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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


China of the Most Fashionable Sort Exhibition
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Capture 1China 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 indicated wealth and status. This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia. Objects recovered from archaeological excavations will also be featured.

03/15/2014 - 12/31/2014


Gallery at York Hall
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CaptureThe 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 30 local artists, increasing the awareness of high quality art in the community and showcasing historic Yorktown as an arts destination. The Gallery’s 30-plus volunteers also serve the community by maintaining a visitor information area, offering brochures, maps, discounts, and friendly service and hospitality to over 17,000 guests annually. Exhibits at the gallery include quilts, mixed media, and pottery, featuring local botanical artist Linda Miller and pottery artist Brenda Mahoney.  From April 30 through May 3, the Gallery will host an artist reception and print signing by Linda Miller. Brenda Mahoney will be at the gallery on May 4 for a pottery demonstration.  The spring/summer exhibits at the gallery are as follows:

APRIL – MAY  ‘Quilts’ Exhibit
  • April 30 – May 3 Artist reception and printsigning by botanical artist Linda Miller
  • May 4 Brenda Mahoney, pottery
JUNE - ‘Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring Brenda Mahoney
  • June 7-8 Linda Miller, demos & print signing
JULY - Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring all gallery Potters
AUGUST - ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings

04/01/2014 - 12/30/2014
Tues - Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1-4pm


Kabuki Theater Woodcuts Exhibit
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EventKabuki (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.

04/29/2014 - 01/11/2015


Williamsburg Farmers Market
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

06/07/2014 - 11/29/2014
8:00 AM -12:00 PM


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


The Gallery at York Hall Art Exhibit
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Event photoA welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, The Gallery features artwork for show and sell year-round.  In addition, limited engagement shows are presented, displaying themed exhibits.Featured in August: ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings The Gallery at York Hall will host month long events to celebrate Arts Month this September.    The month kicks off as the gallery presents the opening for a new exhibition of Pine Needle Basket Exhibit, featuring many gallery weavers. Special events to include artist meet and greets and demonstrations are as follows: Sept. 7  Jim Stoecker; photography Sept. 14 Karl Arndt; photography Sept. 21 Hazel Camp; watercolors Sept. 28 Shirley Whitnock;  Diverse images   Linda Miller; demos & print signings Visit often to see what's new!

08/01/2014 - 09/28/2014
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm | Sunday 1-4 pm


21st Century Diplomacy: Ballet, Ballots, and Bullets
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EventPhotojournalists from around the world point  their lenses at culture, ballot boxes and the pain of war.  More than four dozen stunning images  will be on view through September 28, 2014.   This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Diplomatic Courier magazine and curated  by Kathryn H. Floyd, Department of Government at The College of William &  Mary.

08/11/2014 - 09/28/2014
Docent led-tours are available every Saturday & Sunday The new tour schedule is as follows: 1PM (Saturday and Sunday)


Jacques Callot Studies from the Permanent Collection
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EventThis 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 will have a chance  to explore the provenance, or history of ownership, of the works on view.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


European Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Important Loans
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EventThis 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 artists on view.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SCENE: Painters of the Federal Art Program
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EventThe 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 Services Administration, portrays the growing urbanization of American  rural landscape and its people from the beginnings of the Depression into World  War II.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


American Naturalism: Selections from the Owens Foundation Exhibit
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EventThis 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.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


New Town Art Gallery – Guest Artists Mary Montague Sikes and Kristen Dahms
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New TownNew Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that artists Mary Montague Sikes and Kristen Dahms  will  be our new guest artists for three months beginning August 26th, 2014. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with an MFA in Painting, Mary Montague Sikes is a professional artist, published author, and art workshop instructor who creates acrylic, pastel and mixed media paintings. Kristen Dahms is a mixed media and watercolor artist who has shown at galleries and art festivals in Virginia.

08/26/2014 - 11/24/2014
Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm


Prime46forty Restaurant- Dinner and Jazz Tonight!
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Prime46Forty1We feature live jazz every Saturday night starting at 9:30pm in our bar although the bands are also visible (and audible) from our dining room. The Band Schedule is also on the website under events: August 30, Candela Jazz Quartet let by John Calisto September 6th--Good Shot Judy trio (W&M grads) September 13th--Emme St. James and her Jazz Gentlemen(from Richmond) September 20th--Timeline(Williamsburg locals) September 27th--Candela October 4th--Good Shot Judy October 11th--Emme St. James and her Jazz Gentlemen. Enjoy the original abstract art created by our "artist in residence" Vicki Foster from Richmond, VA. In addition to being a prolific artist, Vicki has a masters in Chemistry! Her beautiful artwork graces not only our walls throughout the restaurant but also she is at work on a mural for our covered patio which should be in place by mid-September. The brilliant colors in her paintings make our restaurant shine----and all of them are for sale at negotiable prices.

08/30/2014 - 10/11/2014


A Touch of Earth presents “In The Clay Zone”
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Event photoBill Campbell Art Porcelain is the special Pottery exhibit for the month. Campbell makes exquisite porcelain dinnerware for every occasion along with vases and containers for flowers, wall art and many other functional art pieces for everyday use. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demonstrations by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun: noon-5:00 pm


America’s Music Series at Colonial Williamsburg
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Event photoDiscover the origins of music that we know and love as essentially American--much coming to us from distant shores. Each week, explore this fascinating musical history with performers. Learn about ethnic influences and a variety of different instruments. Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,

Sept. 2 - The Civil War in 7 Songs  Join musician and historian Carson Hudson as he explores the moving story of the catastrophe that overtook America in the 1860s.

