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🌊This Week in NFK: Scope, Baboons, Duck Decoys, St. Patrick's Day Parade, MEAC, and more!

What's Flowing In The City

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City Council is considering renovations to Chrysler Hall and Scope Arena, that could total over $100 million combined. Rip it. 

The results of a Norfolk housing study suggest that city needs more missing middle and less NIMBYs. Rip it. 

Norfolk hosts the MEAC basketball tournament this weekend, and the hosting partnership has been extended through 2027. Rip it. 

EVMS has had federal permissions revoked after not following animal welfare procedures in a study involving repeated C-sections on baboons. Rip it. 

Several regional police departments including Norfolk’s are considering outsourcing crossing-guard management. Rip it. 

HRT published a blog post making the case against free fare for transit services. Rip it. 

VDOT is collecting public feedback for significant changes to Monticello Ave and St. Paul’s Blvd. Rip it. 

The General Assembly passed a two-year budget that included $2.5 billion in additional funds for teachers, mandates rejoining the RGGI, and a lot more. Rip it. 

The Governor vetoed legislation that would have required two-man crews on all trains this week. Rip it. 

A statewide ban on styrofoam takeout containers could be enacted sooner than previously thought. Rip it. 

The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance has officially surpassed 6 billion oysters added to the Chesapeake Bay since 2017. Rip it. 

While the Chicago River was dyed green this week, someone let some red dye slip into the Elizabeth River. The Department of Environmental Quality says it’s nontoxic and should have no adverse effects. Rip it. 

One of the largest antique duck decoy collections in the United States, with more than 475 decoys is up for auction in Norfolk this Saturday. Rip it. 

Applications are open for the Spring Break Art Camp at the Hermitage with limited seats available. Rip it. 

Joss Stone lands at Chrysler Hall on June 5th on the Ellipsis Tour. Rip it. 

Virginia Stage Company dropped the Season 46 lineup featuring Dracula, Fat Ham, and a lot more. Rip it. 

The Harlem Globetrotters are back in Norfolk later this month at ODU. Rip it. 

The Chrysler recently installed a new art piece that looks like a tapestry, but is really braid electronics wiring. Rip it. 

An open call for artists for an upcoming d’Art Center exhibit closes on March 31st. Rip it

Auditions are open for the next Hurrah Players production. Rip it. 

Auditions open soon for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” Rip it. 

Chicken and Biscuits, a Little Theater of Norfolk performance, is opening next week. 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 month the Norfolk Innovation Corridor’s Norfolk Kickback brings the city’s brightest together at Afterglow Brewing with Feign Kin. Rip it. 

While home sales in the region are down significantly, rents are still climbing. Rip it. 

A sales tax on all digital goods, like streaming services, could be headed to Virginia. Rip it. 

Now that Finland is a member of NATO, Finnish businesses are looking at setting up shop in the 757. Swedish companies may be right behind them. Rip it. 

W. Ryan Snow of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin was named as the Virginia Bar Association president. Rip it. 

Mitch Sandlin, owner of 15 local Dairy Queens, has committed to a $5 million donation to CHKD. Rip it. 

Local startup Drone Up is hitting the stage at SXSW to show off their cutting edge drone technology. Rip it. 

Applications for the 757 Startup Studios are open and info sessions are coming up for those interested. Rip it. 

ODU established the Office of Enterprise Research and Innovation (OERI) to unify the University’s research centers. Rip it. 

Norfolk International Airport saw a 13.2% YOY increase in passenger activity in February. Rip it. 

Initial unemployment claims in February are up 16.8% over February 2023. Rip it. 

The VA LGBT Career Expor returns to ODU on March 21st. Rip it. 

It’s the last weekend to catch POSSES$ION, the 8th Annual Immersive Theater Series at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens. Rip it. 

Tickets for Wine Fest are already on sale, don’t miss out. Rip it.  

Blooming season is coming in hot at the Botanical Gardens and there are tons of events on the books. Rip it. 

Smartmouth celebrates the diverse spectrum of womanhood in our community with an all-day fest on March 23rd. Rip it. 

The bunnies are coming…. Don’t miss this Tidewater Burners “brew ha hop” in Chelsea. Rip it. 

LAVA MiniFest returns on April 13th with a full day of shows at Toast. Rip it. 

