This week in NFK: Revocation Hearings, Mermaid Rehab, Souper Soups, Crafted Markets, Chocolate Milk Stouts, and more.

by | Dec 3, 2021

Crafted Holiday Markets
Double Days 

At Coalescence Saturday 12/11
At Reaver Beach Sunday 12/12
Dozens of Local Vendors
The Deets


Heat Islands and the Urban Canopy make a huge difference in how you experience city life in Norfolk. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

There are two rarely-seen ‘Revocation Hearings’ on the docket for City Council this week, which would revoke conditional use permits for two local clubs, Oragami and Culture. Rip it. 

Norfolk Public Schools is reporting an average enrollment drop of 4% to 5% across all schools this year. Rip it.   

Courts dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop the redevelopment of the St. Paul’s area this week after an agreement was reached between parties. Rip it. 

One of Norfolk’s mermaid statues is headed to rehab, but not for drugs, just a new paint job. Rip it. 

Amid the wave of post-season coaching changes, ODU parts ways with their offensive coordinator. Rip it. 

Local utility providers will be resuming service shut-offs for the first time since the pandemic started. Rip it. 

Several HUD grant opportunities opened this week for local non-profits. Rip it. 

The City of Norfolk’s work with Open Data helped it to earn recognition as a Top 10 Digital City. Rip it. 

Thousands of sailors departed Norfolk this week as the Harry S. Truman Strike Group left on a scheduled deployment. Rip it. 

Norfolk’s Department of Neighborhood Services is hosting an Eviction Prevention Resource Clinic next Saturday. Rip it. 

HRT plans to install over 600 new bus stop shelters. Rip it. 


Neck Deep comes to the Norva this Tuesday. Rip it.

The show must go on! Hurrah Players pivot to MacArthur Center for their annual holiday show. Rip it.

ODU French Professor Dr. Peter Schulman hosts “Jazz in Paris: Poetry, Cookin and Art” on December 6th. Rip it. 

Coming soon to ODU Goode Theater: Hampton Roads Queer History Exhibition. Rip it. 

Norfolk Master Gardners are hosting 10 classes to help you earn your green thumb. Rip it. 

House of Gucci and C’mon C’mon are showing all weekend at the Naro. Rip it. 

Shelley fka D.R.A.M. and Gabe Niles takeover Attucks Theater next weekend for a Rated R Christmas event. Rip it. 

Currently on Display:
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.
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. 
Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Boat People at Chrysler Museum. Rip it. 


Vessel Craft Coffee expands with a roastery coming to Chelsea in Norfolk. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

Norfolk Economic Development is seeking proposals to redevelop the Greyhound Bus Terminal in the NEON District. Rip it. 

Coaster Coffee celebrates 5 years of bringing coffee to the Bayview area this weekend. Rip it.

MacArthur Food Court gets another local name. Fresh Dawgs expanded into the shopping center. Rip it. 

Boosting the local bike scene is good business at Local Bike Shop. Rip it. 

Some homebuyers seeking a property over 548K will have access to GSE-backed loans, likely allowing for cheaper interest rates. Rip it. 

VA Goods in Selden Market will soon have packaged beer and wine to go. Rip it. 

Regional Economic Stats. Port Stats. Labor Stats.

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Next Weekend Crafted decks the halls with double holiday markets at Coalescence and Reaver Beach. (NFK Currents Original) Rip it. 

Smartmouth’s Krampusnacht party returns next weekend with your favorite Krampuses, holiday vendors, and live performances by Mosquito Cabaret, Gull, and Dumb Waiter. Rip it. 

Join the LGBT Life Center and Todd Rosenlieb Dance for the 15th Annual Arts for Life in honor of World AIDS day. Rip it. 

Support cancer research and rock out with this Christmas Eve Eve concert. Rip it. 

**Please note that listed times are start times, many events run several hours**
All Weekend:
Zoolumination at Virginia Zoo. Rip it.
Million Bulb Walk at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Rip it. 
Winterfest at Nauticus. Rip it. 
MacArthur On Ice at MacArthur Center. Rip it. 
Ghent Holiday Open House. Rip it.
Model Train Exhibit at Selden Market. Rip it.

Norfolk Run Club Meetup at Yogros. 6:00 am. Rip it. 
Closing Reception: Breaking Ground by Eloise Shelton-Mayo at Offiste Gallery. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
From Overseas live at Grandiflora Wine Garden 1 Year Anniversary Party. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 
Third Annual Chrysler Bake Off at Chrysler Museum. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Matt and Ali perform live at Cova Brewing Co. 6:00 pm. Rip it.  
Amy Kaus performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Nightcap at the Museum at Hermitage Museum & Gardens. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Ghent Tree Lighting Ceremony at Blair Middle School. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 
Skylark with Skip Hancock performs live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Annual Selden Market Holiday Part in Downtown. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
BigForestFire performs live at Bold Mariner Brewing. 7:00 pm. Rip it.
TLVS & Dayripper perform live at Slowdive Gallery. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Norfolk Admirals vs Atlanta Gladiators at Norfolk Scope. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Virginia Symphony with Branford Marsalis at Chrysler Hall. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
A Merry Little Christmas Carol at Wells Theater. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
The Dumpster Dudes Improv Show at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Goth Night at 37th and Zen. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Charltones Duo performs live at Tap It Local. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
The Deloreans perform live at Waterside District. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 
Runnin’ Shine performs live at Grain. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 
Chrizjavey, Scholaship, and Vantablxvk at Slowdive Gallery. 10:00 pm. Rip it.
Desert Club with Evan Slagle and Doddie at Thank You Thank You Bar. 11:30 pm. Rip it. 

