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Showing Results for: Oct 30, 2014 to Oct 30, 2015

Jun 29, 2013 to Jun 30, 2015

A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 […] Read More »

Feb 14, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015

This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early […] Read More »

Mar 15, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it […] Read More »

Mar 31, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

It’s game on, starting March 31 when on-site play begins in the latest episode of the “RevQuest: Save the Revolution!” series. The newest game — “RevQuest: The Old Enemy” — recruits players to come to the Revolutionary City as agents of the Committee for Secret Correspondence, established by the Continental Congress and led by Benjamin […] Read More »

Apr 1, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Set Sail for a By-Gone Era Step back into history when you join the crew of the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity.  Lend a hand at setting sail, take the helm and steer the ship, or look for dolphins and osprey as you glide along the shores of the York River. You will relive sailings […] Read More »

Apr 1, 2014 to Dec 30, 2014 at Tues - Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1-4pm

The Gallery at York Hall opened for its 13th season on Tuesday, April 1.  The Gallery is operated by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and managed by volunteer Sharon Owen. Located in York Hall, the Gallery features a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The exhibits feature the works of over […] Read More »

Apr 29, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

Kabuki (its name comprised of the Kanji  characters for “sing”, “dance”, and “skill”) is a form of Japanese theatre  known for its elaborate costumes, striking makeup, and intricate choreography.  The ancient celebration of the beautiful and the bizarre is immortalized in this  exhibition of Kabuki theatre woodcuts from the permanent collection. Read More »

May 24, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015 at Monday - Saturday: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Sunday: 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Venture into the deep, dark pre-historic world of carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived. Opening May 24, 2014 at The Mariners’ Museum, Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep features over 20 large-scale, magnificent skeletons and living replicas of ancient marine […] Read More »

Jun 6, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 - Weekly Recurring

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed, an exhibit at the Voorhees Archaearium, reveals new details about the material world of Virginia’s Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. The exhibit draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort that have illuminated the lifeways of the Chesapeake’s Indian peoples in the early contact […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2014 to Jun 30, 2016

June 7, 2014 Through June 2016 Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This collection of etchings, by the 17th-century  French printmaker Jacques Callot, represents a significant acquisition for the  Museum.  A variety of series that Callot  completed over his career are on view, including a pristine impression of one  of his best-known works, the etching of Saint  Amond. Shown in the Herman Print Study Room, the viewer […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition is comprised of  a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the  Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent  collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection  of Francesco and Oletta Lauro.  Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca  Giordano are among the important […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

The paintings and watercolors in this  exhibition were commissioned by the Federal Arts Project (1935—1943), a sector  of the Works Progress Administration that promoted the creation of hundreds of  thousands of works of art around the country for display in schools, libraries,  and other public buildings.  This  collection of works, on loan from U.S. General […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition highlights the idea of the  beauty of nature in art, a key theme of 19th-century American  landscape painters. Generously lent from the Owens Foundation, works by Thomas Cole,  Robert Henri and Edward Potthast are among the artists represented. Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 to Nov 24, 2014 at Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm

New Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that artists Mary Montague Sikes and Kristen Dahms  will  be our new guest artists for three months beginning August 26th, 2014. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with an MFA in Painting, Mary Montague Sikes is a professional artist, published author, and art workshop instructor who creates […] Read More »

Sep 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at Open daily 9:30 – 4:30

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore, exhibits and tours, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze, all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history. The corn Maze is included in Berkeley’s tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.  Picnic area […] Read More »

Sep 2, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Tues-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 10am-4pm | Sun Noon - 5pm

See traditional and innovative ceramic pieces by leading Southern potters. From face jugs and other whimsical figures to utilitarian, but decorative, plates and bowls, these items showcase a variety of styles. This special exhibit brings together works by potters from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Read More »

Sep 4, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014 at 7:00pm - Weekly Recurring

