Some things to do on this first weekend of Spring in Hampton Roads, as suggested by AltDaily.

NORFOLK - Join Norfolk Botanical Garden for AcquaFire!
Come to a 'HOT' Nighttime Event on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy live acoustic music by David Welsh & Friends as wood-burning fire pits Blaze in the Garden's Renaissance Pond. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and blankets. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. $8.00 per guest and $5.00 for NBG members - children 12 and under are free.

NORFOLK-On The Verge: Best of 757 Locals
False Cape, The Afterthought Stranger, Full Fledge, Outta The Furnace perform at the NorVa Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.

HAMPTON -- The 2014 Empty Bowls Event is Friday, March 21 at the Hampton History Museum.
The evening will feature soups created by talented chefs from local restaurants accompanied by crackers, dessert and beverages. Soup tasting, silent auction, raffle, cash bar and bowl selection will take place throughout the Hampton History Museum first floor.
The basic idea of Empty Bowls is simple. The empty bowl is a tangible symbol of hunger in our communities and around the world. Potters and other artists donate handcrafted bowls. Guests purchase tickets to a simple meal of soup and dessert. Each guest selects a handcrafted bowl to keep as a reminder of the empty bowls this event will help to fill.

NORFOLK -Mayer Fine Art
Inaugural group show opening Saturday, March 22.; Reception is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Group show: Matthew Fine, Alexey Terenin, Judith Peck, Victoria F Gaitan, Jose Antonio Sorolla Gallen, John R. G. Roth, Sheila Giolitti, Tanja Softic, F Lennox Campello,Erin Schwinn, Blade Wynne, Mark Chatterley, Michael Fitts, Elizabeth Ryland Mears.

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