This week in NFK: Critical Mass, Sours, Teacher Burnout, Thanksgiving Ribs, & More

by | Nov 12, 2021



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This weekend the Kroc Center and local leaders host the Stop The Violence Community Forum. Rip it. 

Last week’s King Tide provided data that will help predict future flooding issues. Rip it. 

Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick said residents should demand the resignation of City Manager Chip Filer and Police Chief Larry Boone. Rip it. 

A new interactive map developed by an ODU team displays projected flooding in the region over the next 60 years. Rip it. 

Some Republicans are signaling that they may speed up plans to allow retail sales of marijuana in Virginia. Rip it. 

Speed limits on neighborhood streets are being reduced to 20 mph in an effort to create safer pedestrian environments. Rip it. 

Norfolk Public Schools is taking steps to combat burnout in teachers, but some don’t think it will help. Rip it. 

After counting all outstanding ballots, Danica Royster was certified as the winner in the Super Ward 7 election. Rip it. 

Juwan Carter has set the record for all-time career passing yards. NSU with 8,906 yards with two games remaining. Rip it. 

Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Million Bulb Walk has been nominated for the best garden holiday light show in the nation. Rip it. 

A Norfolk woman played the same lottery numbers every day and she finally won, collecting a $108K prize. Rip it. 

Door-to-door vaccinations will continue in Young Terrace after a traumatic shooting shook the community. Rip it. 

Vaccinations for children 5-11 are rolling out in Norfolk with in-school clinics. Rip it. 

Redistricting in Virginia headed back to court this week as Democrats asked the state Supreme Court to disqualify Republican nominees. Rip it. 


Norfolk State hosts Aftrobeats Fest 757 this weekend, organized by the Tidewater African Cultural Alliance. Rip it. 

Broadway shows are coming back to Chrysler Hall. Rip it. 

Artel Carter’s Yellow House is out now. Rip it. 

NORF, a music social and networking event, returns this week to Slowdive Gallery. Rip it. 

The newest album by Skuzii will leave you asking about the octopus. Rip it. 

All Together now comes to Little Theater of Norfolk. Rip it. 

Artist applications are open to NOICE (Norfolk’s Original Indie Comics Expo) in 2022. 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. 


Memberships are now available at Assembly.  Rip it.

Norfolk’s World Trade Center was sold this week to an undisclosed investor. It was assessed at $51.27 million earlier this year. Rip it.

Ikea is raising starting pay to $16 an hour with expanded benefits. Rip it.

A Norfolk Doctor is suing Sentara Norfolk General for banning. the use of Ivermectin. Rip it.

Modern Matter is leasing 4800 square feet of space on Colonial Avenue across from Toast. Rip it.

Modern Matter raised $1.2 Million in a seed round with investors that include 757 Angels. Rip it.

Project Java is looking to open a coffee shop in Norfolk. Rip it.

Lab-grown seafood could be coming to the region in collaboration with Virginia Tech researchers. Rip it.

The much anticipated Dominion Energy offshore wind project saw its projected price jump by nearly $2 billion. Rip it.

Marathon Development is set to start construction on “Gravity on 400” later this month with completion slated for Summer 2023. Rip it.

Operation Next, a federally backed advanced manufacturing workforce development program for military veterans and their spouses, has expanded to Norfolk. Rip it.

Here’s which Virginia towns benefited the most from zoom migrations. Rip it.

The residential real estate market tightened further this month. Rip it.

Don’t miss the tHRive Young Professionals Summit this week. 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:
All Together Now performed live at Little Theater of Norfolk. Rip it. 
Tom Segura: I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour at Harrison Opera House. Rip it. 
Intimate Apparel performed live at ODU’s Goode Theater. Rip it. 
Afrobeats FEST 757: Dance Off Competition & Workshops at NSU. Rip it. 
One Love Fest 757: Black Market Popup. Rip it. 
Million Bulb Walk at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Rip it. 
Winterfest at Nauticus. Rip it. 

NFK Run Club meetup at Yorgos. 6:00 am. Rip it. 
Yoga + Coffee with Sky’s The Limit Yoga Co at Cafe Mudita. 6:30 am. Rip it. 
U-Nite: Fashion & Design at Barry Art Museum. 5:00pm. Rip it.
Red Cross Blood Drive at Maker’s Craft Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Introduction to Screen Printing at 757 Makerspace. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
LAVA Presents: Grateful Jed at Maker’s Craft Brewing. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Black and Gold perform live at Maker’s Craft Brewing Taproom. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Robbin King performs live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
PBR Norfolk Monthly Birthday Bash. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Rob Oliver performs live at Bold Mariner. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown at Norfolk Scope. 7:45 pm. Rip it. 
Tales from the Campfire at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Pink Talking Fish perform live at the Norva. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Virginia Ballet Theater and Todd Rosenlieb Dance Fall Concert. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Mista Nice performs live at Grain. 9:30 pm. Rip it.  
The Rockets perform live at Waterside District. 9:30 pm. Rip it.  
Teacher’s Pet live improv at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ CanRock and DJ SupLadies perform live at Slowdive Gallery. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 

