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Welcome to Currents. Your local highlights delivered weekly. 

Community.

Reporters Ryan Murphy and Sara Gregory kick off a series documenting Norfolk's long history of segregation. Rip it. 

ODU based composer, Adolphus Hailstork, had his work featured in the presidential inauguration. It was performed by the US Marine Band. Rip it. 

More than the presidential transfer of power happened this week, Norfolk Naval Shipyard got a new commander. Captain Wolfson is the first email commander of NNS. Rip it.  

Norfolk Police Department got famous for using Clearview AI earlier this year. Now the Commonwealth may ban its use. Rip it. 

Want the latest in HRBT expansion news? Join their open house next week. Rip it. 

The United Way is launching Project Inclusion to train historically excluded populations for serving on boards and committees. Rip it.

ODU researchers are preparing tweaked hurricane evacuation plans to account for the pandemic. Rip it. 

Commuting to Naval Station Norfolk? You've got new options. A new gate opened this week. Rip it. 

A bill proposed in the General Assembly could move municipal elections to November. Rip it.

Norfolk Tides gets a new hitting coach. Rip it. 

Culture.

Nauticus launches its newest exhibit with the National Geographic: Planet or Plastic. Rip it. 

The Hermitage Museum and Gardens' Exhibit Whistler & Co: The Etching Revival is still on display. Rip it.

Clear as Crystal: Colorless Glass is now on exhibit at the Chrysler Museum. Rip it.

Joan Throne: Light, Layers, Insight is now on exhibit at Barry Art Museum. Rip it. 

Jam out with Blvckhndz's single "Sunflower." Rip it. 

Cruise with tunes from local band Bennett Wales and the Relief. Rip it.
 

Commerce.

CPORF purchased a large industrial building in Norfolk for $5 Million. Rip it. 

Norfolk Economic Development announces CORE Awardees funded by CARES Act Funds. Rip it. 

Downtown Norfolk Council is offering matching grants for restaurant's building outdoor eating spaces. Rip it.

The newest business in the 21st Street business corridor is Pawsnickity Pets. Rip it.

Local clothing designers Commonwealth FTGG scored a partnership with Adidas. Rip it. 

The Port of Virginia scored funding for an expanded Rail Yard. Rip it. 

Cannabis legalization legislation has made it through the first rounds of committee hearings. Rip it. 

Economic Report: Dragas Dashboard. Port Data. Labor Data.

 

Crowds.

Our Daily Rundown of events is no longer just on Instagram. Get it in podcast form on Spotify.

**Don't forget that we're still in a pandemic. Gather responsibly.**


All Weekend:
Beyond the Box: A Journey Through the Mind of Willie Cordy, Jr. at Offsite Gallery, MacArthur Center. Rip it. 

Glasgow Kiss performs live at Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub. Rip it. 

Friday
Clarissa & Co perform live at Varia. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 

Derek Smith performs live at Makers Craft Brewery. 6:00 pm. Rip it.

Billy Joe Daniel performs live at Grain 7:00 pm. Rip it. 

H.L. Wilson III performs live at Waterside District. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 

Late Night Ladies Ride hosted by Social Cycling Norfolk. 8:30 pm. Rip it. 

Saturday: 
Frostbreak Open hosted by Tidewater United Disc Golf Club. 9:30 am. Rip it.

Breakfast of Champions Party with All That 90s Band and Nate Sacks at Smartmouth Beer. 11:00 am. Rip it.

Ocean View Little League Field Cleanup at OV Elementary School. 11:30 am. Rip it.

Edgar Allen Poe Birthday Tea To Go with Hunter House Victorian Museum. 1:00 pm. Rip it.
 
Court Street Live performs live at O'Connor Brewing. 5:00 pm. Rip it. 

Dan Pelligrino performs live at Maker's Craft Brewing. 6:00 pm. Rip it.

BJ Griffin performs live at Varia. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 

Rusty Ancel performs live at Willoughby by the Bay. 6:00 pm. Rip it.

Johnny Smallwood performs live at Grain. 6:00 pm. Rip it. 

Vince Kornegay performs live at Waterside District Market Stage. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 

Dan Rosnato performs live at Blue Moon Taphouse in Waterside District. 6:30 pm. Rip it. 

Sunday:
Hampton Roads Dogs Meetup at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. 1:00 pm. Rip it.

Dustin Furlow performs live at Grain. 11:00 am. Rip it.

DIY Flower Arrangement Workshop at Sugar and Grace Candle Shop. 11:00 am. Rip it. 

American Cornhole Organization regional competition at Harbor Club. 9:00 am. Rip it. 
 

Chow.

You can still enjoy Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week for a few more days. Rip it. 

Press 626 has family-sized takeout meals and they're perfect. You can even grab cheddar biscuits by the pint. Rip it. 

LeGrand Kitch is rocking a braised lamb and huitlacoche quesadilla with harissa sour cream. Rip it.

Hell's Kitchen is secretly a great vegan spot and they've got some of the best fries in town. Rip it. 

Food Truck Sightings:
Prime757 at Maker's Craft Brewing. Friday night. Rip it. 

Cheese It Up HR at O'Connor Brewing. Friday Night. Rip it.

Bumbling Bee at Cova Brewing Co. Friday Night. Rip it. 

Capt'n Crabby at Benchtop Brewing. Friday Night. Rip it. 

Burrito Perdido and Vessel Coffee at Smartmouth Brewing. Brunch hour. Rip it. 

Red River Smoke House at Maker's Craft Brewing. Saturday Night. Rip it. 

La Cucina Di Sophia at O'Connor Brewing. Saturday Night. Rip it. 

Cast Iron Catering at Cova Brewing Co. Saturday Night. Rip it. 

My Mama's Kitchen at Benchtop Brewing Co. Saturday Night. Rip it.

Smoked Biscuit at O'Connor Brewing. Sunday Brunch. Rip it.

Taco Flavored Kisses at Benchtop Brewing. Sunday Brunch. Rip it.

The Ripcurrent.

Maybe you heard of double rainbows, but did this local spot double sunsets? 

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