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The Essence of Heart & Soul Festival

February 4 2023

1 PM-5 PM
Slover Library 235 East Plume St, Norfolk, VA

The Essence of Heart & Soul Festival Celebrates Black history and culture through many forms of art. Join us Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1-5 PM.

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Author Visit - Robert D. Gaines presents "Heidelberg of the Norfolk 17"

February 2 2023

1 PM-5 PM
Slover Library, Room 650 235 East Plume St, Norfolk, VA

Join us for a book talk with Author Robert D. Gaines on his latest book, “Heidelberg of the Norfolk 17,” as told by Andrew Heidelberg.

About this Event

The Slover Library Foundation presents a Black History Month event with Author Robert D. Gaines. Join us on Thursday, February 2, from 5:30-7:30 PM in Room 650 for a book talk and signing.

Gaines will discuss his latest book, “Heidelberg of the Norfolk 17,” as told by Andrew Heidelberg, which recounts the experience of Heidelberg, one of the first Black students to integrate Norview High School in 1959. Despite heavy backlash, Heidelberg joined the Norview football team his senior year and is said to have been the first Black student to play varsity football at an all-white public school in the South.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

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Join Week 2023: Norfolk Black History Tour

February 5 2023

1 PM-5 PM
Norfolk Tour Company 208 E. Main St, Norfolk, VA

Join Norfolk Tour Company along the Downtown Norfolk waterfront as we explore the intricate history of African Americans and slavery in Norfolk. This walking tour will in part cover Norfolk’s role in the slave trade, along with some of the historic moments, heroes, and sites of the pivotal history of the African American experience in South Hampton Roads.

The tour will last about 90 minutes.

After the tour, we will head over to Capo Capo for some networking.

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Free

Transit Equity Day

February 3 2023

1 PM-5 PM
Price: Free

Transit Equity Day is a National Day of Action that commemorates the importance of investing in public transit for the benefit of all citizens. It also coincides with the birthday of civil rights icon and public transit rider Rosa Parks, which is on February 4.

In honor of Transit Equity Day, on Friday, February 3, Hampton Roads Transit will provide free rides, available on all bus, light rail, ferryparatransit and microtransit services.

Bus headlights will remain on all day to symbolize the light Rosa Parks provided to our world and each bus will have a reserved front seat with notated signage, in honor of her courageous act in helping to make transit more equitable for all.

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Naro Minded: Nope

February 21 2023

1 PM-5 PM
Michael and Kimthanh Lê Planetarium 4501 Elkhorn Ave, Norfolk VA 23529

NOPE (2022) – Dir. Jordan Peele – A man and his sister discover something sinister in the skies above their California horse ranch, while the owner of a nearby theme park tries to profit from the mysterious, otherworldly phenomenon.

NARO MINDED – Naro Expanded Video’s regular series of free public screenings will commandeer the artificial skies of ODU’s magnificent Lê Planetarium dome with cult favorites and new releases wreathed in stars.

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NEON Art Lover Tour

February 12 2023

1 PM-5 PM
The PLOT 776 Granby St., Norfolk, VA
Valentine’s Day weekend join tour guide and local history buff Joshua Weinstein of Norfolk Tour Company for an afternoon spent among the NEON District’s many public artworks with your honey, your BFF or solo. Perfect for that post-brunch hand-in-hand walk or Galentine’s afternoon. Free to all art lovers!
The tour begins at 2:00pm at The Plot, located at the corner of Granby Street and Olney Road, and will last about an hour.
NEON District public parking is available on the street, at the Plot’s parking lot, Chrysler Museum and the Harrison Opera House lot.