FRIDAY:
Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup at Yorgo's Bageldashery. 6:00 am. Rip it
Tidewater Orchid Society Show & Sale at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 9:00 am. Rip it
Writers Who Submit at The Muse Writers Center. 9:30 am. Rip it 
USO on the Go at Naval Station Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
Babygarten at The Slover. 10:30 am. Rip it
Sensory Toddler Time at Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library at Broad Creek. 10:30 am. Rip it
St. Paddy's Weekend at Hank's Filling Station. 11:00 am. Rip it
MEAC Basketball Tournament at Scope Arena. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Join Us at Greater Richmond Convention Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Do Look Up! Solar Eclipse Party. 3:00 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Live at COVA Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Alpha After Work Day Party at Harbor Club. 4:00 pm. Rip it.
Friday Night Magic: Commander at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Luck Oil Making at Aries Apothecary, LLC. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
Alumni Fest Championship Kickoff at Waterside. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Family Twilight Trek at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 6:00 pm. Rip it
POSSES$ION - 8th Annual Immersive Theatre Series at Hermitage Museum and Gardens. 6:30 pm. Rip it
757 Crew After Work Line Dance Party at Boil Bay Seafood. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Michael Carson performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Closed Rehearsal: Chicken & Biscuits at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Bunny Man's Scare Haunted House at MacArthur Mall. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Wanda Sykes: Please & Thank You Tour at Chrysler Hall. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Norfolk Word Art Show at The Muse Writers Center. 7:30 pm. Rip it 
Friday Night Magic: Draft at Atlantis Games & Comics. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Virginia Stage Company. 7:30 pm. Rip it 
The JAM! The Women's History Month Edition at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it 
Wlthy & Rylo 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
What Happened to RnB at The NorVA. 9:00 pm. Rip it
Aaron Fulcher performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Official Fri. Night MEAC All Black Affair at Sheraton Waterside. 9:30 pm. Rip it.
Teacher's Pet - Improv Comedy Show at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it
"You, Me and The 2000s" with DJ Supladies & Fake Uzumi at Baxter’s. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 
Hey Ma! After Party with SugarBearz and Rayvon at Chicho’s Backstage. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 

SATURDAY: 
Breakfast with The Animals at The Virginia Zoo. 8:00 am. Rip it
Weyanoke Bird Sanctuary Nature Walk. 8:00 am. Rip it. 
Kegs & Eggs at Mudita Cafe & Bar. 8:00 am. Rip it
St. Patrick’s Day Party at The OV Beach Tavern. 8:00 am. Rip it. 
Send It Saturday Morning Group Ride at East Coast Bicycles. 8:00 am. Rip it
8th Annual Hampton Roads Harp Festival at Diehn School of Music, ODU. 9:00 am. Rip it
MEAC Fan Fest Powered by the RnB Block Party at Scope Plaza. 9:00 am. Rip it.
Women in Maritime Day at Nauticus. 10:00 am. Rip it
Into the Woods Adventure Day at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 am. Rip it
Morning Meditation Classes with Dr. Sheetal Ajmani at The Slover. 10:00 am. Rip it  
Party at the End OV the Rainbow at Mudita Cafe & Bar. 10:30 am. Rip it
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia . 10:30 am. Rip it
DJ Mike performs live at Willoughby by the Bay. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Hampton Roads Shave to Raise at Elation Brewing. 11:00 am. Rip it
LEGO Club at The Slover. 11:00 am. Rip it
St. Paddy's Weekend at Elation Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it
March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball Competition at Huntersville Community Center. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Disney Lorcana League at Atlantis Games & Comics. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Wonderland and Savannah Band perform live at Columbian Club of Ocean View. 12:00 pm. Rip it.
Plastic Eddie performs live at Club 60 Ocean View. 12:30 pm. Rip it. 
Barricade performs live at Ocean View Democratic Social Club. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Getdown Band performs live at The Ocean View Beach Tavern. 12:00 pm. Rip it.
Kaboombox & Clan MacCool Band perform live at Cova Brewing Company. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Donnaka, bagpipes, & DJ Ragoza perform at Bold Mariner Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Women's Wellness at Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Little City Poets Meeting at The Muse Writers Center. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Instrumental/Keyboard Auditions at Diehn Center for the Performing Arts. 1:56 pm. Rip it
DJ Canrock & Red Staper Duo perform live at Ocean View Fishing Pier. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Rip it
Occupy Granby 12 at Baxter’s. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Sew Your Own Zipper Pouch with Trent at 757 Makerspace. 3:00 pm. Rip it
Bougie B Wine Tasting at Green Onion. 4:00 pm. Rip it.
UVA Club of Tidewater at Hank’s Filling Station. 4:15 pm. Rip it. 
Crazy DJ Music Bingo at Hank’s Filling Station. 4:30 pm. Rip it. 
Shamrocks & Shenanigans feat. Cash Cash at Waterside District. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Lin Rountree & Jacob Webb perform live at Brothers. 6:00 pm. Rip it
The Dirty Dismals perform live at Afterglow Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
POSSES$ION - 8th Annual Immersive Theatre Series at Hermitage Museum and Gardens. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Saturday Night Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 pm. Rip it
St. Patrick’s Eve Open Mic Night at Starving Artist Cafe. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Lox at Chrysler Hall. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Lauren Daigle - The Kaleidoscope Tour at Chartway Arena 7:00 pm. Rip it
Murder Mystery at Granby Theater. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Attucks Jazz Club: Troy Roberts, saxophone at Attucks Theatre. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Pushing Dragons: An Improvised Dungeons and Dragons Adventure at Push Comedy Theater. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Hamm Hawks Jazz Band ATCQ Tribute at Only You Lounge.7:00 pm. Rip it.
Jeyone spins 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

