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🌊 This Week in NFK: Baja Blast, Changemakers, Van Jones, Erwin Epps, Musketeers, & more.

What's Flowing in the City.

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With new state funds in hand, the Elizabeth River Trail is building a trail head, kiosk, and kayak launch at Larchmont Library. Rip it. 

Amtrak is adding more weekday round trips, and turning half the seats in the train cars to accommodate faster turnaround times. Rip it. 

Speeding cameras in 10 school zones are now active, issuing warnings to drivers through May. Rip it

All the cool kids are using High Capacity Transit. Rip it. 

The City of Norfolk is hosting a series of Flood Strategy Open Houses this month. Rip it. 

NRHA’s Housing Choice Voucher program has opened its waiting list for select applicants. Rip it. 

NSU Men’s and Women’s basketball teams won the regular season MEAC titles. Rip it. 

The Admirals are on a winning streak, notching their sixth consecutive this week against Reading. Rip it.

Alongside an improved performance this season, attendance at Admirals games has increased by nearly 700 people per game on average. Rip it. 

 Nearly 500 sailors from the region participated in a NATO exercise in the Arctic, one of the largest ever. Rip it. 

Boat impacts are likely behind three recent whale deaths in the region. Rip it. 

POSSES$ION, the immersive theater series at the Hermitage is open for just two more weekends and is already getting rave reviews. Rip it. 

Van Jones & Erwin Epps, two local artists who originally cut their records in the 1970s, are re-releasing their album and hosting a meet and greet at Only You. Rip it. 

At long last the Naro Film Archive at ODU’s Library is opening to the public. Rip it. 

Yes, there is real sword fighting at the Va Stage Co.’s “Three Musketeers.” Rip it. 

This weekend the Virginia Symphony brings “Carmina Burana” to Chrysler Hall. Rip it. 

Two historic Norfolk buildings are teaming up for a “Regency Masquerade Ball” with funds going towards historic preservation. Rip it. 

Governor’s School for the Arts students got to be in a music video for Jake Clemons, directed by Norfolk-native and big-time videographer Daniel Russel. Rip it. 

Assembly is now taking applications for the 2024-2025 Changemakers Residency. Rip it. 

John Mellnencamp is headed to Chrysler Hall for one night only next month. Rip it. 

Liz Cheney speaks at the Norfolk Forum on May 7th. Rip it. 

The musical history of the legendary Rick James lands at Chrysler Hall in April. Rip it. 

Currently on Display:
Surfer: An Andy Harris Exhibition at Assembly. Rip it. 
Charles Atlas: Selected Videos 1987–2015 at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
A Shared Vision: The Macon and Joan Brock Collection of American Art at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Threshold by Virginia Van Horn at Offsite Gallery. Rip it.
The Dawn is Ours: Amanda Gorman Textiles from South Africa at Barry Art Museum. Rip it.
Martha Chase: Progressive Kindness at Barry Art Museum. Rip it. 
Paintings from the Porch: Works by Jake McCord at Gordon Art Galleries. Rip it.
Concrete Ocean: Works by Leigh Merrill at Gordon Art Galleries. Rip it. 
Oil v. Water: A Juried National Exhibition of Oil and Watercolor Paintings at d’Art. Rip it. 
Tiny But Mighty - A National Juried Exhibition of Small Artworks at d’Art. Rip it. 
Perry Glass Art Collection at Glass Light. Rip it. 
The Sloan Collection at Hermitage Museum & Gardens. Rip it.
The Cat Creeps by Tracy Espinosa at The Gallery At Elation. Rip it

The bill that would have relaxed food-to-liquor sales ratios for restaurants died in the General Assembly this week. Rip it. 

The commercial strip near The Tern in East Ocean View was sold for $2.5 million. Rip it. 

A massive channel widening project is complete with the Port of Virginia now able to handle two-way Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) traffic. Rip it. 

The region’s skyline could get a new feature: wind turbines. That means Dominion will be paying for disrupting historic viewsheds. Rip it. 

Several reforms to the cannabis industry were passed by the General Assembly including longer expiration times, looser employee requirements, and FOIA exemptions. Rip it. 

