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🌊 This Week in NFK: Zoning, Boring, the NSA, Swordfish, Smash Bros, & More.

What's Flowing in the City

A new report shows that the Norfolk Southern train crash in Palestine, OH had environmental impacts that reached Norfolk and the 757. Rip it. 

Despite denial recommendations by City staff and City Planning Commission, City Council vote 6-2 to allow a drive-thru Raising Cane’s on Monticello. Rip it. 

A substance-abuse center that requires rezoning is getting vocal opposition from nearby residents. Rip it. 

While Booker T. Washington High School undergoes a $44 million renovation, community activists are pressing for a whole new school building. Rip it. 

Near dawn photos from Plum Point Park capture the Dali arriving in Norfolk for repairs. Rip it. 

The HRBT Expansion moved closer to completion as boring on the second tunnel starts. Rip it.  

NSU will host one of the U.S. Senate debates on October 2nd. Rip it. 

A NSU Track and Field star, Kai Cole, says he’ll miss Olympic trials because MEAC failed to sanction a recent competition. Rip it. 

Norfolk native Jalyn Holmes, a five-year NFL player currently with the New York Jets, has started a metal health non-profit, Vaughn’s Way,  in honor of his father. Rip it. 

Before you vacation this summer, check out “An American Abroad: Florence Sloane in Europe, 1920s-1930s” at the Hermitage. Rip it. 

It’s the last weekend to see Little Theater of Norfolk’s “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder”.  Rip it. 

Virginia Symphony hosts a free show with “Where Wishes Come True” at Town Point Park on July 21st. Rip it.

Virginia Stage Company kicks off a new season September 4th. Rip it. 

Movie nights are coming to the Wells Theater, starting in August. Rip it. 

The Governor’s School of the Arts created a music video for local Jake Clemmon’s song “Born Like Me.” Rip it. 

Currently on Display:
Assembly Group Exhibition at Assembly. Rip it.
Early Days: Indigenous Art at Chrysler Museum. 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. 
Fibrous: A National Juried Exhibition of Fiber and Paper 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.
Perry Glass Art Collection at Glass Light. Rip it.
“An American Abroad” at Hermitage Museum & Gardens. Rip it.
Photography by Kenny VanHook on display at The Gallery At Elation. Rip it

Old Dominion University was recently named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) for cyber research by the National Security Agency (NSA). Rip it. 

ODU has been approved as the fiscal agent for five new “lab schools,” bringing the total under management to 9.  Rip it. 

Local students are getting a taste of medical careers at Sentara’s summer camp program. Rip it. 

A 60-foot wind turbine has been installed in Norfolk at the Centura College campus. Rip it. 

Kitchenfinity has expanded with a new beer and wine garden. Rip it. 

Selden Market has a new manager, Sarah Spence Ting. Rip it. 

Carey Ann Weinberg, the former Selden Market manager, has been named Director of Economic Vitality at the Downtown Norfolk Council. Rip it. 

The market recorded a 3.7% YOY increase in median home prices in Virginia in May. Rip it. 

RnB Block Party returns to Scope Plaza on July 6th. Rip it. 

Norfolk Nighthawks, the summer evening basketball league, returns on July 12th. Rip it. 

Cousinz makes its debut at Scope on August 31st with Erykah Badu, Jermaine Dupri, and more. Rip it. 

