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Showing 122 Results for: Dec 20, 2014 to Dec 20, 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 »

Jan 22, 2014 to Jan 25, 2015

Colonial Williamsburg and Fine Woodworking presents the seventeenth annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference at Williamsburg, Desks: The Write Stuff. Projects and presentations will explore the design, construction, and evolution of 18th-century desk forms. 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 »

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 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 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Nov 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Come and enjoy the best of the best of local artist around our area.  There will be a mix of local and Christmas holiday art pieces at the Gallery at York Hall.  You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. Open April – Dec Tues thru Sat 10am to 4, […] Read More »

Nov 18, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays - Weekly Recurring

Thanksgiving and Christmas inspired chocolate desserts and cookies by Marcel Desaulniers are complemented by a collection of handmade Santas made by Connie Desaulniers Read More »

Nov 21, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™. Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens’ signature hot chocolate. This year, Christmas Town is brighter than ever […] Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at During the month of December

New work by ceramic artist, Russell Turnage . Exquisite and functional pieces for everyday use and special occasions. 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, December 26-31 and January 2-4, 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 Jan 4, 2015 at 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Holiday traditions of the 17th- and 18th-centuries are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from Dec. 26-31 and Jan. 2-4, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown […] 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 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 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 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 8, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014 at Multiple Times - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy a guided look at Colonial Williamsburg’s picturesque building exteriors and streets decked in their holiday splendor. Learn about the materials, construction techniques, and traditions of Colonial Williamsburg decorations Read More »

Dec 9, 2014 to Dec 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy a traditional 18th-century seasonal celebration featuring the illumination of Market Square and the surrounding buildings with candles and cressets. The spectacle will be accompanied by a narrative, the firing of muskets, and music performed by the Fifes and Drums. Read More »

Dec 14, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm- 6:00 pm - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy a traditional 18th-century seasonal celebration featuring the illumination of the Capitol and its surrounding buildings with candles and cressets. The spectacle will be accompanied by a narrative, the firing of muskets, and music performed by the Fifes and Drums. Read More »

Dec 18, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 15, 18, 20 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 16 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 19 – […] Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm - The next market is February 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m

Over 30 vendors will have produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and more at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Lynn Trott performs 10:30 am until 12:30 pm, and bagpipe performance by Geoffrey Saur at 12:30 pm. The Market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards, and W&M Express. Check www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com for available products and produce. Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 to Dec 21, 2014 at Generally 2:30-6 p.m. Saturdays & 3:30-5:30p.m. Sundays.

Greet Father Christmas in the Square on weekends throughout the season. Find him at the Christmas tree outside from the Precious Gem from 4-5 p.m. each day. See website for specific strolling hours on each day. Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at Multiple Times

Join us for an entertaining evening as we salute the efforts of local USO organizations’ efforts to bring comfort to area servicemen and -women serving far from home during World War II. Bob Hope and Frances Langford just couldn’t be everywhere, so Williamsburg citizens helped take up the slack. Their efforts gave sailors, marines, and […] Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at "Star of Wonder" 6:30 p.m., "Laser Holidays" 7:30

The Virginia Living Museum Planetarium presents “Star of Wonder: Mystery of the Christmas Star,” an immersive look at the journey of the Magi, as we examine the latest clues and seek once more to understand the Star of Bethlehem. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Then, get into the holiday spirit with the music of […] Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm- 6:00 pm - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy a traditional 18th-century seasonal celebration featuring the illumination of Palace Green and the surrounding buildings with candles and cressets. The spectacle will be accompanied by a narrative, the firing of muskets, and music performed by the Fifes and Drums. Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 3:15 p.m. […] Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for an interactive, educational, and fun wine tasting. Explore the grapes and the wines of Italy’s most celebrated wine regions paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters Read More »

Dec 20, 2014 at 10 am- 12 pm

Eggnog just isn’t for drinking! Williamsburg Inn Executive Travis Brust will demonstrate how to make a number of unexpected desserts that feature his delicious eggnog recipe. Discover the decadent taste of Bourbon ice-cream with bruleed eggnog meringue and some of Chef’s other creations. Along the way, you’ll learn something of the history of this holiday […] Read More »

Dec 21, 2014 at Varies. 3:30 & 5 p.m. on most days with 12:30 p.m. show some days. See website.

