Here is a complete Virginia Arts Festival schedule. Tickets can be purchased at www.vafest.org or by calling 671-8100.
Virginia International Tattoo Sneak Peaks. Noon April 14. A pipe band from the Tattoo will perform a half-hour show. Tidewater Community College Park, Norfolk. Noon April 15. The 12th Wing Pipes and Drums from the Tattoo will perform a half-hour show. MacArthur Memorial Park, Norfolk. 1:30 p.m. April 16. The Imps Motorcycle Display Team from the Tattoo will perform a half-hour show. MacArthur Green, MacArthur Center, Norfolk.
Virginia Arts Festival Band Preview. 5 p.m. April 17. Free concert features the Scotch College Perth Pipe Band, the OzScot Australia dance team and the Marine Corps Boogie Band. High Street, Portsmouth waterfront.
Virginia International Tattoo. 7:30 p.m. April 18 and April 19, 2:30 p.m. April 20. More than 850 pipes, drums and marching band performers take the stage. Norfolk Scope. $20, $35, $45.
Spirit of Uganda. 7 p.m. April 20. A group of 22 children from ages 8-18 who sing to represent the unvanquished soul and vibrant culture of their homeland. Willet Hall, Portsmouth. $35, $15 for students under 25.
Black Grace. 7:30 p.m. April 22. The all-male dance troupe hails from New Zealand. Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk. $30.
Etta James. 7:30 p.m. April 23. Harbor Center, Portsmouth. $43, $63.
The New York Crossover Quartet. 7:30 p.m. April 24. Jazz ensemble. Granby Theater, Norfolk. $30.
The Miami String Quartet featuring Debra Wendells Cross, Vahn Armstrong and Charles Woodward. 10:30 a.m. April 25. Kaufman Theatre, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk. $20.
Christa Rakich. 8 p.m. April 25. Organist. Christ and Saint Luke's Church, Norfolk. $25.
Lost in the Stars featuring the Virginia Symphony. 8 p.m. April 25 and April 26, 4 p.m. April 27. The play is an adaptation of Alan Paton's novel "Cry, The Beloved Country." Attucks Theatre, Norfolk. $50.
The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony featuring the Virginia Symphony. 8 p.m. April 26. Chrysler Hall. $45, $60, $75.
Chuck Redd Quintet with Woody Beckner. 8 p.m. April 26. Attucks Theatre, Norfolk. $15.
Miami String Quartet featuring Beverly Baker and Michael Daniels. 7 p.m. April 27. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake. 7:30 p.m. May 12. The American Theatre, Hampton. $30.
Solo Duo featuring Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli. 7:30 p.m. April 29. Classical guitar. Kaufman Theatre, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk. $25.
Andre-Michel Schub, Cho-Liang Lin and Gary Hoffman. 7:30 p.m. April 30. Kaufman Theatre, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk. $30.
Andre-Michel Schub, Cho-Liang Lin and Gary Hoffman. 10:30 a.m. May 1. Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth. $20.
Eliza Gikyson and Kris Delmhorst. 7:30 p.m. May 1. Vocalists. Granby Theater, Norfolk. $30.