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Showing Results for: Aug 28, 2015 to Sep 27, 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: 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.

Twilight of a Golden Age: Florentine Painting after the Renaissance
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Haukohl-BannerThe Muscarelle Museum proudly announces the exhibition Twilight of a Golden Age: Florentine Painting after the Renaissance, which will open on April 25, 2015. The exhibition features more than twenty important paintings and sculptures of the 17th and 18th centuries from the renowned Haukohl Family Collection.

04/25/2015 - 01/17/2016
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 4PM. The museum is closed on Monday

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

Las Bicicletas Williamsburg #RideWithArt

Cinco-de-Mayo-Las-Bicicletas"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
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IMG_3221Bring 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.

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

Cogan’s Deli & Sport Pub Live Music FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
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Cogans-Musicians-Collage-of-9Live music variety(Modern & Classic Rock, R & B, Blues, Americana) each Fri & Sat night less than 10 min from Downtown Williamsburg at Cogan's Deli & Sports Pub in New Town.

07/04/2015 - 12/25/2015

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 for more information. Saturdays, May 16 thru Sept 26, 2015.   (No market on June 6 & July 4)

07/11/2015 - 09/26/2015
9 am - 1 pm

Yorktown Battlefield Revolutionary War Artillery Firings
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battlefieldVolunteers demonstrate the firing of Revolutionary War Cannon and discuss their role during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown. $ 757.898.2410 July 19 - Royal Artillery - British Artillery - 6 lb ball cannon Aug 2 - Royal Artillery Aug 30 - Lamb's Artillery - Continental Army - 18 lb ball cannon Sept - 13 - Lamb's Artillery Sept 26 - Royal Artillery Oct 17 - Royal Artillery Oct 18 - Lamb's Artillery Nov 8 - Royal and Lamb's Artillery

07/19/2015 - 11/08/2015
12:15, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15 PM - July thru Nov, 2015 - see description

Williamsburg Dinner Theatre Presents My Big Fat Greek Murder
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this-is-it-logo1Grand buffet dinner & a family friendly, audience participatory play. My Big Fat Greek Murder, a Killer Comedy by Nita Hardy. Coupons available

07/24/2015 - 09/11/2015
7pm - 9:30 pm - Friday Nights

Live Entertainment at Water Street Grille
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wsg2 augustEnjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout July. Fri July 31st: The Wampler Brothers Live! 8pm-11pm Sat August 1st: Strida Live! 8pm-11pm Thur August 6th: Hector Live! 7pm-10pm Fri August 7th: Blue House Live! 8pm-11pm Sat August 8th: London Live! 8pm-11pm Fri August 14th: Hector Live! 8pm-11pm Sat August 15th: Chisman Creek Live! 8pm-11pm Fri August 21st: Mike de Moss Live! 8pm-11pm Sat August 22nd: Pair a Docs Live! 8pm-11pm Fri August 28th: Audio Portrait Live! 8pm-11pm.

07/31/2015 - 08/28/2015
dates and times vary

“Tools of the Trade” Theme Month
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Yorktown-Victory-Center-Revolutionary-War-surgeons-toolsCompare and contrast tools and technology used by people in the 17th and 18th centuries for farming, fishing, hunting, defense, navigation and building through interpretive programs and hands-on activities.

08/01/2015 - 08/31/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. through August 15)

‘Mixed Media and Wild Life’ Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall
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The-Gallery-at-York-Hall-2Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy beautiful and picturesque 'Mixed Media and Wild Life' art exhibit. In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale. Closed Mon. Free. Call 757.890.4490 for more information.

08/01/2015 - 09/30/2015
Open hours

The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
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The-Fifes-and-Drums-of-York-Town-1Performance at 3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418.

08/02/2015 - 08/30/2015

Merchants Square Summer Breeze Concert Series
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SmrBrzwithLogoOur popular military bands from the USAF and the US Army will return each Wednesday through September 2. Schedule: August 5 - TRADOC Brass Ensemble August 12 - USAF Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble August 19 - TRADOC Rock Ensemble August 26 - USAF Heritage of America Concert Band September 2 - RareMixx Band Concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair.