SUNDAY:
LGBTQ+Yoga at Eleanor's Norfolk. 10:30 am. Rip it
Queer Yoga with Bhav Brigade at Eleanor's Norfolk. 10:30 am. Rip it
Yoga on Tap at Reaver NFK. 10:45 am. Rip it 
Mindful Art Class - Tree of Life at Hope House Foundation. 11:00 am. Rip it
St. Patrick's Day at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 11:00 am. Rip it
Scarlet & Violet: Temporal Forces Prerelease at  Atlantis Games & Comics. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Dungeons & Dragons Campaign at COVA Brewing Company. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Emerald Singers at First Lutheran Church. 12:00 pm. Rip it.
Bunny Man's Scare Haunted House at MacArthur Mall. 12:00 pm. Rip it.
Tidewater Dogs of War &  Red Stapler Duo at Afterglow Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Elated Market with Edward Brash at Elation Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Board Game Night 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
St. Patty's Day Cheer Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers at Wells Theatre. 2:00 pm. Rip it
A Page in the Life Memoir Group at The Muse Writers Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Clay Throwdown: Votive Planters at D'Art Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Sewing Bee with Melanie at 757 Creative Reuse Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Dogs of War & Hell's Belles at Afterglow Brewing. 2:00 pm. Rip it
St. Patrick's Celtic Celebration at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. 2:30 pm. Rip it
Spring Equinox Welcome Celebration at Lafayette Park. 3:00 pm. Rip it.
The Nascar Jones Show at Push Comedy Theater. 7:00 pm. Rip it

Willoughby Fish House has traded the seafood for corned beef, cabbage, and cottage pies this weekend. Rip it. 

Irish eggrolls are available Friday only at Redwood. Rip it. 

Coach House is trying to have the best corned beef in town. And also… irish nachos? Rip it.

Stanley girls, you can get your tumblers stuffed with ice cream at Lolly’s this Tuesday. Rip it. 

Yes, the Yorgo’s breakfast burrito is that good. Rip it. 

A “War of the Wings” is coming to Waterside next month. Rip it. 

Grits & Pork Belly Adobo? Toast knows how to make it work. Rip it. 

Crab cakes on a grilled cheese is the perfect Norfolk special. Rip it. 

Omar’s has a traditional Moroccan Iftar all Ramadan long. Rip it. 

The Four Eleven fruit tart is absolutely gorgeous. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
Los Birria Bros at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Vangs Sushi at Cova. Rip it.
Potato Peeps at Reaver Beach. Rip it.
757 LAos Street Food 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:
Los Birria Bros at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Sour Street Pizza, Nacho Libre, and Weng’s Kitchen at Cova. Rip it.
Tone Bonez at Reaver Beach.  Rip it.
Pendulum Meats at Benchtop. Rip it.
Moontide & Sloppy Dawg at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Sunday:
Lit Aunite at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Moontide at Cova. Rip it.
757 Laos Street Food at Reaver Beach.  Rip it.
Thatz A Wrap at Benchtop. Rip it.
Scotch N Rye at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

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