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine. Back for a 7th year! Exclusively in Merchants Square. Weather-permitting. See website for weather-related rescheduling. Read More »

Dec 21, 2014 at 10a.m.-2p.m. Fri 11/28 and Saturdays; Noon - 3 p.m. Sundays

Visit Santa in his sleigh at the W&M Bookstore and Café. Fans from age 2 to 102 will love this special, magical experience in the relaxed atmosphere of the bookstore café. A professional photographer will be on site for custom holiday photos. Read More »

Dec 22, 2014 to Dec 24, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 22, 24, 27 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 23 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 26 – […] Read More »

Dec 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy a traditional 18th-century seasonal celebration featuring the illumination of Market Square and the surrounding buildings with candles and cressets. The spectacle will be accompanied by a narrative, the firing of muskets, and music performed by the Fifes and Drums Read More »

Dec 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.- 6:05 p.m.

Make this annual community event part of your Christmas tradition. Gather for a special reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and learn about the first Christmas tree in the United States. Join in singing classic Christmas carols and watch as the large evergreen tree on Market Square is lighted. Cosponsored by the Kiwanis Club of […] Read More »

Dec 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a feast of locally inspired cuisine. Our garden-to-guest menu will feature signature soups, late harvest salads, and regional entree selections from our open kitchen. And, be sure to save room for the bounty of our holiday dessert buffet. Reservations required 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 25, 2014 at 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Gather the family to enjoy a sumptuous buffet featuring seafood treasures of the Atlantic, shrimp cocktail, and house-smoked salmon. Feast on holiday roast and freshly prepared omelets and pasta dishes as well as artisan cheese, antipasto selections, and marinated salads. Save room for the spectacular desserts and the chocolate fountain! Reservations required. $52 adults, $26 […] Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 at Multiple Times

Celebrate St. Stephen’s Day with traditional Scottish music presented by three talented performers. Mari Black, 2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion, and Master Fiddler John Turner are joined by guitarist/violinist Wayne Hill for this festive concert Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 to Dec 27, 2014 at Multiple Times

Music and shipwrecks and swordfights–excitement for the entire family! Join us for this entertaining presentation of Shakespeare’s famous comedy about mistaken identity–appropriately performed during the holiday season. Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at Multiple Times

Enjoy a guided look at Colonial Williamsburg’s picturesque building exteriors and streets decked in their holiday splendor. Learn about the materials, construction techniques, and traditions of Colonial Williamsburg decorations. Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 to Dec 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m

Enjoy an evening of humor and nostalgia as Dreamers Productions presents Same Time, Next Year. This romantic comedy by Bernard Slade follows the touching 25-year love affair of a couple who rendezvous once a year. In six scenes, the play captures the moods of America from the 1950s to the 1970s. Adult language PG-13 Read More »

Dec 26, 2014 to Dec 27, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am - Weekly Recurring

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 22, 24, 27 – Rebecca Davy, Dec. 23 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 26 – […] 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 27, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 3:15 p.m. […] Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at Multiple Times

Join us for an entertaining evening as we salute the efforts of local USO organizations’ efforts to bring comfort to area servicemen and -women serving far from home during World War II. Bob Hope and Frances Langford just couldn’t be everywhere, so Williamsburg citizens helped take up the slack. Their efforts gave sailors, marines, and […] Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm- 6:00 pm - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy a traditional 18th-century seasonal celebration featuring the illumination of Palace Green and the surrounding buildings with candles and cressets. The spectacle will be accompanied by a narrative, the firing of muskets, and music performed by the Fifes and Drums. Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at 10 am- 12 pm

Ring in the new year with a demonstration and tasting of some classic holiday treats. Executive Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl has searched Colonial Williamsburg’s recipe archives and found some favorite chocolate desserts you’ll want to try. Read More »

Dec 29, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at 10:00am - 10:30am

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel. Recitals last a half-hour and are free and open to the public. All recitals this December are Christmas or Advent themed. Organists: Dec. 29 – Thomas Marshall, Dec. 30 – Sarah Bland, Dec. 31 – Rebecca Davy Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

A day-time western-themed New Year’s event for the whole family. Come dressed as a cowpoke. Meet Bubbles the Clown and animal friend\s from the Teeny Tiny Farm; crafts, games, fun activities. Count down to the new year at noon. Event is 11 a.m-1 p.m.; museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 at 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Hotel will host a New Year’s Eve celebration with live music from the Smith-Wade Band, midnight champagne toast and overnight accommodations. For room packages, call 757-220-2500. Tickets to the Smith-Wade Band (excluding overnight accommodations) are $25 pre-sale by calling 757-259-5603. Tickets are $30 at the door. Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 at KIDS SHOW 3 - 7 pm, Main Stages 7 - 11:30, Fireworks @ Midnight