FRIDAY:
Sunrise Yoga + Coffee On The River at Pagoda & Oriental Garden. 6:30 am. Rip it
Trail Beautification Days at Elizabeth River Trail. 9:00 am. Rip it
Virginia Zoo School Supplies Donation Drive at The Virginia Zoo. 9:30 am. Rip it
Hands on World War II at Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library. 11:00 am. Rip it
Balloon Creatures by Susan at Park Place Branch Library. 1:30 pm. Rip it
Family Adventure Storytime at The Slover. 3:00 pm. Rip it
Creative Writing 101 for Teens at Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. 3:00 pm. Rip it
Free Tasting Friday at Mermaid Winery. 4:00 pm. Rip it.
Summer Nights Market at Cova Brewing Company. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Fibrous & Short Story's Opening Reception at D'Art Center. 5:30 pm. Rip it
Matilda the Musical at the Kroc Center. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Brian Shultz performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Selden After Hours: Adult Game Night at Selden Market. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Friday Night Live at Cova Brewing Company. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Every Brilliant Thing at Wells Theater. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Learn To Sail Course at Nauticus. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Every Brilliant Thing at Wells Theatre. 6:00 pm. Rip it
Pottery: Function & Design of Foot Rings Workshop at the Goode Visual Arts School. 6:00 pm. Rip it
‘Merica OV Fireworks Celebration at The OV Beach Tavern. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Shore Thing Concert Fireworks Show at OV Beach Park. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Paul Urban performs live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Karaoke Night at Maker's Craft Brewery. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Norfolk Tides vs. Charlotte Knights at Harbor Park. 6:35 pm. Rip it
Commonwealth Comedy Improv Social at Vessel Craft Coffee. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Carlton Baker performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
The Regions & History of Rose at Vino Culture. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Open Mic Night at The Muse Writers Center. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Spooky Acres Haunted House at MacArthur Mall. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
“Little One” by Hannah Moscovitch at University Theater. 7:30 pm. Rip it.
FAMILY TWILIGHT TREK at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 7:30 pm. Rip it
Get Live & Delinger spin live at Only You Lounge. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Blackberry Smoke performs live at The Norva. 8:00 pm. Rip it
Doc Perkins & The Medicine Men perform live at Chicho’s Backstage. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Miller Lite Hot Country Nights: Dan Harrison at Waterside District. 8:00 pm. Rip it
The Improv Riot: All-Star Comedy at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Harold Night 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
ERT x NKR Group Paddle Series at Plum Point Park. 8:00 am. Rip it
Guided Kayak Tours at Paradise Creek Nature Park. 9:00 am. Rip it
Virginia Zoo School Supplies Donation Drive at The Virginia Zoo. 9:30 am. Rip it
All age Steelpan Class at MacArthur Center. 10:00 am. Rip it
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia. 10:30 am.  Rip it
Adventurous Authors at The Slover. 10:30 am. Rip it
Nerf Wars at Norfolk Indoor Sport. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Raising Happy Hydrangeas! at The Slover. 11:00 am. Rip it
Ryan Resilience Lab Open House at Ryan Resilience Lab. 11:00 am. Rip it
Vegan Health and Wellness Expo Summer Edition at Scope Arena. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Adult Tabletop Gaming at The Slover.12:00 pm. Rip it
Woofstock performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
EQUAL: a pride party Experience at Benchtop Brewing Company. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Woofstock 2024 at Afterglow Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Fun Floral For Children & Adults Design Class  at Maker's Craft Brewery. 12:00 pm. Rip it
"An Underground River":African American History along the ERT at Waterside District. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Wood: Charcuterie Boards Workshop at The Goode Family Visual Arts School. 1:00 pm. Rip it
Apocalypse Survival Guide at The Slover. 1:30 pm. Rip it
Mermaid Storytime at Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch Library. 2:00 pm. Rip it
4 Year Anniversary & Beer Awards Celebration at Cova Brewing Company. 2:00 pm. Rip it
Urban Design: A Downtown Norfolk Walking Tour at Selden Market. 4:00 pm. Rip it
757 Comic and Cartoon Creators at The Muse Writers Center. 5:30 pm. Rip it
The Regions & History of Rosé with Ryn at Vino Culture. 5:30 pm. Rip it. 
Saturday Night Yu-Gi-Oh! at Atlantis Games & Comics. 6:30 pm. Rip it
Fox & The Bear perform live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Norfolk tides vs. Charlotte Knights at Harbor Park. 6:35 pm. Rip it
Benny Hall performs live at Brothers. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Comedy Murder Mystery at The Granby Theater. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Ryan Irby performs live at Cafe Stella. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
Tumbleweed performs live at Torch Bistro. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Sapphic Pride: A Celebration of Women, Femmes, and Thems at 37th and Zen. 7:00 pm. Rip it
“Little One” by Hannah Moscovitch at University Theater. 7:30 pm. Rip it.
DJ Fairway, PEEACe, Wizard, and Smeedz 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
Improvageddon: Improv Competition at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 

SUNDAY:
Virginia Zoo School Supplies Donation Drive at The Virginia Zoo. 9:30 am. Rip it
Post-Pride Parade Recovery Brunch at Mudita Cafe. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Adroit Collective Meetup at Benchtop. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Packed House Summer Vintage Market. 11:00 am. Rip it.
Nauticus 30th Anniversary at Nauticus. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Massage For Yoga Teachers at Sky's The Limit Yoga Co. 12:00 pm. Rip it
Smash Bros Tournament at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 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 Tides vs. Charlotte Knights at Harbor Park. 1:05 pm. Rip it
Ben Long performs live at Afterglow Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
Legacy Series: Black Media Festival at Assembly. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Scary Stories: Writing Club at The Muse Writers Center. 4:00 pm. Rip it
Gospel Freedom Songs at the Urban Renewal Center. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Workshop: Creating Characters for Improv ,Sketch, Film and Stage Acting at Push Comedy Theater. 5:00 pm. Rip it
Poems & Songs Evening at Voyager Coffee. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
Khedive Notables Dance Band performs live at OV Beach Park. 7:00 pm. Rip it

Can’t beat the beet chevre at Grandiflora, while it lasts. Rip it. 

They’re fighting over the swordfish at Blanca Food & Wine. Rip it. 

A new light beer made just for OV at Bold Mariner. Rip it. 

Vegan Rebuens have landed at Cafe Milo. Rip it. 

Chelsea Bakehouse is slinging summer loafs down at the market. Rip it. 

Sliders are the new tapas at Crudo Nudo. Rip it. 

Cool off with some key lime pie cold brew limeades at Cure. Rip it. 

Pina Colada donuts are sweet treats at Four Eleven. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Friday:
Los Birria Bros at Maker’s Craft. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen & Moontide at Cova. Rip it.
757 Laos Street Food at Benchtop. Rip it.
Hades Wood Fired & Moontide 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.
La Cocina Patina, Weng’s, & Ghost Kitchen at Cova. Rip it.
Sour Street Pizza at Benchtop. Rip it.
Moontide & Flippin’ Hangry’s 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.
Los Birria Bros at Benchtop. Rip it.
Hades Wood Fired at Afterglow. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth. Rip it.
Bar-q at Bold Mariner. Rip it.

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