This week in NFK: Crossover, Craft Coffee, Cargo Truck Patrols, Cruise Competition, Clown Bash, CATS, and more.

by | Feb 10, 2023




The Incredible Attucks Theater, A Legendary Norfolk Landmark. Rip it.  

Increased patrols have caught dozens of commercial trucks violating time-based bans on Hampton Blvd. Rip it. 

The Army Corp floodwall project could change the look and feel of Downtown’s waterfront. Rip it.

The Norfolk Botanical Garden has been able to name 78 of 220 African American women who cleared land for the garden and needs help identifying the rest. Rip it. 

Norfolk’s Commonwealth Attorney is facing legal action in a case being brought to court by his former political opponent. Rip it. 

TSA at Norfolk International Airport is asking passengers to leave guns at home after record numbers of weapons were caught. Rip it. 

The hull of the Spirit of Norfolk is likely headed for a final career as an artificial reef. Rip it. 

Crossover, the halfway mark of the General Assembly session, is this Tuesday. Over 1,000 bills are still in play as they pass to the other chamber. Rip it. 

Virginia’s Senate has passed a bill to start a psilocybin advisory board that would develop a plan for establishing medical use in the Commonwealth. Rip it. 

Lawmakers do not have a clear path for the recreational sale of marijuana in Virginia, leaving grey areas and confusion. Rip it. 

SNAP benefits for thousands of Virginians will end this week as the COVID allotments expire. Rip it. 

Several bills regulating environmental pollutants like microplastics, driveway sealers, and PFAs are making their way through the General Assembly. Rip it. 

A bill that would open Virginia’s coast to offshore oil drilling passed the U.S. House on a mostly party-line vote. Rip it. 

Former ODU football player, Zach Pascal, will play in the Super Bowl this weekend for the Philadelphia Eagles. Rip it.


Kendall Street Company is crisscrossing the Commonwealth for a 20+ show Virginia-only tour. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

The Hermitage continues its second small-crowd performance series this Friday with GSA Jazz. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it.

The Hermitage’s 7th Annual Immersive Theater Series is coming up with three weeks of showtimes that will surely sell out. Rip it. 

Shark City Drum Corp is bringing percussion, inspiration, and family to kids of all ages. Rip it.  

Norfolk Master Gardeners are back with a series of “Good Gardening” talks. Rip it. 

Dozens of bands are set to play at YES FEST, a collaboration between ODU and LAVA Presents. Rip it.

ODU writers and game designers are coming together to put storytelling and digital design together. Rip it.

$10,000 open call to artists for a mural and performance event project in Norfolk closes on Feb 22. Rip it.

ODU is hosting its first-ever Short-Film Fest on February 17th. Rip it.

The Rep Theatre at ODU is hard at work preparing Artemis, I for the grand opening in March. Rip it.
Currently on Display:
To See a World in a Grain of Sand at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Reclamations at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Facing Ourselves: Mike Disfarmer and the American Portrait at Chrysler Museum. Rip it.
Cuyahoga River at Offsite Gallery. Rip it.
The Great Exhibition: Bébés at the Barry Art Museum. Rip it.
Elated Staff Art Showcase at The Gallery At Elation. Rip it.


NSU and Selden Market have joined forces to build a pipeline of strong small businesses. Align: Small Business Series is an eight-week and three-part program. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it.  

An economic impact study released this week says that “air taxis” could generate $16 billion in new business in Virginia. Rip it. 

Yellow Dog Software, which specializes in inventory software, is expanding its office and hiring 20  people. Rip it. 

NFTW Records is raising funds for a new record shop in Downtown Norfolk with a show next weekend. Rip it. 

Harbor Group International promoted Yisroel Berg to chief investment officer for multifamily after a year where the firm invested more than $2 billion in buying apartments. Rip it. 

The GAO says Navy ships faced persistent and worsening sustainment challenges as repairs and maintenance build up. Rip it. 

Clean Eatz franchisee Dylan Richmond is expanding to a third location after the success of his Ward’s Corner shop. Rip it. 

ODU adopted a 2023-2028 strategic plan that will guide the direction of the university in the coming years. Rip it. 

Applications to 757 Startup Studios are now open. Accepted founders can get 6 months of free office space, 25 weeks of programming, and more. Rip it.
Advocates are pushing for Virginia to be more generous with tax credits for film and TV productions to get more entertainment industry jobs in the state. Rip it. 

Aspire at Church Street breaks ground this week. Rip it.

Half Moon Cruise Terminal may be getting some competition as Yorktown lands two cruise port calls. Rip it.

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Celebrate your friends! The gals and the pals gather at their favorite locale. Galentine’s Mini Market at Reaver Beach. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it.

Over 120 video games are on deck at Nauticus for the competitive, the nostalgic, and the curious. Rip it.

Kendall Street Company is on the way back to Norfolk as part of their statewide Kendall Street Is For Lovers Tour. Rip it.

Commonwealth Comedy brings improv to OV later this month. Rip it.

The Norfolk Tides firework schedule just dropped. Rip it.