A spice shop and adult craft studio have landed as the newest tenants at Selden Market. Rip it. 

In a rapid turnaround, the General Assembly passed a bill legalizing the skill-games seen in many bars and convenience stores. Rip it. 

Applications are open for the 757 Startup Studios based in Assembly. Rip it

ODU will be hosting a Maritime Conference on April 12. Rip it. 

January’s hotel revenue per available room increased by nearly 5% compared to January 2023. Rip it.

If there’s one show not to miss this year, it’s the wild, weird, and wonderful immersive theater series at The Hermitage. Rip it. 

The Ocean View St. Patrick’s Day Parade is back next weekend, and DJ Canrock is leading the afterparty festivities at Ocean View Fishing Pier. Rip it.

Stockley Gardens Art Fest returns May 18th & 19th. Rip it. 

Don’t forget to block your calendars for Harborfest on June 7-9. Rip it. 

OV Mermaid Fest is back on June 22nd and expected to be much bigger than 2023. Rip it. 

Bug Man & Fake Uzumi take on MEAC Weekend at Baxters with a 2000’s themed party. Rip it. 

FRIDAY:
Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup at Yorgo's Bageldashery. 6:00 am. Rip it
Help Build a New Wetland with ERP at Colony Point. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Board Game Demo: Flags by Boardroom Creative Collective at Atlantis Games & Comics. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Colley Community Center Fundraiser at Mercy O. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Beer Release: Girl Dinner at Cova Brewing Company. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Sumi-E: Year of the Dragon - Opening Reception at Titustown Community Center. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Commander at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Left to Rust performs live at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
ODU Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast at Afterglow Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Shamrockin’ In Ghent on Colley Ave. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Derek Smith performs live at Benchtop. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Hampton Roads Pride Night: Madama Butterfly at Harrison Opera House. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Malbec Tasting at Vino Culture. 6:30 pm. Rip it.
POSSES$ION: - 8th Annual Immersive Theatre Series at Hermitage Museum. 6:30 pm. Rip it
LAVA Presents: J.Flax & The Heart Attacks , Prabir Trio , Gratitude Pranks at Chicho's Pizza Backstage. 7:00 pm. Rip it 
The Muse Neighborhood Jam at The Muse Writers Center. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Cypher Night at House of Consciousness. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
K-POP Night at CM Chicken Norfolk. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Madama Butterfly at Harrison Opera House. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Noel & Jaylen performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Drum Circle at Mystic Moon Norfolk. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Draft at Atlantis Games & Comics. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Carmina Burana live at Ferguson Center for the Arts. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Commonwealth Comedy Free Improv Show at Cafe Mudita. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
How the West was Improvised: The Made Up Western at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Gabriel Iglesia: Don't Worry Be Fluffy Tour at Chartway Arena. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Fallout Commander Party at Atlantis Games & Comics. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Padraic "Tiny" McNeela Plays at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it 
Tales from the Campfire at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it 

