Some events that AltDaily says shouldn't be missed from August 1-3, 2014:

Olde Towne First Friday
Olde Towne First Friday
5-8pm at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Music from Robbin Thompson, glass blowing demonstration in the courtyard to celebrate new exhibit 'Mapping the Next Generation', also in conjunction with Charlotte Potter's exhibit 'Fragile Cartography' across the street at TCC Visual Arts Center.
Free! Beer & wine available for small donation.

Hampton Cup Regatta
Hydroplane boat racing, a children's area, food vendors, bay education, and environmental exhibits. Weekend festivities include food and beverage vendors, souvenir programs, children's area, and racing-enthusiast clothing and collectibles through Sunday next to Fort Monroe.
Lawn chairs are highly encouraged as bleacher seating is extremely limited. Attendees are also encouraged to bring pop-up tents or umbrellas for shade; however coolers, pets, bikes, and skateboards are not permitted.
Pre-race party Friday, August 1, 6-10 p.m. at Paradise Ocean Club. Cover charge $5.
Saturday, August 2-3, noon-5 p.m

MOCAplicity Silent Disco
Come to MOCA on Friday, August 1st for an evening of art and music with Headspace Silent Disco. Experience the latest in party culture, the silent disco, where the fun can be seen but not heard! Food and art will combine with playlists that will create a total sensory experience of MOCA's summer exhibition 'Multiplicity'.
To round out the night, MOCA will have printmaking demos and is joining forces with Charles Rasputin, Creative Director of Alchemy NFK to create limited edition screen prints on-site.
Cash Bar. Twisted Sisters Cupcakes and Bella Vista Pizza food trucks also on-site!
MOCA members $20, non-members $25. 21+. 8-11pm. Galleries open 8-9pm.

Creation of Sand Mandala
The Drepung Loseling Monastery monks return to The American Theatre in Hampton for a week of reflection and inspiration. The monks will create a sand-painted mandala. Millions of grains of sand will be laid into place on a flat platform.
The mandala will be deconstructed during the closing ceremony, half the sand will be distributed to the audience, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water.
Symbolism of the Sand Mandala Lecture: Sunday, Aug. 3, 12 p.m.
Closing Ceremony: Sunday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m.

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