Witchcraft was real to Virginia’s early colonists. While several unfortunate persons were prosecuted here as witches, the hysteria of Salem did not spread to Virginia. Find out how and why Virginia’s proceedings against those accused differed from Salem’s trials. Capitol.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Vouchers […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Sep 8, 2015 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum, including a 19th-century cypress canoe, […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, September 19th we are featuring a Happy Hour band called “London” from 6-9 on our covered patio. The music is the Beatles, Moody Blues, Tom Petty etc. This band has a strong local following will be a great way to start the weekend. And we will be extending Happy Hour until 8pm that evening only. We […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

MAD about Chocolate features “Chromatherapy Meets Chocotherapy”, new art by Connie Desaulniers beginning Friday, September 19.   Bearing the color-saturated trademark of Connie’s art, the new paintings and sculptures include a series on Objects of Desire, plus other food and sculptural art.  Colorful fruit tarts, made with Williamsburg Farmers Market fruit and chocolate, will be created […] Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014 at 5:30 - 7:30pm

The Artist’s Way is an empowering workshop for aspiring and working artists.  With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life.  The workshop moderator leads you through a comprehensive thirteen week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other […] Read More »

Sep 25, 2014 to Oct 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - Weekly Recurring

Can Sally resist the advances of the Squire and stay true to her Thomas until his return from the sea? Find out as member of The Governor’s Musick and guest performers join the four-member cast. Thomas Arne’s 1760 afterpiece Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return was the first fully sung English play performed on […] Read More »

Sep 30, 2014 to Nov 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.

September 30, October 7 and 28, November 4, 2014 Yorktown Victory Center Public lectures begin at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Yorktown Victory Center’s Richard S. Reynolds Foundation Theater. September 30: “Why Yorktown: A Geologic Perspective,” Dr. Gerald H. Johnson, College of William and Mary Geology Professor Emeritus. October 7: “The Importance of the Second War of Independence […] Read More »

Sep 30, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Chocolate will be paired with fall fruits and vegetables, including apple, bacon and bittersweet chocolate tarts, and dark chocolate pumpkin shooters. Read More »

Oct 1, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Mon - Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm - Weekly Recurring

Williamsburg Premium Outlets®  is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs our community. During the month of October, visit the on-site Simon Information Center located in the Food Court to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Upon arriving at Monticello, her new home, Betty Hemings is reunited with Martha Jefferson. The young woman she raised will now be Betty’s new mistress! How will they deal with the new relationship? What harsh truths must they face that will forever alter the lives they once knew? Colonial Williamsburg admission pass required. Programs subject […] Read More »

Oct 16, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015 at Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM|Sat - Sun: Noon - 4 PM | Monday: Closed

Toshi Yoshida, 1911-1995 October 16, 2014 — January 11, 2015 Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a visit to the Muscarelle is always an invigorating and  unique experience  in Williamsburg. From standing in awe of Old Masters like Titian & Velasquez, to soaking in the emotion of abstract expressionists like […] Read More »

Oct 21, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Varies - See description or visit our website

See traditional and innovative ceramic pieces by Southern potters. From face jugs and other whimsical figures to utilitarian, but decorative, plates and bowls, these items showcase a variety of styles. This special exhibit brings together works by potters from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Open Tues. – Fri. 10 am – 5 pm, Sat. […] Read More »

Oct 21, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Enjoy ‘Yorktown Art’ Exhibit by local artists and relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale.  Free.  757.890.4490 Read More »

Oct 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Join members of the Pamunkey Tribe as they explore the past and present of Virginia’s native peoples during a special roundtable discussion. The 2014 World of Pocahontas programming commemorates the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ marriage and the seventeenth-century cultural exchange of the emerging Atlantic world.  Tribal members of Pocahontas’ natal community will provide perspectives on Virginia’s contemporary tribes, traditional […] Read More »

