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🌊 This Week in NFK: Biscuits, Rebrands, Robotics, Feign Kin, Liver Mousse, & More.

What's Flowing in the City

Catch Feign Kin at the Norfolk Kickback on March 28th

Help put Norfolk’s biscuit game on the map! Handsome Biscuit is in the running for the best biscuits in the South. Rip it. 

Norfolk Public Schools passed a $671.6 million budget in a 5-2 vote with Tanya Bhasin and Rodney Jordan voting against it. The budget included salary increases and new pilot programs for select schools. Rip it. 

Norfolk’s 26% decrease in violent crime over the last year was remarkably larger than other cities in the region. Rip it. 

Norfolk Parks & Rec hosts the second annual EGGS-treme Egg Drop, where a helicopter drops Easter eggs onto Tarrallton Park this Saturday. Rip it. 

Two Norfolk Fire Stations now have solar panels. Rip it. 

The Navy is studying the privatization of military barracks in the region. Rip it. 

Recent appointments to the Virginia Council of Environmental Justice are coming under fire for their ties to fossil fuel and trash companies. Rip it. 

The three-month Great American Cleanup effort has kicked off in Norfolk. Rip it. 

NSU’s Women’s Basketball team not only won the MEAC Tournament but were also seeded 15th in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Rip it. 

A siamang, an endangered species of ape, was born at the Virginia Zoo this week. Rip it.

The Perry Conservatory at the Botanical Garden is starting to get glass panels. Rip it. 

Last Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade saw in excess of 65,000 people flock to Downtown Norfolk. Rip it.

Registration is open for the 48 Hour Play Festival at Little Theater of Norfolk. Rip it. 

Barry Art Museum is opening a new exhibition that showcases the region’s rich maritime history. Rip it. 

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller” opens the Virginia Arts Festival season on April 13th. Rip it. 

Dierks Bently is performing a free concert on May 4th at Naval Station Norfolk. Rip it. 

LAVA MiniFest is back at Toast with Nothing, Nowhere, Now Here, Doll Baby, Karacell, and more on April 13th at Toast. Rip it. 

A slate of Broadway shows coming to Norfolk in 2024-2025 have been announced. Rip it.

The Chrysler Museum launched a rebrand, retiring the old tower logo for new arches. Rip it. 

You can conquer a cooking class with Syndey Meers and d’Art Center as a part of the Delectable exhibition opening this spring. Rip it. 

Registration is open for the popular Spring Break Art Camps at the Hermitage. Rip it. 

Don’t miss the GSA Wearable Art Show at the Chrysler Museum this Friday. 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.
Staff Art at The Gallery At Elation. Rip it

This week ODU’s Board is considering a 5% tuition increase and 7% mandatory fee increase. Rip it. 

State funding to promote the use of railways to transport freight goods could boost the Port of Virginia, which features copious rail connections. Rip it. 

Hall’s Shoe Repair, a 65-year old Ghent business, was bought by a Norfolk paramedic, firefighter, and retired Army medic David Clarence. Rip it. 

In a huge move for local restaurants, a bill allowing the permanent sale of cocktails to-go was signed into law. Rip it. 

East Beach Farmer’s Market returns on May 11th at Bay Oaks Park. Rip it. 

SVT Robotics landed a strategic partnership with LG Business Solutions to disrupt warehouse automation. Rip it. 

Sentara executives are being required to provide more testimony in a federal fraud trial related to insurance rate-setting practices. Rip it. 

Local startup Flicc is working to connect photographers with clients in a quick and easy way. Rip it. 

Norfolk Kickback with Feign Kin lands at Afterglow on March 28th. Rip it. 

DEPTH: A natural wine and solidarity fair lands June 2nd at Assembly. Rip it.

Next week Stonewall Sports is hosting 101 sessions for newcomers who might not know how to play the sport. Rip it. 

Blue October brings the post-grunge to the Norva this week. Rip it. 

The Hampton Roads Bookstore Crawl is back April 19th. Rip it. 

FRIDAY:
Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup at Yorgo's Bageldashery . 6:00 am. Rip it
Trail Beautification Days at Elizabeth River Trail. 9:00 am. Rip it
Storybook Tea Party at Norfolk Botanical Garden.10:00 am. Rip it
The Great American Cleanup Kickoff at Lafayette Park 10:00 am. Rip it
Woven Basket Workshop at VA Goods. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Instrumental Recital Approval Hearings at Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. 3:30 pm. Rip it
Hard Candy - An Introspective Journey of an American Woman at Offsite Gallery, MacArthur Center. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Tate Garcia performs live at Gershwin’s. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Nature Homage Opening Reception at D'Art Center. 5:30 pm. Rip it
Irish Dinner Night at The Stockpot Norfolk. 5:30 pm. Rip it 
Sound Advice performs live at COVA Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Commander at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
Talisman Making at Aries Apothecary. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Brothers Atlantic Acoustic Duo perform live at Afterglow. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Fixity performs live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Concert by Candlelight: Adele Tribute at Granby Theater. 6:30 pm. Rip it.
Carlton Baker performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Open Mic Night at The Muse Writers Center. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Carlin Fields performs live at Gershwin’s. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Commonwealth Comedy Free Improv at Vessel Craft Coffee. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Lovro Peretic in Concert at Robin Hixon Center. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert at Chrysler Hall. 7:30 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
3 on 3 Improv Tournament - Sweet 16 Eastern Region at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Chicken & Biscuits at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Carl Olson performs live at Gershwin’s. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Ravon & Disco Dave spin live at Only You Lounge. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Amanda and Roo plays at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it
Léon: The Professional at Naro Expanded Cinema. 9:00 pm. Rip it
Snackbar Jones performs live at Mona Lisa Restaurant. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
Zane and Kelly Duelling Piano at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 