08/05/2015 - 09/02/2015
7 - 8:30 pm

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happy-clay-showWe are thrilled to present a limited time showing of Happy Clay Pottery, candles, and service wear. Happy Clay brings layers of luscious color and exuberant elegance to the ritual of daily dining inspired by European travels and gypsy lifestyle! These luxe pieces feature 24 karat gold details, are dishwasher safe and nontoxic. Ask about made-to-order place settings! All items are made by hand by local Richmond Artist Niki! Pieces start at $34.99.

08/08/2015 - 09/08/2015
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Liquid Light: Photography Beneath the Sea
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4x8Banner_Liquid3There is a world beneath the sea unlike anything seen on land. Visitors can explore these ocean depths in a new underwater photography exhibition. Featuring the works of ten Californian artists, Liquid Light uses black-and-white media to capture a quality of light that exists only underwater. Visitors will be amazed by at the wildlife portrayed in their natural habitat. Manta rays glide through the water, fish called Akule create amazing shapes from coordinated schools and rock fish swim confidently under the waves. Light reflections through water create truly stunning images, each with the photographers’ distinctive styles. For more information: visit or call (757)596-2222

08/22/2015 - 01/31/2016
9am - 5pm

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Movie-07-tall-small2Summer Movies on Prince George Street - every Sunday night at Dusk. Tonight's Movie: Hunger Games: Mockingjay! Sponsored by the Shops of Merchants Square!

08/30/20158:00 pm

Poisoned Dwarf at Grace Episcopal Churchyard
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Poisoned_DwarfA program of Celtic music focusing primarily on traditional Irish tunes. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. Free. 757.890.4490

08/30/2015(5:00 - 6:30 PM)

Williamsburg Fall Arts
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In its sixth year Williamsburg Fall Arts offers more than 130 events that give you an additional excuse to get out and enjoy the season. From amazing visual arts offerings including An Occasion for the Arts, Williamsburg Gallery Crawl, and the Yorktown Arts Stroll to concerts by the Williamsburg Symphonia and Virginia Symphony Orchestra there truly are experiences for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to visit our website to discover each of the artful opportunities to make this a fall to remember. Yorktown Wine Festival

08/31/2015 - 10/18/2015

Art for Chocolate
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eat-drink-lrBuy original art at MAD about Chocolate and receive gift certificates worth 10% of the value of the art. Available for Connie Desaulniers' paintings and sculptures, as well as the fine crafts featured from around the world.

09/01/2015 - 10/02/2015
Tuesdays - Saturdays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m

World Art Drop Day
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art-drop-day-wfaThe Greater Williamsburg creative community is getting excited about kicking off Williamsburg's Fall Arts by participating in the second annual World Art Drop Day. On or about September 2nd, people will be dropping off pieces of art around the community and posting clues on social media so anyone can go find it and claim it. Here's your instructions: * Make some art and hide it somewhere. * Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both. * Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to include the hashtags: #artdropday (this is the worldwide hashtag) and #fallartdrop (this is the Williamsburg hashtag) * Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend. That's it! * And if you claim a piece of art yourself, post a selfie of you and your new art with the hashtags as a thank you.

09/02/2015All day

Taste Tradition
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Close out summer on a culinary adventure spanning 300 years – The Taste Tradition, Colonial Williamsburg’s third annual celebration of food, wine, and spirits. Reserve your Taste Tradition Taste Tradition logoWeekend package, including exclusive tickets to the Brew 'N' Cue Showdown hosted by The Local Palate or buy your individual tickets to over 15 events online!

09/04/2015 - 09/06/2015

Opening Night
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Opening_Night_2015-v1Yorktown Celebrates Arts Month "Opening Night" Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30-8:00 pm. For this special evening, The Yorktown Freight Shed will be transformed into a gallery featuring Wood Art accompanied by music, food & beverages, and a silent auction. This is a fundraiser to support visual and performing arts in our community. $35 per person advance purchase, $40 at the door. Tickets available in the Gallery at York Hall or reserve tickets at the door by sending checks to "Celebrate Yorktown Committee" PO Box 557, Yorktown, VA 23690.

09/04/20155:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Williamsburg Botanical Garden Summer Concert Series
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Take757Sept4The Williamburg Botanical Garden "Music in the Garden" series is bringing back local jazz musicians "Take 757" by popular demand. The open-air event will be held Friday, September 4th at 6:00 pm in the Garden at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road. Bring your own chair. Wine is available. Donation of $5. Visit

09/04/20156 pm - 8 pm

Virginia Symphony Concert at Yorktown
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Symphony2Pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and picnic judging, 6 pm. Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the performance under a canopy of stars. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.4490

09/05/20156pm - 9:30pm

Fall Arts demo. by local artist,Bob Oller
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Local artist, Bob Oller will be at A Touch of Earth on Sept. 5 and 26 and Oct. 3rd and 24th~~ working on various paintings and~ or sketches in progress. Also some sculpting may be introduced during his visit to the gallery.