Oct 30, 2014 at 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Featuring the Smartmouth Brewery.  Buy the beers and “steal” the glass. Like us on Facebook and get notices. Call for more information.     . Read More »

Oct 31, 2014 to Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm each night

Comedian Landry: Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario Landry first hit the stage in 2006, and has been on the fast track ever since. His charismatic style is kind of what you’d get if you mixed Charlie Chaplin with somebody who spoke; it would be just as physical, but in color. Landry is downright hilarious […] Read More »

Oct 31, 2014 at 5-7pm

Costumed children 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in a fun, family-friendly environment. Visit our Information Center located in the Food Court for a list of participating stores. While supplies last. Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM -12:30 PM - Weekly Recurring

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Nations Baseball was formed to bring together the best elements in youth baseball today. Teams compete in Metro, Select, Elite and Premier, leagues and tournaments around the nation with opportunities to attend World Series events in the most attractive locations in the country Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

Explore the material culture and historical life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians during this daylong special event. Historical interpreters examine the Powhatan peoples’ seventeenth-century politics and early relationships with the colonists of James Fort. Aquintan and Kecotaughn, two of Pocahontas’ brothers, will be onsite alongside Englishman Capt. Edward Brewster. Female interpreters will demonstrate Algonquian cooking […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at Mon- atS 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sundays noon-5:00pm

Come see the works of artist Bob Oller on display all month. Bob Oller is an artist specializing in paintings and sculptures. Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 at 10 AM to 4 PM with a break for lunch

 SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Marjorie Perrin! This program was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment. www.ThisCenturyArtGallery.org       Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays

Explore the diversity of life deep in the ocean’s wilderness in “Beyond the Edge of the Sea.” The exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, who accompanied Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover on many expeditions to deep-sea locations across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dr. Van Dover, a deep-sea […] Read More »

Nov 2, 2014 at House Tours 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Festival 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate the first English speaking Thanksgiving in the New World. Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, encampment, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt Woodlief and his men. No where […] Read More »

Nov 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Car Shows in the beautiful setting of Merchants Square have become a crowd pleaser.  Sponsored by the Colony Auto Enthusiasts, Merchants Square will showcase the inaugural Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering with a collection of antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square. The show includes Colony Auto Enthusiasts member cars, Featured Marque cars […] Read More »

Nov 2, 2014 at Noon until 4:00

Celebrate the First English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World     Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt Woodlief & his […] Read More »

Nov 2, 2014

Guest scholars and artisans join our Historic Foodways staff in this exploration of the customs, tastes, and history of this magical, revered food. Learn all the delicious details in the 400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisanal. Of course, you’ll also get plenty of opportunities to taste your share! The office of Conferences, Forums and […] Read More »

Nov 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Raiders of the Lost Art – Criminal activity in the Art World. This series is presented by This Century Art Gallery in cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Read More »

Nov 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

 Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and professor of history at the University of Virginia, will challenge stereotypical explanations of Britain’s failure to win the American War of Independence.  The talk will offer a different explanation of Britain’s loss, commonly attributed to the […] Read More »

Nov 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

New West Guitar Group – Featuring John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein, New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing classic popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

Soak up the ambiance of Historic Yorktown. Special events, festive decorations, special sales, discounts, door prizes, strolling entertainment, and much more await you as you start or finish your holiday shopping. Hours of operation vary by business. Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Yorktown Market Days features seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef and pork; fresh breads, cheeses, baked goods, peanuts, cut flowers, organic and gluten free products, potted plants, coffee, jams & jellies; dipping oils and meat rubs; quality art, and live musical entertainment. We look forward to seeing you at Riverwalk Landing on […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 11, 2014 at Check listing for times

Join us as we honor America’s veterans in a celebration of their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve our country. Immerse yourself in an 18th-century battle, take part in a military march, or witness armorers hard at work on this special weekend of remembrance.  Courage or Cowardice Become a member of the court in […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 11, 2014 at check listing for specific times

