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🌊 This Week in NFK: Houndstooth, Tattoo, Surfer, Gardens, New Business Openings, and more.

What's Flowing in the City

Mayor Alexander revealed concept renderings for the MacArthur Mall area at the State of the City, however, no developer has signed onto the project. Rip it. 

WPA and the Breedan Company announced a multi-family development project at the site of the former Greyhound Station. Rip it. 

The local housing crisis is being intensified by the number of “empty nest” adults who haven’t downsized; the region has the fifth-largest share of large homes owned by boomers living without kids among the 50 largest U.S. metro areas. Rip it. 

Hampton Roads Transit could extend light rail or other mass transit to Chesapeake and they are collecting public input. Rip it.  

The HRBT Expansion project reached a big milestone this week as the tunnel boring machine completed the first tunnel. Rip it. 

A special session of the Virginia General Assembly is scheduled for May 13th to consider the budget. Rip it. 

800+ performers from 8+ countries are descending on Scope this weekend for the Virginia International Tattoo. Rip it. 

Charybdis, a 471-foot vessel, was launched this week clearing the way for it to help with the installation of offshore wind monopiles. Rip it

Nauticus placed a 20-year time capsule aboard the USS Wisconsin this week. Rip it. 

Ryley Music, a Norfolk teenager, won the 50-lap Virginia Racers competition at Langely Speedway. Rip it. 

The Norfolk Admirals are currently playing in the ECHL playoffs in Canada, in a best of 7 series. The final four games are scheduled (if needed) at Scope. Rip it. 

The Tides incredible start to the season has turned to 7(W)-11(L) record with ten consecutive losses. Rip it. 

Virginia Arts Fest has kicked off nine weeks of events, why not make a staycation out of it. (NFK Currents Original Video) Rip it.

Andy Harris talks his latest exhibition “Surfer” at Assembly this Saturday with CAN. Rip it. 

IGNITE: Sprung is turning Chrysler Museum into a multi-sensory art experience next week. Rip it.

Sasha Marie is making a special appearance at Only You Lounge on May fourth. Rip it. 

Chappell Roan is dropping into the Norva in June. Rip it. 

Jerry Seinfeld performs at Chrysler Hall on May 18th. Rip it. 

Don’t miss the lineup for Harborfest on June 7th through 9th. Rip it. 

This June Cirque du Soleil: OVO takes over Scope Arena. Rip it. 

Currently on Display:
Surfer: An Andy Harris Exhibition at Assembly. Rip it. 
Hampton Boyer: Colors of Us at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Charles Atlas: Selected Videos 1987–2015 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. 
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

NRHA is looking real estate developers who are qualified to take on major projects. Rip it.

Large cruise ships continue to make use of Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise Terminal as traffic gets diverted from Baltimore. Rip it. 

Convenience stores in the region closed for an hour Tuesday in protest of an upcoming ban on skill games. Rip it. 

The strip shopping center at 1500 East Brambleton near Norfolk State was sold for $2 million. Rip it.

Hangry Joe’s Hot Chicken is coming to Monarch Way near ODU. Rip it. 

Flies Skate Shop is coming to Ocean View - they recently signed a lease for a space in Ocean View Shopping Center. Rip it. 

Locally-developed solar sails will be powering future space missions. Rip it. 

It’s the Virginia Historic Garden Week and at least 7 residents have gardens featured. Rip it. 

Free walking tours through Downtown and the NEON District will run all summer. Rip it. 

Taste of India takes over Chartway Arena this weekend for a celebration of Indian culture. Rip it. 

Freshtopia celebrates Record Store Day with a pop-up at Coaches on 35th. Rip it. 

FRIDAY:
Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup at Yorgo's Bageldashery. 6:00 am. Rip it
Writers on Submission at The Muse Writers Center. 9:30 am. Rip it
Storybook Tea Party at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 am. Rip it
The Tortured Poets Meeting at Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. 10:00 am. Rip it
Hampton Roads Bookstore Crawl at Eleanor's Norfolk. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Engineering Student Project Expo at ODU. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Ghent Farmers Market at Blair Middle School. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Tortured Poets Party at The Muse Writers Center. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Earth Day Celebration at Cova Brewing Company. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Learn To Sail Course at Nauticus. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Commander at  Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Live at COVA Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Shadow Work 101 at Aries Apothecary. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Jackson Grant performs live at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Zach Desocio performs live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Dee Polite performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Murder Mystery at The Granby Theater. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Wines of Australia with Akeyla at Vino Culture. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Full Moon Drum Circle at Mystic Moon of Norfolk. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Full Moon Fever: Tom Petty tribute at Smartmouth Brewing. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Swing Dance at Coalescence. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk Scope. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Blues for an Alabama Sky at Wells Theatre. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Open Mic: The Norfolk Word Show at The Muse Writers Center. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Draft at Atlantis Games & Comics. 7:30 pm. Rip it
The JAM! Standups who Improvise at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
DJ WLTHY spins live at Only You Lounge. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Heather Edwards & Nathan Firth perform live at The OV Beach Tavern. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Blind Guardian at The NorVA. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Glasgow Kiss plays at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it 
Brian Pinardi performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
Teacher’s Pet Improv at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it.