Sept. 9 - Unique 18th-century Musical Instruments Join Stephen Christoff to explore history and culture through song and the demonstration of the musical saw, octave mandolin, baroque guitar, comb and paper, musical bottles and sackbut.

Sept 16 - Dulcimers and Folk Flutes Timothy Seaman demonstrates four kinds of folk musical instruments: the hammered dulcimer, the mountain dulcimer, the transverse bamboo flute, and the pennywhistle.

Sept. 23 – Southern Music on the Front Porch Join Kelly Kennedy for an informal jam of tunes and songs that make up our southern American folk lexicon.

Sept. 30 - From Scotland to Amerikay Join Master Fiddler John Turner for an hour of tunes and stories about Scottish traditions and how they made their way into American culture

09/02/2014 - 09/30/2014
11:30 am to 12:30 pm


A Touch of Earth presents “Artful Visions”
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Event photoAn exhibit of original watercolors by Mary Pat Wilson and Lianne Lurie. M. Pat Wilson has had 2 of her lily paintings chosen to be Easter Seal Stamps. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demonstrations by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/02/2014 - 09/30/2014
Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun: noon-5:00 pm


Black Dog Gallery presents Southern Pottery Exhibit
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armsSee traditional and innovative ceramic pieces by leading Southern potters. From face jugs and other whimsical figures to utilitarian, but decorative, plates and bowls, these items showcase a variety of styles. This special exhibit brings together works by potters from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

09/02/2014 - 10/31/2014
Tues-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 10am-4pm | Sun Noon - 5pm


Yorktown Market Days
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Event photoFresh 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 the Market Days website.

09/06/2014 - 09/27/2014
8:00 am- 12:00 pm


Williamsburg Players presents CATS
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Capture2What better way to have the family enjoy musical theatre together than with this extraordinary smash hit production that transforms the audience into a fantasy world! This Tony winning, all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular tells the story of a tribe of cats called Jellicles and the night they make the Jellicle choiceand decide which cat will ascend to the Heavyside Layer and come back to a new life. The award winning song Memory is part of what has made Cats the second longest-running show in Broadway history!

  • Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
  • Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber
  • Presented by special arrangement with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Library
  • Directed by Peter Natale
 

09/11/2014 - 09/27/2014
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM


Colonial Williamsburg presents Music Then and Now
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Event photoNothing transports us back in time so vividly as music. Members of The Governor's Musick share how they bring 18th-century music to life using period and reproduction instruments, facsimile scores, journals, inventories, letters, and colonial newspapers. Visit each Friday Sept. 12 - Oct. 3 from  11:15 to 11:45 a.m. ,Free parking behind the museum off Nassau Street.

09/12/2014 - 10/03/2014
11:15 to 11:45 am


“To Support & Defend” 6th Annual Constitution Day Event
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CaptureMerchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg celebrate the founding of the U.S. Constitution with “To Support and Defend,” the sixth annual event. Through powerful, moving music and the spoken word, the framework of our nation’s government and cherished founding document will be honored on the anniversary of its adoption. The program features a combined ensemble comprised of members of the USAF Heritage of America Band and the USA Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band, playing works by eminent American composers. In addition, the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums will perform both independently and in concert with the band. The program also features guest narrators including Colonial Williamsburg interpreters Ron Carnegie as George Washington and Bryan Austin as James Madison and Raymond Jones of WHRO. In 2004, Congress passed a provision that every school and college that receives federal money must teach about the Constitution on September 17, the day the document was adopted in 1787. Merchants Square, the USAF Heritage of America Band, and Colonial Williamsburg are proud to honor Constitution Day with this special event. Rain Date: Thursday, September 18.

09/17/20147:00 PM


Williamsburg School of Needlework – Needle arts and Contemporary Canvas Work
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Williamsburg Needlewok Freidrich Girl Embroidering paintingCanvas expert Jane Wilson will be the guest lecturer at the Williamsburg School of Needlework  The lecture is free to the public and wine and refreshments will be provided.  Wilson’s discussion includes the history of the decorative arts utilizing canvas work. She will illustrate the changes in needlepoint through time using her own work and other examples that will feature the collection from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

09/17/20147:00 pm


Williamsburg Library – Dewey Decibel Concerts – The Virginia Symphony
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Williamsburg Libruary LogoThe Virginia Symphony Presents. . . Isn't it Romantic -  A String Quartet will kick off the series at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. This program made possible by Friends of Williamsburg Regional Libray features musicians from the Virginia Symphony. The musicians will explain the music performed and will answer audience questions. Cost: Admission is FREE and open to all

09/17/20147:30 pm


Exploring Needlepoint: From Berlin Work to Contemporary Canvas Art
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Jane Williams Canvas Work Photo #2Jane Williams will be presenting a lecture: Exploring Needlepoint: From Berlin Work to Contemporary Canvas Art. Join Jane for a discussion that includes the history of the decorative arts utilizing canvas work. Jane will illustrate the changes in needlepoint through time using her own work and other examples that will feature the collection from the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Wine & Refreshments

09/17/20147:00 p.m.