Honoring Service to America—November 8–11, 2014 Join us as we honor America’s veterans in a celebration of their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve our country. Immerse yourself in an 18th-century battle, take part in a military march, or witness armorers hard at work on this special weekend of remembrance. On to Yorktown and […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Named “Traditional Irish Band of the Decade” by the Irish American News in 2011, the Brock McGuire Band is fronted by two of Ireland’s most celebrated traditional musicians: button accordionist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire. The band also includes Garry O’Meara on banjo, mandolin and vocals; and acclaimed composer/arranger Denis Carey on […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 at 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Come join a celebration to honor all veterans.  The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Swing Team Lindy 101 perform – Tickets for couples: $59.00 each other tickets: Single ticket $65.00, VIP ticket $75.00 Includes Dinner, tax and Gratuity. Tickets available at 407-340-4920 o 757-870-4487 or  www.jmrandalls2.evenbrite.com Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations, in this unique workshop to make a beautiful nuno felted scarf that can be worn for all seasons. Please bring two bath size towels and a bag to carry home your wet towels. Wet felting involves standing at a table and getting an upper body workout […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 at 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson with Flying Cow Creations to learn the basics of wet felting with a resist in order to create a whimsical tea cozy or silly hat. You will get an upper body workout while standing at the table rolling the fibers so please dress comfortably. Please bring two bath size towels […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 8, 2014 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy a day filled with amphibian-related exhibits, activities and programs at the Virginia Living Museum. Learn ways to help the frogs and friends around you. See several rare and exotic amphibians including: Poison Dart Frogs, Australian Green Treefrog, Aquatic Salamanders and Easter Narrow-Mouthed Toad. Included in museum admission. Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 8, 2014 at sunset, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.

Free sky observing (weather permitting) begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Take a tour of the current night sky in the planetarium show “Virginia Skies” at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the state-of-the-art system that splashes brilliant high-color LED laser light across the planetarium dome in accompaniment to music, in “Laser Country” (family) at 8:30, […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.- 5 p.m

Military Appreciation Weekend Date: November 8-11 – Time: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Celebrate Veteran’s Day at The Mariners’ Museum and Park! Admission to The Mariners’ Museum is only $5 for active duty, retired military and their immediate families this weekend only. D-Day 3D returns to the Museum for this special weekend event. $5 admission is […] Read More »

Nov 9, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Nov 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

A festive program featuring J. S. Bach’s brilliant Magnificat opens the Guild’s 39th season, with chamber orchestra and five vocal soloists. The Bach is paired with Haydn’s triumphant Te Deum, a musical duo appropriate for the upcoming Advent season. Also on the program are two works by contemporary British composer Cecelia McDowall – Ave maris […] Read More »

Nov 9, 2014 at Pre-concert lecture: at 3 p.m.; concert at 4 p.m.

A festive program featuring Bach’s “Magnificat” and other selections that herald the upcoming Advent season. Five vocal soloists and a chamber orchestra, under the direction of Jay BeVille. www.williamsburgchoralguild.org Read More »

Nov 10, 2014 at 7:30pm

 Tale of Two Sofas – The history and conservation of a pair of John Henry Belter sofas. This series is presented by This Century Art Gallery in cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Read More »

Nov 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

“Letters from War” is the continuing theme of the annual Veterans Day ceremony held in Historic Yorktown. Gather with members of the York County Historical Committee as they pay tribute to those who are serving, and have served, our nation in times of war. The service will be held in the Board Room, Second Floor, […] Read More »

Nov 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

After some brief remarks, prayers, and playing of “Taps” we will replace the flags of over 70 know veteran’s graves. including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Worlds Wars 1 & 2, Korea, Cold War, and Vietnam with ” Honors.”  Free. For more information please call . Read More »

