Norfolk's Sunsets on the River concert series is back for an unforgettable summer experience. Hosted by the Hermitage Museum & Gardens, this beloved event offers a diverse lineup of seven waterfront concerts, promising a blend of musical genres to satisfy all...
Spring It On! Massive Spring Market Comes to Reaver Beach.
Spring is finally here, and with it comes a fresh start, a new beginning, and a chance to bloom. The chill of winter is fading away, and the sun's warmth is beginning to radiate through the city of Norfolk. It's the perfect time to embrace the season of renewal and...
Lightsabers & Libations: Reaver Beach Throws Epic May the Fourth Party
Reaver Beach Brewing is gearing up for an out-of-this-world celebration on May the 4th as they host their annual Star Wars party from 5-9pm. Located on Colley Ave, this galaxy-inspired event promises to be an unforgettable experience for all Star Wars fans, whether...
Cheers to Two Years: Block Rocking Bash to Celebrate Reaver Beach’s Second Anniversary
If there’s one thing we know for sure about Norfolk, this city loves a brewery festival. Later this month, Norfolk is getting a block-rocking party like no other as the local brewery, Reaver Beach Brewing Company, gears up to celebrate its second anniversary. In an...
Bleak & Brewtal is Back For The Second Year of Strong Ales
This weekend at 38th and Colley, Reaver Beach is hosting its second annual Bleak and Brewtal Strong Ale Festival. Ten breweries will be pouring the strongest ales they have to offer alongside a day full of entertainment. You might be asking yourself, what’s a...
Beyond The Beanstalk: New Immersive Theater Performance Explores Jack’s Mysterious Life
We've all heard the tale of the savvy trader and natural-born adventurer Jack - and his giant beanstalk, of course. The tale is old as time and has been retold thousands of times through the years. But typically, the story that starts with a few magic beans ends when...
Reaver Beach Wants You to Celebrate Your Friends at Galentine’s Day Mini Market
Valentine’s Day has most recently been a day of sickeningly sweet and overtop displays of affection. The giant teddy bears, oversized chocolate boxes, and massive bouquets of flowers are the hallmarks of a classic Hallmark holiday. Might be great if you're a couple,...
Commonwealth Crisscross: Kendall St Co Hits Norfolk For Whirlwind VA Tour
“No strangers to having a wild time” is how Kendall Street Company first described themselves to me. The description seemed fitting given the tidbit I already knew about them: the band is crisscrossing Virginia four times over the month of February for a 20+...
The Underground Comic Community Gathers For 5th Annual N.O.I.C.E.
Unbeknownst to most Americans, there's an artistic culture of comics flourishing beneath the mainstream. Europe, Japan, and other countries hold comics in the same regard as filmmaking, novel writing, and other art forms. Yet, here in America, comics are mostly...
NFK NYE 2023 Event Rundown
Hat’s off to you 2022. You showed our ol’ city good times, bad times, and some we’re still trying to process. At least we’ve allegedly seen the end of COVID-19 and a return to the bars, restaurants, and entertainment we love. Bringing in the new year with a...
Adventure With Elves and A Boatload of Seasonal Shenanigans in Downtown Norfolk
You could be forgiven for missing an unexciting news headline last month. A small cruise ship bound for some chilly northern waters got waylaid in Norfolk for repairs. What we didn't realize when that headline hit the news stations was that this ship was full of...
A Market for Merry Misfits Rocks Reaver Beach on Saturday
ATTENTION ALL ELVES AND ELFETTES All north pole ex-pats, exiles, and Claus camp vets are gathering for a seasonal shindig. The toy makers, canvas painters, and creative kin of all sorts will be at Reaver Beach this Saturday. It's the Very Merry Market happening...
Kicking It With Krampus at Maker’s Craft Brewery
Deep in the Alps certain forests are nearly unreachable by humans. Legend says they still hold the magic of the old times. Unsurprisingly, the communities around these woodlands have a unique Christmas tradition. When old Saint Nick ventures into their towns,...