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventOrgan Recital    Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/18/20148:00 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventOrgan Recital   Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/18/20148:00 pm


“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. A related "Community Day: On the Riverfront" event on September 20 features tours of the special exhibition, chantey musical performances, maritime interpretive programs, period games and children's crafts. Visitors can visit the re-created Powhatan Indian village to learn the process of making a dugout 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.


“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
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Capture 1York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy 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.No rain dates are scheduled for Rhythms on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated event information.  

09/19/20146:30 PM -8:30 PM


Tucker-Arnold 5th Annual Storytelling Concert featuring Syd Lieberman
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Event5th Annual Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Festival and Retreat with Syd Lieberman, Sheila Arnold and Darci Tucker

Syd Lieberman is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, author, award-winning teacher and highly sought-after storytelling festival teller.  He is known for telling many types of stories, and will present his highly acclaimed Civil War focused program, “Abraham and Isaac:  Sacrifice at Gettysburg”.  President Abraham Lincoln called soldiers like Private Isaac Taylor “my boys,” and they called him Father Abraham. But saving the Union required Father Abraham to send tens of thousands of Isaacs to fight and perhaps to die. In July 1863, the Civil War’s bloodiest battle left 40,000 men dead or wounded. The president would honor their sacrifice in the Gettysburg Address even as he launched our young nation toward its future. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Syd's work has garnered awards from ALA, Parent's Choice, and Storytelling World.  He has taught storytelling at the Kennedy Center and Disney World, and received commissions to write pieces for NASA; the Smithsonian Institution; Historic Philadelphia; and more. He has hosted American Public Radio's Good Evening, he performs at festivals nationally and internationally, and is a regular presenter at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN.  He will be joined by local tellers Sheila Arnold Jones and Darci Tucker. Sponsored in part by the Williamsburg Arts Commission, the National Storytelling Network and the Virginia Storytelling Alliance (VASA).  For more information email darci@americanlives.net  

09/19/20147:00 pm


Prime46forty Restaurant- New Fall menu & Entertainment!
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Prime46Forty1 Friday, September 19th we are featuring a Happy Hour band called "London" from 6-9 on our covered patio. The music is the Beatles, Moody Blues, Tom Petty etc. This band has a strong local following will be a great way to start the weekend. And we will be extending Happy Hour until 8pm that evening only. We just began a new Dinner menu, a new wine list, new cocktail list and small plates bar menu that will be running until the late fall. Happy Hour at the bar and on the patio is Tues-Friday from 4-7pm featuring discounted appetizers as well as special prices on drinks, wine and beer.  Prix fixe menu (three courses for $35 starts August 26th and is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. ) Prime ground filet "Burger Night" on Wednesdays at the bar and patio----we have a limited number each Wednesday so come early so you don't miss out. Brilliant and tasty cocktails created by our in house mixologist Alannah. Her concoctions made with her house made shrubs and syrups should not be missed.

09/19/2014 - 10/31/2014
6:00pm-9:00pm


Family Pirate Palooza at the Watermen’s Museum
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Capture 1The Hysterically Correct Pirate show is an exciting musical sail through pirate history and legend with the crew! Learn to talk, walk, work, play, and sing like a real pirate! With toe tappin jigs, delightful original songs along with the traditional songs of the sailors of the day, this entertainment is not to miss and fun for the whole family. Reasonably priced shrimp and family food available from Carrot Tree Kitchens.

09/19/20146:00 - 8:00pm


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

09/19/2014 - 10/31/2014
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Arts Month
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

09/20/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


“Community Day: On the Riverfront” at Jamestown Settlement
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Community Day: On the Riverfront at Jamestown SettlementIn connection with “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” special exhibition in partnership with The Mariners' Museum, discover the progression of log canoes through the centuries during special exhibition tours, chantey musical performances, maritime programs, Powhatan-style dugout canoe demonstrations, period games and children’s crafts.    

09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily


Williamsburg Players Children’s Theatre presents A Pirate Party
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Capture 1"Ahoy Maties!" The show is a happy salute to beach movies of the 1960's. There are villains (this time pirates), surfer boys, a beautiful mermaid, a talking octopus, and a legendary movie star. It doesn't make a lot of sense but it will be a lot of fun with the audience joining in on a pirate shout-out contest and a big dance at the finale. The highlight is four-foot high talking Blackbeard head that tells the story of one of history's most infamous pirates. Presented by Rainbow Puppet Productions

09/20/201411:00 AM


A Touch of Earth presents Mark Strang
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Event photoMARK STRANG  will present a wood lathe demonstration on turning wooden bowls from 10am - 2pm. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demos. by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/20/20149:30am - 5:30pm


Williamsburg Book Festival
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EventThe Williamsburg Book Festival is a free event celebrating the written word and creativity. The Festival is made up of a book fair and a series of workshops. The book fair introduces area authors discussing and signing their books. The workshops focus on book clubs, the craft of writing, and the business of publishing. A free souvenir program book is available at the festival to collect autographs and serve as a reminder of the authors and books highlighted in 2014.