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

Norfolk Run Club Friday Meetup. 6:00 am. Rip it 
Yoga at Vessel Craft Coffee. 6:15 am. Rip it
VA General Assembly Cross Over: Resilience Recap w/ Wetlands Watch. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
U-Nite: Resistance & Reflection at Barry Art Museum. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Velocity Networking: 5 Star Connections at Black BRAND. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Breathe Move Love with Tessa Taub at Flourish on Colley. 5:30 pm. Rip it. 
For the Love of Beer 2023 at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
Valentine Murder Mystery at The Granby Theater. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
Ouroboro Book Release at The Venue on 35th. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Art Rowe performs live at Sunset Grill. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Sammy Lee performs live at Benchtop Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
LIVE From the Music Room x GSA at Hermitage Museum and Gardens. 6:15 pm. Rip it 
Love is in the Air Wine Tasting with Ian Honaker at Town Point Club. 6:30 pm. Rip it 
The Muse Neighborhood Jam at The Muse Writers Center. 7:00 pm. Rip it 
Weekly TBMA Bluegrass Jam at Roosevelt Area Civic League. 7:00 pm. Rip it 
EVMS Faculty and Students present The Vagina Monologues. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
PALentine’s Day Paint Party at Pinot’s Palette. 7:00 pm. Rip it 
Soil Series Part II: Limestone Vineyards at Vino Culture. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Brews and Brushes: Valentines Paint Party at Smartmouth. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Into The Zoo Friday at Republic NFK. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
CATS performed live at Chrysler Hall. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Clown Bash at 37th and Zen. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Tales from the Campfire at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it 
Red Stapler performs live at OV Beach Tavern. 8:00 pm. Rip it 
Iola’s Letter performed live at the Little Theater of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Friday Night Magic: Commander at Atlantis Games & Comics. 8:30 pm. Rip it 
Beth Patterson performs live at Grace O’Malley’s. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 
Pink Floyd – The Wall screening at Naro Cinema. 11:00 pm. Rip it 
Jan & Zane perform live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it 
Teacher’s Pet – Improv Comedy Show at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it 

Weekend Long Run at Ocean View Run Club. 7:15 am. Rip it 
Send It Saturday Morning Group Ride at East Coast Bicycles. 8:00 am. Rip it 
Atlantis Games and Comics 40K Event. 8:30 am. Rip it 
Yoga + Coffee at Coalescence. 9:00 am. Rip it 
Puttering Around the Zoo with Tidewater United Disc Golf. 9:30 am. Rip it.
Bhav Brigade Yoga at Elation Brewing. 10:00 am. Rip it 
Hot Glass Heart Class at Chrysler Museum. 10:00 am. Rip it.
The Strength Gauntlet at Brute Strength Gym. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Chess Club at Slover Library. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Galentine’s Brunch at COVA. 10:00 am. Rip it 
Hot Girl Walk departing Stockley Gardens. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Live Life Fresh Boom Box Bike Ride at Freshtopia. 10:30 am. Rip it 
BigForestFire Solo at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it 
Sweetheart Saturday at Selden Market. 11:00 am. Rip it 
Winter Farmer’s Market at OBC. 12:00 pm. Rip it.
Lovers Rock Vintage Market at The Veil. 12:00 pm. Rip it.
Galentine’s Day Mini Market at Reaver Beach NFK. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
NoCo Oyster Roast Second Edition at Elation Brewing. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
Give Yourself Some of That Self-Love at Flourish on Colley. 1:30 pm. Rip it.
Waterways to Freedom: African American History Tour on the ERT. 1:30 pm. Rip it 
CATS performed live at Chrysler Hall. 2:00 & 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Author Convo: Lauren Blackwood at Prince Books. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Cupid’s Cups Charity Beer Pong Tournament at The OV Beach Tavern. 2:00 pm. Rip it 
Yin + Chocolate Tasting at Sky’s The Limit Yoga Co. 4:30 pm. Rip it 
Crazy DJ Music Bingo at Hank’s Filling Station. 4:30 pm. Rip it.
Kiss & Tail at The Virginia Zoo. 5:00 pm. Rip it 
Cheese & Chocolate Wine Pairing Class at VIA design. 5:00 pm. Rip it 
Dark Sines, Oahu, Good Glass, Steven Kemner perform live at Korbros. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
Va Stage Co performs Every Brilliant Thing at Trinity Presbyterian Church. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
Cody Browning performs live at Benchtop Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
BOCA performs live at Varia. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Protection Sachet Making at Aries Apothecary. 6:00 pm. Rip it 
‘PHASES’ Film Premiere at Chrysler Museum. 6:00 pm. Rip it.
Lindsey Webster performs live at Attucks Theatre. 7:00 pm. Rip it 
Valentine’s Nightmare at The Norfolk Haunted Temple. 7:00 pm. Rip it
Dueling Pianos performs live at Boss Queens. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
VCW Pro Wrestling Live at Kroc Center Hampton Roads. 7:30 pm. Rip it.
Jacquees performs live at The NorVA. 8:00 pm. Rip it 
The Unusual Suspects: An Improvised Murder Mystery at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it 
Iola’s Letter performed live at the Little Theater of Norfolk. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Beth Patterson performs live at Grace O’Malley’s. 8:30 pm. Rip it.
Broken Hearts with DJ Kenny Kruzeat The Wave. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
Flirty February – Valentine’s Day Drag Show with Javon Love! at Reaver NFK. 9:00 pm. Rip it 
Vince Kornegay performs live at Grain. 9:00 pm. Rip it 
Saturday Karaoke at Pizza Chef. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
Love Sucks Caraoke at Cogan’s Ghent. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
House You with DJ Supladies, DJ Dmya May, Chriz Javey, and more at 80/20. 9:00 pm. Rip it.
UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski at Waterside District. 10:00 pm. Rip it.
Second Saturday Stand-Up at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. 
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Hot Glass Heart Class at Chrysler Museum. 10:00 am. Rip it.
Slow-Mo Sunday Group Ride at Local Bike Shop NFK. 10:30 am. Rip it 
Dustin Furlow performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it
Valentine’s Day Church Street Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 11:00 am. Rip it 
Lovers and Friends V-Day Social with Get Well Soon. 11:15 am. Rip it.
Super Bowl Bash at Waterside District. 12:00 pm. Rip it 
Bhav at Sky’s the Limit. 12:00 pm. Rip it 
Elated Craft Market -Valentine’s Edition at Elation Brewing. 12:00 pm. Rip it 
Happily-Ever-After Tea with Cinderella at Hunter House Victorian Museum. 12:00 pm. Rip it 
Love With Intention at Kindred Spirit. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
Lipgloss & Lashes Drag Brunch at 37th & Zen. 1:00 pm. Rip it 
CATS performed live at Chrysler Hall. 1:00 & 6:30 pm. Rip it.
NEON Art Lover Tour at The Plot. 2:00 pm. Rip it 
Iola’s Letter performed live at the Little Theater of Norfolk. 2:30 pm. Rip it.
John Baldwin performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 2:30 pm. Rip it.
Reiki Level 1 at Aries Apothecary. 3:00 pm. Rip it
Music Bingo at Reaver NFK. 4:00 pm. Rip it 
Watch the Big Game at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 4:00 pm. Rip it 
Into The Fog performs live at Benchtop Brewing Co. 4:00 pm. Rip it 
Big Bowl Bash: Kansas City VS Philadelphia at The OV Beach Tavern. 4:00 pm. Rip it 
Super Bowl Sunday at Grace O’Malley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. 5:00 pm. Rip it 
The Connect 757 SB Watch Party at Waterside District. 5:00 pm. Rip it.
Brandon Peter performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm.  
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Get a daily rundown of events on our Daily Instagram Story.


