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🌊Today in NFK: Mermaids, PrideFest, and the Event Rundown

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Happy Juneteenth, we hope you got the day off from work. Here’s what we’re watching today:

🧜‍♀️Mermaids, Brews, and Beachfront Bliss in Ocean View 🧜‍♀️

🏳️‍🌈 Hampton Roads PrideFest Weekend: A Celebration of Love and Unity🏳️‍🌈

📆 Next Three Days of Events📆 

🧜‍♀️Mermaids, Brews, and Beachfront Bliss in Ocean View 🧜‍♀️ 

Ocean View is set to transform into a vibrant underwater wonderland for the 2nd Annual Mermaid Festival this Saturday, June 22nd. This unique event promises a day brimming with athletic challenges, artistic treasures, and the refreshing taste of local craft beers.

As the sun ascends over the sparkling waters of Ocean View, the beach will come alive with a series of open water swims and runs. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a casual jogger, there's a challenge for everyone. The 1 & 2-mile open water swims will test your endurance, while the 1-mile 4-person relay swim offers a chance for teamwork and friendly competition. If you prefer solid ground, the 5K beach run and the 1-mile family fun run provide scenic routes with breathtaking ocean views.

As the races conclude, the Mermaid Festival will emerge from the depths…

🏳️‍🌈 Hampton Roads PrideFest Weekend: A Vibrant Celebration of Love and Unity🏳️‍🌈 

This weekend, Hampton Roads is set to transform into a kaleidoscope of colors, music, and unbridled joy as it hosts the highly anticipated PrideFest Weekend. From June 21st to 23rd, the region will come alive with a series of events designed to celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity, and amplify the voices of the LGBTQ+ community.

The festivities kick off on Thursday evening with the Pride Weekend Kickoff Party at The Wave. This high-energy event promises to set the tone for the weekend, with pulsating music, dazzling lights, and a sense of camaraderie that is sure to ignite the spirit of Pride.

Friday, the 11th Annual Pride Block Party takes center stage at the Norva. The theme is "Camp Pride" celebrating the spirit of the Met Gala and Ballroom Culture. DJ Sets from local artists and drag queens accompany headliner Baby Weight to dance the night away. Outrageous outfits are highly encouraged.

📆 Next Three Days of Events📆

WEDNESDAY:
Klassic Doughnut Wednesday at Cova Brewing Company. 7:00 AM. Rip it.
Juneteenth at Maker's Craft Brewery. 8:00 AM. Rip it.
Jr. Garden Artists: Rock Cactus Gardens at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 AM. Rip it.
Naro Kid Flicks: The Goonies at Naro Cinema. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
BizConnect Member Happy Hour Networking. 4:30 pm. Rip it.
Wednesday Wordsmiths! at The Muse Writers Center. 5:00 PM. Rip it.
Books and Brews Club at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
EdTalk: Black Cloud Rising at Nauticus. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Mosaic Academy Norfolk at MacArthur Center. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Boardgame Night at  Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Night Trivia at Smartmouth. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Norfolk Run Club Wednesday Meetup at Benchtop Brewing . 6:20 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Night Music Bingo at Sanctuary Lamberts Point. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
EdTalk: Black Cloud Rising at Nauticus. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
D&D Game Night at  Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Night Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
From the Earth to the Universe at Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Night Trivia at MJ's Tavern. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Night Trivia at Torch Bistro. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Night Trivia at Stockpot Norfolk. 7:00 PM. Rip it. 
Harbor City Swing Social at Coalescence. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
The Brothers Size at NSU Brown Hall Mainstage Theater. 7:30 PM. Rip it.
Wednesday Sunset Yoga near the Pagoda at Pagoda Garden Foundation Park. 7:30 PM. Rip it.

THURSDAY:
Dinosaurs In The Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 AM. Rip it.
Self Care Workshop for the Summer Solstice at Gather. 12:00 pm. Rip it.
Pokémon Club at Van Wyck Branch Library. 4:00 PM. Rip it.
Pottery Painting with Glazenfyre at  Park Place Branch Library. 4:30 PM. Rip it.
The Muse Writers Happy Hour at Luna Maya. 5:00 PM. Rip it.
Otter Spotters: FieldScope Training to Report Your Findings at Ryan Resilience Lab. 5:30 PM. Rip it.
Frank Sings Frank at Varia. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Thrilling Thursday Evening Ride at East Coast Bicycles. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Open Mic Night at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Crazy DJ Music Bingo at Smartmouth Beer. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
Thursday Night Trivia at Elation Brewing. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
Digimon TCG Weekly Tournament at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
Pub Quiz at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
Girls Night Out at Blue Moon TapHouse. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Thursday Night Trivia at Hank's Filling Station . 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Thursday Night Trivia at Baxter's. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Thursday Night Trivia at Bold Mariner Brewing . 7:00 PM. Rip it.
The Brothers Size at NSU Brown Hall Mainstage Theater. 7:30 PM. Rip it.
Beth Patterson Plays at  Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 7:30 PM. Rip it.
Sky’s The Limit Yoga at 9th Bay Beach. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Performers Playground Stage Workshop at The Venue on 35th . 9:00 PM. Rip it.
Latin Night w/ DJ Xtreme at PBR Waterside. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Triple Threat Thursdays Drag Show at 37th & Zen. 9:30 PM. Rip it.

FRIDAY:
Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup at Yorgo's Bageldashery . 6:00 am. Rip it
Yoga at Electrified Marina. 7:00 am. Rip it
Summer Camp Session at Hurrah Players. 9:00 am. Rip it
Writers on Submission at The Muse Writers Center. 9:30 am. Rip it
Go SK8 Day 2024 at Northside Skate Park. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Ghent Farmers Market at Blair Middle School. 4:00 pm. Rip it.
Norfolk Flea Market After Dark at Cova Brewing Company. 5:00 pm. Rip it
The Beach Boys at The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. 5:30 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Live at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Commander at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Summer Solstice Celebration at Fred Heutte Center. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Pride Shabbat at Ohef Sholom Temple. 6:30 pm. Rip it.
Full Moon Drum Circle at Mystic Moon Norfolk. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Carlton Baker performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
11th Annual Pride Block Party at The NorVA. 7:00 pm. Rip it
The Regions & History of Rosé with Ryn at Vino Culture. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow at The Wells. 7:30 pm. Rip it.
Norfolk Word Art Show at The Muse Writers Center. 7:30 pm. Rip it
The Brothers Size at NSU Brown Hall Mainstage Theater. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Draft at Atlantis Games & Comics. 7:30 pm. Rip it
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it
The Jam Presents: Swallow Pride II (A Comedic LGBT Celebration) at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Monthly Mayhem: Baywatch Summer Kick Off at PBR Waterside. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Beth Patterson Plays at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it
The Drop: James Kennedy at Waterside District. 9:00 pm. Rip it
Teacher's Pet - Improv Comedy Show at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it

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