Alchemy NFK is a venue in Norfolk, Virginia that exists in the brand-new ‘Downtown Arts & Design District’ on Granby Street. Cyndi and I brought down the full [carrythewhat?] replications display to their Pop the Trunk event!
It was a cool event, with a lot of interesting stuff for sale! I wound up getting a bunch of soap from Of The Earth Body Care (the lemongrass is my favorite) and Cyndi picked up some holiday gifts for friends and family.
I took a walk to go get an energy drink on Saturday, and passed by the Push Comedy Theater. I saw a sign advertising a comedy show at 7 PM, which was right after the Alchemy event ended (6 PM). It looked pretty solid, so I bought tickets to see it later that night.
After the event on Saturday, we got dinner at the Parlor on Granby (confusingly located directly next to the Beauty Parlor, a hair salon). Super cool place, and I really loved the old school Edison lights they had suspended from the ceiling.
After dinner, we headed to the comedy theater to see The Pushers Comedy Troupe, who were fresh back from a stint with the Upright Citizens Brigade. They did a performance called ‘Spartacus Fartacus‘, which was sort of like a sober version of Drunk History. Super funny, and worth every penny of the $5 I paid for the ticket!
My favorite part of the trip was meeting Todd Webb of toddbot.com, cartoonist and musician extraordinaire. He was offering $1 portraits, and agreed to a $2 portrait of Cyndi and I.
It came out so great, that I bought a frame for it the next day, and brought it back to have a picture taken with it! He also writes and records music, which we listened to on the ride home.