Nov 11, 2014 at 8:30-9:30 am

Honoring our veterans! The staff and students of Providence Classical School invite local service personnel from past and present to attend their annual Veteran’s Day program. Students perform songs of freedom and other patriotic tributes. Keynote: Brigadier General Jim Golden, US Army Ret.. Read More »

Nov 15, 2014 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Without necessary components in their growing medium, plants cannot grow well.  This program is presented by Dr. Stewart Ware, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the College of William and Mary has received numerous awards and is widely published in peer-reviewed literature in botany and dendrology.  For information, contact Stewart Ware, 757 -565-0657 or saware@wm.edu. Open […] Read More »

Nov 15, 2014 at 9:00am – 12:00pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci and create your own one-of-a-kind fabric using dyed raw silk fibers (piece will complete drying after class).  Then experiment with free form machine embroidery/quilting on cotton fabric and learn tips and tricks to open up new doors to working with fabric, machine and thread.  Bring your sewing machine and several […] Read More »

Nov 15, 2014 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci and create a metal clasp purse. Small projects are all about using new tools and learning new skills.  In this class explore free form machine quilting.  Lots of options available including embellishing with beads, hand embroidery, or simply trying out new threads like metallics.  Bring your sewing machine and basic […] Read More »

Nov 15, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014 at 3-7 p.m.

Oysters and chowder and shrimp, oh boy! It’s the Virginia Living Museum’s third annual Oyster Roast. Enjoy fresh local oysters from the Rappahannock, plus all-you-can-eat seafood: oysters, shrimp, fish and hush puppies prepared by the Mathews Lions Club. There will also be chowder and vegan selections by Waypoint Seafood & Grill, dessert, soft drinks and […] Read More »

Nov 17, 2014 to Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #2, Classical Dreams, featuring works by Beethoven, Avison, Mozart and Sibelius. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Read More »

Nov 18, 2014 at Performances begin at 8:00 p.m.

A program featuring favorite works by composers from the three periods of Western classical music: Avison (Baroque), Beethoven (Classical) and Sibelius (late Romantic).The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Read More »

Nov 18, 2014 to Nov 18, 2014 at 6 p.m.

The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized astronomy in the past quarter century. Dr. Heidi Hammel has had a front-row seat as one of the lead astronomers using Hubble for planetary studies. In this public lecture at the Virginia Living Museum’s Wason Education Center suitable for all ages, she will show many of the iconic images […] Read More »

Nov 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Stage and screen legend Mickey Rooney lends his vocal performance to Rainbow Puppet Production’s musical Toyland as the Master Toymaker! This upbeat and bouncy version of Toyland takes all of the musical and dramatic highlights of the story and blends them into a fast-paced puppet spectacular. Bo Peep has lost her sheep — could her […] Read More »

Nov 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Robert Johnson! Demonstration in the morning and painting still life in the afternoon. Artist paints in oil but all mediums are welcome.   Read More »

Nov 22, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014 at Sat and Sun 9-6pm

Soccer Tournament for Boys and Girls Ages 10-18 from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and other states Read More »

Nov 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

On the Runway CiderFest 10K/5K/Fun Run on November 22 at 830 a.m. at the Williamsburg Jamestown Airport!  Event includes: T-shirt Mug Customized Medal (10K Runners) Hot and Cold Cider Hard Cider (21 and over) After Party/DJ Panda Petting Farm (Free for Fun Run participants) Medal for top runners Timed Event Read More »

Nov 26, 2014 to Nov 26, 2014 at Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; pardoning ceremony 11 a.m.

