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🌊This Week in NFK: Spies, Dredge Lords, Lego Life, Tiktokers, Sunsets, Harborfest, & more.

What's Flowing in the City

NRHA was overwhelmed this week as huge crowds showed up for a Young Terrace leasing event. Rip it. 

Norfolk was awarded a $20,0000 grant to boost consumer demand for outdoor travel products. Rip it. 

The City is looking for resident feedback on electric cars and charging facilities. Rip it. 

NEON District businesses are worried about upcoming construction projects further decreasing their foot traffic. Rip it. 

Regional leaders think that lack of public transit is holding back economic growth. Rip it. 

Another manatee has been spotted in the Lafayette river. Rip it. 

The Marine Resources Commission is considering extending the crab dredging season. Rip it. 

At least 27 abandoned boats in the region are posing risks to boaters and Provost is working to get them removed. Rip it. 

A Navy chief was convicted of attempted espionage while stationed in Norfolk. Rip it. 

A Chinese national has six pending charges of espionage for taking drone footage of cutting edge submarines at local shipyards. Rip it.  

A Naval readiness study shows that energy drinks are contributing to sleep deprivation in the USN. Rip it. 

Lower level enlisted sailors could see a 20% pay raise if the latest defense bill passes. Rip it. 

The Elizabeth River Project is hosting free fishing programs for area youth. Rip it. 

Norfolk will be “Mermaid City” in an upcoming Lego movie about Pharrell’s life. Rip it. 

Norfolk State secured the MEAC men’s all-sports award. Rip it. 

Sentara is leveraging singing therapy to help stroke survivors regain lost speech. Rip it. 

Norfolk’s Teresa Robinson will be on the HGTV show “Battle on the Beach.” Rip it. 

The Virginia Zoo announced the death of Alana, a 5-year-old Asian small-clawed otter. Rip it. 

A Tawny Frogmouth (we, also, had no idea what that was) hatched at the Virginia Zoo. Rip it. 

A new landmark is rising in Five Points: a illuminated “grass” dome. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it. 

The Chrysler has unveiled Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a landmark exhibition showcasing the diversity and vitality of Indigenous art in Canada. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it. 

Glasslight is putting “Guitars in the Gallery” starting this Saturday. Rip it. 

Tuesday at Perry Pavilion: Bonny Light Horseman, a trio of folk musicians. Rip it. 

The Virginia Creative Collective is celebrating Black Music Month with a show at the Annex in Norfolk on June 22nd. Rip it. 

Chandler, newly known for a viral Tiktok sound, drops into Vessel next Friday. Rip it. 

Illiterate Light, Twen, Community Witch, Jake the Dog, Keep, Feign Kin, and Hippie Love Party make up the lineup at Grilled Out 2024. Rip it. 

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

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

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

Norfolk International broke ground on a customs facility, hinting at future international flights. Rip it. 

The second-largest freight brokerage in North America and one of the largest global third-party logistics firms is expanding in Virginia with a new office in Norfolk. Rip it. 

Dominion Energy hosted a public forum on the offshore wind energy product after concerns were raised on the visibility of wind turbines. Rip it. 

Uplift, a no-cost business accelerator program, is in talks to bring its program to Norfolk. Rip it. 

The Black Founders Matter fund is one of the state’s selected partners for “Virginia Invests,”  hoping to make 40 venture investments valued at $200K-250K. Rip it.  

John Chandler has been promoted to president and principal broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices RW Towne Property Management. Rip it. 

Dollar Tree, one of the regions largest employers, is acquiring a competitor business and looking to potentially spin off a previous acquisition. Rip it. 2nd Link. 

Magazine Jukebox raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Rip it.

Sunset Kayak Cruises are back with Norfolk Kayak Rentals all summer long. (NFK Currents Original Video) Rip it. 

This Saturday at Chrysler Museum: “Juneteenth: Resilience and Freedom.” Rip it. 

Norfolk Flea Market meets Harborfest this Sunday morning at Waterside. Rip it. 