SATURDAY:
Weekend Long Run. 7:15 am. Rip it
Send It Saturday Morning Group Ride at East Coast Bicycles. 8:00 am. Rip it
Volunteer Litter Cleanup at Ryan Resilience Lab. 9:00 am. Rip it 
Birding at Northside Park. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Spring Flower Market at Always Latte Cafe. 9:00 am. Rip it.
Nancy Whitfield Workshop: Auditioning with an Accompanist at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 9:30 am. Rip it
Second Saturday Volunteer Call at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it
Virginia Camellia Society Spring Show And Sale at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 am. Rip it
COVA Moves: Goat Yoga at Cova Brewing Company. 10:00 am. Rip it
Coastal Baggers ACL Regional at Harbor Club. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia. 10:30 am. Rip it
Spring Cleaning: Community Yard Sale at Selden Market. 11:00 am. Rip it
Getting Started with Adobe Express at Slover Library. 11:00 am. Rip it
Hank's 6th Birthday Party & Pig Roast at Hank's Filling Station.12:00 pm. Rip it 
Disney Lorcana League at Atlantis Games & Comics. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Winter Market at Afterglow Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Ryan Resilience Lab Native Landscaping Volunteer Training at Ryan Resilience Lab. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Gathering Magic: A Fantasy Writers Group at The Muse Writers Center. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Matilda performs live at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Beat Hunter Kids Hip Hop Dance Class. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Mindful Art at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 3:00 pm. Rip it 
The Touched Ones Gospel Play at ODU Theater. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
757 Comic and Cartoon Creators at The Muse Writers Center. 5:30 pm. Rip it
Norfolk Admirals vs. Reading Royals at Norfolk Scope. 6:05 pm. Rip it
Frozen Yoga with The Norfolk Admirals at Norfolk Scope. 6:05 pm. Rip it
Matt & Ali performs live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Saturday Night Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics . 6:30 pm. Rip it
POSSES$ION: 8th Annual Immersive Theatre Series at Hermitage Museum and Gardens. 6:30 pm. Rip it 
Bhav Brigade Sound Bath Meditation at Norfolk Karate Academy. 7:00 pm. Rip it
757 Gemz Show at Smartmouth Beer. Rip it. 
Ace High Jazz Trio at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it 
Van Jones & Erwin Epps Record Pre-Release Party at Only You. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Regency Masquerade Ball for Preservation at Martin Mansion. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Virginia Symphony: Carmina Burana at Chrysler Hall. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Madama Butterfly at Virginia Opera. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 7:30 pm. Rip it
The Unusual Suspects: An Improvised Murder Mystery at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Grow & Sexy Music Fest at Chartway Arena. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Alex Bugnon performs live at Attucks Theatre. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Padraic "Tiny" McNeela Plays at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it
Emo Nite at The NorVA. 9:00 pm. Rip it
Who Run The World? Girls! Drag Show at Reaver Beach. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Second Saturday Stand-Up at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it
UFC 299: O'Malley vs Vera 2 at Waterside District. 10:00 pm. Rip it 

SUNDAY:
Sunday Dog Day at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 9:00 am. Rip it
Intersectional Feminist Book Club at Eleanor’s norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it 
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Bhav at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
The Dead of Winter (Show #3) at Benchtop Brewing Company. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Teen Writers Club at The Muse Writers Center. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Sunday Weekly Pokemon League at Atlantis Games & Comics. 1:00 PM. Rip it
MTG Modern Sunday at Atlantis Games & Comics. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Homemade Music at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library. 1:30 pm. Rip it
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Madama Butterfly at Wells Theatre. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 2:00 pm. Rip it 
Hank's Kids S'mores Day this Sunday at Hank's Filling Station. 2:00 pm. Rip it
World Street Soccer Pickup at Harbor Park. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Music Bingo at Reaver NFK. 4:00 pm. Rip it
The Green performs live at The NorVA. 4:30 pm. Rip it
The Touched Ones Gospel Play at ODU Theater. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 

Baja Blast Margs?! And, Tacos?! Perro Blanco gone loco. Rip it. 

If you’re hitting up the East Beach Farmers Market this spring, don’t miss out on the chance to get some Soup Love. Rip it. 

Lucky Charm Lattes with cereal milk are now available at Neptune’s Fury in Downtown. Rip it. 

Rosemary Ginger is the freshest latte flavor at Vessel in Chelsea. Rip it. 

Codex short rib should be on the short list. Rip it. 

Fly down to The Bird for Jalapeño Popper Deviled Eggs. Rip it. 

These tarts are bringing all the spring colors to La Brioche. Rip it. 

The Veil drops Major Rager and Iron Jaw this week. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
Thatz A Wrap at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Cova. Rip it.
Moontide Sundries at Reaver Beach. Rip it.
Krazy Trompos at Benchtop. Rip it.
Oyster Roast at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Saturday:
Shawna’s Food Truck at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Sour Street at Cova. Rip it.
757 Laos Street Food at Reaver Beach. Rip it.
Bar-Q at Benchtop. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Sunday:
Moontide Sundries at Cova. Rip it.
PO Folks at Reaver Beach. Rip it.
Sour Street Pizza at Benchtop. Rip it.
Hades Wood Fired at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

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