Super Small, Very Vintage, & Festive Fun: Reaver Beach & Hank’s Small Business Saturday Vintage Market
This Saturday is the biggest small day of the year... Or the smallest big day of the year?? It's small business Saturday, and it's going to be a blockbuster day for your favorite local shops and vendors across Norfolk. You can go HAM at the big box stores on Black...
Virginia Arts Fest Announces a Sensational Season for 2023
The region’s largest performing arts organization has just launched another legendary lineup of events. The Virginia Arts Festival’s formally announced the 26th season; with its reputation, you should be paying attention. Each year VAF hosts over 110,000 attendees...
Top of the Sour! Reaver Beach’s Collaborative Sour Beer Fest Returns
Pucker up, punks! The tastebud-tingling party for sour beers is back in Norfolk this Saturday. For the second year, Reaver Beach is hosting a collaborative beer festival celebrating sour beers. It’s called, Yours, Mine, and Sours, happening 1 pm - 5 pm on Colley...
LAVA Halloween Extravaganza Prepares for the 6th Year of Epic Costumed Cover Bands
This Saturday, LAVA Presents is bringing back the LAVA Halloween Extravaganza The Extravaganza is not your regular Halloween show, and over the years, it has evolved into the spectacle that it is today. This event is not just about dressing up in your crazy Halloween...
Lucky Number 7! NEON Fest Celebrates 7 Years This Weekend.
They say 7 is a lucky number, and with the looks of this year's NEON Festival, it seems to hold. The seventh annual NEON Festival kicks off October 20th & 21st, and the lineup looks luckier than a truckload of horseshoes and rabbit's feet. The festival organizers...
Rockets Not Required: Lifelike Mars Display Lands at Barry Art Museum
A galactic glow will soon illuminate ODU's campus. From October 14-16, the Barry Art Museum will bring a spectacle from space down to Earth as part of Mars Fest, the second installation of their annual Public Arts Festival. While last year's celebration, "Museum of...
Break a Plate: Greek Fest is Back in Action
Opa! After a two-year hiatus from in-person festivities, Norfolk’s Greek Festival is making its full-fledged festival debut this month! The event, hosted by the members of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, is the region’s oldest and largest ethnic festival...
The 8th Annual Fall Crafted Market Comes To Reaver Beach
This Saturday marks eight years of Crafted Indie Arts and Craft Markets. The market series known for curated selections of creative handmade goods is back again with its most robust market of the year. Over 40 vendors will squeeze into the parking lot of Reaver Beach...
Maker’s Brewery Brings Oktoberfest To Norfolk
Every year there are a few events that sneak up on you. There you were, minding your own business, and next thing you know *BAM* it hits you: "That was this weekend?" Oktoberfest is always one of those events. That sneaky devil of a fest kicks off in September while...
Huge Art Market in Riverside Gardens: 7th Annual Hermitage Handmade Festival This Saturday
Picture this: cool breezes from the river, standout architecture, bumping beats, wafts of pizza, and a legion of curated handmade artists and crafters. That’s what organizers say is in store for this Saturday when The Hermitage Handmade Festival returns for its 7th...
Finding Creative Connections: RVSHNFK Brings Kinship NFK Fest to Reaver Beach
Derrin Thompson is a true creative at heart. His endeavors in visual and musical arts span multiple mediums and decades. Yet, in 2010, he almost gave it up forever. Mounting frustrations over the lack of artistic connections and peers, he struggled to gain traction...
A Culmination of All Things Creative: CAN Fest 2022
Local creatives, you won't want to miss this one: The Contemporary Arts Network (CAN) invites you to join them for CAN Fest 2022. The curated event series, celebrating the contemporary arts, will be hosted at Assembly, one of Norfolk's premier community spaces for...