Grilled Out brings seven musical acts - and a dunk tank - to the Toast/ Perro Blanco lot. Rip it. 

Pridefest takes over the Norva and Town Point Park the weekend of the 21st. Rip it. 

Sunsets on the River, the immensely popular Hermitage Museum outdoor concert series, is running through the summer. Rip it. 

All Weekend:
HarborFest at Towne Point Park. Rip it. 

FRIDAY:
Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup at Yorgo's Bageldashery. 6:00 am. Rip it
GUD Morning, River: Sunrise Yoga at Ryan Resilience Lab. 6:30 am. Rip it. 
Writers Coffee Break at Cafe Stella. 10:00 am. Rip it
STORYBOOK TEA PARTY at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 10:00 am. Rip it
Norfolk Harborfest, Music, Food, and Maritime Festival at Town Point Park. 12:00 pm. Rip it 
Aloha State of Mind: Happy Hour at Cova Brewing Company. 3:00 pm. Rip it
Joslyn & The Sweet Compression performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 2:45 pm. Rip it. 
Pressing Strings performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 3:15 pm. Rip it. 
Ghent Farmer’s Market at Blair Middle School. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Jacob Vanko Band performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 4:45 pm. Rip it.
Red Stapler Duo performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 5:00 pm. Rip it.
Friday Night Live at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Amy Kaus performs live at Maker's Craft Brewery. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Hopes & Dreams Pride Night at Smartmouth Brewing Co. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Commander at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Evil Does Not Exist screening at the Naro. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Yam Yam performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
The Bay Rats performs live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it
DJ Redcarpet Cap at Uno Pizzeria & Grill. 6:30 pm. Rip it.
Bad Movie Night at Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium. 6:30 pm. Rip it
New Moon Pride Market at Selden Market. 7:00 pm. Rip it
PechaKucha night at 757 Makerspace. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Comedy Murder Mystery Party at the Granby Theater. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Allen Hudson & The Halfmoons performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Open Build Night at 757 Makerspace. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at 37th & Zen. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Friday Night Magic: Draft at Atlantis Games & Comics. 7:30 pm. Rip it
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Robert Randolph Band performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
KWARD & Chriz Javey spins live at Only You. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Amanda & Roo perform live at Grace O’Malley’s. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 
I Saw the TV Glow screening at the Naro. 8:15 pm. Rip it. 
Littkeys performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 9:45 pm. Rip it.
Pajama Party: Improv Comedy and Storytelling 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
Free Fishing Day at Ballentine Fishing Pier. 8:00 am. Rip it
Volunteer Day: Landscaping at Ryan Resilience Lab. 8:00 am. Rip it
Guided E-Bike Tour on the ERT. 9:30 am. Rip it. 
COVA Moves: Goat Yoga at Cova Brewing Company. 10:00 am. Rip it
Second Saturday Volunteer Call at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it
All Age Steelpan Class at Cova Brewing Company. 10:00 am. Rip it
Yoga on Tap at Mac Brewing Company. 10:00 am. Rip it
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia . 10:30 am. Rip it
Second Saturdays Art Pop-Up at Chrysler Museum of Art. 11:00 am. Rip it
Free Kids Fishing Day at Ryan Resilience Lab. 11:00 am. Rip it
Family Health & Fitness Day at Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center. 11:00 am. Rip it
Tidewater Daylily Show & Sale at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 11:00 am. Rip it
Pivot Dance Center at Harrison Opera House. 12:00 pm. Rip it
HEALTH and HOPS at Benchtop Brewing Company. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Introduction to 3D Printing at 757 Makerspace. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Disney Lorcana League at Atlantis Games & Comics. 12:00 pm. Rip it
NACC Waggin' Wheels Mobile Pet Pantry at Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. 12:00 pm. Rip it
PC Duo performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 1230 pm. Rip it.
Breaking Down the Binds at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 12:30 pm. Rip it
Hanging Succulent Arrangement at The Goode Family Visual Arts School. 12:30 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
Frederick Douglass: "On Slavery and Emancipation" at Chrysler Museum of Art. 2:00 pm. Rip it
2 Islands Band performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 2:45 pm. Rip it.
Empire Strikes Back performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 3:15 pm. Rip it.
Abbi Jean performs live at Benchtop. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
Woodwork performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 4:45 pm. Rip it.
Virginia Coalition performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
JP Lewis performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
John Boyles performs live at Glasslight Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
The Brightsmiths performs live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Saturday Night Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Barricade performs live at Willoughby By The Bay. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
2004 Tribute Show: Green Day & The Killers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Spirit Gun, Love Ethic, and The Contactees perform live at Taphouse Grill. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Rylo & Mickey Slicks spin live at Only You. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Little Theatre of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it
An Evening of Future Funk Benefitting Hope House at 37th & Zen. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Unusual Suspects: An Improvised Murder Mystery at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Domani Harris performs live at The NorVA. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Simply Tina performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Silent Disco at Waterside District. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Amanda & Roo perform live at Grace O’Malley’s. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Canrock performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 10:00 pm. Rip it.
Second Saturday Standup at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 