For the fifth year, the Virginia Living Museum will celebrate the long and healthy life of its wild turkeys during the annual Turkey Pardoning. Enjoy exhibits and activities about wild turkeys and attend the brief ceremony at 11 a.m. when Newport News Mayor McKinley Price will pardon the turkeys on the outdoor trail beside the […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution and trace the bounty of […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at 5K start 8:30 am, Kids race 9:30 Prince George Street, Merchant Square

This race celebrates a traditional holiday – highlighting the importance of involvement in our communities. A beautiful 5K in historic Downtown Williamsburg and through the campus of The College of William & Mary is the perfect venue for a great outing for the whole family. Events will be held for children and a raffle of […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014

The holidays begin with the most American of meals—Thanksgiving. Enjoy a three-course meal in a historic tavern with traditional 18th-century trimmings or bring the entire family together for elegant contemporary cuisine in one of our hotels. Celebrate this special meal together and leave the stresses of cooking to us Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 pm

Four-Course Dinner. $100 inclusive of tax & gratuity plus $25 for wine-pairing. Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 PM. Special wine list available for bottle purchases. Menu Coming Soon! Reservations required. Please call 757-941-0317. Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily . Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from December 26 through 31, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of […] Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at HOURS Mon- Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sun noon-5:00pm

Come see the works of local artist Fussell Turnage on display all month. Mr. Turnage is a local ceramic artist specializing in pottery. Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American […] Read More »

Dec 4, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at 8:00a.m. to 5:30pm

Annie’s Needle Arts Festival is a four-day cross-stitch and needle art event sponsored by Just CrossStitch magazine. Attendees take classes and get personal instruction on stitching exclusive projects by top instructors, shop a richly-stocked on-site needlecraft boutique and start each day with a surprise attendee-only gift!     Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014

With an annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Market on Main Street, Lighted Boat Parade, Cookies with Santa, Yorktown Market Days and Toyland Parade, and Breakfast with Santa.  All holiday dates & times to be determined in the next month. For more information, including event details, times and fees, visit the website event calendar at www.visityorktown.org or […] Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A tradition that began in 1945 continues with the Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting. Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing, the procession of lights through the historic village, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 8:30 am

Brought to you by the Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, the theme of this year’s parade is A Story Book Christmas! The parade runs right down Duke of Gloucester Street through Merchants Square. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries of history. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Begin your afternoon touring the 1726 manor house, beautifully decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeley’s boxwood, cedar and holly trees. Following the tour gather for a wreath-making workshop creating your own Berkeley wreath. Refreshments served. 1:00 PM. Reservations required Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops, all your favorite music of this festive season. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. At the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015 at Christmas tours are conducted daily from 9:30 until 4:30

The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries of history. Christmas tours are conducted daily from 9:30 until 4:30. The cost is $11 per person. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at Visit website for start time

Begin your afternoon touring the 1726 manor house, beautifully decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeley’s boxwood, cedar and holly trees. Following the tour gather for a wreath-making workshop creating your own Berkeley wreath. 1:00 Refreshments served. The cost is $35.00 per person and reservations are required. To make reservations call 1-888-466-6018. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 9:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30 – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to create a needle felted 3D Santa Head just in time for the Holidays. Learn the basics of needle felting while creating this character head. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Sing carols and holiday songs with members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild, accompanied by a brass quartet and under the direction of Artistic Director/Conductor Jay BeVille. Bring family and friends to Merchants Square, Williamsburg’s bustling center of festive events, where they will join Guild singers in a delightful musical welcome of the season. For more […] Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 to Dec 9, 2014

Hosted by Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. December 7-9, 2014 atWarhill Sports Complex Teams are invited to register for the 2014 CCL College Showcase.  The Club Champions League Showcase features the top boys teams from the mid-Atlantic region and 15 of the top clubs in Virginia and Maryland. On show will be players that have not only […] Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged. Read More »

Dec 7, 2014

Light Up Your Evening In the 18th century, a special occasion was celebrated with fireworks, bonfires, and the lighting of candles in the windows or cupolas of public buildings and private homes. Today, this tradition lives on. Celebrate as live musical performances and a dazzling display of fireworks cap off a weekend of holiday events. Read More »