Tacky Sweater 5K at Smartmouth Beer. 7:30 am. Rip it. 
Saturday FunRun showed by OWN Real Estate at Northside Park. 8:45 am. Rip it. 
Volunteer Litter Clean-Up with the Elizabeth River Project. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
BigForestFire performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Christmas Marketplace at Town Point Park. 12:00 pm. Rip it. 
Holiday Workshops at the Hermitage Museum. 1:00 pm. Rip it. 
YOUth Matter at LGBT Life Center. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Masterworks: A Storyland Christmas at Harrison Opera House. 2:00 pm. Rip it.
Silent Disco Yoga at Sky’s The Limit Yoga Co. 5:00 pm. Rip it.
Sail Nauticus Parade of Sails at Nauticus. 6:00 pm. Rip it.  
Holiday Open House Tasting at Vino Culture Wine. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Still I Rise – Deeper Than Rap at Slowdive Gallery. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Matt Holoman performs live at Benchtop Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 
Neptune Groove performs live at Varia. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Ugly Sweater Party at Elegant Affairs. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Jim Jefferies: The Moist Tour at Chrysler Hall. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Project Lucas Christmas Concert at Chrysler Museum. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
Norfolk Admirals vs Atlanta Gladiators at Norfolk Scope. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Date Night Show at Push Comedy Theater. 8:00 pm. Rip it.
Smith & Myers performs live at The Norva. 8:00 pm. Rip it. 
Mickey Slicks and Rylo perform live at Thank You Thank You Bar. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ Mista Nice performs live at Grain. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 
The LittKeys performs live at Waterside District. 9:30 pm. Rip it. 
A Very Merry Improv Show at Push Comedy Theater. 10:00 pm. Rip it.
Secret Disco with Misha and Anton at Slowdive Gallery. 10:00 pm. Rip it. 


Slow-Mo Sunday Ride with Local Bike Shop. 10:00 am. Rip it. 
Yoga on Tap at Reaver Beach with Sky’s The Limit. 10:45 am. Rip it. 
Ghent’s First Annual Holiday Market at Blair Middle School. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Young Money Makers: Holiday Hustle at Selden Market. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
Dustin Furlow performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it. 
The Blue Mile performs live at Gallery 21. 1:00 pm. Rip it.
Krampusnach Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Red Stapler Duo performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 2:00 pm. Rip it. 
Tour de Orf departing Smartmouth Brewing. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Beth Turner performs live at Maker’s Craft Brewery. 3:00 pm. Rip it. 
Last Call: A Showcase of New Works at Little Theater of Norfolk. 7:00 pm. Rip it. 
DJ PonFetti performs live at Grain. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
A Merry Little Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Jo Koy Just Kidding Tour at Chartway Arena. 7:30 pm. Rip it. 
Nomad performs live at Chicho’s Backstage. 9:00 pm. Rip it. 
Get a daily rundown of events on our Daily Instagram Story.


The Ten Top: A soup a day keeps the winter away. (NFK Currents Original). Rip it. 

Yoohoo! Check out this Double Chocolate Milk Stout at Elation Brewing. Rip it. 

Boozy soft serve at Thank You Thank You Bar is all the closest thing to Christmas snow in town. Rip it.

Grits season is back with Felonious Chef at Americana Kitchen NFK. Rip it.

Glass Light Hotel continues to bring the aesthetics to the table. This chicken with delicata squash, black barley, and spiced bourbon Jus is gorgeous. Rip it. 

Everyone feels like a kid when they’re eating a giant slice from Benny’s on Granby Street. Rip it.  

Log Cabin Lattes and Egg Nog Lattes have arrived at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 

Why not make your Christmas deserts extra nice for Santa’s reindeer. Empowered Plant Cakes is whipping up all-vegan sweets. Rip it. 

Omar’s Carriage House has a new duck dish that is getting rave reviews. Rip it. 

Cookie Butter Craft Lattes are on deck at Kobro’s this weekend. Rip it.
Food Truck Sightings:
Weng’s Kitchen at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Perla NFK at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Gavin Dishes at Maker’s Craft Brewing. Rip it. 
n at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Sense’s Vegan Comfort Food at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 

Big Belly at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it. 
Sour Street Pizza at Cova Brewing. Rip it. 
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it. 
Flavor Savor at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Rip it. 

Deutscher Imbiss at Maker’s Craft Brewing. Rip it. 
Hades Wood Fired at Reaver Beach NFK. Rip it.
Ghost Kitchen at Smartmouth Brewing. Rip it.
Lumpia King at Benchtop Brewing. Rip it.  
Umami Dogs 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!