09/20/20149:30 am - 4:00 pm


PechaKucha Night
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EventIt's Arts Month in Williamsburg! This year our PechaKucha Night will be under the plein air tent in Merchant's Square, in front of the William and Mary Bookstore. Bring your chair and bring your curiosity. An evening of storytelling under the Plein Air Tent in Merchants Square. PechaKucha 20x20 is an international storytelling phenomenon that originated in Japan. It is open to topics on every imaginable subject. The storyteller develops 20 incredible images, and the images are shown on a screen for just 20 seconds each. The storyteller must synchronize the telling of her/his story with the changing images. It is mesmerizing to watch, and the original stories alternate between surprising, marvelous, intellectual, inpirational, touching, humorous, and...a must see to believe. It's free to attend, bring your folding chairs, and evening picnics are welcome.

09/20/20147:00 - 10:00pm


Plein Air Show on DoG Street
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arms Join us! Paint outdoors, promote your work and catch the excitement in Colonial Williamsburg as thousands of visitors enjoy Family Weekend at the College of William & Mary.

The day-long festival will include a Quick Draw Competition for cash prizes and a Plein Air Show and Sell for artists to display and sell their work. A percentage of sales will benefit Housing Partnership, Inc., a non-profilt corporation that provides emergency home repairs to low-to-moderate income level repairs to low-to-moderate income levels.  

09/20/20147am-5pm


A Touch of Earth features artist Andrea Groft demonstration
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Event photoCome see special guest. Andrea Groft,  as she will be loom weaving. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works in stoneware and porcelain, wearable art jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, watercolors and the newest addition of one of a kind quilted art wall hangings.

09/20/20141-4pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventOrgan & Harpsichord Recital Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/20/20148:00 pm


Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing
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Arts and crafts, food, games, hayride, food, inflatables and much, much more! Scarecrow Stuffing, our featured activity, will be back again! Make the biggest, the best, and maybe the only scarecrow in your neighborhood! First come, first served while supplies last. Cash/checks only on site. Don’t forget your camera!

09/20/201411am - 4pm


ArtSpeaks: Old and New
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Visit Wmbg imageThis Century Art Gallery (TCAG) will hold its fall fundraiser ArtSpeaks: Old and New.  TCAG is dedicating this event to the memory of local artist Polly Nunn, a longtime member, inspiring teacher and dedicated supporter of the Gallery. The Committee (pictured) is working hard to make this a gala evening of art appreciation and musical entertainment. Auctioneers Rick Overy and Aaron Williams will oversee events, including silent and live auctions of new and pre-owned artwork (including three Polly Nunn paintings) and other exceptional items. There will also be a special musical performance by Song Stylist Tempy Barbru (TCAG’s Executive Director) and Pianist/Composer Bobby Jasinski. $75 per person – includes heavy hors d’oeuvres (think dinner) and open wine & beverage bar. For information & reservations, call Janis Wood at 220-2217, or email ArtSpeaks@thiscenturyartgallery.org.

Pictured in photo – left to right: Patricia Rublein, Michael Kirby, Karen Schwartz, Sally Frazer, Sue Donaldson, Pat Cowan, Cindy May, Debby Philp, and Janis Wood.

09/21/20145:30 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventChoral Evensong Canticles of John Rutter   Bruton Parish Choirs. Rebecca Davy, Director. JanEl Will, Organist Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/21/20145:30 pm


Watermen’s Museum presents – 1st Annual Waterfront Folk Festivial
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watermensTen local bands and musicians are scheduled to perform at the free event, hosted by the Watermens Museum. There will be music on three different stages throughout the day. Performers include the LCV Project, Fiddler’s Green, Shanty Grass, Carson Hudson, Cindy Warner and Friends, Janie Meneely, Dorian and Stephanie Cleveland, Frank Gleason, Mingo and the Crew of the Pequad, and Field Music Virginia a circa 1790 Fife and Drum Band. Come join an exciting day of truly American music on the beautiful shores of the York River.

09/21/201410:00am - 6:00pm


Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians and Musical Events in Colonial Virginia
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Music eventJoin us for four very special afternoon presentations: Tuesday, Sept. 23, Peter Pelham and Cuthbert Ogle: Rivals or Colleagues? Michael Monaco of The Governor’s Musik presents a lecture/performance highlighting the possible relationship or rivalry of two of Williamsburg’s 18th-century musicians, Cuthbert Ogle and Peter Pelham. Included in museum admission. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Music of Virginia: The First 100 Years, A lecture/performance documenting the musical life of 17th-century Virginia, by Sarah Glosson of The Governor’s Musick and The College of William and Mary. $5 ticket required in addition to museum admission. Thursday, Sept. 25, Thomas Arne’s “Thomas and Sally,” and Theater Music in Eighteenth-Century America, Dr. Sterling Murray presents a lecture/performance introducing Thomas Arne’s “Thomas and Sally” and explore how it might have been understood by colonial audiences. An introduction to the evening presentation. $5 ticket required in addition to museum admission. Friday, Sept. 26 George Washington: Music for the First President, David and Ginger Hildebrand, nationally renowned performers of early American music, present a program of music honoring George Washington. $10 ticket required in addition to museum admission. Free parking behind the museum off Nassau Street.  

