THIS WEEK’S TOP 5 EVENTS: MARCH 23-28

Gig Guide Shifty South

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Saturday Night Live @ Colley Cantina

The Shifty South

Saturday, March 26

Colley Cantina, 10 PM

VEER Magazine’s presents local alt-country band The Shifty South in an up-close appearance at Colley Cantina in Norfolk.

 

 

2

American Shakespeare Center: Julius Ceaser

March 26

American Theatre

www.hamptonarts.net

In this profoundly moving, thrilling, and deeply human play, Shakespeare shows us a world on fire, a world spinning out of control, a world where some of history’s most famous men commit horrific crimes in the name of patriotism and honor. Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal, violence, and perhaps most surprisingly — love. The American Shakespeare Center specializes in riveting, heart-pounding performances of Shakespeare and other early modern works. Like early modern acting companies, actors play multiple roles in a single show. The house lights remain on during performances, and the actors surround themselves with audience members on three sides. This inclusive arrangement allows the audience to enjoy the same festive sense of community experienced at Shakespeare’s original Blackfriars Playhouse in London.

 

3

Shen Yun

March 26-27

Chrysler Hall

www.sevenvenues.com

There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. This was a land of heroes and sages, dragons and phoenixes, emperors and immortals. Known today as China, this place was once called “the Middle Kingdom” and “the Land of the Divine.”

 

4

Joe Satriani

March 25

Sandler Center

www.sandlercenter.org

One of the guitar gods of rock will perform with lightning-fast precision finger work.

 

5

Violet

Through April 10

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach

www.ltvb.com

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre – Jeanine Tesori (Caroline Or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek). With its powerful story Violet has astounded critics and audiences alike making it one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ’90s.

As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she’s traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical “imperfections.”