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Fun to do | Mal Vincent at the Oscars

Norfolk
Kid Ink with Luke Christopher, Bricc Baby Shitro
8 p.m. at The NorVa, 317 Monticello Ave. www.thenorva.com.
Victory Rover Naval Base Cruise
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Nauticus, 1 Waterside Drive. www.navalbasecruises.com.
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Here and Now

Exhibit. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 420 High St. www.portsmouthart center.com.
Virginia Beach

On Stage | One actor, 10 roles and a very old sea yarn

Even Gabriel Portuondo admits it sounds strange; a one-man play with 10 characters from a famously complex poem.

Grammar School | Grammar cops patrol the streets

When I see a headline that includes the words "radical grammar pedants," I know it's my kind of article.
Of course, one could argue the phrase is redundant. But that's a subject for another day.
The Guardian newspaper of England told the story of peeved people in Quito, Ecuador, who took action against street graffiti that contained poor punctuation, bad spelling and other offenses.

Fun to do | "The Truth About Women"

Newport News
“Coffee: The World in Your Cup”

Exhibit. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive.www.mariners museum.org.
Hampton
“The Truth About Women: Myth and Reality”
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton Lane. www. hamptonhistory museum.org.
Norfolk
Shag lessons by Larry Williams and Steva Williams

Jamesetta | Roaming cats bad for animals, neighbors

At last, it's finally time to get going in the garden. Woo hoo!
However, few things soil the experience, like discovering free-range felines are using your flower beds as a litter box.
Some pet owners believe it's perfectly fine to let their cat out at night. Nothing is wrong with allowing Frisky to get some fresh air and exercise, the reasoning goes.

Restaurant Review | Grown locally? HomeGrown has it

PORTSMOUTH | As our foursome walked toward the restaurant, a man emerged with a pizza box in his hands and proclaimed, "There's a lot of good stuff in there."
By the time we were finished with our meal at HomeGrown, we thought so, too.

Fun to do | "Tattoo," Taste of India and Passion Pit

Today
Republic of Korea Traditional Army Band and Dancers.
7:30 p.m. at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. www.vafest.org.
Taste of India
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk. www.toihr.com.
Passion Pit with Coin
8 p.m. at The NorVa, 317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk. www.thenorva.com.
Monday
Coffee: The World in Your Cup Exhibit.

Book Review | A master of the art of journalism

One of the central insights in Thomas Kunkel's "Man in Profile," the long-anticipated biography of the legendary New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell, is that Mitchell's masterpieces of reportage were often veiled autobiography. Mitchell - a nonfiction writer with a cult status bordering on J.D.

Movies | Is it time to admit Kristen Stewart can act?

Kristen Stewart's reputation precedes her. Her name tends to prompt three thoughts, often in this order: She is the girl from those terrible vampire movies. The one who was caught on camera kissing a married man. The one who walks the red carpet with a slouch, a smirk and a little stink eye.

Meme This | Because if it were up to Vlad, you wouldn’t be allowed to.

Few creations in this world carry the power of a well formed meme, those seemingly benign pictures that are turned into works of sarcastic wonder -- usually aimed at the powerful and haughty.

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