The beer cocktail lineup at Reaver Beach’s Galentine’s Mini Market is looking FRESH. Rip it. 

New ciders just popped up in the Eleanor’s Bottle Shop. Rip it. 

This Heart of Darkness latte with rose, cardamom, and activated charcoal is quite the V-Day statement. Rip it

The Yorgo’s breakfast burrito is will revive you from any and all Friday night-induced ailments. Rip it. 

When you see gnocchi on the menu at The Ten Top, you do not want to miss it. Rip it. 

Double espresso, star anise, orange slice? It’s the Exit Strategy. Rip it. 

You’ve had a smash burger, but have you had a blackened smash burger? Check it out at OV Beach Tavern. Rip it.

“The Queens Bones,” the specialty at Boss Queens Soul Cafe. Rip it.  

Commune is back on the brunch game, and this time they’ve got pancakes. Rip it.

Southwest Egg Rolls and those round fries at Hells Kitchen is a primo move. Rip it. 

Keeping dry January going? Toast has a full lineup of NA options. Rip it.

Stony’s Dockside is rolling out the lobster ravioli and flounder bercy for its Valentine’s Day dinner. Rip it.

The Orapax lamb chops are a rare find, but they’re ready for the Valentine’s menu. Rip it. 

EMOcha Raspberry Craft Latte on deck this week at Kobros. Rip it. 

Nothing says classic like chicken and waffles and mac & cheese. Rip it. 

Flavor of the week at Dirty Buffalo:  jalapeno beer cheese. Rip it.

Food Truck Sightings:

Ghost Kitchen & Weng’s Kitchen at Cova Brewing. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it.
Bar-Q at Bold Mariner Brewing. Rip it.
Hot Boxx at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it.
Buss Down Boils at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Bakehouse Pizza at Elation Brewing. Rip it.
Hades Wood Fired at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it.

Gocho Gourmet & Luva Bowls at Cova Brewing. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it.
Flippin’ Hangry at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Bakehouse Pizza at Elation Brewing. Rip it.
Bar-Q at Bold Mariner Brewing. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it.
Lit Auntie at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it

Chelsea Bakehouse Delivery at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it.
Hangry’s at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it.
Bakehouse Pizza at Elation Brewing. Rip it.
Bar-Q at Bold Mariner Brewing. Rip it.
Shawna’s Rich Eats at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it.

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