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Showing Results for: May 24, 2015 to Jun 23, 2015
“Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America”
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 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery.
The 100-year-old term “fraktur” initially described colorful and fancifully designed watercolors and illuminated manuscripts, usually recording births, baptisms, marriages and, in some instances, deaths, before the advent of centralized vital recordkeeping. For formal documents, the German-language scriveners favored an elaborate alphabet with letters that had a broken — or fractured — appearance.06/29/2013 - 06/30/2015
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
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 southern style.
The exhibition was made possible by Carolyn and Michael McNamara.02/14/2014 - 12/31/2015
A Celebration of Quilts
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 include a variety of techniques, from whole cloth to appliqué and piecing. They represent makers from many regions and ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americans, African-Americans, Hawaiians, and Amish.06/07/2014 - 06/30/2016
“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
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, wood samples, photographic images, woodworking and boatbuilding tools, and scale models, will illustrate the fabrication, employment, sailing and racing of the Chesapeake Bay log canoe.
09/19/2014 - 09/08/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.
Mariners Museum: Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Oceans 3D
Dive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure with Dolphins and Whales 3D, presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau. This awe-inspiring documentary film will take you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean. Showtimes vary daily, please visit MarinersMuseum.org for showtimes and pricing.01/04/2015 - 07/03/2015
Mariners Museum: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
From the plant to your mug, explore the world's most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone's favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world.02/21/2015 - 09/07/2015
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Learn Mixed Media (in 2 hours)
Spend 2-hours in a hands-on art class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using different textures, media and techniques, students create one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home. Classes are small and tailored so friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come as a group. Sign-up required.03/18/2015 - 06/24/2015
Live Music at Prime46forty Restaurant – Every Saturday
Prime46forty Restaurant is a upscale dining establishment owned and operated by local entrepreneurs, Carroll Bull and Chef Tim Westby-Gibson. Other than serving Prime beef and fresh seafood dishes we offer live music---jazz, blues, oldies. Craft cocktails/beers and a unique wine list. Friendly staff and serving late. Prime46forty has live music every Saturday night featuring local bands. The bands include Good Shot Judy (swing/jazz), Brandon Wilson (soul/reggae), In Layman Terms (blues, rock), LP & J featuring Julianna (jazz), The Brian C. Band (jazz, rock). Drink specials from 9-last set. Dancing encouraged.
May 3003/21/2015 - 05/30/2015
Ceramics “Mini” Classes
Spend 2-hours in a hands-on ceramics class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using clay, create a unique masterpiece to take home. Classes have a “theme” - butter dishes, birdhouse, totem, etc. Friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come together for this fun evening class03/21/2015 - 05/29/2015
Learning Mixed Media (in 2 hours)
Spend 2-hours in a hands-on art class designed to bring out creativity in novices and professionals alike. Using different textures, media and techniques, students create one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home. Classes are small and tailored so friends, coworkers and family are encouraged to come as a group. Sign-up required.03/24/2015 - 06/30/2015
10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (alternating)
Bonding… through Ceramics!