09/05/2015 - 10/24/2015
afternoons on above dates

Costumed Interpreters
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web_dontmiss_galleryIntrpSea history come to life with costumed interpreters! Step back in time every Saturday and Sunday with costumed interpreters. Enjoy a personalized experience with one-on-one interactions that bring the galleries to life.

09/05/2015 - 05/15/2016
All day

“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series in Yorktown
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Rhythms-on-the-Riverwalk-2Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring three Fridays of toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band followed by two Fridays of knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500

09/11/2015 - 09/25/2015
6:30-8:30 PM

Sips with Chefs Bourbon: Our Heritage
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Join us as we celebrate Bourbon Month with all things bourbon. Featuring round vanilla, oak and caramel flavors, bourbon is a favorite that lends itself to cooking and candy making, as well as sipping. This interactive afternoon of tasting, small bites food pairings, and education is hosted by the Williamsburg Inn’s knowledgeable and affable Chefs Travis Brust and Scott Watson.

09/11/20155:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Jae Sinnett and Friends
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Jae-Sinnett-and-FriendsJae Sinnett is joined by saxophonist Ralph Bowen, pianist Allen Farnham, and bassist Hans Glawischnig in this late summer performance guaranteed to make your evening swing. Enjoy music from Jae’s newest album, Zero to 60, scheduled for release in February 2016

09/11/2015 - 09/12/2015
7:30 - 9:30

Jan Ledbetter The Maya Women of Chichicastengo
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Chamber-imageJAN LEDBETTER AWS . NWS. is a show and sale of the paintings that have come out of her experiences in Central and South America since 2009. She has created many award winning paintings in this series and this show will feature many of them.

09/11/201510am -5:30pm

A Chef’s Demonstration & Tasting Sweet Potato Essentials
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Experience one of the finest products of the Virginia garden! The sweet potato stars in Executive Chef Rhys Lewis’s savory dishes during his cooking demonstration following a 45-minute walking tour through our historic gardens.

09/12/201510:00 am - 12:00 pm

Civil War Lecture Series: “Why is it Going to Take So Long to Get the Turret on Display?”
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TurretUSS Monitor conservation staff are often asked, “why is going to take so long to get the gun turret and other artifacts on display?” Join Will Hoffman, senior conservator of the USS Monitor Center, for a lecture on the treatment processes for some of the signature objects within the Monitor collection. The presentation will focus on the challenges associated with the preservation of the largest marine archaeological metals project in the world, and give the audience a front seat view into the decision-making process for artifact treatment. This lecture is free with Museum admission. For more information: visit or call (757)596-2222.


Faculty Show 13
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[caption id="attachment_23302" align="alignleft" width="300"]Print Print[/caption] Recent works of the teaching studio art faculty including visiting instructors and emeriti professors of The College of William & Mary will be featured in Faculty Show. This exhibition will encompass a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

09/12/2015 - 01/17/2016
Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM until 5:00PM Saturday- Sunday Noon-4:00PM

Wood lathe demo. by local wood artisan, Mark Strang
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Mark Strang is a local artisan specializing in" turning " exquisite wooden bowls....... made from exotic wood. He will be showing how he makes his bowls on a lathe on Sept. 12th at A Touch of Earth.

09/12/2015Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm

Black Settlement Presentation & Book Signing
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Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendent of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing. You’ll experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. All ages welcome.

09/12/20153-4 p.m.

2nd Sundays Williamsburg
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2nd-Sundays-N_-Boundary-with-Caricature-umbrella-chair-Massage-visible-sept-2014Monthly 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.


Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #1
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Symphonia-logo_finalSymphonia-logo_finalThe Williamsburg Symphonia opens its 32nd season with an orchestral program featuring works by Glinka, Dvořák and Brahms, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes

09/14/2015 - 09/15/2015
8:00 p.m.