09/23/2014 - 09/26/2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm


Colonial Williamsburg presents A Palace Concert: From the Collection
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Music eventJoin us for a very special evening presentation.  Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. A special evening of music featuring The Governor’s Musick and original instruments from Colonial Williamsburg’s collection. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $25 ticket required.   Enjoy the rest of the the Festival events each night through Sept. 26: Wednesday, Sept 24 – Music for Viols in Concert A rare musical event with members of The Governor’s Musick with music for one, two and more viola da gambas with harpsichord. House of Burgesses, The Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, $25 ticket required. Thursday, Sept 25 – Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg VA, $10 ticket required. Friday, Sept. 26 – Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $35 ticket required.

09/23/20147:30 - 9:00pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventOrgan Recital  John Cannon, Organist from Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/23/20148:00 pm


Simplify and Paint by Instinct in Acrylics with Artist, Gloria Coker
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EventThis special workshop is for those interested in finding inspiration and using your skills to free yourself from the constraints of the usual "how to do it" approach to art or just learning techniques in art.  Leave your fears of failure at home. Think excitement and the joy of the act of applying paint to a canvas or board.  Also leave your bad habits at home and be open to stretching.   Bad habits include fixating on doing something exactly right. Our role is to interpret not depict. We want to go past the act of copying.  We will bypass the rules. We will not be drawing with a pencil. We will use our brushes to establish our shapes. There will be ample time to consider the direction you want to go.  You will paint for yourself. If nothing else, this will be a workshop that is cathartic - breaking the old bonds that tie us all down to timid painting.

09/23/20149 AM to Noon


Tech Solutions for Growing Your Art Business! with Artist, Bob Mandala
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EventDoes technology intimidate you?  Are you looking for creative solutions to improve your ability to share your artwork with more people and also increase your art sales?  This workshop will teach you how to share your work with potential buyers through your very own website, which is easy to develop and maintain with minimal cost.  Learn how to create a basic website through use of an on-line template that includes multiple page options, photographs, music, and easy editing and updating.  You will learn how easy it is to accept credit cards at art shows or any location.  Learn the mechanics of art sales using Square or PayPal apps and credit card readers.  If you do not yet have a credit card reader, a limited number of the Square, which fits iPhones or iPads, will be available at no cost.  There will also be a drawing for a one year website subscription!

09/23/20141 PM to 4 PM


Colonial Williamsburg presents Music for Viols in Concert
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Music eventJoin us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. A rare musical event with members of The Governor’s Musick with music for one, two and more viola da gambas with harpsichord. House of Burgesses, The Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, $25 ticket required. Enjoy the rest of the the Festival events each night through Sept. 26: Thursday, Sept 25 – Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg VA, $10 ticket required. Friday, Sept. 26 – Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $35 ticket required.

09/24/20147:30 - 9:00 pm


Colonial Williamsburg presents Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return
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Music event Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. Take in the rest of the the festival events through Sept. 26: Friday, Sept. 26 – Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $35 ket required.

09/25/20147:30 - 9:00 pm


ShinDIG at Jamestown
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Event photoGuests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Thursday, on Jamestown Island at the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

09/25/20146:00pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventTenor & Lute Recital Songs of the English Renaissance      James Henderson, Tenor | Phillip Rukavina, Lute Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/25/20148:00 pm


Home Instead Senior Care presents – Paint for a Cure!
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homestead imageJoin us for a special creative fundraising event and a night of painting to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. We provide supplies you make the masterpiece, we will provide acrylic paints, apron, brushes and a canvas. You will recreate our memory lane painting with the step-by-step guidance from our instructor. No experience required! RSVP.        

09/25/20146:00pm - 8:00pm


“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
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Capture 1York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy 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.No rain dates are scheduled for Rhythms on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated event information.

09/26/20146:30 PM -8:30 PM


Colonial Williamsburg presents Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg
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Music eventJoin us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Event in Colonial Virginia. The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow.

09/26/20147:30 - 9:00 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Arts Month
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

09/27/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Star Spangled Banner Anniversary
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A day of programs celebrating the 200th anniversary of the writing of our national anthem.Music event

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon  and 4:30 to 6 p.m. - Anthem This documentary tells the story behind the writing of our national anthem and the role of music during the War of 1812 with Q&A with the director, Mark Hildebrand. $5 in addition to museum admission.
  •  12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – The Story of Our National Anthem With guessing games and group songwriting activities, early music experts David and Ginger Hildebrand tell the story of our national anthem. $2 in addition to museum admission.
  •  2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation Author Steve Vogel takes you through the summer of 1814 when the United States teetered on the brink of disaster. $5 in addition to museum admission.
  •  7 to 8 p.m. The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 200 years ago popular melodies inspired Francis Scott Key and other to set their thoughts to music. This concert is presented by musicians and musical historians David and Ginger Hilderbrand.
$15 in addition to museum admission. Included in Museum Admission or with additional program ticket which can be purchased at the museum store (which is included in locals Good Neighbor Pass, any Colonial Williamsburg Pass or day passes to the museums are available in the museum store for $12.95), Free parking behind the museum off Nassau Street. (Good Neighbors can purchase a discounted package which includes the 2:30 p.m. lecture, the 4:30 p.m. showing of the documentary Anthem and the 7 p.m. concert at any Colonial Williamsburg Ticket location.)  