Lakewood 5K & 1 Mile Run. 8:00 am. Rip it. 
Yoga + Coffee with Sky’s The Limit Yoga Co at Coalescence. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Granby High School PTSA Craft & Yard Sale. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
Generic Theater Volunteer Fair. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
Guided Mindfulness Walk at Norfolk Botanical Garden. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Bhav Brigade Yoga at Elation Brewing. 10:30 am. Rip it. 
Sidewalk Poem Stenciling with Norfolk ARTs. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Big Forest Fire performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Two-Point Conversion with Reaver Beach and Elation Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Bold Mariner Brewing Six Year Anniversary Party. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
2nd Annual Oyster Roast at Cova Brewing Co. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Dan Pellegrino performs live at Cova Brewing Co. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Yours, Mine, and Sours: Collab Beer Fest at Reaver Beach NFK. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
11 Hours of Virginia Cider Featuring Blue Bee Cider at The Birch. 1:00 pm. Rip it.
NEON District Art Tour with Norfolk Tour co. 1:30 pm. Rip it. 
Intro to Zentangle at d’Art Center. 1:30 pm. Rip it. 
“Old Ironsides” Lecture at Hunter House Victorian Museum. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Inside Out Youth Art Course at LGBT Life Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Tidewater Hokies Football Watch party at Waterside. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Fall Pumpkin Succulent Arrangement Workshop at The Hermitage. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Mike Gombas Jr. performs live at ODU Brock Commons. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
3rd Annual Friendsgiving & Vision Boarding with The Connect 757. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Intro to Wheel Throwing at 757 Makerspace. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Jacob Vanko performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Gifted Hands perform live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Shakey Graves performs live at The Norva. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Unusual Suspects: An Improvised Murder Mystery Party. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Virginia Ballet Theatre and Todd Rosenlieb Dance Fall Concert. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Soulja Boy Millenium Tour After Party at Caior Bistro. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Joe Fu performs live at Grain. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 
The Outlaw Kings perform live at Waterside District. 9:30 pm. 
Class Dismissed: Stand-Up Comic Grad Show at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Late Late Night Show at Perro Blanco. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 


 Brewed to Run at Smartmouth Brewing. 9:30 am. Rip it. 
“Why I Ride Granby” Critical Mass Ride with Local Bike Shop, Bike Norfolk, and more. 10:30 am. Rip it.
Second Sundays Jazz Vegan Brunch at Smartmouth Brewing Co. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Rob White performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Kevin Brinson performs live at Waterside. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Cotton Candy Grooves with five live acts at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Virginia Ballet Theatre and Todd Rosenlieb Dance Fall Concert. 4:00 pm. Rip it. 
John Crist: Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour at Chrysler Hall. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Crooked Style performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm. Rip it.

Get a daily rundown of events on our Daily Instagram Story.


CROP X Commune Reopens November 15th for regular service. Rip it. 

Cherry-O To-Go is deep-frying entre turkeys for their thanksgiving feast package. Rip it. 

Don’t want a turkey on your Thanksgiving table? Bar-q will hook you up with a whole rack of ribs. Rip it. 

Elation and Reaver Beach collab for a spelt, sea salt, and pink peppercorn gose called Reavelation. Get it at Yours, Mine, and Sours on Saturday. Rip it. 

Catch incredible glass art alongside some of Granby Street’s finest cocktails at the Glass Light Hotel. Rip it.

Zeke’s beloved poké is now available in nacho format. Rip it.  

Sour Street Pizza drops a new variety of their sourdough pizza this weekend: a white winter pizza. Rip it.

 Daniel Freeman, an independent chef in Norfolk, has some of the best-looking plating we’ve seen in a while. Rip it. 

Mussels bourguignon over spoonbread at Blanca is ready to blow your mind. Rip it. 

Looking for the best pumpkin pie in town? Empowered Plant Cakes is coming for the crown. Rip it. 

It’s officially soup season and Ten Top’s rotating soup of the day is constantly delightful. Rip it.

Get your desert caffeinated, no wait, get your caffeine deserted. Cranberry Cheesecake Latte comes to Cure. Rip it. 

Lavender Early Grey Citrus Latte is available this week only at Kobro’s. Rip it. 

Benchtop’s beloved Walter stout series gets a new addition with “Mia’s Covenant.” Rip it. 

Oyster Season picks up steam with Cova’s 2nd Annual Oyster Roast. Rip it. 

If you’re missing summertime already, hit up Guads for a spicy mango marg. Rip it.

Food Truck Sightings:
DC Smoothies and Get Stuffed at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Locoto’s at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Shawna’s Rich Eats at Maker’s Craft Brewing. Rip it. 
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Lumpia King by Gavin Dishes at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 

Sense’s Vegan Comfort Food at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 
Prime 757 & Sour Street Pizza at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Not Your Routine Poutine at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Crop Circle Gourmet at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it. 

Sense’s Vegan Comfort Food at Maker’s Craft Brewing. Rip it. 
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it.
Sour Street Pizza at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 
Bumbling Bee at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 

Paul Stetson Rice

Chelsea, NFK

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!