A New Vision: The Menokin Glass House
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Swem-Library-Invitation-September-18Built as the home of Declaration of Independence signer, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Menokin is now the evocative remains of an historic mansion surrounded by a vast, cultural landscape in Virginia’s Northern Neck region.  Menokin is America’s most engaging preservation project. Learn more about the glass house concept led by the architecture firm of Machado and Silvetti Associates from Menokin’s Executive Director, Sarah Dillard Pope, followed by a guided tour of the photographs by the photographer, Hullihen Williams Moore.


6th Annual Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Concert featuring Carmen Deedy
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carmen-deedy-bio-photoThe 6th Annual Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Concert with Carmen Deedy, renowned professional storyteller and children's book author. Also featuring local tellers Darci Tucker and Sarah Brady performing. Classical and personal stories to make adults smile, laugh and remember. Appropriate for age 10 and above

09/18/20157 - 9:30 pm

Williamsburg International Food & Arts Festival benefiting Literacy for Life
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Come join international artists, vendors and entertainment for a day of family fun! Try food from around the world and enjoy the different cultures represented in the Greater Williamsburg area. The Williamsburg Food and Arts festival benefits Literacy for Life, providing free literacy and ESL services to the community for 40 years.

09/19/201511:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Court Days at the Yorktown Victory Center
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[caption id="attachment_22881" align="alignleft" width="300"]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] When court was in session in the 18th century, the town turned out. Take part in role-play trials as a juror, witness, or even the accused, and enjoy period games, music, entertainment and livestock displays. Vendors selling crafts and wares also will be on hand.

09/19/2015 - 09/20/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PIPE Concert- Parrotts of Caribbean!
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Come party for a purpose. We are hosting for the third year in a row the Parrots of the Caribbean-A salute to Jimmy Buffett. In addition our very own local musician Johnny St. Clair will be opening for them! Come and support PIPE (Providing Indoor Plumbing for Everyone)


Photo, Glass & Floral Exhibit
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D_-Holland-RiverThe exhibit will include 20 photographs (winner and runner-up), 10 glass sculptures made by the Virginia Glass Guild (formerly the Peninsula Glass Guild) and 10 flower arrangements made by members of Williamsburg Garden Club based on the 10 winning photographs in each category. Categories of the exhibit are Farms & Working Lands; Rivers, Waterways & Farm Ponds; Native Flora & Fauna; Farm Animals & Wildlife; Farm Equipment; Rural Recreation; Rural Lifestyle; Rural Routes; and Tremendous Timber. There will also be judge’s choice

09/19/201510 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Barbara Martin
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Barbara-MartinCome enjoy an evening of exceptional music from award winning guitarist Barbara Martin. Barbara's expertise and talent place her squarely in the company of the legends, but it's her ability to transition smoothly from chanteuse to girl-next-door to perceptive poet that makes her delightfully her own woman. It's this ability and style that had the Baltimore Sun touting Martin as "...a songwriter with an unexpected gift for sultry melody."

09/19/20157:30 - 10:00 PM

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing
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Come enjoy the sights and activities at this annual event! Arts and crafts, food, games, inflatables and more! Scarecrow Stuffing will be back again! Make the biggest and the best scarecrow in your neighborhood! First come, first served while supplies last. Cash/checks only on site. Weather permitting.

09/19/201511 a.m.-4 p.m

Beginner Oil Painting Class at On the Hill Gallery
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sun-kissed-hydrangeasBreak away from the boredom and come to our beginning oil painting class. Sun Kissed Hydrangeas painting is a wonderful oil painting to learn how to paint the old masters way. Class includes 16 x 20 canvas and all supplies are included. Reservations required. $ 757.369.1108 or visit On the Hill Gallery's website

09/20/20159:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Haute Couture Tambour Beading I & II Hand Embroidery Course
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Hand-and-Lock-Tambour-BeadingLondon 's Hand & Lock - Embroiderers to Royals, the military, celebrities, and high couture, don't miss this rare opportunity to obtain expertise instruction from this world class establishment of fine hand embroidery. Hand & Lock comes to Williamsburg School of Needlework for a 5 day intensive course in Haute Couture Embroidery. From the West End of London's Fashion district - Tutor's Jessica Pile and Janika Magi will offer Tambour Beading and Hand Monogramming Courses.