Dec 8, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Holiday Entertainment each weekend in December, and daily beginning December 8. Merchants Square will again host festive holiday entertainment, including strolling musicians, Santa Claus and Father Christmas, and the family favorite “A Christmas Carol” in 30 minutes performed by the VA Theatre Machine.  Santa at the W&M Bookstore, Strolling Father Christmas, Strolling Carolers & Balladeers , Virginia […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM -12:30 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Come to Historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century with colonial music, Christmas stories and decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements.  Refreshments served. Reservations required. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Decorate a stroller, wagon, yourself, or even a pet and join in the 1:30 pm parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the guests. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will lead the parade, and as an added treat, the Polar Express will be chugging along through Riverwalk Landing. All […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The market will operate with extended hours and offer items unique to the holiday season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, quality art, and more. Free. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for this once-a-year, family-oriented breakfast. Experience the enchantment on the children’s faces as they relay their Christmas wishes to Santa. Special treats for the kids. Seating is limited. Tickets Required. $. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at visit website for starting times

Come to Historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century with colonial music, Christmas stories and decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements. Refreshments served in the manor house following the tour. The cost is $15.75 per adult and $12.00 per child (ages 6-12) The tour begins at […] Read More »

Dec 14, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Dec 25, 2014 at Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 PM.

Four-Course Dinner. $100 inclusive of tax & gratuity plus $25 for wine-pairing. Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 pm. Special wine list available for bottle purchases. Menu Coming Soon! Reservations required. Please call 757-941-0317. Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the traditional flavors of the holiday season with Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen. Discover some tasteful pairings of exceptional beers from Virginia’s breweries with products from local farmers and artisan food crafters. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend this event. Valid ID is required. (No infants or strollers […] Read More »

Dec 31, 2014

Toast the New Year at Wessex Hundred. More details to come… Read More »

Jan 15, 2015 to Jan 31, 2015 at Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to channge)

A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding! This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! Written […] Read More »

Jan 17, 2015 at 9:00am – 12:00pm

 Come join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower. Read More »

Jan 17, 2015 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix! Read More »

Jan 18, 2015 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix! Read More »

Jan 24, 2015 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to make your own pop-up love story for your sweetheart or daughter, son, husband, sister, etc. Learn some basic pop up mechanics and construction while choosing  from a wide variety of papers, stamps and materials to create your one-of-a-kind book. Read More »

Jan 24, 2015 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to make your own Accordion Animal Book with 2 action slide pictures you choose.  While choosing from a wide variety of papers stamps and materials create your unique animal tale. Read More »

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

A fast-paced adventure through the remarkable people and events that have shaped this part of American History. The show opens the door to 400 years of Black History in America. Nearly 20 historical figures and events unfold in this production, while audience volunteers join our actors on-stage to do everything from help Mae Jemison travel […] Read More »

Jan 31, 2015 at 9:00am – 1:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to create a custom fitted pair of slippers. Custom pattern will be drawn and then wool will be laid out wet felted. The slippers will be finished up with a felted flower embellishment that will be sewn on. You will get an upper body workout during […] Read More »

Jan 31, 2015 at 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson with Flying Cow Creations in this workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional rose, with the addition of a sewn on pin backing, the perfect accessory.   Read More »

Feb 4, 2015 to Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Come join Artist Stephany Elsworth Pierce to learn fun pen and ink drawing techniques in this series of classes. Please bring disposable drawing pens with nib size of .02 or .03 (Sakura Micron), Mechanical pencil, white rubber eraser, sketch paper, heavy duty smooth paper (vellum, Bristol). Lession 1 – Shading Techniques – Learn hatching, cross […] Read More »

Feb 7, 2015 at 10:00am – 1:00pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci and create a metal clasp purse. Small projects are all about using new tools and learning new skills.  In this class explore free form machine quilting.  Lots of options available including embellishing with beads, hand embroidery, or simply trying out new threads like metallics.  Bring your sewing machine and basic […] Read More »

