This week in NFK: Cannonballs, SPARK!, New Moon Fest, Duck Broth, LBS Bike Party, & more.

by | Nov 5, 2021



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The race for Norfolk’s Superward 7 is still too close to call, but Danica Royster leads Jackie Glass by about 300 votes. Rip it. 

Republicans swept Virginia’s statewide races Tuesday, electing Glenn Youngkin to Governor, and carrying several House of Delegates seats as well. Rip it. 

After a devasting fire destroyed 15 apartments in West Ghent, the community has raised over 20,000 to support them. There’s still a need for more. Rip it.

Nadarius Clark is Norfolk’s new delegate in the 79th district. He defeated Lawrence Mason in Tuesday’s election. Rip it. 

Tim Anderson is Norfolk’s new delegate in the 83rd district. He defeated Nancy Guy in Tuesday’s election. Rip it. 

Norfolk-based Admiral Christopher Grady has been nominated by the White House to serve as Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff. Rip it.

ODU Basketball season starts this week, catch a preview of the season. Rip it. 

Healthcare systems in Norfolk have begun administering vaccines for children five through eleven. Rip it. 

A King Tide is expected this weekend, which should bring nuisance flooding. Rip it. 

School Board member Christine Smith resigned this week, leaving a vacancy for the fourth ward seat. Rip it. 

Republican wins in Tuesday’s election could spell trouble for full marijuana legalization. Rip it. 

The expansion of the HRBT is being slowed by cannonballs that are ‘jamming up’ equipment. Rip it. 

 Legislation introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine focuses on reducing pollution from military base stormwater runoff. Rip it. 

Following a Republican sweep on Tuesday, conservative legislators have announced plans to restrict voting methods. Rip it. 

Adisa Muse, a long-time advisor to Mayor Alexander, has taken a role with Richmond-based Hunton Andrews Kurth. That’s the same firm that hired former Commissioner of the Revenue, Evans Poston. Rip it. 


Celebrate the New Moon with tarot, astrology, auras, crystals, and more at the Fall New Moon Festival by Selden Market and Velvet Witch. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it.

Billie Holiday is the center of the show at Attucks Theater this weekend. Rip it. 

The Virginia Stage Company has two shows running: Dear Jack, Dear Louise, and Hold These Truths. Rip it.

Little Theatre of Norfolk opens its 95th Season with Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband.” Rip it.

See the Zoolumination exhibit at the Virginia Zoo on foot for one night only. Rip it. 

Rotten Tomatoes users are going bananas over an ODU alum’s film. Rip it. 

Norfolk Taphouse is lined up with two jam-packed nights of bands this weekend. Rip it. 

Another LAVA Minifest is on the books for November 20th. Rip it.

The Chrysler Museum of Art, the Barry Art Museum, and the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio are hosting glass artists from across the world for SPARK! this weekend. Rip it. 

Stream the latest single by Dettermine: Faint and Falling. Rip it.

Currently on Display:
Sauce: 2021 ODU Art Alumni Exhibition at Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery. Rip it. 
Life and Limb: Works by Matt Sesow at Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery. Rip it. 
Fence Street Gallery in the NEON District. Rip it.
Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers at Chrysler Museum. Rip it. 
Pier Luigi Nervi: Art and Science of Building at Chrysler Museum. Rip it. 
If You Thirst for a Homeland: Flame-worked glass at Chrysler Museum. Rip it. 
Karen LaMonte: Théâtre de la Mode at Barry Art Museum. Rip it. 


Local Bike Shop celebrates one year in business this week after finding success with community events, by-the-minute repairs, and custom builds. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

The IP Configure-anchored development in Lambert’s Point is officially finished, and plans for further development that includes a yet-to-be-named grocer are progressing. Rip it.

CMA CGM, a French firm whose U.S. headquarters is in Norfolk, announced that it has reached a deal to acquire 90% in a Los Angeles terminal valued at $2.3 billion. Rip it.

The City of Norfolk is launching a cross-functional Business Regulation Unit that will focus on enforcing rules on short-term rentals, gambling, nightclubs, and other emerging industries. Rip it.

RISE announced the launch of two Coastal Community Resilience Challenges that will award up to $3 million to businesses that address climate change impacts in coastal areas. Rip it.

Local real estate and construction firm, Lawson was recognized as the Developer of the Year at the 201 Viridian Building Sustainability Awards. Rip it.

Norfolk-based PRA Group donated $100,000 to Operation Smile. Rip it.

Norfolk International Airport opened the newly completed parking garage this week. It took 2 years and $68 million to construct. Rip it.

The rejection of a casino project in Richmond is likely beneficial to Norfolk’s progressing Headwaters Resort and Casino according to economists. Rip it.

Nauticus expects 2022 to be Norfolk’s “busiest season ever” for the cruise terminal. Rip it.

Regional leaders kicked off an effort to make the area a leader in the ‘blue’ economy. Rip it.

Retail Alliance named their regional Retailers of the Year. Rip it.

The Greater Norfolk Corporation is seeking a new leader after Barry Bishop resigned following 29 years of service. Rip it.

Regional Economic Stats. Port Stats. Labor Stats.