Get creative together! Bring in your family or group for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. Need different times/days? Call to schedule your own. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details.04/30/2015 - 12/31/2015
Thursdays - 1:00pm - 4:00pm & Fridays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Las Bicicletas Williamsburg #RideWithArt
"Las Bicicletas”(TM) is a traveling art exhibition by international artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. The exhibition’s mission connects people and the environment and promotes health, happiness and art. Forty “bicicletas” sculptures are hosted by the City of Williamsburg from May through October. Can you find them all? Tag your photo #RideWithArt to join the movement.05/01/2015 - 10/31/2015
Friday Nite Art
Bring yourself – or a group -- for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. This is a fun bonding time for friends, family or couples. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details.05/02/2015 - 08/29/2015
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Family Fun with Ceramics
Get creative together! Bring in your family or group for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. Need different times/days? Call to schedule your own. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details05/07/2015 - 08/27/2015
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Yorktown Market Days
Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit www.yorktownmarketdays.com for more information. Saturdays, May 16 thru Sept 26, 2015. (No market on June 6 & July 4)05/16/2015 - 09/26/2015
9 am - 1 pm
On the Hill Gallery Featured Artist – “Sharon Judkins – An Introspect”
Special exhibit featuring "Sharon Judkins - An Introspect." Opening May 19. Reception on May 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibit ends June 21. Free. For more information call, 757.369.1108. Tuesday - Sunday05/19/2015 - 06/21/2015
( 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
The Williamsburg School of Needlework: Royal School of Needlework – Certification Embroidery Coursess
Royal School of Needlework - Certification Embroidery Coursess05/20/2015 - 05/29/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily except Sunday
Art in the ‘Burg
Art in the ‘Burg, a new bi-weekly art fair in the Williamsburg Arts District featuring Historic Triangle artists and craftsmen. New artists and craftsmen are always being sought. The event, sponsored by the Williamsburg Arts District Association, is free to the public. Starting May 23rd 2015 and every other Saturday thereafter until November 14, 2015.05/23/2015 - 11/14/2015
10:00 am - 4:00pm
McGegan Conducts Handel
In the world of superstar conductors, there is none so engaging as Nicholas McGegan. As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, McGegan, hailed as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (London Independent), is also recognized for his revelatory explorations of music of all periods. His approach to period style—intelligent, infused with joy and never dogmatic—has led to appearances with major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, the Chicago and St. Louis Symphonies, and the Cleveland and the Philadelphia Orchestras.05/24/20157 PM
Lafayette – Lessons in Leadership From the Idealist General (Free Public Lecture)
The Marquis de Lafayette is an icon of American--and French--history. In 1777, he traveled to the colonies at his own expense to fight in the American Revolution. By age 20, he was embraced by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who became his life-long friends. In his lecture, Mr. Leepson will deliver an insightful account of the great general, whose love of liberty and passionate devotion to American and French independence shines in the pages of history. Free. Tickets are not required, however, seating is limited. 757.890.3508.05/24/20153:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting The Mighty Melon
Take a 45-minute walking tour through our Kings Arms & Wythe House historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to your table. Enjoy the sweet taste of melon in a range of creative preparations by Williamsburg Lodge Executive Sous Chef Keith Nickerson.05/25/201510:00 am - 12:00 pm
Williamsburg Players presents GUYS AND DOLLS
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 to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Directed by Christina Westenberger.05/28/2015 - 06/13/2015
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to change)
Candlelight Organ Recital
An evening organ recital will be given by Dr. JanEl B. Will in historic Bruton Parish Church on their 105-rank Aeolian Skinner instrument.05/28/20158:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fourum performs both accompanied and a cappella renditions of traditional music from many cultures, English music hall favorites, Broadway tunes, classic and modern songs. This is Fourum's seventh concert at the Williamsburg Library and is part of a multi-state tour in the U.S. In 2007, they were one of only two British artistes to perform as part of America's Anniversary Weekend at Jamestown. Members of Fourum hail from Lincolnshire, the same county in England as Jamestown settler John Smith.05/28/20157:30 PM
John Knight with Jimmy Roberson
John has performed all over the world, entertaining the troops overseas and also at clubs, theatres cruise ship as well as corporate events. John's numerous television appearances include Showtime, Comedy Central and A&E. He has been a writer for National Lampoon and is the author of the highly rated book, " I'm Still Aggravated but At Least I Didn't Kill Anybody!" A Humorous look at Anger Management.05/29/2015 - 05/30/2015
8 PM to 10 PM
Williamsburg Players Children’s Theatre presents The Wright Brothers
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 grew up in an environment that valued and encouraged reading and they had great faith in their own abilities. The show has been presented in Washington, D.C. for aviation museum directors from around the world and it's been kid-tested and approved!
