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“Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America”
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Fraktur 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
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rich and varied culture exhibitThis 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
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Capture 1June 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
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"The manner of making their boats," Theodor De Bry, 1590 engraving, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collectionObjects 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
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dolphins_and_whales_xlgDive 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 presents: Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
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mysteries-of-the-unseen-worldMysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences into earthly worlds that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see.

02/02/2015 - 04/30/2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Maritime Mondays: The Second Monday each month – Stories, Music, Crafts
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MaritimeMondayLogo-1024x367Children ages 18-month to pre-school, and their adults, are invited to join us each second Monday of the month for an hour and a half of stories, music, crafts and other activities. This month, February is V is for Valentines. We'll discover these sentimental gifts that sailors made while at sea. .

02/21/2015 - 05/11/2015
10-11:30 a.m.


Mariners Museum: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
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300x250_coffee_csFrom 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)
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colonial art 2Spend 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
6-8 p.m.


Live Music at Prime46forty Restaurant – Every Saturday
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Reginas-photo-of-banquettePrime46forty 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. March 21 April 4 April 11 April 18 April 25 May 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30

03/21/2015 - 05/30/2015


Ceramics “Mini” Classes
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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 class

03/21/2015 - 05/29/2015
6-8p.m.


Learning Mixed Media (in 2 hours)
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Colonial ArtSpend 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)


Candlelight Choral Concert
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The Virginia Benefit Chorale from Richmond, Virginia, directed by Steve Davis, will present a concert of a cappella choral music

04/28/20158:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Candlelight Harpsichord Recital
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Noted harpsichordist, Joyce Lindorff, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie, will present an evening concert of harpsichord music.

04/30/20158:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Bonding… through Ceramics!
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IMG_3222Get 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


Prim Stitcher’s Society Retreat Merchant Mall
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PSS-Retreat-Ad-logoPrimitive needlework artisans offering one of a kind creations and must have needleworker's accessories at your fingertips. Included in the array: Primitive Cross Stitch Patterns, Punch Needle Patterns, Overdyed Thread, Trims, as well as finished Prim treasures.

05/01/2015 - 05/02/2015
12:30 - 5pm


Williamsburg Choral Guild – “The Whole World Sings!”
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WCG_KKP1530-2Join 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

05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
Sat.: 7:30 p.m.; Sun.: 4:00 p.m.


Yorktown’s Annual “Blues, Brews & BBQ”
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blues brews new image jackie-scott-band_sax_webJoin us at the Riverwalk Landing for Yorktown's annual Blues, Brews & BBQ, a festival on the river. Enjoy downhome blues, incredible microbrews, and amazing BBQ. $. Call 757.877.2933 or visit www.villageevents.org.

05/02/201512pm - 6pm


Colonial Williamsburg Employee Arts & Crafts Show
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elfimageColonial Williamsburg employees, volunteers and retirees combine to present and sell handmade gifts. Luxuriant jams and handmade paintings are only a portion of the fabulous items available for personal enjoyment or as a special gift for that certain someone. Come join us as we celebrate spring with special gifts for you!

05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Colonial Williamsburg Employee Arts & Crafts Show
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elfimageColonial Williamsburg employees, volunteers and retirees combine to present and sell handmade gifts. Luxuriant jams and handmade paintings are only a portion of the fabulous items available for personal enjoyment or as a special gift for that certain someone. Come join us as we celebrate spring with special gifts for you!

05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Wine & Run for the Roses
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Riverside_WRFTR_logosDon't miss the premier fundraising event in Williamsburg. Fine & rare wine and extraordinary travel all at auction exclusively through this event! Featuring a wine reception with fabulous fare, hat contest, Derby race raffle and live,giant screen telecast of the Kentucky Derby.

05/02/20152PM until 6PM


Farmers Market Face-Off
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Cheer for your favorite chef! Executive Chef Travis Brust and Executive Chef Anthony Frank, two of Colonial Williamsburg’s culinary greats, will roll up their sleeves and go head-to-head in this lighthearted competition featuring fresh, local ingredients.

05/02/2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Heavy Seas Tap Takeover
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Heavy Seas Brewery will travel here from Baltimore to invade our taps inside the Williamsburg Lodge Lounge. As a part of Feast of Fields Weekend, you can stop in to try one or all of their award-winning craft beers and talk with Hugh Sisson, head pirate and Brewmaster, about his dedication to craft and cask ales. Again, order as much or as little as you like. This is a pay-as-you-go sampling event.