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**Please note that listed times are start times, many events run several hours**

All Weekend:
Shen Yun: China Before Communism at Chrysler Hall. Rip it. 
La Bohème: Rodolfo Remebers at Harrison Opera House. Rip it. 
ODU Opera presents Songs of Protest at University Theater.  Rip it. 
Virginia EMS Symposium at Waterside Marriott. Rip it. 
The French Dispatch playing at Naro Cinema. Rip it. 

tHRive Member Meetup at Bonnaire Custom Clothier. 7:30 am. Rip it. 
Making Zero Waste Bird Feeders at Weyanoke Bird Sanctuary. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Happy Hour Wine Tasting at Vino Culture Wine Shop. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
A Tour of Freemason with Norfolk Tour Company. 5:30 pm. Rip it. 
Felicia Hoyos performs live at Cova Brewing Co. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
SPARK! Norfolk with the Glass Art Societ at Chrysler Museum. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Bad Movie Night at Michael and Kimthanh Le Planetarium. 6:30 pm. Rip it.
Fall New Moon Festival at Selden Market. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Amy Kaus performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Beth Turner performs live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it.  
Jim Dudley performs live at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Virginia Tech Football Watch Party at Waterside. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Norfolk Admirals vs Orlando Solar Bears at Norfolk Scope. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
The Dumpster Dudes Improv Show at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Exhumed, Creeping Death, Bewitcher, and Enforced perform live at NFK Taphouse. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
New Moon After Party with Fake Uzumi at Slowdive Gallery. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Animal Haus performs live at Grain. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 
Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous perform live at Waterside District. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 

COVA Moves: Lengthen & Strengthen with Movement is Medicine. 8:30 am. Rip it. 
Fall New Moon Festival at Selden Market. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
Botanical Walking Tour with Norfolk Master Gardner Jim Affeldt. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Holiday Open House at Industrial Cottage. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Big Forest Fire performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Crafted’s Monthly Maker Market at Coalescence Coffee. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
2nd Annual Fall Wine Fest at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Urban Design: Downtown Norfolk Walking Tour with Norfolk Tour Co. 1:30 pm. Rip it.
YOUth Matter at LGBT Life Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Inside Out Youth Art Course at LGBT Life Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Hold These Truths performed live at Wells Theater. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Clothing Repair and Embellishment workshop at 757 Creative Reuse Center. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
My Mama’s Kitchen X The Neighborhood Collab Night. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
PJ Painting & Pints w/ Goats at Cova Brewing Co. 5:00 pm. Rip it.
Intro to Wheel Throwing at 757 Makerspace. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Amy Kaus performs live at Cova Brewing Co. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
PC Duo performs live at Benchtop Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Spells for Protection & Warding Class at Aires Apothecary. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Hearth Stompers perform live at Elation Brewing. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Brett Williams performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 7:00 pm. Rip it.  
Neptune Groove performs live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Illusions The Drag Queen Show Norfolk at EZ Lounge. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Clemson vs. Louisville Watch Party at Baxter’s. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
In Real Life Comedy Tour at Norfolk Scope. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Murphy’s Law, Pillbuster, Chain Breaker, and Old Scars perform live at NFK Taphouse. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Date Night at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Donal O’Shaughnessy performs live at Grace O’Malleys. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 
6 Ways 2 Sunday performs live on American Cruise Lines at Nauticus Half Moon. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 
Mya May and Wivve perform live at Slowdive Gallery. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
R&B vs Hip-hop at Baxter’s. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ SDOT performs live at Grain. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 


COVA Moves: Burn Boot Camp at Cova Brewing Co. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 
Sunday Dog Days at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
1 Year Anniversary Bash and Slow Mo Sunday Ride at Local Bike Shop. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Yoga on Tap with Sky’s the Limit Yoga Co at Reaver Beach NFK. 10:45 am. Rip it. 
Goat Yoga at Waterside District. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Matt Thomas performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Couples & Candles, Candle Making Workshop at Sugar and Grace. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Musical Improv 101 at Push Comedy Theater. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
2021 NoCo Oyster Roast at Elation Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
SOUNDWALK Community Listening Tour with Downtown Norfolk Council. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Hold These Truths performed live at Wells Theater. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Contemporary Dance Masterclass with Bellamy Eure at TR Dance. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Hamlet Thrill-Ma-Geddon at Norfolk Collegiate School. 3:00 pm. Rip it.
Red Stapler Duo performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Tour de ORF Bike Ride departing from Smartmouth Brewing. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
RaJazz performs live at Boil Bay Seafood. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ PonFetti performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Get a daily rundown of events on our Daily Instagram Story.


The full scoop on Sydney Meer’s Fish Pig cafe that delights at every turn. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it. 

Oyster Roast season is here! Elation and Coach House kick it off this Sunday on North Colley. Rip it.

Coffee comes to Chelsea! Vessel Craft Coffee announces plans for a flagship location in Chelsea. Rip it. 

Kobro’s Craft Latte of the week is an adventurous fresh ginger and maple. Rip it. 

Omar’s is always fuego, but this salmon cake, shrimp etoufee, grits, fried okra, and pickled radish dish is next level. Rip it. 

Duck Broth and Gruyere on Croutons at Coach House. Need we say more? Rip it.

Glass Light Hotel is open for Thanksgiving and is serving up a three-course by Michelin-trained Zack Close. Rip it.  

Food Truck Sightings:
Sense’s Vegan Food Truck at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 
Sour Street Pizza & Hangry’s at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Not Your Routine Poutine at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Shawna’s Rich Eats at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it. 
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 

Big Belly Island BBQ at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 
Cheese It Up & Get Stuffed at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Flavor Savor BBQ at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it. 

Shawna’s Rich Eats at Maker’s Craft Brewing. Rip it. 
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it.
Big Belly Island BBQ at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 
Deutscher Imbiss at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
The Hippy Egg at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.

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Paul is the creator of He was born and raised in Norfolk, graduated from Virginia Tech, and narrowly avoided law school. Chat with him about economics, entrepreneurship, hip-hop, and hiking. When he's not working on five different projects, you'll catch him sharing a beer with friends at a local brewery. Go Hokies!