Feb 14, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015 at Sat - 8am - 7pm / Sun - 8am - 5pm

 Soccer tournament for Boys and Girls ages 10-18. Over 150 teams will be in attendance from VA, NC, PA, MD, NJ, NY, DE and more Read More »

Feb 15, 2015 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 Come join Artist Barb Risucci and create your own one-of-a-kind fabric using dyed raw silk fibers (piece will complete drying after class).  Then experiment with free form machine embroidery/quilting on cotton fabric and learn tips and tricks to open up new doors to working with fabric, machine and thread.  Bring your sewing machine and several […] Read More »

Feb 20, 2015 to Feb 22, 2015 at Fri 5-9pm / Sat 9-8pm / Sun 9-6pm

Soccer Tournament for Boys and Girls ages 13-17 from State Associations. VA, PA, NJ, NY, NC, MD and others are represented for this 3 day event with some of the best players from the Northeast region Read More »

Feb 21, 2015 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations to craft your own whimsical world situated in a tea cup for your enjoyment anytime. Learn the basics of needle felting while sculpting in a teacup. Read More »

Feb 25, 2015 to Feb 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3 –   Centuries of Musical Innovations, with guest soloist Paul Neubauer, viola. Featured music includes compositions by Haydn and Brahms. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium.   Read More »

Mar 7, 2015 at 9:00am – 12:00pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower. Read More »

Mar 7, 2015 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Come join Artist Barb Risucci to create your own one-of-a-kind wet felted purse where we explore adding texture with other fibers and fabrics such as silk, yarn, and/or cheesecloth. No experience required. Come and get your creativity fix! Read More »

Mar 12, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015 at Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm | Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00 pm (subject to change)

Inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930′s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents after a disturbance at a music hall. Later that night, Annabella is murdered and Hannay […] Read More »

Mar 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

Take a tour of Newport News….marathon style! The inaugural Newport News One City Marathon takes to the streets on March 15, 2015. Runners will begin their journey in the stunning setting of Newport News Park where they will enjoy the allure of spring in a landscape as historical as it is beautiful. Event Details: The […] Read More »

Mar 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

This show contains the most hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers iconic works. In this adventure, the engaging performers bring to life Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. This fairy-tale inspired production is loaded with audience participation and an endless stream of laughs – […] Read More »

Mar 30, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4, Transitions to Jazz, featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Read More »

Apr 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Side-by-Side, a joint concert with members of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras, under the direction of Music Director Janna Hymes. This is a unique mentoring experience that provides an opportunity for young musicians to work and perform with the Symphonia’s professional musicians. Read More »

May 4, 2015 to May 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

 The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #5, The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey, cellist, who will perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor. Also on the program are works by Stravinsky and Mozart. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, completing her 11th season. Read More »

May 28, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015 at Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to change)

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy — considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy — soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out […] Read More »

May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

Experience the thrill of man’s first powered flight as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents The Wright Brothers. We will follow the brothers from early childhood until the moment they make their first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It’s such a wonderful story with a very important lesson. Orville and Wilbur were successful because they […] Read More »

May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Half-Marathon, 8K and Fun Run. Make the Run for the Dream weekend a true family experience. Williamsburg and the rest of the Historic Triangle offer numerous opportunities for exploration and fun! Read More »

Jun 19, 2015 at 7:00 - 10:00pm

Stars aren’t the only things that shine at night—REV3 Glow runners do too! Come on out for an evening of family fun, where you can take part in a 5K or 1-mile fun run dressed to the hilt with glow sticks and all things bright and shiny. Flash and sparkle your way around the course […] Read More »

Jun 19, 2015 at 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Stars aren’t the only things that shine at night—REV3 Glow runners do too! Come on out for an evening of family fun, where you can take part in a 5K or 1-mile fun run dressed to the hilt with glow sticks and all things bright and shiny. Flash and sparkle your way around the course […] Read More »

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