SATURDAY:
Community Yoga & Brunch at Mudita Cafe & Bar. 7:00 am. Rip it
Weekend Long Run. 7:15 am. Rip it
Send It Saturday Morning Group Ride at East Coast Bicycles. 8:00 am. Rip it
Birdwatching at Hermitage Museum and Gardens. 8:30 am. Rip it
Spring Bird Walks at Paradise Creek Nature Park. 8:30 am. Rip it
Bhav Brigade Yoga at The Plot. 9:00 am. Rip it
Dara the Bornean Orangutan’s Baby Shower at Virginia Zoo. 9:30 am. Rip it. 
First Sail Experience at Nauticus. 10:00 am. Rip it
Norfolk NATO Festival Parade in Downtown Norfolk. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 
Spring Market at Cova Brewing Company. 10:00 am. Rip it
Intro to Cake Decorating at Wine & Cake Hobbies. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Goats Petting Zoo at Cova Brewing Company. 10:00 am. Rip it
Invention Convention at Chrysler Museum. 10:00 am. Rip it.
48 Hour Play Festival Workshop at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it
Girl Scout Shapes in Nature Day at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 am. Rip it
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia . 10:30 am. Rip it
LEGO Club at The Slover. 11:00 am. Rip it
Taste of India at Chartway Arena. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Freelife Stroll & Sip at Weyanoke Bird and Wildlife. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
NoCo Spring Wine Fest at Hank's Filling Station. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Cornhole Tournament at Afterglow Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it  
Clay & Un-Wine with Chao Studio at Waters Edge Winery. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Little City Poets Meeting at The Muse Writers Center. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Red Stapler Duo performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Earth Day on 4/20 at Smartmouth Beer. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Book Buzz at Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. 2:00 pm. Rip it
LAVA Presents: Pearloid,Drook,Cor de Lux,Chase Evers at Chicho's Pizza Backstage. 3:30 pm. Rip it
Tortured Poets Department Walk & Listening Party with City Girls Walk. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Crazy DJ Music Bingo at Hank’s Filling Station. 4:30 pm. Rip it. 
NSU Spartan Battalion Military Ball at Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel. 5:00 pm. Rip it
757 Comic and Cartoon Creators at The Muse Writers Center. 5:30 pm. Rip it
The Wines of New Zealand with Ryn at Vino Culture. 5:30 pm. Rip it. 
Jam, Jelly, and Canning 101 with Chef David Hannah at Gather. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Zach DeSocio performs live at Torch. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Saturday Night Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Earth Day with Wine Dark Sea at Cafe Stella. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Laura Cantrell performs live at Vessel Craft Coffee. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Emo Night Karaoke 4/20 at The NorVA. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Molly performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
LAVA Presents: Lua Flora, Ground Level, Last Resort at The Bunker Brewpub. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Phil Rosenthal Of "Somebody Feed Phil" at Harrison Opera House. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk Scope. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Blues for An Alabama Sky at Wells Theatre. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Pushing Dragons: An Improvised D&D Adventure at Push Comedy Theater. 7:30 pm. Rip it
The Big Lebowski at Naro Expanded Cinema. 7:30 pm. Rip it
DJs Nobe, Rylo, & E*H*R*L spin live at Only You Lounge. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Glasgow Kiss plays at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 8:30 pm. Rip it
Singles Party with DJ Joe Fu at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Made Up Movie at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 

SUNDAY:
Romance Book Club at Eleanor's Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it
Not For The Weak Records' Back Alley Book Sale. 11:00 am. Rip it
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign at COVA Brewing Company. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Board Game Night at COVA Brewing Company. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Sea Glass Bracelet with Drink at COVA Brewing Company. 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
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Elated Market at Elation Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it.
Still Jaybird Photography Popup at Elation Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Conversations in Art: On Inspiration & Practice at Assembly. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Dominick Hankle performs live at Elation Brewing. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Sewing Bee with Melanie at 757 Creative Reuse Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it
A Page in the Life Memoir Group at The Muse Writers Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk Scope. 2:30 pm. Rip it
Into The Fog performs live at Benchtop Brewing. 3:00 pm. Rip it.
Commonwealth Connection at Royster Presbyterian Church. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Scary Stories: Writing Club at The Muse Writers Center. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Blues for an Alabama Sky: Post-Show Talkback w/ Pearl Cleage at Virginia Stage Company. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Norfolk NATO Festival Rugby Exhibition at Powhatan Sports Complex. 5:00 pm. Rip it.
Synnika Lofton Presents: Poems for the People at The Muse Writers Center. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Yellow Fever Picnic/Walking Tour at Cedar Grove Cemetery. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Nascar Jones Show at Push Comedy Theater. 7:30 pm. Rip it.
John Mellencamp: Live and In Person at Chrysler Hall. 8:00 pm. Rip it

508 Crafthouse in Chelsea Business District is officially open. Rip it. 

Chamomile Vanilla Lattes are rocking through the end of the month at Cafe Mudita. Rip it. 

Get six shades of Rose from Vino Culture and get a special sixer discount. Rip it. 

Feeling hawaiian? There’s grilled cheese for that. Rip it

Sunsets are on tap at Town Point Club. Rip it. 

Sesame Scallops w/ Yuzu Kosho Sauce just swam up to swell. Rip it. 

Grab a thick blackened salmon BLT at Press 636. Rip it. 

Soft shells are in at Our Peoples. Rip it. 

Did you know Omar’s has breakfast wraps? Now you do. Rip it. 

Mahi Mahi is now available Tandoori style. Rip it. 

Spiced blueberry lattes are the Kobro’s flavor of the week. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
Po Folks at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Weng’s Kitchen at Cova. Rip it.
757 Laos Street Food at Benchtop. Rip it.
Hades Wood Fired at Afterglow. 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, Ghost Kitchen, & Nacho Libre at Cova. Rip it.
Big Belly at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Sunday:
Hot Boxx at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Moontide at Cova. Rip it.
Los Birria Bros at Benchtop. Rip it.
Salsa Libre at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

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