Presented by Rainbow Puppet Productions05/30/201511:00 am
Candlelight Choral Concert
The Virginia Choristers, directed by Lynelle Edinger, will perform a varied program of choral music in historic Bruton Parish Church. This marvelous children's choir is based in Richmond, Virginia.05/30/20158:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Historic Organ Recital
An informative and engaging organ recital will be given by Rebecca Davy, organist at Bruton Parish Church, on the 18th-century English chamber organ in the Wren Chapel. This instrument is the gem of the Colonial Williamsburg 18th-century instrument collection and has been remarkably preserved.05/30/201510:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
“International Blacksmiths’ Day” Celebration
Honor the legacy of the blacksmith, an iron-working tradition in Virginia dating to 1607 when John Smith declared that the colony’s “best commoditie was Iron which we made into little chisels.” See modern blacksmiths demonstrate their craft, and explore the blacksmith forge and iron bloomery in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created colonial fort.05/30/20159 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WJCC Jazz Night
Join us for a night of jazz featuring our local high school talent! WJCC Jazz Night features the jazz ensembles from Jamestown, Lafayette & Warhill High Schools. The free concert will be held outdoors on Duke of Gloucester Street (weather permitting). Rain Contingency - Jamestown High School Auditorium06/01/20157 - 8:30pm
Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015
Join us as we welcome the French Tall Ship Hermione on her maiden Atlantic crossing. This three-day event will include a variety of programs and events for the education and inspiration of the public: receptions and dinners, free public deck tours and ship events, a heritage village, traveling exhibit, Jamestown Settlement's Godspeed, interpretive programs, Virginia's Finest fair, entertainment, educational programs, and more. A full schedule of events will be publicized in the months preceding her arrival. Free. 757.890.350006/05/2015 - 06/07/2015
9:00 AM thru 7:00 PM
Keith Alberstat with Andy Forrester
A regular performer for the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Keith has been described as “absolutely hilarious” by Armed Forces Entertainment and “a hidden gem” by the Boston Globe. He’s also a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, National Lampoon and various online magazine.To name just a few of Keiths accomplishments he has Featured on The Late Show with David Letterman is a regular guest on Fox News’ “Red Eye”, was featured on Last Comic Standing and was in the Final Four of CMT’s nationwide search for “Next Big Comic”!06/05/2015 - 06/06/2015
8 PM to 10 PM
Williamsburg Choral Guild “Summer Sings”
Join members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild to experience open-reading sessions of two choral masterworks directed by outstanding conductors, with guest soloists and piano accompaniment. The audience is the chorus! Bring your own score or borrow one at the door.06/10/20157 pm to 9 pm
Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music Concert Series
Thursday nights, put on your dancing shoes and join us for this annual concert series featuring a variety of beach music for all ages to enjoy. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Free. 757.890.3500.
June 11 – The Original Rhondels
June 18 – Mark Roberts Band
June 25 – Carolina Soul Band
July 9 – The Main Event Band
July 16 – Coolin Out Band
July 23 – Band of OZ
July 30 – The Holiday Band06/11/2015 - 06/25/2015
Sips with Chefs- Tennessee Hills and Stills
The moon still shines in Tennessee! Accompanied by intriguing food selections, enjoy an interactive afternoon of tasting and education about moonshine, hosted by the Williamsburg Inn’s knowledgeable and affable Chefs Travis Brust and Scott Watson.06/12/20155:30- 6:30 p.m.
“…Three if by Jaguar” Virginia Jaguar Club Concours
The Concours will take place on the picturesque grounds of the Williamsburg Winery and host hotel, Wedmore Place. Activities planned include a welcome reception, scenic drive along Colonial Parkway to Yorktown. Saturday will feature the JCNA sanctioned Concours, and banquet dinner at the Wedmore.
Sunday after the event visit the Williamsburg Invitational Car show in Merchants Square and the Second Sundays Art & Music Festival.06/12/2015 - 06/13/2015
Nancy Norton with Dylan Vattelana
Nancy Norton has toured nationally and internationally, headlining clubs, colleges, cruises and USO tours. You may have seen her on various comedy showcases over the years, from doing standup on "Evening at the Improv" on A & E, to her one-woman show, "The Yellowish-Green Girl" on PBS and most recently featured on Nickmom Night Out on Nickelodeon06/12/2015 - 06/13/2015
8 PM to 10 PM
The Williamsburg School of Needlework: Church Needlework Workshops & Classes
The Williamsburg School of Needlework will be offering a summer workshop especially for Altar Guilds and Sacristans.