09/27/201410:30 am - 12 noon and 4:30 to 6 pm - Anthem | 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – The Story of Our National Anthem |2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation | 7 to 8 p.m. The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 |The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 - $15 in addition to museum admission


WILLIAMSBURG BOTANICAL GARDEN – Plant Sale
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The Art of the Garden - Fall Perennials and Shrubs, Butterfly-friendly plants, Mums, Garden Artists & CraftersWmsbg Botanical butterfly Native Plants, Perennials, Daffodils & Bulbs, Iris, Fall Mums, Garden Books & More! Cash, check, credit cards accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Saturday September 27, 2014. Rain date will be Sunday September 28, 2014    

09/27/20149:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.


A Taste of the James
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Event photoThis event will feature many different “tastes” including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational children’s activities.  The goal of the event is to create awareness for the James River Association and our important work to protect America’s Founding River, as well as to provide much needed operating support to support our programs. Artist Bob Oller is Art Directing this new riverfront event that takes place just off Jamestown Road near the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Dock across from Jamestown Settlement. Attendees will be able to order limited edition giclee prints that will inaugurate a Lower Waters of the James: America's Founding River artwork series. Table Sponsorships are $1,000 and include tickets and table for 10, party favors to commemorate the event, and advertising in event publications. The James River Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that was started by a group of landowners in 1976 with the mission to be guardian of the James River and to provide a voice for the river, taking action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.  JRA is the only organization in Virginia working solely to protect and enhance the unique resources in the James River watershed.  From the headwaters in the Alleghany Mountains to the mouth at the Chesapeake Bay, JRA works through its core programs of River Advocacy, James RiverKeeper, Watershed Restoration, Education and Outreach to restore and protect America’s Founding River.

09/27/2014

Calling All Parrot Heads…PIPE Concert, benefit for Housing Partnerships Inc., at Lake Matoaka
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Pipe ConcertParrots of the Caribbean - "#1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the Country...Bar None". Buy your tickets online and save! No paypal account is needed: just click "Pay with a debit or credit card" on the paypal page and pay as a guest. Food and beverages will be available on site. No outside food allowed. PIPE Concert, benefit for Housing Partnerships Inc.

09/27/20147pm | Doors open at 5pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventViolin Recital  Lucy Manning, Violin | Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/27/20148:00 pm


The Art of the Garden:” Williamsburg Botanical Garden Plant and Garden Art Sale
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Wmsbg Botanical butterflyWilliamsburg Botanical Garden Fall Fundraiser: The Art of the Garden Plant and Garden Art Sale. Plants include: Perennials and shrubs; Butterfly-friendly and Native Plants; Fall Mums and Pumpkins, Iris, Daffodil Bulbs and MORE. Local Artists and Crafters will display and sell their work.):  Rain Date: Sunday, Sept 28. Free Parking in Freedom Park. All proceeds benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.    

09/27/20149:00 am - 2:00 pm


ART MUSEUMS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
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flagHappy 200th Birthday, Star-Spangled Banner! Join us September 27 for a special day of concerts, lecture, and film celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. There'll be something for everyone, including an interactive concert for families. Event ticket required; some events also require Colonial Williamsburg admission. Hennage Auditorium. Visit our website for a complete list of museum events  

09/27/20141:30am-8:00pm


Third Annual Yorktown Art Stroll
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CaptureThis one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.  You will have an opportunity to meet the artists and chat with them about their artwork.  Oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, glass, drawings, photography, jewelry, pottery, painted furniture, fiber art, basketry and turned wood will all be represented.  Maps will be available for you to locate a favorite artist or discover a new one.  Many local restaurants and businesses will remain open after 6 p.m. for your continued enjoyment. Artists interested in participating should contact Kathleen Wahl or Dee Davis at yorktownartsfoundation@gmail.com. Jointly sponsored by The Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County, the event is free and open to the public.  Special thanks to the York County Arts Commission for its sponsorship.  Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout Yorktown.  The free trolley will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout historic Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing. This event will be held rain or shine.

09/28/201411 am to 6 pm.


Self-Expression Mixed Media with Artist, Kristen Dahms
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EventIn this new class, students will explore ideas that inspire and then learn how to utilize specific techniques to bring their ideas to life.  Water based media, such as watercolor, ink, coffee, patterned paper, color pencils, ink transfers, markers and soft pastels in any combination will be explored.  Students will be encouraged to break down their ideas into color, mood, images, patterns, and composition.  Students will experiment with different ways to use the materials to develop vibrant texture in their painting.  Students will start painting with a foundational stain before building layers of images and patterns with watercolor, ink and paper.  Composition and image emphasis will be emphasized while building up multiple layers to a finished project.  Open to all skill levels.

09/28/20141 PM to 3:30 PM


Masterworks #1 Opening Night Sensation!
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EventOverture to Tancredi, Rossini; Poeme, Chausson, violinist Akemi Takayama; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Saint-Saens, violinist Akemi Takayama; Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Dvorak. Performances at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square begin at 8:00 p.m.

