Coffee At Our House

Variety Hour at The Z

June 02, 2019

Sunday at 3pm

Creativity comes in all forms at this community infused variety show!

Please join us for our Preview to Proteus! The Z opened its doors last October celebrating Creativity & Community with our inaugural Proteus Festival! We want to give everyone a chance to see the new works that were created right here in our own community from that festival. Please join us and enjoy a NEW PLAY, NEW FILMS and NEW SONGS all from the participants in last year’s Proteus Festival at The Z!

See what Proteus Festival is about!

We are asking everyone to bring granola bars & Gatorade for the Virginia Beach Police Department. We will be sharing their Lip Sync Video and hearing from them on making that video.

Hosted by Sibel Galindez

For more information email [email protected]

Suggested donation of $5.


Modern Speakeasy

A Creative Evening

June 08, 2019

Saturday at 6pm

The Fun: The evening will feature a Jazz Lounge (in our Studio Theater) with live music, opportunities to help create a piece of visual art with local artist Christopher Revels of “Walking Houses”, the chance to help choose the musical lineup so you can dance to your favorite song while sipping a signature Speakeasy Cocktail, and the chance to flex your creative muscles by choosing what hijinks Plan B, our resident comedy troupe, will do on the Main Stage after dinner.

The Food: We want to welcome our soon to be new neighbors, TASTE,to the neighborhood, so we partnered to put together a fantastic dinner menu which will be served on King’s Tables family style in the Main Stage Lobby. With food this good, a fantastic June evening overlooking Town Center, and delightful company – it will be an evening to remember!

The Show: After Dinner our Artistic Team has put together a showcase on the Main Stage of local talent and Live Auction items that put Creativity and Community front and center, just like they are in our mission. This also includes a sneak peak of what will be going on at The Z next season!

After: Don’t worry, we will have an Afterparty in the Main Lobby with desserts and more cocktails, so everyone can hang out and keep the community flowing.

Tickets: $100
Party of 6 Sponsorship: $900
Party of 8 Sponsorship: $1,200
Main Stage Sponsor (includes 16 tickets): $5,000
Jazz Lounge Sponsor (includes 8 tickets): $ 3,000
Dinner Sponsor (includes 8 tickets:) $3,000

*Check-in at front lobby starting at 6pm.

The Z is a non-profit organization and the price of your ticket or sponsorships is a tax deductible donation minus the cost of food and beverages.

Works In Progress

Selections of Scenes

June 13, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm

The Z is excited to present our newest program in “The Hatchery” series, Works in Progress. Four of our resident playwrights are teaming with local actors and directors in presenting complete scenes from new pieces. The works in development range from comic to dramatic, and each scene is completely staged- not a script in hand! There are two chances to support these new works as we develop them into full-length theater pieces, 13 & 14 June at The Z’s Studio Theater.

Darrell Scott

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

June 16, 2019

Sunday at 4pm

Nationally Known Singer and Songwriter.

In His Own Words…


blame it on the sound of putting my ear to the shoulder
of my dad’s 50’s gibson acoustic guitar when i was 4-
i heard the vibration in the wood in my ear on my face –
it wasn’t what i played – i couldn’t “play” (but, i could play)
and i was transported by the s o u n d
and how it made me feel – how it took my attention
and dropped it right into that magic box
– it vibrated ME – it was a perfectly private moment
  try it sometime

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music


Plan B Comedy: Gets A Rock

A Comedy Variety Show

June 22, 2019

Saturday at 9pm

Come see our very own resident comedy company deliver their unique brand of funny.  Plan B Comedy will be ready to rock the house with sketches, videos, improv games and who knows what else in their one of a kind Comedy Variety show!

$15 online

$18 at the door

*Door Price goes into effect 1 hour before show starts. 

Hall of Fame Hoops

Presented by Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

June 26, 2019

Wednesday at 7pm

41 seasons as a NCAA Division-I head coach, 786 wins, and a lifetime of memories. Join the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Sports Inside and Out, as we celebrate the illustrious career of Virginia’s own Lefty Driesell, with Hall of Fame Hoops.