June 13, 2015 - How to Care for Altar Linens Biblical Significance How to Maintain Church Linens A one day Workshop - $79 June 15-17, 2015
Basics in Hand Embroidery Church Linens Basic Embroidery Whitework Embroidery Sacred Crosses & Monograms June 18-19, 2015
Hand Hemstitching Linens A 2 Day Workshop Tuition: $220
June 19-20, 2015 Needle Tatting Lace A 2 Day Workshop Tuition: $19006/13/2015 - 06/21/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily
Discovering Burgundy, The Place, The Wine
Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and wine expert Noreen Graziano for an interactive, educational, and fun wine tasting accompanied by small bites. What makes the Burgundy wines so legendary? Explore the range, from value to top-tier, of this French king of winemaking regions, paired with small bites featuring local, artisan-produced ingredients.06/13/20152:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Free sky observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. In the planetarium, "Virginia Skies" at 7:30 p.m. and four different music-and-laser shows. The Wild Side Café is open 6-9 p.m.06/13/2015sunset, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.
Monthly Art & Music Festival featuring over 75 artists, Authors & Artisans for all ages & tastes and 4 areas of Live Music & Performing Arts,Kid's Activities, Henna, Caricature, Quick Sketches & Face Painting. Presented March- December by Blue Talon Bistro.06/14/201511a- 5p
Williamsburg Invitational Car Show
Thunderbirds Featured for 7th Annual Show The Colony Auto Enthusiasts return to the Square with a collection of more than 40 antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street. The show includes member cars, featured marque cars and invited guest cars. This is a non-competitive display of carefully selected cars. All ages encouraged06/14/201510 am - 3 pm
Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: Maleficent! Sponsored by the Shops at Merchants Square!06/14/20158:30 pm
2nd Sundays Williamsburg
Monthly Art & Music Festival in Downtown Williamsburg from March - December, featuring 4 blocks of Live entertainment, including many styles of Live music and dance, Living History, over 75 varied Artisans, opportunities for kids and adults to do art projects, Henna, Hair Weaving, Balloon Artist, Face Painting. Presented by The Blue Talon Bistro.06/14/201511a-5p
7th Annual Williamsburg Invitational Car Show
The 7th Annual CAE Car Show returns with a collection of more than 40 antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square. The show includes member cars, invited guest cars, and this year will feature a special display of Thunderbirds. The show is sponsored by the Colony Auto Enthusiasts and is open to the public at no charge.06/14/201510 am - 3 pm
Williamsburg Choral Guild “Summer Sings”
Join members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild to experience open-reading sessions of two choral masterworks directed by outstanding conductors, with guest soloists and piano accompaniment. The audience is the chorus! Bring your own score or borrow one at the door.
;06/17/20157 pm to 9 pm
Jen Grant & Julien Dionne
Jen Grant has achieved virtually everything you can achieve in the world of stand-up comedy in Canada. She has performed at every major comedy festival in the country including the Just for Laughs Festival. All of which have aired on national television. She can also be heard on CBC‘s “The Debaters” and has her own TV special on The Comedy Network. She was the first Canadian to reach the finals of the prestigious Boston Comedy Competition and was recently listed as one of the top five funniest people in Toronto.06/19/2015 - 06/20/2015
8 PM to 10 PM
New Town Summer Fest
Join us for New Town's Second Annual Summer Fest! Sample craft beers and enjoy live music by The Hark! VIP tasting starts at 12:30PM. Information on how to purchase VIP or regular tickets will be posted on the New Town website shortly (www.newtownwilliamsburg.com.06/20/20151:30pm - 5:30pm
A Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting Lettuce Delight You With Greens
Looking for a way to incorporate more greens into your diet? Colonial Williamsburg Executive Chef Rhys Lewis shares his fun and flavorful suggestions in the special event that begins with a 45-minute walking tour and ends with a cooking demonstration and tasting.06/20/201510:00 am - 12:00 pm
To Kill a Mockingbird Showing
The Kimball Theatre is showing a special screening of "To Kill a Mockingbird" as part of their Classic Film Series. Tickets are only $4 and can be purchased Onsite, Online and by calling 1(844) 560-8492.06/21/20154:15 and 6:45 PM
Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: Paddington Bear! Sponsored by the Parks Orthodontics!06/21/20158:30 pm