09/29/2014 - 09/30/2014
8:00 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
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EventOrgan Recital   Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/30/20148:00 pm


MAD about Chocolate features “FALLacy or Fantasy?”
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CaptureChocolate will be paired with fall fruits and vegetables, including apple, bacon and bittersweet chocolate tarts, and dark chocolate pumpkin shooters.

09/30/2014 - 10/31/2014
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


4th Annual Gallery Crawl
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EventAn evening of art, wine tasting, meeting new friends and enjoying old friends as you are shuttled on deluxe chartered buses to locations in Merchants Square, City Square, the Bed and Breakfast District, The Arts District, and High Street. Coordinated by Williamsburg Celebrates Art and the Williamsburg EDA. Ticket prices are $40 and includes your souvenir wine glass, admittance to all venues and transportation on the shuttle busses. Visit www.williamsburgcelebrates.com and click on Gallery Crawl to purchase tickets and learn more about the participating venues.

10/02/20145-10 PM


Quirks of Art presents: Houston Llew & the Hark
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Quirks of Arts image QoA4FBProfilePic3October 2nd, Williamsburg Gallery Crawl featuring Atlanta Artist Houston Llew and The Hark 5-10PM

10/02/20145:00pm-10:00pm


Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance – Featured Artist – Bob Oller
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bob 914marketondogstBob Oller is our featured artist at Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance lobby gallery this month!  Williamsburg based artist and Alliance member, Bob Oller, creates a variety of paintings from whimsical trees, landscapes, and people to animals. The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance will also be a new location for the October 2, 2014 Williamsburg Gallery Crawl  featuring Bob’s amazing art and a few surprises.  You may not recognize us that night! So be sure to stop by!

10/02/2014Art Gallery 8:30 - 5:00 Monday - Friday 2014 Art Gallery Crawl October 2, 2014 - 5-10 PM view website for details


Senior Sketchbook Exhibition Opening Reception at Swem Library
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Event photoJoin us for the opening reception of our Senior Sketchbook Exhibition displaying the artwork of William & Mary student artists. Enjoy conversation and refreshments. Open to the public; parking available in the lots behind the library. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu  

10/03/20145-7PM


Quirks of Art presents: Atlanta Artist Houston Llew
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Quirks of Arts image QoA4FBProfilePic3 Meet-and-Greet with Atlanta Artist Houston Llew. His glasses on copper creations, called Spiritiles, are one of our all-time best-selling lines and have become widely-collected in the area.

10/03/20146:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

10/04/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Yorktown Wine Festival
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CaptureThe Best of Virginia in Yorktown. The event will showcase some of Virginia's finest wineries and promises to be the one of the biggest and best festival in Yorktown. Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout the Commonwealth. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled. Rain or Shine. Feel free to bring blankets or tarps for the ground in designated areas only. Coolers for food or picnic baskets, though they will be searched at the gate. No pets! Sorry, but this is not an appropriate venue for pets. Riverwalk Landing. www.villageevents.org

10/04/201411:00 AM - 6:00 PM


An Occasion for the Arts
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BGW Event 3.13Each year, on the first weekend in October, AN OCCASION FOR THE ARTS brightens the streets around Colonial Williamsburg with a celebration of the Visual and Performing Arts.Art Show & Music Festival. Two-day event in its 46th year will again showcase superlative regional, national and international visual and performing artists. The youth art exhibit and adjacent stage will provide a venue for our gifted local youth to exhibit their exceptional talents. Acquire a piece of fine art from one of 170 juried artists.  Experience kid-friendly hands-on activities. Enjoy on-going varied, live performances throughout the event for all ages and tastes.  Food and beverages available.  

10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Free Admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
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Music eventIn conjunction with the Occasion for the Arts, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum) will be open free of charge. Enjoy exhibitions of quilts, ceramics, furniture, silver, paintings, keyboard instruments and much more.

10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
10:00 am - 7:00pm


Quirks of Art presents: Jazz singer – Leah Suarez
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Quirks of Arts image QoA4FBProfilePic3Art & Soul: Vintage Voices, 7-10PM. We are pairing Charleston Jazz Singer, Leah Suarez with Richmond artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold for a one-of-a-kind event under a tent on Prince George St. -tickets required - http://quirksofart.storenvy.com/collections/149505-gift-cards/products/2834928-art-soul-presale-ticket

10/04/20147:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Riverwalk Restaurant’s Wine Festival Dinner
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Come celebrate the Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurant's wine dinner. Featuring eight Virginia wineries pouring for a multi-course dinner while enjoying Spohia Shedd on the harp for a wonderful evening of wine, food and fun. Tickets at www.villageevents.org.

10/04/20147:30 - 9:30 pm


Blue Talon Bistro’s Occasion for Taste!
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CaptureExplore the Art of Taste while you enjoy the Art Show all day Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4 & 5. From 11:30 – 4:00 both days you can sample over 100 wines, handmade beers from 8 local craft brewers and an awesome selection of Virginia based spirits for artisan distillers. The experience wouldn’t be complete without a full buffet provided by the restaurant – and it’s all yours to enjoy throughout the day, so come and go as you please! Tickets are limited - $45/person in advance ($50 at the door). Visit our website for tickets now!