05/02/20152:00 pm- 4:00 pm


OPENING RECEPTION for Linda Mitchell’s “Lucid Dreamer” and Helen Lowery’s “Living”
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lucidIn the exhibition “Lucid Dreamer,” Linda Mitchell gives rein to the subconscious and lets the stories unfold. Much like a dreamer with partial awareness and control of dreams, she orchestrates her intuitive images to create compelling visual narratives. The inner world that bubbles up gives rise to unexpected characters, elements and situations. The highly textured pieces are made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass, and found objects. They coalesce into intricate and surreal scenes, reflecting life’s emotional complexity. Exhibit features the 10 foot tall "Closet Monster" In the exhibition "Living", local art teacher, Helen Lowery presents paintings that focus on childhood and motherhood.

05/02/20152-5pm


Artist Reception – Linda Miller at York Hall
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Art-Stroll_Linda-MillerCelebrate Spring - Come and meet local artist, Linda Miller, and view her new paintings. She will be demonstrating and print signing. Free. 757.890.4490

05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
10am-4pm


Auntie M’s American Cottage May Workshops
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auntie_mCome join Auntie M's fun and unique workshops. The workshop moderator leads you through various fun filled art programs to enhance your creativity through one-of-a-kind workshops. You can also pop in anytime to design your own recycled wool flower pin to make in the store or take home. $. For more information, call 757.369.8150 or visit Auntie M's American Cottage website for details. Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00am – 12:00pm - Felted "Small World" in a Teacup Sunday, May 3, 2015 1:00pm – 4:00pm - Wet Felted 3D Tulip or Stargazer Lily Saturday, May 9, 2015 9:00am – 2:00pm - Fabric Collage, "Art on the Fly" Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:00am – 12:00pm - Wet Felted 3D Tulip or Stargazer Lily

05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
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Godspell

godspell0071Backstage Productions presents: Godspell at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free and open to the public. The Gospel According to St. Matthew is presented in a series of skits and songs. Jesus and his disciples presented as loving "clowns", in this musical featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak.

05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
Sat. at 6:30, Sun. at 2pm


Yorktown’s Art at the River Juried Art Show
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14_artCome see artwork by over 40 talented artists at the first juried art show to be held on the beautiful Yorktown waterfront. Painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers and many other innovative and creative artists will participate. Come and select your “People’s Choice” artist. Live entertainment. Food and beverages available. 757.898.5510

05/03/201510am-5pm


The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival
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craftbeer_festival_logoLive music, good food and great beer! The third annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will feature over 15 craft breweries in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards. Your ticket includes 20 craft beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, live music by two Hampton Roads bands, food vendors and day's admission to The Mariners' Museum! Breweries include: New Belgium, St George, AleWerks, Devils Backbone, Bold Rock, Goose Island, O'Connor, Starr Hill, Smartmouth, Heavy Seas, Legend, SweetWater, LoneRider, Shocktop, Evolution, Center of The Universe.

05/03/201512-5 p.m.


Crosses of Grace Church Special Exhibit
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A special exhibit of the Crosses of Grace (Church) will be held in conjunction with Art at the River. The crosses are unique in both design and construction and are unusual expressions of faith and inspiration. Free. 757.898.5510

05/03/201510:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Williamsburg Symphonia presents – Masterworks Concert #5
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Bailey4_06_300dpi 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.

05/04/2015 - 05/05/2015
8:00 p.m.


Kimball Theatre: Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #5 – “The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey”
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BaileyMazzucco07HeadshotThe 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.

05/04/2015 - 05/05/2015
8:00 p.m. each night


The Chesapeake Log Canoe”
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Chesapeake-Log-Canoe-exhibit-Log-Canoe-Race-The-Mariners-Museum-photoLyles Forbes, chief curator at The Mariners’ Museum, will present “The Chesapeake Log Canoe” at Jamestown Settlement in connection with the special exhibition “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe.” The exhibition, at Jamestown Settlement through September 8, 2015, traces the evolution of the dugout canoe from the 17th to the 20th centuries and features objects from The Mariners’ Museum collection. Admission is free to the lecture, and advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or emailing

05/05/2015 7 p.m.


America’s Music: The Civil War in 7 Songs
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Themes of patriotism, home, freedom, bravery, loss, and hope weave through the story of the heart-wrenching catastrophe that overtook Williamsburg and America in the 1860s. Join musician and historian Carson Hudson on this moving exploration

05/05/201511:30 am - 12:30 pm


Matthew Whaley Strawberry Festival
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Button-LogoActivities and fun for the whole family include inflatable amusements, carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts with help from Artfully Yours,karaoke, food, ice cream and strawberries! There is no admission cost; activities require between 1 to 5 tickets, which sell for $1 for 2 tickets at the event.