SATURDAY:
Ocean View Run Club Weekend Long Run. 7:15 am. Rip it 
FrostBite Comp 2024 at BearFight CrossFit. 7:30 am. Rip it.
Keep Norfolk Beautiful Days at Norfolk Virginia. 8:00 am. Rip it
Send It Saturday Morning Group Ride at East Coast Bicycles. 8:00 am. Rip it
Tidewater United Disc Golf Spring Formal at Lafayette Park. 8:30 am. Rip it. 
Great American Cleanup: Colley Ave at Ryan Resilience Lab. 9:00 am. Rip it
Dominion Rumble VPSA Power Soccer Tournament at ODU. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
ERT Botanical Walking Tour at Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary. 9:00 am. Rip it
Sky’s The Limit Yoga at Maison Soleil. 9:45 am. Rip it
Into the Wild Adventure Day at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 am. Rip it
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia . 10:30 am. Rip it
Toddler Yoga at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 11:00 am. Rip it
EGGS-Treme Egg Drop at Tarrallton Park. 11:00 am. Rip it
BigForestFire performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
What Can You Do with Adobe Creative Cloud? at Slover Library. 11:00 am. Rip it
The Art of Fiction Writing: A workshop for Writers at The Slover. 11:00 am. Rip it
Into The Wild Adventure Day at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 11:00 am. Rip it
Sarah Michelle Petersen Foundation: Suicide Prevention Workshop at The Slover. 11:00 am. Rip it 
Spring Vintage Market at Reaver NFK. 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
Maker’s Craft Brewery Anniversary Celebration. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Love Petals Make & Take at Maker's Craft Brewery. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Natural Hair Expo at Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library . 1:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
Nick Franzitta performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 1:30 pm. Rip it. 
Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone In Concert at Chrysler Hall. 2:00 pm. Rip it
A Tattered Tale Family Ballet at University Theater. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Intro to Fluid Art Workshop at D'Art Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Norfolk Street Food Festival at Waterside District. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Underestimated Power: Celebrating the Diverse Spectrum of Womanhood in our Community at  Smartmouth Beer. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Book Buzz at Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Steve Gudas performs live at Gershwin's. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Mikey & Michael: Concert & Birthday Celebration at Push Comedy Theater. 3:30 pm. Rip it
Michael Clark Band performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Myths & Legends: Victorian Seances at Aries Apothecary. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Frank Sings Frank at Varia. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Chris Johnson performs live at Ocean View Fishing Pier. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics . 6:30 pm. Rip it
Derek Smith performs live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Ju Ju performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it 
Murder Mystery at Granby Theater. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 3:00 pm & 7:30 pm. Rip it
Owl City at The NorVA. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Back & Forth w/ Mickey Slicks & Rylo at Only You Lounge. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Jack Thomas performs live at Gershwin’s. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Chicken & Biscuits at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it
3 on 3 Improv Tournament - Elite Eight at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Amanda and Roo play at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it
Brian Pinardi performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 

SUNDAY:
Dominion Rumble VPSA Power Soccer Tournament at ODU. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Speculative Fiction Book Club at Eleanor's Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it
Robbie Meade performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Trashy Hour at Reaver Beach. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Study Group Long Listening at Only You Lounge. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign at COVA Brewing Company. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Sunday Weekly Pokemon League at  Atlantis Games & Comics. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
MTG Modern Sunday at Atlantis Games & Comics. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Board Game Night at COVA Brewing Company 1:00 pm. Rip it
Norfolk Street Food Festival at Waterside District. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Paint Night by Crush It On Canvas at Cova Brewing Company. 2:00 pm. Rip it 
"Mirrorball" Paint & Sip (Taylor's Version) at Cova Brewing Company. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Chicken & Biscuits at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 2:30 pm. Rip it 
Trad Celtic & Old Time Session at Elation Brewing. 3:00 pm. Rip it.
Legend Series featuring the incomparable Eddie Levert at Brothers. 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm. Rip it
Amy Kaus performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 4:00 pm. Rip it.
Music Bingo at Reaver NFK. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Sunday Night Sound Bath at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Jake Ryan performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm. Rip it.

Biscuit Belly opens in the Railyard at Lambert’s Point this weekend with biscuit donut holes, biscuit sandwiches, and boozy brunch. Rip it. 

Well peeps are popular but peeps? That’s an extra special Easter treat. Rip it. 

Giant pretzels are still the gamenight move at Circuit Social. Rip it. 

Chicken and liver mousse. Yes, you read that correctly. From Codex. Rip it. 

The March Madness deals at District Apizza are buzzer beaters. Rip it. 

Chicken Smash is still the best alt-burger in town. Rip it. 

Mimosa’s are $2 a pop at Hair of the Dog. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
Shawna’s Food Truck at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Birria Bros at Cova. Rip it.
Thatz A Wrap at Benchtop. Rip it.
Pelican Pete’s at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Saturday:
Gavin’s & Los Birria at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Salsa Libre at Reaver Beach. Rip it.
Grim Smoke BBQ at Benchtop. Rip it.
Winter Market Trucks at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Sunday:
Hot Boxx Food Truck at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Moontide at Cova. Rip it.
Po Folks at Reaver Beach. Rip it.
Hashi Chow at Benchtop. Rip it.
Nap Food at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

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