Literature and Libations: Eleanor’s Boozy Book Fair at Reaver Beach
Don’t Miss Norfolk’s Boozy Book Fair at Reaver NFK Calling all book lovers and beer enthusiasts! Reaver Beach Brewing Company has teamed up with Eleanor’s Norfolk to bring Norfolk residents the ultimate event, pairing books with booze. While this isn’t Eleanor’s first...
Rocker’s Dozen: 14 Band Festival at Toast this Saturday
Just before where the sidewalk ends on 24th street, an inconspicuous gravel lot beneath a looming cell tower is usually full of cars. Most days, it serves as the overflow parking for Toast and Perro Blanco, two of Park Place's favorite spots for kicking back with the...
Experience Top Shelf Jazz and Eats at BROTHERS
Experience Top Shelf Jazz and Eats at BROTHERS With its extensive menu and elevated ambiance, Norfolk's fine dining establishment BROTHERS has captured the city's heart, soul, and palate. However, the exquisite selection of seafood, chops, and spirits is not all this...
Into the Storyverse: Third Annual Indie Author Book Festival
When’s the last time a good story sucked you in? The last time you felt transported to another world – maybe a busy city street, a magical forest, a secret desert laboratory, a mysterious old house with rooms that come and go? If it’s been a while, find your next...
A Decade of Women-Run Comedy – Panties in a Twist Rocks The Norva This Weekend
2012 feels like a century ago, given the weight of world happenings. Thankfully, a band of merry women has been helping us stay light-hearted for over ten years. Back in 2012, the Norva paused its usual production of concerts for a performance of a different sort. 30+...
Collective of DJs Captain Norfolk’s House Scene With Floating Festivities
Sunnyside Collective is a crew of like-minded creatives dominating the Hampton Roads house music scene. The next installment of their three-part summer series boat party, dubbed Nautical Nonsense, brings the best House Music DJs aboard the Carrie B for a celebration...
Christmas Lands at Reaver Beach This Saturday With a Huge Vendor Market.
Peak summer heat and humidity are upon us; let's be honest, some of us are fully OVER IT. Walking 100 feet will basically leave you swimming in your sweat. Car interiors frequently feel like they've been preheated to 375 degrees. The misery has driven a small cadre of...
NFK Day Celebrates What We Love About Norfolk
THIS OL' PLACE WE CALL HOME SIREN CITY BOUYBURG SQUIDTOWN FLOODVILLE SHARK CITY THE SEAGULL CITADEL Naughy x Nawfuk NFK Back in the 1600s, no one could've imagined the flourishing example of humanity that would bloom from these muddy shores. Despite the fires, the...
Fighting Child Hunger Over the Summer Break
Sure, summer officially begins with the Solstice, but the day that really matters is the last day of school, and for Norfolk students, that glorious day was June 16th. On the horizon lies more than two whole months of freedom and possibility – staying up and sleeping...
Swap Before You Shop: Selden Market Clothing Swap Offers Options for Sustainable Style
Looking to refresh your summer wardrobe? Selden Market's upcoming Clothing Swap is all about out with the old and in with the new-to-you. "New" is a relative term, as, with any clothing swap, you'll have the chance to breathe new life into someone's beloved jeans or...
This OV Spot is Home to CoVa’s Award-Winning Burger
Bold Mariner, a staple in Norfolk's craft beer scene, is a well-frequented spot for Ocean View residents and out-of-towners enjoying a beachside vacation. Adding to their burgeoning reputation, Bold Mariner now serves the perfect accompaniment to their unique...
Elation Kicks Off Annual IPA Invitational Series
In the athletics world, there are elite events across many sports known as invitationals. These grand championships are typically a display of the finest in their category, curated by hard-to-obtain invitations. The Master's Tournament may be the best example, exuding...
Dazed and Hopfused: 9 Breweries Showoff Hop Skills at Reaver Beach’s IPA Festival
"You Just Gotta Keep Hoppin' Man. H-O-P-P-I-N." Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic. These are just a few hop varieties loaded into the most popular beers these days. There are over 150 varieties of these fragrant little beer buds. Hops span the...