05/08/20154:00 pm -7:00 pm


CHILDREN BOTANICAL SKETCHING PROGRAM at Williamsburg Botanical Garden
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WBG-2015-CHILDREN-BOTANICAL-SKETCHING-Program-MAY-9-2014Ages 8-16 15 Participants Learn how to observe and draw stems, leaves, and flowers from the garden! All materials donated by Linda Miller, artist. Registration is required at sherrypat2@yahoo.com by May 7th

05/09/201510 am to 11:30 am


Saving Grandma’s Bible!
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IMG_2444-CopyLearn how to preserve your antiquated books from a conservator. Sessions feature a history of binding, history’s relationship to the condition of old books, and discusses the preservation required to save the books in your collection. Participants are encouraged to bring books they want to preserve, conserve or restore

05/09/201510a.m.-Noon


Jamestown Day
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Participate in a variety of interpretive programs, demonstrations, and tours marking the anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown. "Jamestown Day" features Jamestown Rediscovery's ongoing archaeological discoveries from James Fort, a variety of English and Powhatan living history demonstrations, ecology presentations, archery demonstrations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Ranger tours will be conducted at 9:30, 12:00, and 2:00. Archaeologist walking tours will be conducted at 10:30, 1:30, and 3:00.

05/09/201510:00 am- 4:00 pm


Jamestown Day at Historic Jamestowne & Jamestown Settlement
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Jamestown-Day-at-Historic-Jamestowne-and-Jamestown-SettlementOn Saturday, May 9, Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 408th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement. “Jamestown Day” features Historic Jamestowne’s ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement’s ships sailing in the James River. A variety of family-friendly programs on Powhatan and English weaponry, military and maritime demonstrations, and traditional music and entertainment will take place at both sites.

05/09/20159 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre presents DREAM LOGIC
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Find enchantment in ordinary situations presented in unusual ways. Aura Curiatlas combines acrobatics, dance, and theatre into highly skilled physical theatre, delighting audiences with naive characters and quirky points of view. The stories range from a fight between a disease and its victim (Infectious Mononucleosis), to the twisting and tangling of a perpetually moving table toy (Newton’s Cradle). Their collection of characters includes mischievous crayons (Krayola), incompatible bus passengers (Seats), and the beings that make up your dreams (Rapid Eye Movements).Newtons-Cradle-carry-small

05/09/20157:00pm to 8:30pm


Auntie M’s American Cottage May Workshops
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auntie_mCome join Auntie M's fun and unique workshops. The workshop moderator leads you through various fun filled art programs to enhance your creativity through one-of-a-kind workshops. You can also pop in anytime to design your own recycled wool flower pin to make in the store or take home. $. For more information, call 757.369.8150 or visit Auntie M's American Cottage website for details. May 9, 2015 9:00am – 2:00pm - Fabric Collage, "Art on the Fly" Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:00am – 12:00pm - Wet Felted 3D Tulip or Stargazer Lily

05/09/20159am - 2pm


Jim Shore Signing
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IJim-Shore-Heartwood-Creek-Logo-3nternationally renowned designer and folk artist Jim Shore, whose work include the new River’s End by Jim Shore™ and Peanuts by Jim Shore™ as well as the popular Heartwood Creek®, Disney Traditions®, JS™ by Jim Shore fashion accessories, Rudolph Traditions® and Boyds® by Jim Shore collections from Enesco, will greet area residents during an exclusive personal appearance at Yankee Candle Village in Williamsburg, VA. Four Exclusive Event pieces will be available for purchase. Sign up to win one of two giveaways! A Wall Clock masterpiece & Rotating Nativity Masterpiece will be given away to two lucky raffle winners. Not local? No problem! Visit the store prior to the event, leave your piece for signing, and we'll ship it FREE after the May 9th event. Please contact store for more details.

05/09/201512pm-2pm


Star Party/Laser Light Shows
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darksidemoonFree sky observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Tour the current night sky in the planetarium program "Virginia Skies" at 7:30 p.m., followed by three laser-and-music shows (see website for details).

05/09/2015sunset, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.


2nd Sundays Williamsburg
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2nd-Sundays-Street-view-Sept-2014Monthly 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.

05/10/201511a- 5p


Williamsburg Women’s Chorus 50th Anniversary concert
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group-shot-of-WWC-1WWC celebrates its 50 years of choral music with a spring concert featuring two commissioned pieces for this event. There will also be a piano and flute duet with Christine Niehaus and Deby Kidney. The chorus is comprised of about 45 women, many of whom traveled last fall to perform in New York City at the LIncoln Center. The chorus is directed by Ann Porter

05/15/20157:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Yorktown Market Days
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market-days-12Fresh 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


Artist Reception – Art Wolz at York Hall
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The-Gallery-at-York-Hall-21Celebrate Spring - Come and meet local artist, Art Wolz, and view his wood carving and water color demos. He will be demonstrating and print signing. Free. 757.890.4490

05/16/201511am-3:30pm


On the Hill Gallery Featured Artist – “Sharon Judkins – An Introspect”
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On-the-Hill-Gallery1Special 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 - Sunday

05/19/2015 - 06/21/2015
( 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)


The Williamsburg School of Needlework: Royal School of Needlework – Certification Embroidery Coursess
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Picture1Royal School of Needlework - Certification Embroidery Coursess

05/20/2015 - 05/29/2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily except Sunday


Cantus
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The nine-member men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound for its “excessive power” and “spontaneous grace.” Choose from performances in historic churches in Portsmouth and Williamsburg, with acoustics beyond compare, to hear this ensemble’s soaring harmonies in the ideal setting!

