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🌊This Week in NFK: Ecodistrict, YIMBYs, Hurricanes, Doodles, Hedwig, Garden Parties, & More.

What's Flowing in the City

A Beacon of Hope for Coastal Cities Facing Rising Seas: The New Ryan Resilience Lab. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it. 

This week at City Council, YIMBY Hampton Roads announced the launch of the “Fight for 50k”campaign to tackle the housing crisis. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it.

None of the cities in the region are willing to provide information on the locations of license plate reading cameras. Rip it. 

A Norfolk Academy 8th grader, Rohith Konduri, made it to the semi-finals in the 96th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Rip it. 

The Department of Justice is investigating violence against Norfolk students and the district’s response. Rip it. 

Extraordinarily warm ocean temperatures have triggered warnings for a highly active hurricane season. Rip it. 

The Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable and Minus 9 to 5, a community coalition at Eastern Virginia Medical School held a discussion on how to address childcare gaps in the region. Rip it. 

Sentara is partnering with local churches to study hypertension in undeserved communities. Rip it. 

Norfolk State outfielder Justin Journette has been named the HBCU National Baseball Player of the Year by the Black College Nines. Rip it. 

Former ODU Tennis star, Yuliia Starodubtseva, has qualified for the French Open. Rip it. 

Doodle into your dark side at Doodlefest: Night of the Living Doodle at Assembly. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it. 

Re-introducing: Joss Stone, the soulful star returns to the spotlight with a show at Chrysler Hall on June 5th. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it. 

ROUGE Theater is launching 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' as it’s latest production that pairs well with Pride Month. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it.

‘Assemble,’ The CAN Foundation’s latest group exhibition opens at Assembly this Friday. Rip it. 

Sin Art Show opens at Not For The Weak Records on June 6th. Rip it. 

Coming up at Little Theater of Norfolk: “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder”. Running May 31-June 23. Rip it. 

Aoife O'Donovan leads a full day of music and workshops on June 1st. It’s “Light in the Eastern Sky.” Rip it.  

A $70,000 grant will allow Chrysler Museum to begin research and restoration of Degas’ ‘Dancer with Bouquets’ painting. Rip it. 

Virginia Stage Company is getting botanically dangerous soon. Rip it. 

Jonathan Butler closes out the 23-24 Church Street Jazz Series on June 14th. Rip it. 

Currently on Display:
Surfer: An Andy Harris Exhibition at Assembly. Rip it.
Hampton Boyer: Colors of Us at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Fantastic Creatures of the Venetian Lagoon at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
“I Am Copying Nobody” at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
“Roses Are Red, My Braids Are Black” at Offsite Gallery. Rip it. 
“Delectable: A National Juried Exhibition of Food Themed Artworks” at D’Art Center. Rip it.
Message in a Bottle: Picturing Maritime Culture in Hampton Roads 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.
Perry Glass Art Collection at Glass Light. Rip it.
“An American Abroad” at Hermitage Museum & Gardens. Rip it.
Analog Mixed Media Collage by Zriegle at The Gallery At Elation. Rip it

The team from Cooking With Greens, a Selden Market shop, was on Master Chef this week. Rip it

After taking in 11 cruises originally bound for Baltimore, officials say that renovation timelines for the Norfolk Cruise Terminal are unaffected. Rip it. 

The Association for Commercial Real Estate is hosting Mayor Kenny Alexander and Economic Development director Sean Washington for a presentation on current and upcoming city investments on June 10th. Rip it. 

Amid record holiday traffic airport officials were concerned about reaching capacity for existing parking structures. Rip it. 

Shops up and down Colley Avenue will join forces with the Elizabeth River Project to launch an “EcoDistrict,” encouraging businesses and residents to adopt eco-friendly practices. Rip it. 

The offshore wind energy construction project will not be stopped by lawsuits thanks to a recent federal judge ruling. Rip it. 

Handsome Biscuit announced plans to open a second location in Virginia Beach. Rip it. 

The Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC) has announced the launch of a $100 million fund to accelerate the growth of innovative startups throughout the state. Rip it.

ODU’s Economic Department said that the economy is adding a headly number of jobs. Rip it. 

Depth: where natural wine meets social justice. Don’t miss this wine fair this Sunday. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it.

The Hermitage Museum’s Sunset on the River concert series continues to light up the Elizabeth River with huge crowds. Rip it. 

Calling all Parrottheads, it’s the first ever Jimmy Buffett night at the Virginia Zoo. Rip it. 

Don’t miss the Rainbow Circus at the Chrysler Museum of Art next Friday. Rip it. 

Harborfest returns next weekend with 3 days of maritime festivities at Town Point Park. Rip it. 