First Night of Williamsburg is a family-oriented, non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration of the performing arts presented throughout the City and on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Premiere New Year’s Eve event in downtown Williamsburg. Stages will be open throughout the City and on the campus of the College of William & […] Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Celebrate the end of the year with a sparkling study of wine during this holiday edition of Wine, Wit & Wisdom. You’ll sample some of the world’s greatest wines paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters. Read More »

Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Traditions rings in the new year with 2014 favorites. Menu includes a four-course prix fixe dinner and a champagne toast. Reservations recommended. $49 plus tax and gratuity Read More »

Dec 31, 2014

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

Jan 1, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Breakfast has come a long way since colonial times. Join us as Traditions Chef Anthony Frank helps open the weekend’s last day in style. Enjoy a true American breakfast; many of these dishes are deeply rooted in our American culinary heritage. Reservations accepted for seatings after 11 a.m. Read More »

Jan 1, 2015 at 11:00 am- 2:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year with the Regency Room’s New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet Feast. Enjoy a wide selection of enticing table displays, chef action stations, and our Pastry Chef’s New Year’s Day dessert table. Live entertainment coupled with an incredible atmosphere and gorgeous views make this a memorable event. $75 adults, $37.50 children ages 6-12; […] Read More »

Jan 2, 2015 to Jan 31, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. - Friday and Saturday's in January - Weekly Recurring

Learn of the ghosts that still haunt the taverns and historic buildings of Colonial Williamsburg. This family-friendly program is suitable for all ages and is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. Enjoy spirited and interactive 21st-century folklore of the Revolutionary City. Tours leave from Shields Tavern. Friday and Saturday’s in January Read More »

Jan 3, 2015 at 2-3 pm

Come celebrate Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday at Retro Daddio! Birthday cake, merchandise discounts, and live music by Bryan Forrest. January 3rd from 2-3 pm Read More »

Jan 6, 2015 at 10a.m.-12 p.m.

Make your own, unique mixed media painting! In a two-hour class, you will learn the basics of mixed media painting and create your own piece of art! Visit our website for details and to register. Read More »

Jan 10, 2015 at sunset, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11;30 p.m.

Free sky observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Take a tour of the current night sky in the planetarium show, or the planetarium’s brilliant LED laser system accompanies the music of “iPop”. Pink Floyd double feature: “Dark Side of the Moon” “The Wall” Read More »

Jan 10, 2015 to Jan 11, 2015

Join us for a tournament tradition that started with the millennium at the renowned Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. The 36-hole tournament features teams of two amateur golfers. Request forms by emailing cgiebink@cwf.org or calling 1-800-648-6653 or (757) 220-7696. 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 15, 2015 at 6-8 p.m.

Taught by our artist-in-residence, this two-hour class is an introduction to the basics of making ceramics by both the slab building and coil building methods. Read More »

Jan 16, 2015 at 6-9pm

Think sunny thoughts. This event is held under a cozy heated tent on Duke of Gloucester Street. Stayed tuned for more information. 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 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 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 18, 2015 to Jan 21, 2015

Colonial Williamsburg and Fine Woodworking presents the seventeenth annual Working Wood in the 18th Century conference at Williamsburg, Desks: The Write Stuff. Projects and presentations will explore the design, construction, and evolution of 18th-century desk forms. Read More »

Jan 22, 2015 at 8PM

Mendelssohn’s popular “Scottish” Symphony inspired by the beauty of the countryside is paired with the haunting and deeply expressive melodies of Bruch’s rich and seductive Violin Concerto No. 1. Read More »

Jan 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Hop aboard this entertainment rollercoaster for an evening filled with stellar musicianship, witty lyrics, funny antics, introspective ballads, and engaging sing-alongs. Showcasing the group’s versatility, Ryan Shupe’s original songs are highlighted with hot instrumental solos and tight vocal harmonies. 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 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 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 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 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 12-4

Book signings with Travis Sivart and other authors, Tephra RPG demos, birthday cake and tea in honor of Jules Verne’s birthday, cosplay 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 14, 2015 at 10:00am-3:00pm

Come shop with local small business/crafters! Come take part in the raffle or send a letter to a hero at our card writing station while you’re shopping! Proceeds from this event will sponsor heroes on HeroBox.org and send care packages filled with items they have personally requested 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 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. each night