05/20/2015 8 PM


Andre-Michel Schub, piano
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Pianistically flawless," said The New York Times of Andre-Michel Schub, who has repeatedly performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras. Hear Schub in this intimate setting with the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players.

05/21/201510:30am-12:30pm


Andre-Michel Schub, piano
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"Pianistically flawless," said The New York Times of Andre-Michel Schub, who has repeatedly performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras. Hear Schub in this intimate setting with the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players

05/21/201510:30am-12:30pm


Coffee Concert V: Quicksliver Ensemble
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Quicksliver Ensemble brings together America's leading historically-informed performers to explore the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period. Described as "drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres," (Early Music America) and praised for "impeccable, soulful playing" (The New York Times), Quicksilver is sure to entice in this historically appropriate setting in Williamsburg.

05/22/201510:30 AM


Eileen Ivers
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Tisn’t often a red-headed Irish female fiddler woman is called “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” (The New York Times) – but that title and more have been bestowed upon this devilishly deft artist. She’s a sought-after collaborator with performers ranging from the London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops to Sting and Patti Smith. Tens of thousands have witnessed her genius first hand at concerts around the world, and millions more have heard her fiery fiddle lift the soundtracks of movies like Gangs of New York and the animated Quest for Camelot. Prepare to be astonished by this world famous fiddler.

05/22/20158 PM


Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
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Busch-Gardens-041430413Tickle those taste buds with the culinary delights at Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy authentic tastes from around the world while strolling through the world's most beautiful theme park. Busch Gardens invites guests to unleash their inner foodie with a variety of dishes and wines not normally served at the park

05/22/2015 - 06/28/2015
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Friday Saturday & Sunday


Saving Grandma’s Bible!
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IMG_2444-CopyLearn how to preserve your antiquated books from a conservator. Sessions feature a history of binding, history’s relationship to the condition of old books, and discusses the preservation required to save the books in your collection. Participants are encouraged to bring books they want to preserve, conserve or restore.

05/23/201510a.m.-Noon


PechaKucha Night
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poster-vol-12-aPechaKucha Nights are a fun evening of creative sharing. Friends from the community are invited to share their stories, passion, talent in a fast and fun format showing 20 images for 20 seconds each. You're invited to come watch, mingle, snack, and be inspired. Who knows, you may just be inspired to present your own PechaKucha at the next event

05/23/20157pm to 9pm


“Letters to the Spanish King”- Don Pedro de Zuniga and the Spy Map of Jamestown
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Meet Don Pedro de Zuniga, the Spanish ambassador in London as he relates to his king information from his spy network about the English colony in Virginia. Living History presentations will be held at the Jamestown Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne

05/23/201510:30, 1:00, 3:00


The Handel & Haydn Society
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Step back in time….and hear music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performed on period instruments, in the historic setting of Williamsburg! The oldest continually performing musical institution in the United States, The Handel and Haydn Society, was founded in 1815, and offers music lovers the rare opportunity to hear the music of Bach, Vivaldi and other composers as it was performed centuries ago. “Mozart’s fleshed-out orchestrations and spiced up arrangements gave plenty of opportunities to show off the Handel and Haydn Society’s beautifully balanced strings, crisp attacks, and fine wind playing.” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).

05/23/20158 PM


Auntie M’s American Cottage May Workshops
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auntie_mCome join Auntie M's fun and unique workshops. The workshop moderator leads you through various fun filled art programs to enhance your creativity through one-of-a-kind workshops. You can also pop in anytime to design your own recycled wool flower pin to make in the store or take home. $. For more information, call 757.369.8150 or visit Auntie M's American Cottage website for details.   May 23, 2015 9:00am – 12:00pm - Wet Felted 3D Tulip or Stargazer Lily

05/23/20159am - 12pm


Art in the ‘Burg
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artinburg_logoArt 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


Paint Your Own Ornament!!!
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IMG_1861While visiting Art in the ‘Burg, pop into our studio to get creative! In honor of Art Escape Weekend, we invite families to glaze a ceramic ornament made in our studio. Kiln firing included. One per child until they run out Details are on our website.

05/23/201510:00am - 4:00pm


McGegan Conducts Handel
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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)
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15_leepsonThe 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