10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
11:30am - 4:00pm


Book Talk with Ron Schechter at Swem Library
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Event photoWilliam & Mary associate professor of history Ron Schechter will be discussing his new graphic history, Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness and Nationalism. Book signings and refreshments to follow talk. Open to public; parking available in the lots behind the library. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu

10/05/20144-6PM


This Century Gallery presents: Faking it – A look at the History of Art Forgery – Williamsburg Library
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Williamsburg Libruary LogoTo be held at the Williamsburg Library on Monday, October 6th starting at 7.30 pm. The subject is “Faking it – A look at the History of Art Forgery” by Donald Schrader. This is the first of 4 lectures the gallery will offer this fall and is made possible through our partnership with the Library and affiliation with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Please view website for dates and times of other lectures.

10/06/20147:30 pm


VA Fashion Week
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Capture 1Emerging designers, models, and artists from Virginia and around the world come together.   Highlights are the NY/European style runway shows as well as entertainment, exhibits, and  celebrations of all things fashion.

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014
Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 5-10pm


Williamsburg Winery’s 2012 Adagio Release Party
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armsWhat a year 2014 has been for Adagio! The 2010 Vintage was awarded a Gold medal and a 94 pt. rating from the Beverage Testing Institute's World Wine Championships, Gold from the International Winemaker Challenge, Silver from the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, and culminated with the receipt of the coveted 2014 Virginia Governor's Cup as the State's highest rated wine. The Adagio has emerged as the leader of an elite collection of flagship wines for the state of Virginia, and such an illustrious wine deserves to be celebrated.  While the 2010 Adagio is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, Winemaker Matthew Meyer, in keeping with the bold style of the wine, created an intriguing blend for the 2012 that consists of equal parts Malbec and Petit Verdot that he claims may be even better! Join the Williamsburg Winery as they commemorate the release of their 2012 Adagio.  Descend a candle-lit staircase onto a red carpet as you make your entrance, complete with photographers, and immerse yourself in the theme of "Adagio." Savor delectable and inspired small-plates prepared by Wessex Hundred Executive Chef Ika Zaken paired with four vintages of Adagio. Enjoy pas de deux ballet performances throughout the evening while listening to a mix of adagios and modern music as interpreted by a string quartet while you stroll through the beautifully appointed lawn, sipping delicious Williamsburg Winery wine. Guests are encouraged to wear black and silver cocktail attire. Admission includes a sampling of four vintages of Adagio and four small-plates. This event will offer an open wine bar with select vintages of Adagio being available for purchase. For tickets, please call (757) 229-0999 or visit www.williamsburgwinery.com.

10/10/20146:30 PM to 9:30 PM


Quirk of Arts – Artist Showing – Artist David Gildersleeve
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Quirks of Arts image QoA4FBProfilePic3We are pairing two of our favorite new artists for a special event at the store. Artist David Gildersleeve from Savannah, GA and Portsmouth ceramic sculptor, and W&M graduate, Mo Crone will be showcasing their work, taking custom orders, and signing pieces.

10/10/20146:00 - 9:00pm


Lake Matoaka Amphitheater presents – 3rd Annual Williamsburg Wine & Jazz Festivial
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Williamsburg 3The 3rd Annual Williamsburg Jazz & Wine Festival takes place October 10th – 12th, 2014, with three days of live jazz and wine appreciation during Columbus Day Weekend. This year’s theme is Taste The Groove’ featuring regional jazz artists, select wineries and food. WJW Festival is also teaming up once again with VA Fashion Week for a complimentary schedule of weekend events. This year’s musical lineup features an all-star ensemble of Virginia jazz musicians including Doors Wide Open, The Latin Jazz Conspiracy and Grace Street with additional artists to be announced. Friday evening, October 10th the WJW weekend launches with JAZZED UP – an opening night reception with live jazz and fashion show co-hosted by VA Fashion Week. This evening affair will feature the sounds of Doors Wide Open, emerging fashion designers and pre-show wine reception. Saturday, October 11th the WJW FESTIVAL returns to the historic shores of Lake Matoaka

10/10/2014Visit website for times & ticket prices


Williamsburg Farmers Market
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1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

10/11/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


2nd Sunday Festival
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Capture 1Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html

10/12/201411:00am - 5:00pm


New Town Art Gallery hosting a ‘curtain-raiser’
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EventNew Town Art Gallery will be hosting a 'curtain-raiser' event  for Opera in Williamsburg's upcoming production of Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.

10/15/20145-7:30 pm


Toshi Yoshida exhibit at Muscarelle Museum of Art
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EventToshi 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 Goldberg, and Auerbach, the Muscarelle offers an array of art from various ages and cultures. Docent led-tours are available every Saturday & Sunday

10/16/2014 - 01/11/2015
Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM|Sat - Sun: Noon - 4 PM | Monday: Closed


Williamsburg Library presents: A Dewey Decibel Concert – LCV Project
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Williamsburg Libruary LogoDewey Decibel Concerts - LCV Project -  Join Louis C. Vangieri  for a delightful concert experience. He performs a blend of instrumental folk, country, swing, pop, traditional, soft jazz, bluegrass, classical, nostalgia and well-written original works. Cost: This concert is free charge and tickets are not needed.

10/16/20147:30 pm