Southside Scene: Dec. 3-6

Southside Daily will help get your weekend started every Thursday with the Southside Scene, a selection of events in Virginia Beach. Want to tell us and others about another happening? Submit your festival, concert or other event to our calendar for free.

“Dead Serious: The Street Drug that’s in your Medicine Cabinet”: Sponsored by Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the Protecting Children Foundation, the event will include a resource fair, a sample of a documentary and a panel discussion. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center

The Sandler Center is getting in the holiday spirit with a Christmas Carol this weekend. (Courtesy of
The Sandler Center is getting in the holiday spirit with a Christmas Carol this weekend. (Courtesy of

A Christmas Carol: The Virginia Beach Musical Theater is putting on the classic show with more than 30 singers and a full orchestra performing a contemporary Broadway score by local composer Chip Gallagher and lyricist Jeff Meredith, but with the traditional script based on Charles Dickens’ novel. Tickets for adults start at $20.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Sandler Center

Holiday Parade at the Beach: More than 90 parade groups will march down Atlantic Avenue with giant balloons, bands, lighted floats, fire trucks, performing dance groups and motorcycles. Santa is scheduled to to appear in the parade, which travels north on Atlantic Ave from 15th Street to 25th Street.

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Oceanfront, Atlantic Avenue between 15th Street and 25th Street

Holiday Craft Sale: More than 40 Virginia Beach artists and companies will have their work on sale at this annual event. A winter-themed Origami event begins at 2 p.m. inside for the whole family, and there will be food trucks until 3 p.m. A $2 donation at the door goes to MOCA’s educational outreach efforts.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: MOCA, 2200 Parks Ave.

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