FRIDAY:
Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup at Yorgo's Bageldashery. 6:00 AM. Rip it.
Hardy Ferns Of Virginia at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 AM. Rip it.
Phase II Open House at  Selden Market. 12:00 PM. Rip it. 
Doodlefest: Night of the Living Doodle at Assembly. 1:00 pm. Rip it.
Pop Up: City of Norfolk 2050 at Cova Brewing Company. 3:30 PM. Rip it.
Bike Nights at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 4:00 PM. Rip it.
NFK2050 Pop-Up Office Hours at Cova Brewing Company. 4:00 PM. Rip it.
Street Madness at Jax Wax Norfolk. 5:00 pm. Rip it.
Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 at Naro Cinema. 5:30 pm. Rip it.
ZooGrooves: Jimmy Buffet Tribute at The Virginia Zoo. 5:30 PM. Rip it.
David Jones performs live at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Friday Night Magic: Commander at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 PM. Rip it.
Dennis & Brad’s Great Brewery Tour  at  Elation Brewing. 6:30 PM. Rip it.
Norfolk Tides vs. Gwinnett Stripers at Harbor Park. 6:35 PM. Rip it.
Carlton Baker performs live at Brothers. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Karaoke Night  at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
Native Dread performs live at Mudita Cafe & Bar. 7:00 PM. Rip it.
'Assemble' Opening Reception: A CAN Foundation Exhibition at Assembly. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
California: Not the Usual Suspects at Vino Culture. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Friday Night Magic: Draft at Atlantis Games & Comics. 7:30 PM. Rip it.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at  37th & Zen. 7:30 PM. Rip it.
Storm Large performs live at  Perry Pavilion. 7:30 PM. Rip it.
Berk Visual and Durag Daf spin live at Only You Lounge. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
The Improv Riot All-Star Comedy Show at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 PM. Rip it.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 8:00 PM. Rip it.
Summer Reign: En Blanc Edition at Norfolk Waterside Marriott. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
“Indecent” performed live at Generic Theater. 8:00 PM. Rip it.
Heather Edwards & Nathan Firth perform live at OV Beach Tavern. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Mossy performs live at Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 PM. Rip it.
A Tribute to Coldplay Candlelight Concert at Granby Theater. 9:00 PM. Rip it.
James Ford performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
DJ Cleve 80s Vs 90's Dress Theme Party at Baxters. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 
5 Dollar Comedy presents Harold at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 PM. Rip it.

SATURDAY:
Ocean View Run Club Weekend Long Run. 7:15 am. Rip it
Send It Saturday Morning Group Ride at East Coast Bicycles. 8:00 am. Rip it
Sky’s The Limit Yoga at Neptune’s Fury. 9:00 am. Rip it
Queer Writers Meet-Up at Eleanor’s Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it
All age Steelpan Class at MacArthur Center. 10:00 am. Rip it
Pride Kick-Off at The Tavern. 10:00 am. Rip it
First Sail Experience at Nauticus. 10:00 am. Rip it
Late Spring Walk & Talk at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 am. Rip it
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia. 10:30 am. Rip it
Sky’s The Limit Yoga at Waters Edge Winery Norfolk. 10:45 am. Rip it
Derek Smith performs live at Yorgo’s Bageldashery. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Big Forest Fire performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Spouses Read Stories Book Club at The Slover. 11:00 am. Rip it
Ryan Resilience Lab Grand Opening Celebration at Ryan Resilience Lab. 11:00 am. Rip it
NEON Rainbow Market at The Plot. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Phase Open House at Selden Market. 12:00 pm. Rip it
NBN Summer Mixer Mission Possible: A Future Together at Selden Market. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Meowdy, Partner! at Benchtop Brewing Company. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
Pop Up: Lemon Seed Designs at Cova Brewing Company. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Accessible Adventures at The Slover. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Historic Theaters: A Downtown Norfolk Walking Tour at Selden Market. 2:00 pm. Rip it 
Aloha to Summer at Cova Brewing Company. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Norfolk Street Food Festival at Waterside. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Music from the Operas of Anthony Davis at Attuck Theatre. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Invading Dreams with Yasmin Williams and Aoife O’Donovan at Robin Hixon Theater. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Polynesian Dancers at Cova Brewing Company. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Piha Aloha Band performs live at Cova Brewing Company. 5:30 pm. Rip it
Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 at Naro Cinema. 5:30 pm. Rip it.
Aoife O’Donovan: Light in the Eastern Sky with Special Guests at The Perry Pavilion. 5:30 pm. Rip it
Paul Urban performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Saturday Night Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Norfolk Tides vs.Gwinnett Stripers at Harbor Park. 6:35 pm. Rip it
Garden Party and Open House at Grandiflora Wine Garden. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Indecent at Generic Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Nobe spin live at Only You Lounge. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Mossy Plays at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it
Vince Kornegay performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
UFC 302 Watch Party at Waterside District. 10:00 pm. Rip it

SUNDAY:
Slow and Steady Sunday Ride at Slow & Steady Bikes and Goods. 10:30 am. Rip it
Robbie Meade performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Self Care Sunday at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 11:30 am. Rip it
Depth: Natural Wine & Solidarity at Eleanor’s Norfolk. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Sunday Crush Day at Hank's Filling Station. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Sip and Troll Sunday Market at Benchtop Brewing Company. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Nate Sacks performs live at Benchtop Brewing Company. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
Board Game Sunday’s at Cova Brewing Company. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 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
Norfolk Street Food Festival at Waterside. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Tad Celtic & Old Time Session at Elation. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
KG "The Kid" Comedy Special at Levels. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 at Naro Cinema. 5:30 pm. Rip it.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at  37th & Zen. 7:30 PM. Rip it.
Patrick Ryan performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm. Rip it.

Garden party with wine? Only at Grandiflora. Rip it. 

Cork & Kettle is a new wine and tea bar in Downtown Norfolk. Rip it. 

Byrd & Baldwin is serving up a cinnamon brown sugar poudcake with an espresso whipped cream. Rip it. 

East Beach Blonde Oysters are on deck at Captain Groovy’s. Rip it. 

Special curry pizzas are available at the Bakehouse at Elation. Rip it. 

Blackbeard’s black lager is now on tap for the pirates at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 

Yeah, the pasta at District Apizza is really homemade. Rip it.  

New at Equinox: Espresso Sour and “The Brambleton.” Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
Latin2Soul at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Sour Street Pizza at Cova. Rip it.
Los Birria at Benchtop. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Saturday:
Los Birria at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
La Cocina Patina & Reverie Eats at Cova. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Sunday:
Hurricane Seafood at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Moontide at Cova. Rip it.
Avocargo at Benchtop. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

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