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Black Artists Tour

February 18 2023

1 PM-5 PM
The PLOT 776 Granby St., Norfolk, VA
Join tour guide and local history buff Joshua Weinstein of Norfolk Tour Company for an afternoon in the NEON District on a free walking tour. Each tour provides an in-depth and up-close look at the neighborhood’s extensive public art collection, featuring murals, sculpture, temporary artwork and neon signs.
In honor of Black History Month, February’s tour will focus on the many contributions Black Artists have made to the NEON District since its start. From some of the of first murals painted by local Black artists to significant works by Norfolk State University faculty and students to Black Lives Matter-themed murals, the tour will introduce attendees to the many ways the African-American experience has influenced the NEON’s collection of street art.
The tour begins at 2:00pm at The Plot, located at the corner of Granby Street and Olney Road, and will last about an hour.
NEON District public parking is available on the street, at the Plot’s parking lot, Chrysler Museum and the Harrison Opera House lot.
FREE and open to anyone!

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"An Underground River": African American History along the ERT

February 11 2023

1 PM-5 PM
Waterside Marina 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA
Join Norfolk Tour Company on the Elizabeth River Trail as we explore African American history along the Elizabeth River. This free walking tour will in part cover Norfolk’s role in the slave trade, along with some of the historic moments, heroes, and sites of the pivotal history of the African American Experience in South Hampton Roads.
This tour is free, open to the public, with no registration required — just show up!

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Selden Fam Jumble Sale + Hanks Vintage Pop-up Market

January 28 2023

1 PM-5 PM
Selden Market 208 E. Main St, Norfolk, VA
Out with the old… in with the new (for you)!
Selden Market & Downtown Norfolk Council are doing a little new year’s housekeeping and we’ve invited all our shops and friends to join in for a Selden Fam Community Jumble Sale. Our friends at Hanks Vintage are adding a little vintage flavor with a special section of curated second-hand vendors.
++ JUMBLE SALE (think community yard sale) ITEMS FROM SELDEN MARKET, DOWNTOWN NORFOLK COUNCIL & SELDEN BUSINESSES ++
Furniture, fixtures, merchandising display items, clothing, accessories, costumes, electronics, books, disposable food containers, frames and decor, message boards, craft materials and more!
+ HANKS VINTAGE POP-UP MARKET VENDORS +
+ JUMBLE SALE FREEBIE SECTION +
+ Eat, Drink & Shop Selden Market Small Businesses +
Interested in vending w/ Hanks? Apply at linktr.ee/seldenmarket
***JUMBLE SALE BEGINS AT 11AM, NOT A MINUTE BEFORE***

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Father John Misty

April 26 2023

1 PM-5 PM
The NorVa 317 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA

Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy is the highly anticipated follow-up to his internationally acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear. The album was released April 7th on Deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL / CS in Europe through Bella Union and the rest of the world from Sub Pop. Pure Comedy highlights include the title track alongside standouts “Leaving LA,” “Total Entertainment Forever,” “Ballad of the Dying Man,” “When The God Of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell To Pay” and “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before The Revolution”.

Tillman wrote the majority of Pure Comedy throughout 2015 and recorded all the basic tracking and vocals live to tape (in no more than two takes each) at United Studios (fka the legendary Ocean Way Studios, favored by Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys) in Los Angeles March 2016.

Pure Comedy was co-produced once again by Josh Tillman and long-time producer Jonathan Wilson; mixed by Tillman, Wilson and Trevor Spencer, and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios.  The album features string, horn and choral arrangements from classical iconoclast Gavin Bryars (Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Sinking Of The Titanic), with additional contributions from Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett.

Since 2012, Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman has unexpectedly emerged as a singular (if not undeniably, um, idiosyncratic) voice. Whether by virtue of his lyrics, which routinely defy the presumed polarities of wit and empathy; his live performances which may perhaps be described best as “intimately berzerk,” or the infuriating line he seems to occupy between canny and total fraud online or in interviews, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape – that of a real enigma.  Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of these powers: as a lyricist, and equally so a cultural observer – at times bordering on freakishly prescient.  Tillman’s bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting are all here in equal measure and – at 75 minutes – there’s a veritable fuck ton of it.  The album navigates themes of progress, technology, fame, the environment, politics, aging, social media, human nature, human connection and his own role in it all with his usual candor, and in terms as timely as they are timeless.

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