09/21/2015 - 09/25/2015
10:00 am - 4:30 pm daily

Stories of Mystery
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The Virginia Symphony presents a concert featuring a woodwind quintet. Books from the library related to secrecy will be on display, and there will be a Q&A session with the orchestra following the performance


Virginia Symphony Presents Stories of Mystery
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VSO-Mystery-SlideThe Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents ... of Books and Music" Come experience an extraordinary FREE concert event by a Virginia Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet. This performance, Stories of Mystery, is focused around books filled with secrecy. After the music is finished, stick around for a question/answer session with the musicians

09/23/20157:30 - 9:30 PM

Revolutionary War Lecture Series: George Washington’s Life and Legacy
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Detail-of-portrait-of-George-Washington-Jamestown-Yorktown-Foundation-collectionGeorge Washington, his life and legacy, will be the theme of this fall’s Revolutionary War evening lecture series at the Yorktown Victory Center, featuring authors of recent books. Thursday, September 24 – Edward J. Larson, author of "The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789," holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for History. Tuesday. October 20 – Philip Levy, author of "Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home," is a historian and archaeologist.He is a co-leader of the excavation of Ferry Farm and currently is an associate professor at the University of South Florida. Tuesday, October 27 – Jonathan Horn, author of "The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History," is a former White House speechwriter. Tuesday, November 10 – T.H. Breen will speak on the topic of his forthcoming book, "George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation." He is the James Marsh Professor at Large at the University of Vermont and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Thomas Jefferson International Center at Monticello in Charlottesville. Admission is free to the lectures, all starting at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended by calling (757) 253-4572 or emailing

09/24/2015 - 11/10/2015
7 p.m.

Mozart and Tchaikovsky
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The Virginia Symphony presents Simon Lapointe and Beverly Baker as soloists in a concert of Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Mozart's Symphony 32 and Sinfonia Concertante


The LCV Project
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The-LCV-ProjectCome and enjoy the versatile sounds of acoustic guitarist/instrumentalist Lou Vangieri at this FREE concert. He is a relentlessly creative acoustic-guitarist/songwriter and performer and has been active in the acoustic-music community since the mid-1970’s. He performs a blend of folk, country swing, pop-rocker, traditional, soft jazz, peaceful new age, classical, nostalgia and well written original works.

09/24/20157:30 - 9:30 PM

Watermen’s Museum 2nd Annual Folk Festival
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What's new - watermensEnjoy America’s best music genres during this two-day event. Local and regional groups on three stages. Food and beverages available for purchase. Watermen’s Museum. Ticket Required. $ 757.887.2641

09/26/2015 - 09/27/2015

Fall arts music performance by Timothy Seaman
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Timothy Seaman is an amazing musician playing hammered dulcimer, flute, and other instruments. His repertoire is appealing to everyone and for those who have never seen or heard a hammered are in for an unforgettable experience......from lively to patriotic.......always fun and uplifting.........Sept.26th and Oct.31st and Nov.21st

09/26/2015 - 11/21/2015
1:30 until 4:30

Williamsburg Celebrates Contemporary Artisans
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Come on and watch as these artist demonstrate their talents while showcase their already made goods. Show will run rain or shine and has a variety of artist from pottery, jewelry, to print making. Benefits Housing Partnerships.


Art in the Garden” at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden
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009Fall Plant Sale and Art/Craft Show. Native plants, perennials, shrubs, daffodils and bulbs, iris, fall mums butterfly-friendly plants and more. Local Artists and Craftsmen selling garden and nature related arts and crafts

09/26/20159am - 2pm

Yorktown Art Stroll
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EC_ARTRiverwalk merchants and the Historic Freight Shed will be filled with paintings and hand crafted artwork by some of the region’s most talented artists. Visit and talk with the artists’ or sit and watch as they demonstrate their work. Restaurants will feature specials. Free. For more information or to apply, email 757.369.1108


Art Stroll featuring Hazel Camp at The Gallery at York Hall
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The-Gallery-at-York-Hall-2Come out to the Gallery at York Hall and see the watercolor exhibit and demo by local artist Hazel Camp. Free. 757.890.4490

09/27/201510:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ArtSpeaks Loud and Clear!
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ArtSpeaks-Loud-and-Clear_5127X7127Art and Music fundraising gala! Art lovers & shoppers - silent & live auctions of original artwork & specialty items. Fabulous food and open wine & beverage bars! End with a wonderful musical revue featuring song stylist Tempy Barbru, pianist/composer Bobby Jasinski, and guest jazz saxophonist Carolyn Keruajian.

09/27/20155:30 pm - 9:30 pm