Great Scott! That’s the Real Brad Majors! Rocky Horror Comes to Maker’s Craft Brewery.
Fishnet lovers and fans of eccentric scientists, listen up because this one's for you. One of the greatest musical films of all time with a world-renown cult following is coming alive at Maker's Craft Brewery next weekend. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is landing for...
Grills, Chills, and Musical Skills: “Grilled Out” Returns For A Third Year
This Saturday, GRILLED OUT, LAVA Presents the annual cookout-themed, indie rock psychedelic, surf rock, outdoor concert returns to Toast for its third edition. If hamburgers and hotdogs are your thing or perhaps you’re a fan of Dan Deacon, Snake Mountain Revival,...
NorFunk Fest 2022 Wants To Get You Grooving This Weekend
The premier organizer of independent music in the region, LAVA Presents, has already brought dozens of acts to the stage. That momentum is carrying them into NorFunk Fest this Saturday. For fans of jam bands like Umphrey's McGee, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Goose,...
The War and Treaty Bring Fire and Hope to Perry Pavilion
“Just two lovebirds singing without reverb.” That’s all that the War and Treaty offer up as a self-description on their website. But damn, does that undersell this duo of musicians. Tanya Blount and Michael Trotter are a husband and wife musical team throwing out the...
The Stockley Gardens Art Festival Is Back This Weekend
Norfolk's festival season is in full swing, and up next is Hope House's biannual Stockley Gardens Arts Festival this weekend, May 21-22. This free, two-day, juried event will showcase more than 115 artists, musicians, and food vendors in Ghent's beautiful and blooming...
The Latest on the Railyards at Lambert’s Point
A significant mixed-use development is coming to the west side of Norfolk on land directly adjacent to the Elizabeth River Trail. The Railyard at Lambert's Point proposes turning a couple of seemingly vacant blocks along Hampton Boulevard between ODU and West Ghent...
Uprooted: A Show-stopping Dinner With Celeb Chef Is the First of the Crop Foundation’s Seasonal Series
This Saturday, a celebrity chef, local students, and locally- sourced foods are coming together for an event this region has never seen: Uprooted. The Crop Foundation's Kip Poole brings Tiffan Ortiz, a Michelin star chef of Food Network fame, to the 757 to work...
Maker’s Craft Brewery Lands a Duo of National Comics: Lucas Bohn and Tim Young
Over the past few years, Maker's Craft Brewery has hosted a small battalion of food trucks and practically an entire legion of musicians. It has been an impressive feat for a relatively new brewery, having just landed on Church Street in 2019. However, while we all...
High Art and Soaring Spectacle: BANDALOOP Swings into Norfolk
Situated at the northeast corner of Monticello Avenue and Charlotte Street, the Wells Fargo Center will become the stage for one of Norfolk's most exciting spectacles this year. BANDALOOP, a dance troupe specializing in vertical performance, will soon grace the glass...
Shop Local for Mom’s Day: Reaver Beach’s Mother’s Day Market This Saturday
Early celebrations of motherhood are traced back at least as far as Ancient Greece and Rome. They might have been more focused on the “mother goddesses” Rhea and Cybele, but hey, I bet ol’ Caesar picked up a pink card full of cliches for his mom. There’s no doubt that...
An International Spectacle Without Comparison Returns – The Virginia International Tattoo Charms the City
If you run into a group of soldiers or sailors sporting unfamiliar uniforms and speaking foreign languages this week, there’s no need to be alarmed. The only invasion afoot will be your favorite watering holes or chow spots. Hundreds of performers worldwide...
Reaver Beach to Celebrate One Year of Brewing in Norfolk
Almost three years back now, we first got the announcement of a Reaver Beach taproom coming to the old Post Office on Colley Avenue. Some folks were indeed excited, while others held a healthy skepticism. Before, we'd heard the rumors of brewery expansions, like Stone...
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