Wednesday June 26, the Hall invites you to Zeiders American Dream Theater in Town Center of Virginia Beach, for an evening with the Hall of Fame coach and other legends of the game including, Charlie Scott, Tom McMillen, Keith Gatlin and more!

Coach Driesell is a 1995 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, and a 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. He has always taken an unfiltered approach when talking about life and basketball, and Hall of Fame Hoops promises to be no different.

Tickets are just $20.00 for this one of a kind event.

Hall of Fame Hoops is part of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’s 2019 Program and Events Series, presented by Priority Automotive Group, The Priority Toyota Charity Bowl, and Priorities for Change. Additional partners include Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development,  Optima Health, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Riesbeck Contracting, W.F. Magann Corporation, AdImpact Marketing, and the Ping Pong for Charity Foundation.


Radio Jarocho

Destination Date Night

June 28, 2019

Friday at 6pm

The inaugural season of Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department’s  Globally Inspired Gatherings (VB GIGs) kicks off at The Z with a Destination Date Night featuring Radio Jarocho. This acclaimed band recreates the communal and spirited atmosphere of the traditional Fandango celebrations of Veracruz, Mexico. Fandango festivities fuse music, dance, poetry, and social engagement in lively community gatherings. The program is presented in collaboration with the Celebrate Mexico Now! Festival.

Radio Jarocho has been enchanting audiences all over the U.S. since their debut in 2005. Formed in New York with members from Mexico City, California and even Columbia, their band is a representation of the global spread of Son Jarocho music and the art of Fandango. Acclaimed for reviving the Son Jarocho musical style in the US for a new generation (Son Jarocho was popularized by Ritchie Valens and Los Lobos), Radio Jarocho has been featured in New York City’s famed Winter JazzFest and Celebrate Mexico Now! Festival. As the foremost presenters of Son Jarocho and Fandango gatherings on the East Coast, Radio Jarocho recently completed an extended artistic partnership with Zenen Zeferino of Jaltipán, Veracruz resulting in a critically acclaimed new album: Rios De Norte Y Sur.  Hailed by Paste Magazine, NPR, and AM New York, Radio Jarocho appearances include The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Le Poisson Rouge, Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, and many more.

Ticket price includes tasting stations of Veracruz-inspired culinary delights by Yummy Goodness, cash bar and general admission to the performance. This is a participatory performance with audience space primarily for dancing, limited open seating will be available around the perimeter of the studio theater for periodic breaks. 

Doors open 6:00pm, Tastings 6:30pm-7:30pm, Showtime 6:30pm-8:15pm with brief set break.


Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band

presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music

July 28, 2019

Sunday at 4pm

The Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band is a favorite of klezmer fans throughout southeastern Virginia and of countless music lovers who never heard (or heard of) klezmer before encountering this “band with the strange name.” Two simple ingredients make Bagels & Fraylox irresistible: A repertoire of exciting party music from a Jewish tradition that has wide influences and universal appeal, and an infectious performance style full of energy and zest.

Klezmer is a lively mixture of wedding and party music of 19th century Eastern Europe with strains of Yiddish theater and American dance band music of the early 1900s. But it borrows freely from gypsy tunes, Middle Eastern music and other sources as diverse as American folk music and rock ‘n roll. All of those influences come out in Bagels & Fraylox concerts. A traditional wedding march from one hundred years ago in Russia or a schmaltzy tune from Yiddish theater – even Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof” – may lead into a rock-flavored Middle Eastern rave-up that has audience members dancing in the aisles.

The Williamsburg-based band performs often at community cultural events and coffeehouses as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs and other parties. The ensemble features two clarinets, tenor saxophone, accordion, bass, drums and other percussion.

The name “Bagels & Fraylox” is a play on bagels and lox, the bread-and-smoked-salmon delicacy that has a place of honor in Jewish cuisine. The name also plays with the Yiddish word “frailach,” which is a merry tune for a happy time, or the happy time itself.

Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music