Sensible Seafood Fest presented by PNC Bank

Thursday, May 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium Bay & Ocean Pavilion

The Sensible Seafood Fest, held in the Virginia Aquarium’s Bay & Ocean Pavilion, features samples of sustainable seafood options created by talented local chefs. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets are $55 for Aquarium members, $65 for non-members.

Sensible Seafood Week at the Virginia Aquarium

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will celebrate the most sustainable seafood during Sensible Seafood Week from May 21 to 26, culminating in the Sensible Seafood Fest. Daily events will happen throughout the Aquarium and with Sensible Seafood partners around Hampton Roads.

From Sea to Table: Why Does it Matter?

Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oberndorf Central Library

Everyone is invited to the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library for a panel featuring Buddy Guindon of National Geographic Channel’s “Big Fish, Texas.” Panelists will discuss sustainable fisheries, explaining each step in the process from harvesting seafood from the sea to delivering it to your table, and will elaborate on the impact of sustainable seafood on consumers. This event is free and open to the public, and small plate samples will be provided by Bonefish Grill.

Kickoff Celebration at O’Connor Brewing Company

Sunday, May 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at O’Connor Brewing Company

Join Sensible Seafood partners and chefs at O’Connor Brewing Company for the Kickoff Celebration. It’s a great chance to rub elbows with some of the best local chefs and enjoy incredible local beer. Tickets are $20 per person for this 21-and-over event.

Lunch & Learn with Marah Hardt

Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium Marsh Pavilion

Marah Hardt, author of “Sex in the Sea,” visits the Aquarium for a lunch and learn in the Marsh Pavilion. She will talk about how breeding activities in the ocean can change the availability of certain seafood items, and why choosing sustainable options makes the most sense. This event is free and open to the public.

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