SUNDAY:
Intersectional Feminist Book Club at Eleanor's Norfolk. 10:00 am. Rip it
Norfolk Flea Market at Waterside. 10:00am. Rip it.
Slow and Steady Sunday Bike Ride at Slow & Steady Bike Goods. 10:30 am. Rip it.
Tidewater Daylily Show & Sale at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 11:00 am. Rip it
Antique Market at Fanciful Fig. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Goat Yoga at Benchtop Brewing Company. 11:00 am. Rip it
Bhav Brigade Yoga at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 11:30 am. Rip it
Norfolk Harborfest, Music, Food, and Maritime Festival at Town Point Park. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Golden Slippers Dance at Chrysler Hall. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Forte performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 12:45 pm. Rip it.
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Board Game Sunday's 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
Ballet Virginia Academy Showcase 2024. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Summer Concert Series at Afterglow Brewing. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Palmyra performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Summer Too Hot Plant Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Nature’s Child performs live at Harborfest Boathouse Stage. 3:15 pm. Rip it.
Crush It On Canvas: Sunsets & Silhouettes at Cova Brewing Company. 3:30 pm. Rip it
Music in Motion at Harrison Opera House. 4:30 pm. Rip it
Easton Corbin performs live at Harborfest Main Stage. 4:30 pm. Rip it.
Music Bingo at Afterglow Brewing. 5:00 pm. Rip it.
Traditional Irish Session at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at 37th & Zen. 7:30 pm. Rip it 

Don’t miss the last Turkish breakfast at Grandiflora this Sunday. Rip it.

Boozie coffee flights are ready to help you wake up at Hair of the Dog. Rip it. 

Rainbow bagels are a tasty way to celebrate pride at Mudita Cafe. Rip it. 

Girl Scout cookie inspired s’mores just dropped at Smore’s Amore with a new Samoa Smore. Rip it. 

A Cuban is appropriate for this week’s weather, try the one at Hank’s. Rip it. 

A classic dinner, done right: Coulotte steak with roasted fingerlings, various lettuces, herb and castelvetrano olives. Find it at Legrand. Rip it. 

North Carolina has invaded! Scratch that, it’s just Cheerwine floats at Lolly’s. Rip it. 

Cosmo & Wanda is that you? Or is it just a strawberry matcha latte from O’s Donuts. Rip it. 

Kitchen sink charcuterie courtesy of Pendulum Meats. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
Crop Circle at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Piha Aloha & Sour Street at Cova. Rip it.
Los Birria Bros at Benchtop. Rip it.
Moontide at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Saturday:
Sloppy Dawgs Truck at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
La Cocina Patina, Nacho Libre, & Ghost Kitchen at Cova. Rip it.
Los Birria Bros at Benchtop. Rip it.
757 Laos Street Food at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

Sunday:
Lit Auntie at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Moontide at Cova. Rip it.
Hades Wood Fired at Benchtop. Rip it.
Smoked Biscuit at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

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