The Williamsburg Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes, presents Masterworks Concert #3, with guest soloist Paul Neubauer, principal violist of the New York Philharmonic. Romantic and fun describe the three compositions Mr. Neubauer will perform, in a delightful and diverse program, which also includes works by Haydn and Brahms. 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 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 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 12, 2015 at 8PM

Four stars of the VSO stage join forces to perform Haydn’s charming Sinfonia Concertante, a work that allows each of them to display their virtuosity as musicians. The beautiful voices of the Virginia Symphony Chorus will also be featured in two works by Brahms: Nanie and Schicksaslied. 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. each night

The Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes, presents “Transitions to Jazz,” featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill 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 15, 2015 at 8 PM

Opera in WIlliamsburg presents: Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Live fully-staged opera. Mozart’s comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte or “So Do All Women” is a brilliant sitcom from 1790. Beautifully elegant music and superb acting, with world class singers. In Italian, with English supertitles. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. Read More »

Apr 17, 2015 at 8 PM

Opera in WIlliamsburg presents: Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Live fully-staged opera. Mozart’s comic masterpiece Cosi fan tutte or “So Do All Women” is a brilliant sitcom from 1790. Beautifully elegant music and superb acting, with world class singers. In Italian, with English supertitles. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. Read More »

Apr 18, 2015 at Morning Session: 9:30 - 11 AM | Afternoon Session: 1 - 3 PM

Are you a fan of Antiques Roadshow? Do you have treasures stored away in your closet and want like to find out how valuable they really are? Join WHRO for the next Antiques Appraisal Fair! Bring 3 items receive a verbal appraisal of each for only $150, bring 2 additional items for $30 each. Read More »

Apr 18, 2015 at Noon - 6:00PM

Absolut Solutions, LLC proudly announces the first Williamsburg Music & Wine Festival on Saturday April 18, 2015 from Noon – 6:00PM. It will be held on the grounds of the Williamsburg Moose Lodge in Williamsburg, VA We are pleased to be hosting food vendors, artists, crafters and musicians alongside nearly a dozen regional wineries showcasing […] Read More »

Apr 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents “Side-by-Side,” a joint concert with members of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes. It is a unique mentoring experience that provides an opportunity for young musicians to work and perform with the Symphonia’s professional musicians. 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 2, 2015 to May 3, 2015 at Sat.: 7:30 p.m.; Sun.: 4:00 p.m.

Join the Guild for a thrilling musical visit to all seven continents through voices of people expressed in song. Piano accompaniment, vocal soloists and the Williamsburg Youth Chorale Read More »

May 3, 2015 at 10 am - 5 pm

The second annual juried art show in historic Yorktown with up to 75 participating artists showcasing their imaginative and unique talents, and also featuring a special exhibit of “The Crosses of Grace” (church). Read More »

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

The Symphonia, Williamsburg’s own professional orchestra conducted by Janna Hymes, presents “The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey,” cellist, who will perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor. Other works on the program are by Stravinsky and Mozart. 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 9, 2015 at 6:30 am to 4:30 pm

Help the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation make the Virginia Capital Trail a world-class adventure by joining us for the tenth anniversary of the Capital to Capital Bike Event. Distances include Quarter-, Half-, and Full-Century rides, plus a 15-Mile Fun Ride. Visit our website for full details and to register today! 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 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 »

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 »

Jun 6, 2015 at 7:30AM - 4:00PM

The Jamestown Gran Fondo has Century, Metric Century and 30 mile options. Each distance is fully supported with mechanics and well stocked aid stations. The Century starts at 7:30AM, the Metric Century at 8:30AM, and the 30 miler at 9AM. Each of these rides is mostly flat but has some long, gradual climbs (max 125 […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2015 at 7AM-11AM

Swim, Bike & Run through Williamsburg and James City County then explore all that the area has to offer. 1500 meter swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run Read More »

Jun 13, 2015 at 7:00am-4:00pm

This will be an Olympic and Half distance triathlon. The swim takes place in the Jamestown River, the bike is though out Williamsburg and the run is on the trails near the Warhill Sports Complex. 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 »

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 »

Sep 12, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015 at 7AM-3PM

In it’s 9th year, The Patriots Triathlon is a extremely popular fast and flat course. Chose from Half Iron, International and Sprint Distance races then spend the rest of your weekend exploring all that the Historic Triangle has to offer! Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at 4 - 7 PM

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg will hold their 36th annual Shrimp Feast, “All you can Eat” Family Fun Event! Shrimp, Hot Dogs, Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Beverages and Beer, Wine available for purchase. Check our website for more details on this great late summer event. Rain or shine Read More »

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