages. As always, questions and comments may be directed to Alison Eubank, Placemaking Planner, at 757.728.5238 or aeubank@hampton.gov.

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  8. Ella at 100

    February 25, 2018, 7:00 PM @ The American Theatre

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Hampton History Museum

  1. When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA's Human Computers

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Hampton History Museum

    In 1935 a group of five women came to Langley to form a computer pool to process all the data coming in from wind tunnel and flight tests. It began as an experiment, but became something much bigger. By 1942, the human computers had become essential to operations. A memo that April stated: "The engineers admit themselves that the girl computers do the work more rapidly and accurately than they could." In the 1940’s Langley also began recruiting African-American women as human computers, but due to segregation laws these "West Area Computers" were kept separate from their white counterparts. This changed in the 1950s as NACA (later NASA) integrated and the “human computers” extended into the broader scientific community at NASA. By the 1960s they numbered in the hundreds. This exhibit features three of these pioneers: Dorothy Vaughan, Katherine Johnson, and Hampton native-Mary Jackson.

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